We have to consider these things prior to becoming a Criminal Profiler. Basically there are things that each have that will fit the profile but every once in a while there may be a curve ball thrown in to the mix, and that's the part people usually don't pay attention to. These are the ones that get away, because they were the least expected to be profiled. We have to keep an open mind about profiling that many may not consider. You do not have to have any abuse or violence in you past or environment to become a violent criminal. You can come from a great family, have college degrees and is seen as very successful. It does not matter, but these people are the exception to the rule, so we may have to think outside of the box to catch this type of criminal.
Jacynta recommends the following next steps:
- I would take Psychology courses to assist with understanding what makes someone behave and act in a way contrary to what we believe
- I'd become emotionally detached from profiling and remain fair.
- I would not use questions like (like who does that?) because that's a judgement and may lead you to unprofessional thoughts and behaviors
- I'd become as well rounded in different cultures to see the differences in how we process information, thoughts and rules.