Criminal Psychology & Personality Profiling

Criminal Psychology & Personality Profiling

by Joan Esherick

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Television programs and feature films present criminal psychology and profiling as a blend of psychic visions, supernatural intuition, and evidence analysis. The reality, however, is quite different. Using true-crime case studies from history and the present, examples from current and former FBI profilers, and informative sidebars, Criminal Psychology&Personality Profiling explores the many roles and responsibilities criminal psychologists and profilers fill as they support other professionals in addressing crime and its consequences. From crime-scene analysis to offering expert testimony in court, these behavioral scientists offer an understanding of crime, the criminal mind, and those affected by crime.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422289495
Publisher: Mason Crest
Publication date: 09/02/2014
Series: Solving Crimes With Science Series: Forensics
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 984,327
File size: 12 MB
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Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

1 What Is Criminal Psychology? 9

2 The Many Roles of a Criminal Psychologist 25

3 The Profiler 45

4 Criminal Profiling in Fiction and History 65

5 Crime-Specific Profiling 81

6 The Dangers, Temptations, and Limitations of Criminal Psychology 97

Glossary 104

Further Reading 105

For More Information 107

Index 109

Picture Credits 111

Biographies 112

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