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Offender Profiling

Posted by buffy on: Monday 21 May 2001





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Offender Profiling : Theory, Research and Practice (Wiley Series in Psychology of Crime, Policing, and Law)
by Janet L. Jackson (Editor), Debra A. Bekerian (Editor)


This book places offender profiling within a more realistic, balanced context. Initial chapters introduce a theoretical, empirical basis for the approach, and are followed by chapters illustrating the pros and cons of its use in an applied, operational setting. It presents two basic ideas: that offender profiling is not an end in itself, but is purely an instrument for steering an investigation in a particular direction, and that the process of developing a profile depends on a combination of investigative experience together with objective findings from behavioral science research. This book places offender profiling within a more realistic, balanced context. Initial chapters introduce a theoretical, empirical basis for the approach, and are followed by chapters illustrating the pros and cons of its use in an applied, operational setting. It presents two basic ideas: that offender profiling is not an end in itself, but is purely an instrument for steering an investigation in a particular direction, and that the process of developing a profile depends on a combination of investigative experience together with objective findings from behavioral science research.




Interviewing and Deception (Offender Profiling Series Book 1)
by David V. Canter (Editor), Laurence Alison (Editor)



Profiling in Policy and Practice (Offender Profiling Series Book 2)
by David V. Canter (Editor), Laurence Alison (Editor)



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The Social Psychology of Crime : Groups, Teams, and Networks (Offender Profiling Series, Volume 3)

by David Canter (Editor), Laurence J. Alison (Editor)


Criminal investigations around the world are being influenced by an unheralded revolution. Until recently 'Offender Profiling' and related processes have been little more than the sharing of anecdotes between those who have personal experience of criminals and their motivations. This swapping of war stories is now giving way to systematic, scientific research that covers the full range of crimes and all aspects of criminal investigations from the initial examination of the crime scene and interviews with victims and witnesses to the presentation of the case in court. This new area of research has become known as Investigative Psychology. This series provides the first full and comprehensive account of this rapidly growing new field of study.




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Criminal Profiling: An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis

by Brent E. Turvey, Diana Tamlyn (Contributor), W. Jerry Chisum (Contributor)

A forensic scientist with a background in history and psychology, Turvey introduces the deductive profiling method he developed from existing profiling methods, psychological theory, and the forensic sciences. It differs from other methods by relying not on averaged statistical profiles, but on forensic evidence. It approaches each criminal incident as its own universe of behaviors and relationships. The treatment should be accessible to professionals and students lacking previous experience with profiling, including clinicians involved in offender assessment and lawyers. -- Copyright 1999 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR All rights reserved Book News, Inc., Portland, OR





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Profiling Violent Crimes : An Investigative Tool
by Ronald M. Holmes, Stephen T. Holmes

A guide for students and professionals in criminology and criminal justice to constructing a psychological profile of someone who perpetrated a crime. The method incorporates such social factors as age, race, sex, occupation, and education. The second edition includes new chapters on geography, the use of computers, arson, and pedophilia; it also drops the chapter on Satanic murders, which was little used by professionals and much used by zealots to justify witch hunts. The date of the first edition is not noted. Paper edition (unseen), $18.95. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR








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