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Prediction of criminal profiles based on forensic medical investigations in Banda Aceh, Indonesia

  • Taufik Suryadi ,
  • Kulsum ,

Abstract

Background: Criminal profiles are also often referred to as psychological profiles or engagement profiles. Profile means a description the term profile to be discussed when discussing techniques and determining the possible characteristics of the debate about the results of research on crime itself. The following paper aims to present the case in predicting criminal profiles in Banda Aceh Indonesia based on forensic medical investigations.

Case presentation: The victim is a male 16-year-old which is conducted a forensic medical examination. The result of forensic medical autopsy findings is the destruction of face-forming bones and skull fractures in the victim. According to the autopsy finding, the doctor concluded that the violence was carried out by someone who is powerful. The doctor states that the alleged criminal's profile consists of someone close to the victim, someone likely to be male, and someone who engaged in violence by using blunt objects. The police investigator is an Indonesian National Police in Banda Aceh district who has done the interview. The discussion with police investigators was conducted to predict the alleged perpetrator's profile. Based on the doctor's statement, the police conducted an investigation looking for the suspect, and the doctor's prediction was correct about the criminal profile of the perpetrator. During the trial, the panel of judges stated that the perpetrators used blunt objects to attack the victim.

Conclusion: There is an association between the results of forensic medical examination, police investigations and facts at the trial in predicting the profiles of criminals.

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How to Cite

Suryadi, T., & Kulsum. (2023). Prediction of criminal profiles based on forensic medical investigations in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Bali Medical Journal, 12(2), 1680–1684. https://doi.org/10.15562/bmj.v12i2.4125

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