Vetting and Profiling

Vetting and profiling are two distinct concepts that are often used in security, law enforcement, and human resources.

The difference between the two is:

Vetting: refers to the process of thoroughly checking and verifying the background of an individual or organisation to ensure they are suitable for a particular role or task. Vetting may include criminal background checks, employment history checks, financial background checks, and reference checks.

Profiling: refers to the process of creating a psychological and behavioural profile of an individual based on their background, behaviour, and other relevant information. Profiling is used to identify patterns and predict future behaviour. It is commonly used in criminal investigations and security assessments.

In summary, vetting focuses on the verification of past information and data, while profiling focuses on understanding and predicting future behaviour.

 

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