Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Same Thing...Over and Over Again....

Something that I've noticed, over and over again, is that if you conduct a Google search for "criminal profiler" and/or "crime analyst", the same results show up, and while that is fine and dandy, and completely expected, it's the actual results that are of interest here. 

You can search and find the results for yourself right now or when you finish reading this. Here is exactly what I searched: 

"Crime Analyst" + "Criminal Profiler"

Now, the thing that I keep noticing over and over again, is that with each result, there are two common factors.

1) Education
2) Experience

Both those, of which Chelsea lacks

Take this example. Scroll down to the bottom of the article (you can read the whole thing if you'd like). I'll wait.

Ok, the instructors who are listed as part of the course, are: Mr. Brent E. Turvey, MS, Forensic Scientist and Criminal Profiler.  Mr. Turvey has 2 Bachelor's Degrees, 1 Master's Degree. He is the author and co-author of what looks to be college textbooks. 

The second instructor is Mr. Shaw Mikulay, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology and Vice Prsident at the Academy of Behavioral Profiling. Mr. Mikulay has his Bachelor's, Master's, and his PhD in Psychology, along with a secondary Master's in Industrial Management. He is also the Associate Professor in the Psychology Department at Elgin Community College 

It is easy to see how these gentlemen are both educated, and have experience.

My next example. Mr. Gregg McCary. You can find his credentials here

Mr. McCary holds a Bachelor's Degree, a Master's Degree, and has worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). If you keep scrolling down the list, you will see for yourself that Mr. McCary is VERY well qualified.

Again, proof of education and experience.

There are many more examples out there, do the searches yourself. See what you can find and dig up. 

Chelsea wants to keep trying to get people to think that she is NOT a crime analyst or criminal profiler, but that she is a combination of them both. Well, I think the proof is in the pudding, that she is neither of them. This combination title that she uses, is something that she has made up in her own mind. I have yet to find any proof of its existence. When I do, I'll let you know, and I will gladly change this post and other posts. 

Chelsea, please provide me with some proof of this so-called title that you have. A paper document, education, a website, anything. 

Until then, please stop calling yourself a "criminal analyst and profiler". You lack the education, skills, and experience needed to call yourself that, and you are discrediting the work of those who can REALLY call themselves a Criminal Analysts and/or a Criminal Profiler. 

1 comment:

  1. She attends an online college and makes assumptions. If she won't get off her computer to attend class on a real college campus (they have many in Las Vegas, where she lives), who's to say that she will get off her computer to actually do homework on a case?

    Online degrees cost 2-4 times the price of a comparable public college, generally offer substandard instruction and are open enrollment, which means anyone who pays can attend - and for marketing purposes, nobody ever fails to "graduate" - but few of them end up earning a living in the field they studied in. Hoffman is a prime example of what you get - someone who thinks nothing in life is so important that it can't wait for her to finish another round of Farmville.

    Maybe she needs to get off the computer and spend a little time in the real world to acquire some actual knowledge. But that would require work.