In my opinion, I think it's so you can get into a criminal's state of mind, think of the steps they may have gone through to get to where they are so you can pin point the route they may take & the reason for it as a lead in one's case. If you can track the next move that criminal will take, you can be that closer to catching them & solving your case.
I think it's sort of like a game of chess, being one step ahead of your opponent! :)
Criminology, That is what detectives do...If you really want to deal with people that have psychological issues & mental health problems you need to become a psychiatrist!
Unless you are just talking about Profiling. Which is like detective work only dealing with criminals in all sorts of situations.
If that sounds right...(i think i managed to even confuse myself!) :P
Criminology is the study of criminals and in order to understand how they think and why they do what they do, you need psychology. And it's also ridiculously facinating. I'm studying Criminal Psychology when I leave school :)
it sure is fascinating, especially if you want to become a detective!
Pfft detective! I want to deal with the real psychos.
Yes, criminal profiling.