Profiling Violent Crimes: An Investigative Tool (Fourth Edition) / Edition 4

Profiling Violent Crimes: An Investigative Tool (Fourth Edition) / Edition 4

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1412959985
ISBN-13:
9781412959988
Pub. Date:
12/01/2008
Publisher:
SAGE Publications

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Profiling Violent Crimes: An Investigative Tool (Fourth Edition) / Edition 4

"Excellent book, I have used this for my Criminal Behavior course for a number of years. Very authoritative."
—Harry Cramer,Quincy University

The 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 Audience
This 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412959988
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 12/01/2008
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 319
Sales rank: 266,282
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.80(d)

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 Contents

Preface
1. Psychological Profiling: An Introduction
Inductive Versus Deductive Profiling
Goals in Profiling
Profiling: An Art, Not a Science
Conclusion
2. 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
Conclusion
3. 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
Conclusion
4. Criminal Theories and Psychological Profiling
Theories of Crime and Criminality
Inidividual Theories of Crime
Social/Ecological Theories of Crime
Combining the Disciplines
5. The Analysis of the Crime Scene
Beyond the Physical Evidence
Psychological Profiling Typology
Crime Scene Differences
Conclusion
6. Arson and Psychological Profiling
What Is Arson?
Statistics on Arson
A View of the Firesetter
Typologies of Firesetters
Firesetting Experience
Organized Versus Disorganized Personality
Conclusion
7. Profiling Serial Murderers
Typology of Serial Murderers
Spatial Mobility of Serial Killers
Serial Murderers: General Characteristics
Profiling A Serial Murder Case
Conclusion
8. Psychological Profiling and Rape
Definitions of Rape
Statistics on Rape
Selected Characteristics of Rapists
Psychology and Rape
Typology of Rapists
Conclusion
9. Pedophilia and Psychological Profiling
Definition of Terms: Child Molester or Pedophile
Types of Pedophiles
Profiling Child Molester Types
Common Threads Among Child Molesters
Conclusion
10. Autoeroticism
What Is Autoerotic Sexual Behavior?
Traits and Characteristics fo Autoeroticism Practitioners
Autoerotic Scene Indicators
Conclusion
11. 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
Conclusion
12. Geography, Profiling and Predatory Criminals
The Elements of Geographic Profiling
The Nature of Geographic Profiling
Computerized Geographic Analysis
Conclusion
13. 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?
Conclusion
14. Lizzie Borden
Key People in the Lizzie Borden Case
The Murders
The Crime Scene
Additional Thoughts
Conclusion
15. The Victim in Criminal Profiling
Elements in the Victim Profiling Process
Conclusion
16. 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

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