Irish P. Bandolos, Luzviminda T. Orilla


The purpose of this study was to characterize a Person Deprived of Liberty (PDL) in determining crime causation using Kretschmer’s classification. These PDLs who committed crimes covering the study's findings may help practitioners identify potential offenders through profiling, and the period of 2015 to 2017, were confined in the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology Region XI. The study's findings may help practitioners identify potential offenders through profiling come up with additional literature related to policing and share findings and recommendations to inform future researchers and clarify the policy implications of the association of Body Mass Index and delinquency. The study employed Quantitative Descriptive Research utilizing secondary data. Descriptive Research was a method to generate knowledge in describing the characteristics of offenders thru Body Mass Index about the occurrence of rape, murder, attempted murder, frustrated murder, and robbery. The findings of the study revealed that most of the crimes being studied were perpetrated by athletic type of persons for three consecutive years. It concludes that the state of muscularity may lead to masculinity which allows to dominate others and encourage to use violence and threat. Muscular or physical strength has concluded that an offender was more muscular or physically more robust than a non-offender.


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