I have one of the books mentioned in the article and accepted profiling as effective.
I was quite surprised to get the impression that it is little more than educated guess work.
It's interesting that the hits are remembered but the misses are not mentioned.
Sounds familiar. ???
This quote from Laurence Alison is quite damning.
the way the profiles were written --snip-- so full of unverifiable and contradictory and ambiguous language that it could support virtually any interpretation.