Preliminary Investigation of Profiling Tools and Methods
DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TORONTO (CANADA)
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The purpose of this technical memorandum is to outline the proposed component of project 15AG Canadian Forces CF Enhanced Influence Operations and the preliminary investigation of profiling tools for CF application and purposes. There are several different types of profiling, each with its various uses, unique foci, tools, methods, and skill sets. In this report, we focus on three classes of profiling Criminal, Geographic, and Leader. A team of six people from Defence Research and Development Canada-Toronto reviewed and summarized all relevant information in the public domain on these three classes of profiling, behavioral prediction, and personality assessment. The key articles were summarized in an extensive annotative bibliography see Annex A. After reviewing the three types of profiling, we conclude that all forms of profiling require more scientific support, in theory and in empirical evidence. As discussed in the following report, there are possible uses for criminalinvestigative, geographical, and leader profiling, and all may have potential interest and application to the CF. However, it is highly recommended that further theoretical and empirical evidence is found to ensure their scientific validity before DRDC or the CF invests in these tools and methods.
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