"Offender profiling focuses on the study of criminal characteristics, of victims and the context in which such crimes are committed as well as the correlation of all these variables in order to predict crimes."
Criminal profiling, also known as offender profiling, is a behavioral and investigative tool that is intended to help investigators to accurately predict and profile the characteristics of unknown criminal subjects or offenders.
The psychologists employ a technique called offender profiling. The theory behind it is that the person who committed this crime is likely to share distinguishing characteristics with people who have committed similar crimes in the past.
Professor David Canter, who is regarded as the pioneer of scientific offender profiling, told the event at the Merseyside Maritime Museum: "We now know that terrorists, even suicide bombers, are not mad, or psychopaths, or brainwashed.