Crime Classification Manual: A Standard System for Investigating and Classifying Violent Crimes
John Wiley & Sons, Jan 6, 2011 - Psychology - 555 pages
This is the second edition of the landmark book that standardized the language and terminology used throughout the criminal justice system. It classifies the critical characteristics of the perpetrators and victims of major crimes—murder, arson, sexual assault, and nonlethal acts—based on the motivation of the offender. The second edition contains new classifications on computer crimes, religion-extremist murder, and elder female sexual homicide. This edition also contains new information on stalking and child abduction, the use of biological agents as weapons, cybercrimes, Internet child sex offenders, burglary and rape, and homicidal poisoning. In addition, many of the case studies and crime statistics have been updated.
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I was very surprised by the poor quality of this book. The writing is extremely bad - so bad that it becomes difficult to read in places. Some of the classifications are internally inconsistent, and ... Read full review
The chapter on Christopher Wilder is wrong on dates! Wilder's killing spree was from Feb.-April 1984!Not-2000.!
I met Wilder-knew one of his victims.