Crime scene analysis

Profile of a Rapist

The FBI believes they’re organized and disorganized rapists. They break this down further into four subgroups. They are; Power reassurance, power assertive, anger excitation, and anger Retaliatory. I will discuss each of these in the following paragraphs.

The disorganized rapist has a sloppy lifestyle. Their appearance, hygiene, housekeeping even his vehicle, and lifestyles messy. He’s a white male has below average inelegance who didn’t graduate high school. He lacks social skills and tends to stay by himself a lot. His rapes are spontaneous because he lacks the ability to plan ahead. Since it’s unplanned the crime scene’s frenzied, there’ll be evidence and possibly a weapon at the crime scene.
The predator selects random people and talks very little to the sufferer. He could use a weapon, but not restraints. He can become violent, killing his prey. The body remains untouched afterward. He could return. If she dies, he might attend her burial.

An organized rapist life’s extremely structured. They have social skills, but may choose to stay to themselves because they feel others are not worthy. Their intelligence is above average, they have a high school diploma and possibly a college degree.
The lawbreaker comes from a middle-class family. His charm allows him to cons people. They’ll have a girlfriend, hold down a job and will be least likely suspected.
He picks a target who appears to be weak, defenseless someone they can overpower and who makes themselves an easy mark. His victim won’t be someone he knows, but the predator will personalize the attack and he may be violent. There’ll be little evidence left behind. They’ll probably move the body, destroy evidence and controls every aspect of the crime

Power Reassurance (Gentleman Rapist)
Over eighty percent of the law breakers fall into this category. The perpetrator chooses people he’d like to date, the ones he could love. The act’s like a fantasy date to him. He might call afterward to see how she’s doing, possible stop in to see her after the initial meeting.
He comes from a broken home usually living with his mother who tries to dominate him, this adds to his passiveness. He has lower IQ and is a high school dropout. He has self-esteem issues. He lacks social skills, friends, girlfriend and often searches through porn. He has a job, but its unskilled labor.
His first rape’s in his comfort zone and who’s the same race and age. The perpetrator observes the subject and her routine for a while, waiting until she’s alone to strike. He’s a gentleman to her because he believes it’s a date and she’s enjoying herself. He may carry a weapon, but generally only uses it to intimidate his target. They generally use just enough force necessary to do the act, but can become violent if provoked. He may take all of his victim’s clothes off, but displays himself minimally. He collects memorabilia, keeps a diary and may re-assaults his prey. These attacks generally occur between midnight and five in the morning.
Since the motive’s to increase his feelings of self- worth, some targets play up to his self-esteem as a way to talk the wrongdoer out of the act.

The Power Assertive
The predators flashy, outspoken, wears expensive clothes and drives fancy cars. He has a muscular build and thinks he’s superior over others, especially women. He works in a male dominating field.
The law breaker’s probably been married and divorced several times and his police record shows several domestic violence issues.
He selects his subjects at bars, night clubs, choosing inter-racially and who’s around the same age. He’ll con the target into letting him drive her home or walk her to the car.
The crime’s outside his comfort zone to show that he’s a man that he can dominate the opposite sex. The perpetrator becomes violent hitting her repeatedly. He abuses her verbally, vaginal, anally and demands oral sex. His sexual misconduct occurs between seven in the evening until one in the morning. He’ll show no remorse, won’t collect trophies, keep a diary and won’t victimize the sufferer again.

Anger Retaliatory
He comes from a broken home and may have spent a lot of time in foster care. The wrongdoer has been abused by one or both parents mentally and physically.
The predator’s had bad relationships with a woman that’s left him hateful and bitter, so he blames them for everything that’s happened to him in his life.
He has an athletic build, a macho attitude and works in a male dominated job. The predator’s probably married, but steps out on his wife often.
He angers easily and uses the uncontrolled rage to punish the subject for what happened. He assaults his victim verbally, physically, possibly killing his target. He strikes after a traumatic incident involving women has occurred. He can be extremely dangerous if provoked. The unplanned rapes aren’t about sex, but about dominating and humiliating his prey. They usually occur in the area he works or lives.
His target’s interracial and close to his age. The sufferer has injuries to the vagina, anal area, and various parts of the body.

Anger Excitation
The predator beat tortures, then kill his victim. He wants to control, degrade the sufferer so he can feel satisfied sexually.
He comes from a dysfunctional family where he was abused. He has anger issues and be sexually active earlier in life.
They’re in the thirty’s, married, has children. They’ll live in a middle-class neighborhood with little crime. He has above average intelligence, has a higher education and no criminal record.
He carefully plans every detail in advance. The kidnapping, the acts and ways to get rid of the body. The details are important to him, it’s the way he feels sexually satisfied. The law breaker’s mobile and the rapes occur out of his comfort zone, stalking his prey first, caring his rape kit with him.
He transports his sufferer to a secluded area where he won’t be rushed. He might keep his prey tied up for long periods of time victimizing the subject when he chooses. He’ll describe his intentions to instill fear. It’s the fear and not the act itself that excites him.


Profile of an Abuser

People find abusers to be charismatic, assertive and self-reliant. The predator can be impulsive, and has a quick temper. They’ll restrain themselves if necessary. These two roles keep others from seeing the violent side and it hides the insecurities, self-esteem issues. These problems and the inability to express hurt, fear, sadness, that’ll cause the predator to resort to violent methods, the way they’re taught as children. The assailant continues to keep the emotions bottled up until they explode and takes their anger out on the mate.

If you look at the childhood you’ll find an abnormal attachment to the mother, and they’ve been rejected, beaten emotional, mentally and physically and possibly humiliated by the father. The mom’s loving one day and distant the next day. This gives the child mixed feelings, which causes insecurities.

Usually, the antagonist brings in income and makes final decisions. They’ll need to feel successful both at home and work, wants constant praise, but never asks for it because that’ll show weakness. The perpetrator has complete control over the lover’s lives and be very possessive and believes they own them.

Many try to isolate the target and seldom has close friends. If authority’s question the attacker become abusive, blaming the partner or others for the actions. The destruction can be emotional, physical, or mental. The attacker rationalizes the actions by saying things like, if you’d just do what I asked I won’t hit you, or deny the incident occurred. Drugs and alcohol’s shown to play a part in the violence while only a small percent has a mental illness.

Types of Abuse

This includes, but isn’t limited to hitting, punching, slapping, shoving, kicking, throwing, choking, pinched, burning, hair pulling, being force fed, use of a weapon, tie, or pinning the target.

Unnecessary, unwelcome touch, forcing intercourse. Causing pain during sex. Withholding, or using sex to punish. Showing someone pornography, or telling dirty jokes against their will, giving explicit details about sexual affairs, treating someone like a sex object, sexual accusations.

Yelling, screaming, breaking objects, throwing items around the room hitting something. Beating a pet, creating fear through looks, actions, or showing a weapon,

Fits of anger, or ignoring the spouse. Belittlin’, name calling, brainwashing, blaming, denying the incident happened. Attacking the targets beliefs.

Put down, playing mind games, blaming the victim for everything, causing the person to feel guilty, useless and helpless. Lack of privacy, making the target believe they’re losing their mind. Humiliating, scolding, yelling at the sufferer in public, treating the prey like a child, having the suffer check in often, denying basic rights, including decisions. Forcing the victim to degrade themselves, show no interest in the mates work, hobbies.

Setting limits on when and how long the target can be out, forcing the victim to disclose every movement as the abuser monitors the activities. The perpetrator could show a lack of affection to punish. The attacker might turn people against them, or make it difficult for the person to visit friends without being criticized, or humiliated. The batterer could listen in on phone calls, reading mail, emails and prevent medical treatment,

The antagonist doesn’t allow their prey any money, making the sufferer ask for basic necessities. If the lover obtains money the perpetrator could steal it, or force the person account for every penny. The victim’s unemployed, or finds it difficult to keep a job.

Making and possible following through with the threats. Coercion also includes using threats to force them into doing things; dropping criminal charges, illegal activities, having sex

Threaten to harm, or kill the prey. Showing the victim weapons, or playing with a weapon in front of the sufferer. Tieing something around the neck as they threaten to choke their prey.

Withholding the basic necessities, food, water, housing, clothes, medical, personal hygiene. Lack of safety concerns.

Signs of a Batterer

Wants complete control over everything.
The predator has abandonment issues.
Extremely jealous, says the mate’s flirting when she’s not
Believes people’s cheating.
Wants to spend every minute with his partner.
Had some type of childhood shame which resurfaces if rejected.
gets mad or becomes verbally abusive if she tries to help.
Very suspicious and often overreacts to the slightest thing.
They’ll find fault in everything she does, says. A defense mechanism learned and used from early childhood. It gives the assailant a reason to push her away, not let her get too close. So they won’t have to risk being rejected, abandoned.
As time progresses the abuser believes all women are disloyal and be skeptical of everyone.

Stages of Abuse

In the beginning, he’s madly in love, feels adequate complete. Then suspicion starts creeping in and his emotions start building. Eventually, he becomes angry. At first it’s just yelling, throwing things, slamming doors, punching walls, threatening her. Over time, it increases to physical violence and possible use of weapons.

Once he calms down, he’ll apologize, promising not to do it again. The batterer might shower her with love, gifts, treats her like a queen. She forgives the lover.

Everything’s going great. She makes excuses, covers up bruises, or explain it away. The sufferer refuses outside help. She’ll drop charges because in her mind it won’t happen again. For a while, it doesn’t then one day the violence starts. The beating’s worse than the last. It’ll continue to intensify until the partner either gets years of therapy, she leaves or she dies.

My book Town Slayer is about a battered wife, who after she’s released comes back and kills the batterers. Of course, you know murder’s illegal and immoral.

In reality a women’s beaten by her partner every second and a half, out of these women at least four dies.

I know your significant other says they’re sorry, it’ll never happen again, but please don’t believe it. The beatings become worse and then one day one of these dead women will be you.

If you don’t have anywhere to go, or they threatening to kill you if you leave. The police can and will protect you.

Please, call 911 or the number below, before it’s too late.
1800 799 SAFE that’s 1-800 799-7233.

No matter what your mate says you don’t deserve this, you’re on earth for a reason and you do matter! So please get help before it’s too late.

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Profile of an Arsonist

Early Life of an Arsonist

The lawbreaker begins their career at a young age. The child shows a lack of impulse control and poor supervision. They’ll use lighters or matches to burn objects lying around the house. When confronted the parents will deny the kid had any part in it. As they get older the offender might lack the ability to cope, solve problems, and has difficulty communicating their feelings to others. The youngster uses fire to deal with emotions, possibly ask for help. The police classify this as troubled arsonist. They’ll feels no remorse over the damage and denies the act. Without help, it leads to delinquent torchers.

The adolescent will be a risk taker, have behavior problems and despises authority figures. The lawbreaker’s probably been neglected and abused. The child uses firecrackers, smoke bombs and accelerant to start outdoor fires, under the guidance of peers. The parent’s sees there’s a problem and tries to seek help. Without the needed assistance, the career may progress to strategic fire starters.

By now the kid’s been in trouble with the law but doesn’t take it seriously. They brag about the offense, in order to feel better about themselves. Delinquent may be gang affiliated, and uses drugs, alcohol often. The wrongdoer has assistance. The fires follow other crimes and is planned. The motive’s revenge and property destruction.

Pathological Torchers

They usually have a high IQ’s, but stays by themselves a lot. The wrongdoer suffers from behavior, emotional problems and health issues. They’ve been abused sexually. The fascination began as a child. They’ll cause extensive damage.

Organized vs Disorganized

An organized utilizes various devices. The wrongdoer plans ahead and seldom leaves little if any evidence. Disorganized employs whatever’s handy, using some type of accelerant. Detectives find clues. For instance: timers, fibers, lighter, pieces of glass, fingerprints, shoe prints, or matches.

Types of Arsonists


This includes mischievousness and wildfires. The perpetrator’s unemployed lives at his parent’s home and had trouble at school. The building he chooses to break into, start the fire is within a mile radius of his home. Since these aren’t planned, the criminal utilizes what’s available and always leaves evidence. The lawbreaker seldom returns, if they do, they’ll stay a distance from the structure.

Excitement Torcher

The motives attention seeking, thrill seeking, or for sexual satisfaction. Some do it for recognition, or to prove a point. The predator’s age ranges from eighteen to early thirties. They’ve had trouble with the law over minor crimes. The offense’s committed in their comfort zone. The person may stay after to watch, possibly record the event.  It can be brush or structural.

If it’s set for sexual gratification, the perpetrator’s unemployed, lives in his parent’s house and is sexually inept. The predator uses accelerant. Semen and feces are found at the scene.


This fire’s to right a wrong and it can be one or numerous acts. Multiple fires are seldom planned. The motive can be personal, social or organizational. If the crime’s for personal reasons, the perpetrator knows the victim and they’ve had a recent argument. There can be a history of domestic violence or an affair. The predator chooses personal belongings that burn easily. Investigators look at the selected material to determine the gender. Since a lot of emotion behind the offense, it’ll be disorganized. Organizational is a former employee or the person’s dealt with the institution.

A social arsonist sets numerous fires. They’re generally male and has a blue collar job. He either stays to himself or has difficulty with long term relationships. The person had past convictions for vandalism, theft, burglary. He may use drugs or alcohol. Once the task begins, he never returns. The act pleases him, but it’s short lived.

Crime concealment

This arson’s committed to cover up evidence and weapons from a burglary, murder, auto theft, or possibly to destroy paperwork. The offender uses drugs, alcohol beforehand and has a criminal history.


It’s done for monetary gain and includes frauds. Other motives might include eliminating opposition and escaping debt. This occurs when the beneficiary’s struggling financially. More than one person’s responsible for the offense and is always planned. The perpetrator employs different devices or accelerants. The investigators determine the area where there’s the most damage, to find the motive. The leader’s male, he doesn’t have a police record. The partner’s between mid-20 to early 40’s has a criminal history of burglary, assault, and possible arson. Commercial arsonists for profits generally part of an organized crime used to scare, or for the purpose of extortion.


This is utilized for religion or political beliefs. The crime’s organized and several works together. They plan in advance and employ devices, or bombs. These predators may leave items that’ll explode after the initial act. The group leaves a message at the scene or use the media to claim the misdeed and explain the rationale behind the actions.

Law enforcement breaks it down into two subcategories they’re riot and terrorism. Riots happen after a high-profile crime, court hearings and at some sports events. Vandalism and looting are involved. The motive for terrorism is to instill fear and to rebel. The terrorist chooses significant targets like; government offices, airport stations, and military bases.

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Profile of a Serial Killer

Serial killers target 3 or more people within their criminal career. It can take day’s weeks, months, or years. There’s always a cooling off period in between each of the crimes. The amount of time depends on the individual and usually decreases as the perpetrator progresses. When captured, the predator won’t show remorse for his victims or the families.

The motive can be anger, momentary gain, self-gratification, attention seeking, revenge, power, and control.  Revenge and self-gratification seekers generally choose specific people. He’ll dissociate, get revenge on someone who resembles the person who did them wrong. Many dehumanize, take away human powers, placing it on other smaller objects.

The killer may or may not have psychotic episodes. Some hear voices saying certain people are bad, and will cause harm if they’re not destroyed. While others claim aliens, animals, or some other object told them to do it. Murderers who have mental illnesses are disorganized because they’re unable to plan ahead.

Most have below average to average intelligence come from a home where the parents are divorced, or there’s a breakdown in the family dynamics.  They’ve usually had an abusive childhood and often has attachment issues. They’ll probably wet the bed past the age of 12, harm small animals and is fascinated with fire. The child’s bullied in school, causing social isolation. The child may create a fantasy world, one he can control and feels successful. The two worlds collides making it difficult if not impossible for the child to distinguish between fantasy and reality. It’s in this world they’re able to kill without remorse, or guilt.

An organized serial killer carefully plans the killing. He’ll generally have a comfort zone where he chooses the target and the crime scene. They’ll move these victims to another area when the task is completed. Knowing basic forensics, the criminal will leave few clues. He’ll follow the media and frequently interjects themselves in the investigation. They’ll have friends, family, a steady job, making it hard to believe the perpetrator committed these crimes. Once caught police find they’re proud of their accomplishments.

Disorganize has an IQ below normal. They don’t plan ahead, making the prey and weapon choice random. The person’s unemployed stays to himself a lot and has few if any friends. Many are known to suffer from a mental illness. He can become extremely violent both physically and sexually and possibly has necrophiliac tendencies.

The next two types of serial killers are mercy and visionary. Mercy killers are often found in health care settings. They’ll target a sick patient because he doesn’t want to see the person suffer. Some want to save the victim from abomination. While others want to gain money, power, and control. Visionaries are the ones who have a psychotic break. They kill in order to get rid of a certain subset of people.  Jack the Ripper might be considered a visionary because he murdered prostitutes.

Lust killers can be organized or disorganized. The motive is sexual fantasies, fetishes, and symbolism. The amount of satisfaction received depends on how much the predator tortures, brutalizes and dismembers the victim. The target could be either alive or dead during the sexual acts. The murderer uses knives, strangulations, and physical abuse to kill.

An organized lust murderer has above average intelligence and no previous convictions. He’s in his thirty’s married. has children and lives in a low crime area. The perpetrator plans every detail in advance. He’s mobile, carries his tools with him and lures his victim. They use violence to degrade and kill his prey, which he’ll find sexually satisfying. The predator takes the victims to a secluded place, somewhere he can have complete control, without having to worry about the interruption, or being caught.  He’ll torture, beat and rape the victim, possibly for months. This type of criminal uses scares tactics to increase the person’s fears and his own sexual arousal. As the murder progresses the time between crimes decreases while the torture and mutilation increases.

Disorganized murder has below normal IQ and lacks social skills. He’s usually immobile so he targets victims close to where he lives, works. He chooses his prey randomly and his crime’s done on impulse.

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Profile of a Robber

On the average 5,760 robberies occur every day. This continuous occurrence is one reason why so many writers choose to utilize this type of crime in their stories. What is the average age, intelligence and social intellect of robbers? How are these robberies carried out? You’ll find answers to these questions and more in the following paragraphs.

General Overview

Most robbers are under the age of 30. They have an antisocial personality disorder, showing signs before their 15th birthday. These signs include: fighting, skipping school, stealing, and lying. In addition, they have trouble with authority figures. As an adolescent, they’re promiscuous, drink heavily, use drugs. This substance abuse problem lasts their entire life and is generally the reason why they commit this crime. As an adult, they could be married or single. They’ll have trouble holding down a job and residency for over a year and continually disobeys the law. They can become violent if provoked, especially if they’ve had a past record of violence.

Bank Robbers

A small percentage has partners, most works alone. They’ll accomplish their task by handing the teller a note, The FBI refers to this as a note job. They’ll be so inconspicuous that other customers may not know what’s going on. The teller will give them a small amount of money and they’ll leave quietly.

Residential Burglars

They work alone, in the daylight hours, when everyone is at work, or running errands. First they’ll scope out the area, looking for security signs, dogs, open windows, and neighbor locations. Once they’ve chosen the house they’ll observe persons schedule and plan accordingly. This type of rubber can be violent if provoked, or if the victim uses violence to escape.

Home Invaders

These criminals generally work while people are home. Their victims are usually females living alone, seniors, and drug dealers. The thief searches for victims in public places, looking for people who dress nice, wear expensive jewelry, or drive a nice car. Occasionally the police will find the thief was in the victim’s home previously to deliver or repair something.

Once potential victims are spotted, both the robber and their partner will follow the person home. The robber will often disable the phone line, then barge into the house through the garage, or a front door. They might knock on the door, hoping the resident will answer. They could possible impersonate someone to get the homeowner to open the door.

Once inside, they’ll use scare tactics to get the victim to do what they want. They often carry tools like rope, tape, handcuffs, and weapons. They could spend a long time in the house, possible eating, napping, or watching TV. Home invaders often tie up their victim; load their stolen treasure in the home owner’s car and leave.

Sometimes the robber will take the victim to the bank to withdraw money, or force them to rob businesses.

Armed Robber

The FBI breaks these masked robbers into four subcategories they are: chronic, professional intensive and occasional.

The Chronic Armed Robber

This thief started his cranial career around 12 with their first conviction around 14 and armed robbery at 17. They continue their robber career for approximately 8 years committing a maximum of 25 robberies, in addition to other crimes. They plan their crime for only a few days. The money they receiver’s used for drugs, alcohol, cars, and vacations.

The Processional

This lawbreaker begins their criminal career around 13 with their first conviction in 16. After months of preparation, they use an automatic weapon to commit their first armed robbery around 17. Their robbery spree lasts up to 12 years, totaling a maximum of 50, in addition to other offenses. They spend their proceeds on bills and could take a hostage.


The robber’s first offense and arrest are 18, their first armed robbery at 25. They generally pursue their law breaking career for a few months. They commit a maximum of 10 armed robberies with few other crimes. They plan briefly. They may have a loaded gun, but seldom use it. They use the money to pay off debts and to go clubbing.


They usually start at the age of 13 with their first arrest at 15 and first armed robbery at 20. Their criminal career lasts two years committing a maximum of 6 armed robberies. They specialize in other crimes like carjacking, fraud, drugs, and burglary. They have poor planning skills and don’t carrying a weapon or wear a mask. Their proceeds are spent on drugs, alcohol, and vacations.

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21 Items Investigators Use to Solve Crime

Investigators rely on more than just evidence to solve crimes. The officers often incorporate reports, victimology motive, signature, and location. They first start by looking for clues. A weapon, fingerprints, footprints, gun shell casings. The detectives look for misplaced and missing items, jewelry, watches, purse, silver and other valuables

Looking over the evidence again, the detectives try to figure out what took place by answering the following questions

  1. How was the victim approached?
  2. Did the perpetrator take a risk?
  3. Do they know the assailant?
  4. Was there a struggle?
  5. Did the murder have complete control?
  6. Did it escalate as it progressed?
  7. What sort of weapon was used?
  8. Why did murderer choose the weapon?
  9. How was it used?
  10. Is the crime staged? What’s the killer trying to say?
  11. Was it planned? If so, how much planning was involved? This tells the police a lot about the predator’s intellect, mental stability, and motive

Remember a less experienced criminal leaves more evidence behind than a career criminal would. So the police often determine the type of skill by the amount of clues.

12. The officer looks at the time of day and the location. This helps locate the perpetrator’s comfort zone possible where they live, work. It could also tell them about the perpetrators personal habits, schedule, and mobility.

13. The detectives try to figure out how it occurred, the signature. The murders may increase in intensity, skillful, and less sloppy, as the criminal builds confidence, but the signature usually remains the same. Once found they try to find other similar unsolved cases.

14. The investigator checks colleague’s reports. The autopsy report specifies the time and cause of death. Witness reports might contain clues.

15. They’ll look at the wound pattern and decide possible weapons, the force it took to create the wounds if it’s from a close range or a distance. If the victim was cut, was it a random stabbings, or targeting to a specific area. The information tells the police if the suspect has the medical education and possible motive.

16. The detective looks for defense wounds. Bloody knuckles, broken nail. The crime lab will check for skin tissue or fiber under the nails. They’ll examine the person’s clothes for any loose hair, fibers, or other foreign material.

17. An investigator will, taking into account how the person was found. The information tells them whether the killing was out of passion, hate, revenge, and if the killer felt remorse. It can also determine whether the predator felt he had complete control over the situation. If he’s rushed or felt he had time to position the body.

18. The officers look into the victimology, starting with personal appearance. Such s hair color, eye color, skin tone, height weight. Investigators will talk to the deceased’s family to find out more about the victim’s life. Where did the person work, their friends, where they hang out, any enemies, anyone with a grudge, normal routine? This helps them figure out how the perpetrator chose them.

19. If there’re a couple of crime scenes have the investigators compares the victimology and try to find similarities. These facts help determine whether they’re targeting specific subsets. When predators kill certain people. The group represents someone in their life. Perhaps an abusive parent, babysitter, sibling. It could be someone who they feel abounded then, did them wrong.

20. Use the information to build a profile. Be sure to include: height, weight, body build, and sex. These facts can also give your readers a general idea of the murder’s work history, education level, skill, aggression level, mental illnesses, marital status, race, and motive.

Generally speaking a male killer has a low social economic status, single, has a drug or alcohol problem, and has suffered a loss. Normally someone in the household has been in jail. He could’ve had past convictions, difficulty at school, gets into fights, sets fires, wets the bed at a late age and has shown aggression towards small animals.

A Female perpetrator comes from either divorced parents or from a dysfunctional home. They’ve been abused mentally, physically or sexually longer than a male predator. She has a family member who’s been in trouble with the law but doesn’t necessarily have a past criminal record.