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Profiling and Serial Crime Theoretical and Practical Issues

ISBN-10: 1455731749
ISBN-13: 9781455731749
Edition: 3rd 2013
Authors: Wayne Petherick
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Description: Profiling and Serial Crime illustrates the promise, purposes, and pitfalls of behavioral profiling in the investigation of serial crime and provides a theoretical and practical foundation for students. Part I, on profiling, examines the history,  More...

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Book details

List price: $72.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 1/25/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.464
Language: English

Profiling and Serial Crime illustrates the promise, purposes, and pitfalls of behavioral profiling in the investigation of serial crime and provides a theoretical and practical foundation for students. Part I, on profiling, examines the history, crucial issues, methods, theory, and treatment in the mainstream media. Part II examines serial crime in detail, including cyber-bullying, stalking, rape, murder, and arson. In addition to the new and replacement chapters, this edition has been thoroughly revised throughout to reflect the latest research in criminal profiling and serial crime. NEW TO THIS EDITION: Six all-new chapters, including serial harassment and cyber-bullying and the motivations of victim and offenderTwo replacement chapters on serial rape and serial arsonFully updated throughout to reflect the latest researchEnhanced pedagogy to keep students focused on what's importantNew ancillary materials for both instructor and student FEATURES:  Provides a theoretical and practical foundation for understanding the motivation and dynamics in a range of serial offensesIllustrates the promise, purposes and pitfalls of behavioral profiling in the investigation of various serial crimesNumerous case examples show the real world uses of behavioral profiling in investigations, as well as highlighting a variety of issues in understanding and investigating serial crime

Wayne Petherick is Associate Professor of Criminology at Bond University in Australia. Wayne's areas of interest include forensic criminology, forensic victimology, criminal motivations, criminal profiling, and applied crime analysis. He has worked on risk and threat cases, a mass homicide, stalking, rape, and a variety of civil suits involving premises liability and crime prevention. He has presented to audiences in Australia and abroad, and has published in a variety of areas including social science and legal works in the areas of criminal profiling, expert evidence, stalking, serial crimes, criminal motivations, and victimology. Wayne is co-editor of Forensic Criminology, and editor of Profiling and Serial Crime: Theoretical and Practical Issues, now in its third edition.

Criminal Profiling
Criminal Profiling: A Continuing History
Induction and Deduction in Criminal Profiling
Behavioural Consistency, The Homology Assumption, and the Problems of Induction
Criminal Profiling Methods
Geographic Profiling - From Maps and Pins to GIS
The Fallacy of Accuracy in Criminal Profiling
Case Linkage
Staged Crime Scenes
Investigative Relevance
Metacognition in Criminal Profiling
Criminal Profiling as Expert Evidence
Where to From Here
Serial Crime
Serial Harassment and Bullying
Serial Stalking: Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places
Serial Rape
Understanding Serial Sexual Murder: A Biopsychsocial Approach
Serial Arson
Motivations: The Offender's Perspective
Motivations: The Victim's Perspective
Glossary of Terms

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