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JCU Events JCU Webinar: Bringing hope after homicide

JCU Events

Thu, 10 Jun 2021

JCU Webinar: Bringing hope after homicide


When: 10 June 2021, 7pm -- 8:30pm

Where: Online

In homicide cases, the location of human remains is typically used to create a criminal profile of an offender – allowing investigators to determine the nature of the crime and draw inferences regarding the offender’s personality and characteristics. However, what about instances where victim remains are yet to be located?

JCU PhD student and Queensland Police Service Senior Sergeant Jim Whitehead is conducting a world-first study exploring the use of criminal profiles to identify viable search areas for their victims’ remains. Join Mr Whitehead to discover how he is using Queensland homicide cases to develop a system of statistical analysis that may help bring closure to grieving families, and assist in securing a conviction.