Now in its fourth edition, Criminal Profiling - winner of a 2013 Texty Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association - is an established resource centered on the deductive profiling method developed by the author. With 35% new content, this edition contains cases in each chapter, along with the latest advances in evidence-based profiling. Additional information has been added covering topics such as mass homicide, as well as the timely inclusion of a chapter on terrorist profiling and interviewing.
Deductive profiling is different from other forms of profiling in that it does not involve averaged, statistical profiles. Instead it focuses on criminal profiling as an investigative process, solving real crime through an honest understanding of the nature and behavior of criminals. It approaches each criminal incident as its own universe of behaviors and relationships. Throughout the text, the author illustrates the most crucial tenet that any good criminal profiler should adhere to: the enthusiastic desire to investigate and examine the facts.
Criminal Profiling, Fourth Edition, is an ideal companion for students and professionals alike, including investigators, forensic scientists, criminologists, mental health professionals, and attorneys. Readers will use it as a comprehensive reference text, a handbook for evaluating physical evidence, a tool to bring new perspectives to cold cases, and as an aid in preparing for criminal trials.
New to this edition
SECTION 1 - An Introduction to Criminal Profiling Chapter 1:?? A History of Criminal Profiling Chapter 2:?? Criminal Profiling: Science, Logic, and Cognition Chapter 3:?? Alternative Methods of Criminal Profiling Chapter 4:?? Forensic Psychology, Forensic Psychiatry, and Criminal Profiling: The Mental Health Professional's Contribution to Criminal Profiling Chapter 5:?? An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis Chapter 6:?? An Introduction to Crime Scene Analysis
SECTION 2 - Forensic Victimology Chapter 7:?? Forensic Victimology Chapter 8:?? Sexual Deviance Chapter 9:?? Sexual Asphyxia Chapter 10:?? False Reports
SECTION 3 - Crime Scene Analysis Chapter 11:?? An Introduction to Crime Reconstruction Chapter 12:?? Crime Scene Characteristics Chapter 13:?? Interpreting Motive Chapter 14:?? Case Linkage Chapter 15:?? Cyberpatterns: Criminal Behavior on the Internet Chapter 16:?? Fire and Explosives: Behavioral Aspects
SECTION 4 - Offender Characteristics Chapter 17:?? Inferring Offender Characteristics Chapter 18:?? Psychopathy and Sadism: Interpreting Psychopathic and Sadistic Behavior in the Crime Scene Chapter 19:?? Sex Crimes Chapter 20:?? Domestic Homicide Chapter 21:?? Mass Murder Chapter 22:?? Serial Cases: Investigating Pattern Crimes Chapter 23:?? Introduction to Terrorism: Understanding and Interviewing Terrorists???????? Appendix:?? Threshold Assessment
SECTION 5 - Professional Issues Chapter 24:?? Ethics and the Criminal Profiler Chapter 25:?? Criminal Profiling on Trial: The Admissibility of Criminal Profiling Evidence
Number Of Pages: 728
Published: 9th March 2011
Publisher: Elsevier Science