In a criminal investigation, what role does a psychologist perform?
A forensic psychologist, often known as a criminal profiler, collaborates with law enforcement authorities to create a concise profile of criminals based on shared psychological characteristics. They research criminal behavior and cover everything from psychological theories to legal difficulties in their line of work.
A psychologist in a criminal investigation might interview the suspect to try to assess their mental state, or interview witnesses to try to understand what they saw.
For every human action, there is a reason behind it. Human action is analyzed in the criminal justice delivery system, but not its reason. This is the greatest dilemma.
Criminal psychologists analyse Criminal behavior and patterns (criminal profiling). They also determine the underlying cause of crime. Sometimes they testify in court too.