Profiling a Rapist

Part I: Rapist Profile

Your agency practices the use of inductive profiling, and your boss has asked you to prepare a short presentation to other investigators showing them how it will assist in rape cases. As an investigator in the serial rapist case, you decide that using inductive profiling would work in this case. You know there has been a typology developed to distinguish between different types of rapists, and you decide this would be a good case to share with the other investigators.


  • You will create a presentation of 3-4 slides with speaker notes.
  • Review the following standard typology of rapists that you will choose from for your presentation:
    • Power-reassurance
    • Power-assertive
    • Anger-retaliatory
    • Anger-excitation (sadist)
    • Opportunist
  • What type of rapist is represented by the serial rapist in your case?
  • Offer supporting evidence to back up your choice.
    • Why is the typology you chose the correct representation of the offender in your case?
    • Why do other typologies not fit the offender?
    • Does your offender fit into more than one typology? Why or why not?

Please submit your assignment.

Part II: Library Research Assignment

You have heard that there is a serial rapist in London who is known as the Ripper Copycat. You found out that a colleague of yours from London is on the investigation team for this serial rapist. Your colleague has e-mailed you and asked if you were familiar with Jack the Ripper if you have any information on the following:

  • Was the Ripper motivated by sexual sadism? If not, what was the behavioral motive for the assault?
  • Why was the Ripper targeting prostitutes?
  • What were the Ripper’s signature behavior(s)?
  • Why did the Ripper stop?

Use the library, Internet, and course materials to conduct research on Jack the Ripper and write a 1-2 page paper with the goal of answering your friend’s questions using evidence to support your answers.

Please submit your assignment.