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Interested in profiling? This course explores the etiology, development, and current practice of the criminal thinking approach. The course begins with a brief overview of sociological and criminological theory as it relates to the criminal thinking perspective. The origin of this approach will be trace through the works of early contributors to the criminal thinking perspective. Specific criminal thinking patterns and errors will be discussed. Specific topics covered include: the criminal thinking perspective, the criminal personality, behavioral thought patterns, psychopathic and sociopathic behavior, criminal profiling, and crime and the life course.