"Excellent book, I have used this for my Criminal Behavior course for a number of years. Very authoritative."Harry Cramer,Quincy UniversityThe Fourth Edition of this best-selling text provides students with the most up-to-date information on the increasingly popular field of psychological profiling. Well-known authors Ronald M. Holmes and Stephen T. Holmes build upon their continued research and involvement in field investigation as a source of relevant and often high-profile case studies to illustrate theory and application of the methods discussed. The text is particularly readable and engaging, making frequent use of illustrative tables and figures and presenting occasional photos. New to the Fourth Edition
- Offers a new chapter on Lizzie Borden (Chapter 14), analyzing this historic murder case with fresh insight and a unique analysis while retaining the chapter on Jack the Ripper, a classic unresolved serial murderer
- Covers more recent events such as the killings at Northern Illinois University and Virginia Tech
- Provides a new section on Santeria and the occult to understand the dogma and icons of these teachings and investigates reasons behind crimes committed by some followers
- Offers guidance to students for online graduate programs, seminars, and degrees in criminal profiling
- Includes updated tables and crime statistics throughout the text
- Presents new photos to offer authentic representations of violent crimes and offenders
Intended AudienceThis best-seller has long been a successful supplemental text for undergraduate criminology and criminal justice courses, including Criminal Investigation, Criminal Profiling, Violent Crimes, Criminal Behavior, Field Investigation, and Forensic Psychology.
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About the Author
Ronald M. Holmes is Coroner, in the Jefferson County Coroner's office and Professor Emeritus of Justice Administration at the University of Louisville. He is the author of several books, among them Profiling Violent Crimes, Sex Crimes, and Serial Murder. He is also the author of more than 50 articles appearing in scholarly publications. He is Vice President of the National Center for the Study of Unresolved Homicides and has completed more than 500 psychological profiles for police departments across the United States. He received his doctorate from Indiana University.is Coroner, in the Jefferson County Coroner's office and Professor Emeritus of Justice Administration at the University of Louisville. He is the author of several books, among them and He is also the author of more than 50 articles appearing in scholarly publications. He is Vice President of the National Center for the Study of Unresolved Homicides and has completed more than 500 psychological profiles for police departments across the United States. He received his doctorate from Indiana University.
Stephen T. Holmes is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Central Florida. Prior to this position, he was a social science analyst for the National Institute of Justice in Washington, D.C. He has authored 6 books and more than 15 articles dealing with policing, drug testing, probation and parole issues, and violent crime. He received his doctorate from the University of Cincinnati.
Table of ContentsPreface1. Psychological Profiling: An Introduction Inductive Versus Deductive Profiling Goals in Profiling Profiling: An Art, Not a Science Conclusion2. Profiling in Fantasy and Fact Introduction Sherlock Holmes: The Master Detective Will Graham and The Red Dragon Clarice Starling and The Silence of the Lambs Zoe Koehler: A Female Serial Murderess Alex Cross Dr. Laszlo Kreizler: The Alienist and Angel of Darkness Other Works of Fiction and Psychological Profiling Profililng in Fact Profile of a Rape Case Case Profile: Mrs. Charlene L. Miller Conclusion3. The Rationale for Psychological Profiling Personality and Crime Biology Culture Environment Common Experiences Unique Experiences New Ways of Viewing the Personality Assumptions of the Profiling Process Conclusion4. Criminal Theories and Psychological Profiling Theories of Crime and Criminality Inidividual Theories of Crime Social/Ecological Theories of Crime Combining the Disciplines5. The Analysis of the Crime Scene Beyond the Physical Evidence Psychological Profiling Typology Crime Scene Differences Conclusion6. Arson and Psychological Profiling What Is Arson? Statistics on Arson A View of the Firesetter Typologies of Firesetters Firesetting Experience Organized Versus Disorganized Personality Conclusion7. Profiling Serial Murderers Typology of Serial Murderers Spatial Mobility of Serial Killers Serial Murderers: General Characteristics Profiling A Serial Murder Case Conclusion8. Psychological Profiling and Rape Definitions of Rape Statistics on Rape Selected Characteristics of Rapists Psychology and Rape Typology of Rapists Conclusion9. Pedophilia and Psychological Profiling Definition of Terms: Child Molester or Pedophile Types of Pedophiles Profiling Child Molester Types Common Threads Among Child Molesters Conclusion10. Autoeroticism What Is Autoerotic Sexual Behavior? Traits and Characteristics fo Autoeroticism Practitioners Autoerotic Scene Indicators Conclusion11. Profiling Satanic and Cult-Related Murders Roots of Satanism Satanism in the United States The Satanic Bible Types of Personal Involvement in Satanism General Beliefs in Satansim Satanic Masses Satanic Ceremonies Crime Scene Elements Santeria and Occult Crimes Conclusion12. Geography, Profiling and Predatory Criminals The Elements of Geographic Profiling The Nature of Geographic Profiling Computerized Geographic Analysis Conclusion13. Jack the Ripper Introduction Victim: Mary Ann "Polly" Nichols Victim: Annie Chapman Victim: Elizabeth Stride Victim: Catharine Eddowes Victim: Mary Kelly Who Was Jack the Ripper? Conclusion14. Lizzie Borden Key People in the Lizzie Borden Case The Murders The Crime Scene Additional Thoughts Conclusion15. The Victim in Criminal Profiling Elements in the Victim Profiling Process Conclusion16. The Future of Criminal Profiling Additional Uses for Profiling Education and Training for Profiling Computerized Monitoring Computerized Profiling Online Graduate Programs, Seminars, and Degrees Conclusion