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Criminal Profiling: The Original Mind Hunters | Psychology Today
The explosions began to rock New York City in A note accompanying the bombs indicated that the bomber was upset with Con Edison, the local electric utility, but no demands were made. NYPD Captain James Cronin, frustrated at the lack of progress with traditional investigative techniques, approached a psychiatrist friend of his, Dr. James Brussel. Brussel met with investigators and reviewed the evidence, then used his psychological expertise to develop a descriptive profile of the likely suspect. Most intriguingly, Brussel insisted that, when arrested, the suspect would be wearing a double-breasted suit… fully buttoned.
Criminal psychology, also referred to as criminological psychology ,  is the study of the views, thoughts, intentions, actions and so reactions of criminals and all that partakes in the criminal behavior. It is related to the field of criminal anthropology. The study goes deeply into what makes someone commit a crime , but also the reactions after the crime, on the run or in court. Criminal psychologists are often called up as witnesses in court cases to help the jury understand the mind of the criminal.
Author information: 1 Zavoda za psihijatrijska istrazivanja Klinicke psihijatrijske bolnice Vrapce u Zagrebu. The study deals with the investigation results of psychodynamic factors relevant to the explanation of criminal behaviour. The research has been carried out on a sample of ten subjects sent to forensic psychiatric examination through court order, in order to evaluate their accountability and to suggest possible treatment.