Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “psychological profile”

psychological profile

noun [C] uk   (also offender profile) us  
a description of the likely character, behaviour, and interests of a violent criminal that is based on evidence collected from the place where a crime was committedRelating to detection and solving crimes
psychological profiling
noun [U] uk   (also offender profiling) us  
(Definition of psychological profile from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of psychological profile?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Detection & solving crimes, but you might be interested in these topics from the Law and the police topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Translations of “psychological profile”

Word of the Day

stampede

When animals or people stampede, they all move quickly in the same direction, often because they are frightened.

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More