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Criminal Profiling : International Theory, Research, and Practice

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In this book, renowned profiler Dr. Richard Kocsis presents a distinct approach to profiling called Crime Action Profiling or CAP. The volume explains the scope and methodology employed in the studies that the author has undertaken over the past decade and a half. CAP adopts the view that profiling essentially represents a psychological technique that has its foundations in the disciplinary knowledge of forensic psychology.show more

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  • Hardback | 418 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 33.02mm | 793.78g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 24 Tables, black and white; 10 Illustrations, black and white; XXII, 418 p. 10 illus.
  • 1588296849
  • 9781588296849
  • 2,410,523

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From the reviews: "Criminal Profiling: International Theory, Research and Practice, is a compilation of scholarly works by some 30 contributors from around the globe. ... The book contains a mix of both interesting and insightful chapters ... . this book may be of interest to those looking for international grounding or to academics looking for avenues for future research. Richard Kocsis should be commended on his continued efforts to lend scientific rigour to a field that is often a difficult research subject." (Melissa Martineau, Canadian Society of Forensic Science, May, 2008) "Richard Kocsis presents us with a balanced, thoughtful, and insightful collection of papers dealing with the state of the art in criminal profiling at this point in time, along with suggestions about where future research needs to go. ... In summary, this is a very intriguing and thoughtful book that has some excellent and very thought-provoking chapters. ... this book is an excellent contribution to what is often a very misrepresented field." (David L. Shapiro, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 53 (15), 2008) "This book describes criminal profiling from the perspective of authors from many different countries. ... The book is intended as a reference for forensic scientists, consultant forensic psychologists, and students. ... deals with a broad spectrum of issues in the field of criminal profiling from an international perspective. It is full of research that links theory to practice. ... is really for serious students of criminology. ... enhanced by the contributions of authors from many different countries, providing cross-cultural comparisons." (Gary B Kaniuk, Doody's Review Service, November, 2007)show more

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The technique commonly referred to as 'criminal profiling' is one in which crime behaviours are evaluated to predict the likely attributes of an offender. In practice, the technique has enjoyed steady growth and interest over the past three decades. The present volume draws together research from scholars and practitioners from across the globe that examines from a range of multidisciplinary perspectives the use, application and value of this form of profiling. The material canvassed throughout this text not only examines research and theoretical principles for the assessment of crimes, but extends to exploring the range of issues facing the theoretical development of criminal profiling and its practical, legal and professional practice. Topics include the examination of homicidal syndromes, the association of crime scene behavior patterns with offender characteristics, criminal propensity and opportunity, the identification of crimes committed by the same offender, the legal admissibility of profiling, its accuracy, and the problems confronting the contemporary practice of criminal profiling. This volume is likely to become an essential reference for forensic practitioners and students alike operating in the fields of criminology, law and policing and anyone with a genuine interest in the investigation and resolution of violent crime.show more

Table of contents

Dedication Preface List of Contributors Table of Contents Section (I) Profiling crimes of violence 1/ Homicidal syndromes: A clinical psychiatric perspective. George B. Palermo 2/ Offender profiles and crime scene patterns in Belgian sexual murders. Fanny Gerard, Christian Mormont and Richard N. Kocsis 3/ Profiling sexual fantasy: Fantasy in sexual offending and the implications for criminal profiling. Dion Gee and Aleksandra Belofastov 4/ Murder by manual and ligature strangulation: Profiling crime scene behaviors and offender characteristics. HelinS HSkkSnen 5/ Criminal propensity and criminal opportunity: An investigation of crime scene behavior of sexual aggressors of women. Eric Beauregard, Patrick Lussier and Jean Proulx Section (II) New techniques and applications 6/ Case linkage: Identifying crimes committed by the same offender. Jessica Woodhams, Ray Bull and Clive R. Hollin 7/ Predicting offender profiles from offense and victim characteristics. David P. Farrington and Sandra Lambert 8/ Criminal profiling in a terrorism context. Geoff Dean 9/ Geographic profiling of terrorist attacks. Craig Bennell and Shevaun Corey Section (III) Legal and policy considerations to criminal profiling 10/ Criminal profiling as expert evidence: An international case law perspective. Caroline B. Meyer 11/ Criminal profiling: Impact on mock juror decision making and implications for admissibility. Anne Marie R. Paclebar, Bryan Myers and Jocelyn Brineman 12/ The phenomenon of serial murder and the judicial admission of criminal profiling in Italy. Anglo Zappala and Dario Bosco 13/ Criminal profiling and public policy. Jeffrey B. Bumgarner 14/ The observations of the French judiciary: A critique of the French Ministry of Justice policy report into criminal analysis. LaurentMontet 15/ The image of profiling: Media treatment and general impressions. James S. Herndon Section (IV) Critiques and conceptual dimensions to criminal profiling 16/ Contemporary problems facing criminal profiling. Richard N. Kocsis and George B. Palermo 17/ Fine-Tuning geographical profiling. Jasper J. van der Kemp and Peter J. van Koppen 18/ Skills and accuracy in criminal profiling. Richard N. Kocsis 19/ Investigative experience and profile accuracy: A replication study. David Gogan 20/ Ideological schools of thought to criminal profiling. Richard N. Kocsisshow more

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From the reviews: "Criminal Profiling: International Theory, Research and Practice, is a compilation of scholarly works by some 30 contributors from around the globe. ... The book contains a mix of both interesting and insightful chapters ... . this book may be of interest to those looking for international grounding or to academics looking for avenues for future research. Richard Kocsis should be commended on his continued efforts to lend scientific rigour to a field that is often a difficult research subject." (Melissa Martineau, Canadian Society of Forensic Science, May, 2008) "Richard Kocsis presents us with a balanced, thoughtful, and insightful collection of papers dealing with the state of the art in criminal profiling at this point in time, along with suggestions about where future research needs to go. ... In summary, this is a very intriguing and thoughtful book that has some excellent and very thought-provoking chapters. ... this book is an excellent contribution to what is often a very misrepresented field." (David L. Shapiro, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 53 (15), 2008) "This book describes criminal profiling from the perspective of authors from many different countries. ... The book is intended as a reference for forensic scientists, consultant forensic psychologists, and students. ... deals with a broad spectrum of issues in the field of criminal profiling from an international perspective. It is full of research that links theory to practice. ... is really for serious students of criminology. ... enhanced by the contributions of authors from many different countries, providing cross-cultural comparisons." (Gary B Kaniuk, Doody's Review Service, November, 2007)show more

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