This chapter is on metacognition and presents the results of Barry Woodhouse's Master of Psychology (Forensic) thesis that sought to determine whether those given a basic level of profiling education were better at discriminating between a good profile and a bad profile. Results suggest that, even with a basic level of education, individuals rated a poor (and fictional) account of profiling as being of poorer quality than the other profile presented in the experiment. The theory behind metacognition, knowing when you don't know, is provided and discussed within the context of the experiment.
|Title of host publication||Profiling and Serial Crime: Theoretical and Practical Issues|
|Place of Publication||Untied Kingdom|
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2013|