Geographic Profiling / Edition 1

Geographic Profiling / Edition 1

by D. Kim Rossmo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0849381290

ISBN-13: 9780849381294

Pub. Date: 12/28/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

As any police officer who has ever walked a beat or worked a crime scene knows, the street has its hot spots, patterns, and rhythms: drug dealers work their markets, prostitutes stroll their favorite corners, and burglars hit their favorite neighborhoods. But putting all the geographic information together in cases of serial violent crime (murder, rape, arson,…  See more details below

Overview

As any police officer who has ever walked a beat or worked a crime scene knows, the street has its hot spots, patterns, and rhythms: drug dealers work their markets, prostitutes stroll their favorite corners, and burglars hit their favorite neighborhoods. But putting all the geographic information together in cases of serial violent crime (murder, rape, arson, bombing, and robbery) is highly challenging. Just ask the homicide detectives of the Los Angeles Police Department who hunted the Hillside Stranglers, or law enforcement officers in Louisiana who tracked the brutal South Side rapist.

Geographic Profiling introduces and explains this cutting-edge investigative methodology in-depth. Used to analyze the locations of a connected series of crimes to determine the most likely area of offender residence, geographic profiling allows investigators and law enforcement officers to more effectively manage information and focus their investigations.

This extensive and exhaustive work explains geographic profiling theories and principles, and includes an extensive review of the literature and research in the areas of criminal profiling, forensic behavioral science, serial violent crime, environmental criminology, and the geography of crime. For investigators and police officers deployed in the field, as well as criminal analysts, Geographic Profiling is a "must have" reference.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780849381294
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
378
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Serial Murder
Serial Rape and Arson
Forensic Behavioral Science
Criminal Profiling
Behavioral Geography
Geography of Crime
Target and Hunt
Predator Patterns
Geographic Profiling
Investigative Applications
Conclusion
Appendices
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

D. Kim Rossmo is the Detective Inspector in charge of the Vancouver Police Department's Geographic Profiling Section. Over the course of his 20-year policing career, he has worked assignments in organized crime intelligence, emergency response, patrol, crime prevention, and community liaison. He has appeared on NBC's "Dateline," the BBC, and CBC, and is featured by name as the investigator in Burnt Bones, the latest novel in the bestselling Michael Slade series.

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