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Offender Profiling Theory, Research and Practice

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ISBN-10: 0471975656

ISBN-13: 9780471975656

Edition: 1st 1998

Authors: Janet L. Jackson, Debra A. Bekerian, Elizabeth Barkley

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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.
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Book details

List price: $97.95
Edition: 1st
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/29/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Does Offender Profiling Have a Role to Play?
Developmental and Clinical Issues in Relation to Offending in the Individual
The Contribution of Personality Theories to Psychological Profiling
The Role of the Expert in Criminal Investigation
Standard Investigatory Tools and Offender Profiling
What Help Do the Police Need with Their Inquiries?
A Research Approach to Offender Profiling
Predicting Offender Profiles from Victim and Witness Descriptions
Geographic Profiling
Towards a Practical Application of Offender Profiling: The RNC's Criminal Suspect Prioritization System
Specific Profile Analysis: A Data-Based Approach to Offender Profiling
Critical Issues in Offender Profiling
References
Index