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ABSTRACT

Michael McGrath, MD1

Title: "Forensic Psychiatry and Criminal Profiling: Forensic Match or Freudian Slipup?"

Reference: McGrath, M., "Forensic Psychiatry and Criminal Profiling: Forensic Match or Freudian Slipup?" Journal of Behavioral Profiling, January, 2000, Vol. 1, No. 1

Abstract: This paper is adapted from a presentation given at the First Annual Meeting of the Academy of Behavioral Profiling, held in Monterey, CA 10/09/99. Forensic psychiatry and criminal profiling have been intertwined historically, if not explicitly, by method and theory. This paper will discuss the connection between the two and the author's opinion that the forensic psychiatrist, with extra education, can become a competent offender profiler. Forensic psychiatry and criminal profiling will be described and contrasted, with common characteristics highlighted. Psychiatric pitfalls for all profilers will be identified. Future areas for development will be suggested.


1Michael McGrath is a Board Certified Forensic Psychiatrist, licensed in the State of New York. He is Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY. The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the U.R.S.M.&D. He is also currently serving as president of the Academy of Behavioral Profiling. He can be contacted at: mmcgrath@profiling.org

Journal of Behavioral Profiling: Volume 1, Number 1, January 2000
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