Criminal Profiling: An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis (Google eBook)

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Academic Press, Aug 29, 2011 - Law - 816 pages
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Now in its third edition, Criminal Profiling is established as an industry standard text. It moves evidence-based criminal profiling into a full embrace of the scientific method with respect to examining and interpreting behavioral evidence. If focuses on criminal profiling as an investigative and forensic process, helping to solve crime through an honest understanding of the nature and behavior of the most violent criminals. Throughout the text, the author outlines specific principles and practice standards for Behavioral Evidence Analysis, focusing on the application of theory and method to real cases.

Criminal Profiling, Third Edition, is an ideal companion for students and professionals alike, including investigators, forensic scientists, criminologists, mental health professionals, and attorneys. With contributing authors representing law enforcement, academic, mental health, and forensic science communities, it offers a balanced perspective not found in other books on this subject. Readers will use it as a comprehensive reference text, a handbook for evaluating physical evidence, a tool to bring new perspectives to cold cases, and as an aid in preparing for criminal trials.

* Best-selling author Brent Turvey defines the deductive profiling method, which focuses on examining the nature and behavior of criminals in order to solve crimes
* Contributing authors represent law enforcement, academic, mental health, and forensic science communities for a balanced perspective
* Completely revised with 35% new material including updates on the latest advances in evidence-based profiling

New to this edition
* New cases in every chapter
* New chapters in logic and reasoning
* New chapter reviewing non-evidence based profiling methods
* New chapter on mass homicide
* New chapter on terrorist profiling and interviewing
  

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Contents

Foreword
ix
Preface
xvii
Acknowledgments
xlvii
About the Authors
xlix
A History of Criminal Profiling
1
Criminal Profiling the Scientific Method and Logic
43
Nomothetic Methods of Criminal Profiling
75
Forensic Psychology Forensic Psychiatry and Criminal Profiling
113
The Psychological Autopsy
419
Fire and Explosives
431
Stalking
449
Domestic Homicide
483
Mass Homicide
507
Introduction to Terrorism
523
Offender Characteristics
539
Psychopathy and Sadism
569

Behavioral Evidence Analysis
133
An Introduction to Crime Reconstruction
155
Crime Scene Analysis
187
Wound Pattern Analysis
223
Staged Crime Scenes
241
Criminal Motivation
273
Case Linkage
309
Victimology
357
False Reports
395
Sexual Asphyxia
605
Serial Crime
629
Cyberpatterns
669
Criminal Profiling on Trial
689
Ethics and the Criminal Profiler
717
Index
745
Color Plate Section
755
Copyright

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