Profiling Violent Crimes An Investigative Tool

ISBN-10: 1412959985

ISBN-13: 9781412959988

Edition: 4th 2009

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Description: As in previous editions, this book is appropriate for criminal investigation, forensic psychology, criminal behavior and interpersonal violence courses, generally as a supplement to a core text or as one of several paperbacks. The authors continuing research and involvement in field investigation are a source of relevant and often high profile case studies to illustrate theory and application of methods shown. Chapters include Arson, Pedophilia and Psychological Profiling and Rape. This edition features a new chapter on Lizzie Borden, analyzing this historic murder case with fresh insight and a unique analysis. The text is particularly readable and engaging, making frequent use of illustrative tables, figures and occasional photos.

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List price: $87.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

He is Professor of Justice Administration at the University of Louisville. He is Vice President of the National Center for the Study of Unresolved Homicides. He received his doctorate from Indiana University.

He is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Central Florida. He was a social science analyst for the National Institute of Justice in Washington, D.C. He received his doctorate from the University of Cincinnati.

Preface
Psychological Profiling: An Introduction
Inductive Versus Deductive Profiling
Goals in Profiling
Profiling: An Art, Not a Science
Conclusion
Profiling in Fantasy and Fact
Introduction
Sherlock Holmes: The Master Detective
Will Graham and The Red Dragon
Clarice Starling and The Silence of the Lambs
Zoe Koehler: A Female Serial Murderess
Alex Cross
Dr. Laszlo Kreizler: The Alienist and Angel of Darkness
Other Works of Fiction and Psychological Profiling
Profililng in Fact
Profile of a Rape Case
Case Profile: Mrs. Charlene L. Miller
Conclusion
The Rationale for Psychological Profiling
Personality and Crime
Biology
Culture
Environment
Common Experiences
Unique Experiences
New Ways of Viewing the Personality
Assumptions of the Profiling Process
Conclusion
Criminal Theories and Psychological Profiling
Theories of Crime and Criminality
Inidividual Theories of Crime
Social/Ecological Theories of Crime
Combining the Disciplines
The Analysis of the Crime Scene
Beyond the Physical Evidence
Psychological Profiling Typology
Crime Scene Differences
Conclusion
Arson and Psychological Profiling
What Is Arson?
Statistics on Arson
A View of the Firesetter
Typologies of Firesetters
Firesetting Experience
Organized Versus Disorganized Personality
Conclusion
Profiling Serial Murderers
Typology of Serial Murderers
Spatial Mobility of Serial Killers
Serial Murderers: General Characteristics
Profiling A Serial Murder Case
Conclusion
Psychological Profiling and Rape
Definitions of Rape
Statistics on Rape
Selected Characteristics of Rapists
Psychology and Rape
Typology of Rapists
Conclusion
Pedophilia and Psychological Profiling
Definition of Terms: Child Molester or Pedophile
Types of Pedophiles
Profiling Child Molester Types
Common Threads Among Child Molesters
Conclusion
Autoeroticism
What Is Autoerotic Sexual Behavior?
Traits and Characteristics fo Autoeroticism Practitioners
Autoerotic Scene Indicators
Conclusion
Profiling Satanic and Cult-Related Murders
Roots of Satanism
Satanism in the United States
The Satanic Bible
Types of Personal Involvement in Satanism
General Beliefs in Satansim
Satanic Masses
Satanic Ceremonies
Crime Scene Elements
Santeria and Occult Crimes
Conclusion
Geography, Profiling and Predatory Criminals
The Elements of Geographic Profiling
The Nature of Geographic Profiling
Computerized Geographic Analysis
Conclusion
Jack the Ripper
Introduction
Victim: Mary Ann "Polly" Nichols
Victim: Annie Chapman
Victim: Elizabeth Stride
Victim: Catharine Eddowes
Victim: Mary Kelly
Who Was Jack the Ripper?
Conclusion
Lizzie Borden
Key People in the Lizzie Borden Case
The Murders
The Crime Scene
Additional Thoughts
Conclusion
The Victim in Criminal Profiling
Elements in the Victim Profiling Process
Conclusion
The Future of Criminal Profiling
Additional Uses for Profiling
Education and Training for Profiling
Computerized Monitoring
Computerized Profiling
Online Graduate Programs, Seminars, and Degrees
Conclusion
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