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No. 210, September 2017
 
3) Practice of offender profiling in Japan
The main aim of this study was to determine the current situation of offender profiling in Japan. To evaluate offender profiling comprehensively, a national survey of 156 people responsible for offender profiling between 2011 and 2012 was conducted. The results revealed that police professionals from various backgrounds were engaged in profiling in Japan; 76% were police investigators, and 19% were professionals at forensic science laboratories engaged in psychological work. Regarding the utilization of profiling results in police investigations, 46% of profiling ‘led to identification of offender’. Accurately inferring an offender’s profile was found to be between 72% (means of transportation) and 100% (sex). http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1461355717714001