Looks Aren’t Everything: The Truth About Criminal Identification
As police officers, we sometimes only have seconds (or less) to decide if a person is an active threat to ourselves or the general public. Therefore, proper criminal identification is a key skill that every officer must possess. Unfortunately, it is also a skill that can transcend human limitations; instincts combined with adrenaline is a concoction that can fail anyone, including an officer with adequate training and experience. For this piece, we’re diving deep into fact and fiction of criminal identification. We begin by asking a simple question: “What does a criminal look like?”
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