Mapping Murder

Mapping Murder : Walking in Killers' Footsteps

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In his groundbreaking study, renowned criminal psychologist and profiler David Canter lifts the lid on geographical profiling and takes us on the murderer's journey in both the psychological and literal sense. He leads us through the labyrinthine psyches of serial killers, rapists and other violent criminals, conducting a meticulous and fascinating exploration into the twisted logic of men whose crimes have shocked the world. Mapping Murder unravels the complexities of contentious cases such as the Jack the Ripper killings and Jill Dando's murder. Detailing the 'marauders and commuters' theory, Carter explains how the devious attempts of killers to satisfy their brutal desires led to their capture and explains how murderers like Fred West constructed 'spiders' webs' to lure and then destroy victims. David Canter explains how this new approach to solving crimes is changing both the way police think and work, and out understanding of the criminal mind.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 108 x 178 x 19mm | 165g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reprint
  • maps
  • 0753510960
  • 9780753510964
  • 911,894

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DEEPLY FASCINATING. CANTER SURPASSES STEPHEN HAWKING IN MAKING A DIFFICULT AND COMPLEX SCIENCE ACCESSIBLE TO THE LAYPERSON' MINETTE WALTERS 'Criminals reveal who they are and where they live not just from how they commit their crimes but also from the locations they choose.' David Canter. '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 Knownshow more

About David V. Canter

David Canter is Professor of Psychology at the University of Liverpool, where he is Director of the Centre for Investigative Psychology. He is best known as the first British 'offender profiler' and it is said the TV series Cracker was based on his work. His book Criminal Shadows won the Golden Dagger award and the US Antony Award for crime non-fiction in 1995 and has sold over 50,000 copies worldwide.show more

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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.' In his groundbreaking study, renowned criminal psychologist and profiler David Canter lifts the lid on geographical profiling and takes us on the murderer's journey in both the psychological and literal sense. He leads us through the labyrinthine psyches of serial killers, rapists and other violent criminals, conducting a meticulous and fascinating exploration into the twisted logic of men whose crimes have shocked the world. Mapping Murder unravels the complexities of contentious cases such as the Jack the Ripper killings and Jill Dando's murder. Detailing the 'marauders and commuters' theory, Carter explains how the devious attempts of killers to satisfy their brutal desires led to their capture and explains how murderers like Fred West constructed 'spiders' webs' to lure and then destroy victims. David Canter explains how this new approach to solving crimes is changing both the way police think and work, and out understanding of the criminal mind.show more

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