Crime Classification Manual: A Standard System for Investigating and Classifying Violent Crimes
Wiley, Aug 28, 2006 - Psychology - 700 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 got this as a hardcopy Very descriptive also contains "hiding places" an FBI tool listing all the hiding places in your home car self that the FBI use as a checklist also has rare copys of FBI paperwork so you get a good look at how the FBI processes data "Sexual homicide patterns and motives" is another good read by the same authors
The original text proved to be a seminal work in the area of classification of typical crimes or criminal offenses and was frequently used by investigators to aid in the profiling of offenders based on behavioral typologies. To that end, the original text should be considered largely successful – although distractors and proponents of theories contrary to those expressed by Douglas, et al., continue to abound.
I found the original work and the follow-on second edition to be filled with useful insights and information germane to anyone interested in finding a starting point in an investigation. As always, the true strength of this publication is not in the prescriptive application but rather in the descriptive analysis and assessments.