Serial Crime: Theoretical and Practical Issues in Behavioral Profiling / Edition 2

Serial Crime: Theoretical and Practical Issues in Behavioral Profiling / Edition 2

by Wayne Petherick
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0123749980

ISBN-13: 9780123749987

Pub. Date: 07/20/2009

Publisher: Elsevier Science

Serial Crime: Theoretical and Practical Issues in Behavioral Profiling examines serial predatory behavior and is comprised of two main parts. The first section deals with behavioral profiling, and covers a variety of critical issues from profiling’s history and the theoretical schools of thought to its treatment in the mainstream media. The second

Overview

Serial Crime: Theoretical and Practical Issues in Behavioral Profiling examines serial predatory behavior and is comprised of two main parts. The first section deals with behavioral profiling, and covers a variety of critical issues from profiling’s history and the theoretical schools of thought to its treatment in the mainstream media. The second edition includes new sections on the problems of induction, metacognition in criminal profiling and investigative relevance. Part two deals more specifically with a number of types of serial crime including stalking, rape, murder and arson. Chapters on each of these crimes provide definitions and thresholds, discussion of the offenders, the crime and its dynamics. Considerations for behavioral profiling and investigations and the development of new paradigms in each area are interwoven throughout. Topics are conceptually and practically related since profiling has typically seen most application in serial crimes and similar investigations.

The unique presentation of the book successfully connects the concepts and creates links to criminal behavior across crimes—murder, sexual assault, and arson—something no other title does. The connection of serial behavior to profiling, the most useful tool in discovering behavior patterns, is also new to the body of literature available and serves to examine the ideal manner in which profiling can be used in conjunction with behavioral science to positively affect criminal investigations.

• Provides a theoretical and practical foundation for understanding the motivation and dynamics in a range of serial offenses
• Illustrates the promise, purposes and pitfalls of behavioral profiling in the investigation of various serial crimes
• Numerous 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780123749987
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
07/20/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Criminal Profiling: A Continuing History Gareth Norris Chapter 2: Induction and Deduction in Criminal Profiling Wayne Petherick Chapter 3: Behavioral Consistency, the Homology Assumption and the Problems of Induction Wayne Petherick and Claire Ferguson Chapter 4: Criminal Profiling Methods Wayne Petherick Chapter 5: The Fallacy of Accuracy in Criminal Profiling Wayne Petherick Chapter 6: Investigative Relevance Claire Ferguson Chapter 7: Metacognition in Criminal Profiling Barry Woodhouse and Wayne Petherick Chapter 8: Profiling as Expert Evidence Wayne Petherick, David Field, Andrew Lowe and Elizabeth Fry Chapter 9: Where to from Here? Wayne Petherick Chapter 10: Criminal Profilers and the Media: Profiling the Beltway Snipers Brent Turvey and Michael McGrath Chapter 11: Serial Stalking: Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places? Wayne Petherick Chapter 12: Serial Rape: An Investigative Approach Terry Goldsworthy Chapter 13: Understanding Serial Sexual Murder: A Biopsychosocial Approach Robert J. Homant and Daniel B. Kennedy Chapter 14: Serial Arson Ross Brogan

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