Psychology of Serial Killer Investigations The Grisly Business Unit

ISBN-10: 0124042600

ISBN-13: 9780124042605

Edition: 2003

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Taking a professional audience of psychologists and criminologists behind the scenes of hunts for serial killers, this text considers some of the most famous serial murder investigations in the US and UK to see how the behavioural sciences can help identify serial killers and predict their actions.
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Book details

List price: $67.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 8/20/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 232
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

William J. Birnes is an author and longtime Star Trek Fan.

Biographies
Introduction: The Study of Serial Murder Investigations
Recognition and Acknowledgment of Serial Murder
Recognition
When Recognition is Impossible
Finding Similar Cases
Characteristics of Serial Murder
Information Sources
The Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (VICAP)
TracKRS
HITS
Scott William Cox
Acknowledgment
References
The Archetypal Serial Killer Task Force Investigation: The Yorkshire Ripper Case
Peter Sutcliffe: The Yorkshire Ripper
Chronology of the Case
Reference
Anatomy of an Investigation
The Major Incident Room
Prototypical Operation of a Major Incident Room
The Breakdown of the Cross Area Sighting Inquiry
The Tire Marks and Vehicle Tracking Inquiry
Criminal Pattern Behavior
The Police Interviews Involving Sutcliffe
Reference
The Consulting Detective
The Atlanta Child Murders
Profile of the Atlanta Child Killer
How to Catch the Atlanta Child Killer
The First Thirty Days
The El Paso Desert Murders
Summary
References
The Paul Bernardo Case
The Scarborough Rapes
The Murder of Tammy Homolka
The St. Catharine's Sexual Assault Series
The Investigation of Paul Bernardo: Time and Weight of Evidence
The Bernardo Investigation Review
References
Profiling the Serial Killer: The Efficacy of Profiling
The Myth and Reality of Profiling
Case Example
The Crime Assessment
How Crime Assessment Works
Power-Assertive Rape Murderer
Dynamics
Homicidal Pattern
Suspect Profile
Case Example
Power-Reassurance Rape Murderer
Dynamics
Homicidal Pattern
Suspect Profile
Case Example
Anger-Retaliatory Rape Murderer
Dynamics
Homicidal Pattern
Suspect Profile
Case Example
Signature Analysis
HITS Statistical Analysis
Catching the Anger-Retaliatory Killer
Anger-Excitation Rape Murderer
Dynamics
Homicidal Pattern
Suspect Profile
Case Examples
Summary and Discussion
References
Taking Control of Denial and Defeat
Advance Planning
Investigating Related Cases
Consistency in Personnel Allocation
Communications and Media Relations
Media Liaison
Internal Communications
Communication Can Make Serendipity Happen
Case Review
The Model
Reference
The Playbook
The Murder Book Manual--A Framework for Investigation
The Investigative Theory
The Planned Method of Investigation
Forensic Strategy
Search Strategies
Suspect Strategies
Interviewing a Serial Killer
Living Witnesses
How this Model Framework Operates in Serial Task Force Investigations
Reference
Best Practices
The Ten Missing and Murdered Women Cases
Randy Kraft
Computer Matching and the DC Beltway Snipers
Best Practices
Violent Crime Analysis for the Last Five Years
Look at Cases in Other Jurisdictions
Search for Living or Surviving Victims
Periodic and Covert Surveillance of Suspects
Surveillance of Contact and Body Recovery Sites
Security of Information
Compare Evidence from Case to Case
Appoint a Media Relations Officer
The Media as a Presence in the Investigation
The Beltway Snipers
The Wrong Profile
The Crime Assessment Profile of the Power-Assertive Killer
Computer Programs for Storing Information
Record and Track Decisions that are Made
Case Review After 30 Days
References
Index
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