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Mapping Murder : The Secrets of Geographical Profiling

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'Criminals reveal who they are and where they live not just from how they commit their crimes, but also from the locations they choose.'

So claims renowned criminal psychologist and profiler David Canter. Fully revised and updated, Canter's groundbreaking book leads the reader through the labyrinth psyches of serial killers, rapists and other violent criminals and takes us on the murderer's journey, in both the psychological and geographical sense.

From contentious cases such as Jack the Ripper and Jill Dando, to the murders of Fred West, Canter lifts the lid on geographical profiling and how this new approach to solving crime is changing the way police work and our understanding of the criminal mind.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 130 x 190 x 24mm | 222.26g
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • some integrated maps
  • 0753513269
  • 9780753513262
  • 267,935

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'Horrifying, yet enthralling' New Scientist

'David Canter is the most eminent guide one could wish for in this difficult and serious subject' Brian Masters, author of Killing for Company and She Must Have Known

Criminals reveal who they are and where they live not just from how they commit their crimes, but also from the locations they choose.

This is the claim of renowned criminal psychologist and profiler David Canter. In this groundbreaking book, now fully revised and updated, Canter leads us into the labyrinthine psyche of serial killers, rapists and other violent criminals, and reveals how geographical profiling is changing the way police work and our understanding of the criminal mind.

From Jack the Ripper to Fred West's house of horror and the recent Suffolk murders, Canter analyses the geographical maps of killers' actions and the psychological maps of their thoughts to provide a fascinating insight into the most notorious criminals of all time.


David Canter is the UK's leading pioneer of criminal psychological profiling. His book, Criminal Shadows, won the Golden Dagger Award for crime non-fiction.
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"Deeply fascinating. Canter surpasses Stephen Hawking in making a difficult and complex science accessible to the layperson"
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"Deeply fascinating. Canter surpasses Stephen Hawking in making a difficult and complex science accessible to the layperson" -- Minette Walters "Horrifying, yet enthralling" * New Scientist * "David Canter is the most eminent guide one could wish for in this difficult and serious subject" -- Brian Masters, author of Killing for Company and She Must Have Known
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About David V. Canter

David Canter is the UK's leading pioneer of criminal profiling and winner of the Golden Dagger Award for his book Criminal Shadows. He is professor of Psychology and Director of the Centre for Investigative Psychology at the University of Liverpool.
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