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top-down approach

 in thecontext of offender profiling, an approach that examines evidencefrom the crime scene in light of existing classifications and theories ofserious crimes (the 'top') and appraises which category a particular crime fits into. Commonlyused by American criminal profilers.

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September 24th 2021

pons

the pons trigger dreaming and awakening from sleep.