Crime Classification Manual A Standard System for Investigating and Classifying Violent Crimes

ISBN-10: 0787985015

ISBN-13: 9780787985011

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: John E. Douglas, Ann W. Burgess, Allen G. Burgess, Robert K. Ressler

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This is the second edition of the landmark book that standardized for the first time the language, terminology, and classifications used throughout the criminal justice system. The Crime Classification Manual has been an indispensable guide for law enforcement, criminal lawyers, criminologists, forensic psychologists, and sociologists since its publication in 1992. As one reviewer on Amazon aptly stated, the Crime Classification Manual is to the criminal justice profession as the DSM-IV is to the psychology/psychiatry profession. The new revised and updated edition contains new classifications on stalking and child abduction, the use of biological weapons, suicide bombings, cyber crimes, burglary and rape, homicidal poisoning, and sexual homicide of the elderly. In addition, many of the case studies, appendices, and crime scene analysis are update and revised.
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List price: $64.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/11/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Criminal profiler John E. Douglas worked for the FBI's Investigative Support Unit for 25 years. He is an Air Force veteran and doctor of education and has written or coauthored more than 100 criminology texts and research papers. In his study of the criminal mind, Douglas interviewed convicted murders, rapists, kidnappers and assassins that included Charles Manson, Sirhan Sirhan, Richard Speck, John Wayne Gacy, David Berkowitz, James Earl Ray and Ted Bundy, to name a few. Through this research, he learned how criminals think, and to see the world, the victims and the crime scenes through their eyes as well as perfected the art of psychological profiling to catch serial killers. Jack Crawford, a major character in the Thomas Harris novels Red Dragon and The Silence of the Lambs, was directly based on Douglas.. "Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit," which is co-written with Mark Olshaker, is a psychological study that tells the real life story of the Investigative Support Unit of the FBI and the country's most notorious serial killers. It's a memoir of Douglas' time with the FBI and shows how this special force assisted state and local police in solving some of the most celebrated serial murder and rape cases. Olshaker and Douglas' first fictional work together was "Broken Wings." It tells how former profiler Jake Donovan and a special team of former agents investigate the apparent suicide of the director of the FBI. Also written with Olshaker were the titles "The Anatomy of Motive," "Obsession," and "Journey into Darkness." "Sexual Homicide: Patterns and Motives" was written with Robert K. Kessler and Ann W. Burgess, both former FBI agents. These three authors, along with Allen G. Burgess, also wrote "Crime Classification Manual," which classifies the three major felonies of murder, arson and sexual assault and standardizes the language and terminology used throughout the criminal justice system.

Preface to the Second Edition
Crime Analysis and Investigation
Modus Operandi and the Signature Aspects of Violent Crime
The Detection of Staging, Undoing, and Personation at the Crime Scene
Prescriptive Interviewing: Interfacing the Interview and Interrogation with Crime Classification
Classifying Crimes by Severity: From Aggravators to Depravity
VICAP: The Violent Criminal Apprehension Program Unit
Rape and Sexual Assault
Nonlethal Crimes
Computer Crimes
Classifying Internet Child Sex Offenders
Methods of Killing
Mass, Spree, and Serial Homicide
Homicidal Poisoning
The Use of Biological Agents as Weapons
Issues in Crime
Wrongful Convictions: Causes, Solutions, and Case Studies
Criminal Confessions: Overcoming the Challenges
About the Editors
About the Contributors
Name Index
Subject Index
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