Applications of Geographical Offender Profiling

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David V. Canter, Donna Youngs
Ashgate Pub., 2008 - Psychology - 260 pages
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Many law enforcement agencies are now analyzing where a crime is committed, to develop predictions on the offender, their location and other factors that could help with the investigation. Known as Geographical Offender Profiling (GOP), this approach relies on a combination of principles and methodologies drawn from many different disciplines, including psychology, geography, criminology and forensic science. This book brings together a cross-section of the major papers published in the field of GOP to explain the scope and application of GOP in different criminal contexts. For the first time some widely quoted but difficult to obtain 'classic' papers have been published together with an introduction that provides an up-to-the-minute context and an extensive bibliography of the most relevant publications in this burgeoning area of study.

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Contents

A Multivariate Analysis of Serial Murderers Disposal Site
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An Empirical Study
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The Environmental Range of Serial Rapists
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David Canter is Professor of Psychology, University of Huddersfield, UK. He is editor of the International Library of Psychology and the Offender Profiling series, and is one of the leading experts in the field of criminal profiling. Donna Youngs is Research Fellow at the International Centre for Investigative Psychology and Vice-President of the International Academy for Investigative Psychology.

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