Profiling and Serial Crime

Profiling and Serial Crime : Theoretical and Practical Issues

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Profiling and Serial Crime examines the principles of behavioral profiling and then applies them to serial crime. This book is a completely revised and updated edition of an excellent text on behavioral profiling and serial crime. It provides a theoretical and practical foundation for understanding the motivation and dynamics in a range of serial offenses. Part I of the book deals with the history, crucial issues, methods, theory, and treatment in the mainstream media. Part II discusses serial crime in detail, including bullying, stalking, rape, murder, and arson. The title of this edition reflects the focus on profiling as well as serial crime and has been updated throughout with the latest research. New to this edition are five all-new chapters, including serial harassment and cyber-bullying and the motivations of victim and offender; two replacement chapters on serial rape and serial arson; enhanced pedagogy to keep students focused on what's important; and new ancillary materials for both instructor and student. The book consists of ancillary online materials for instructors and students, including lecture slides, test bank and case studies. Numerous case examples are included to show the real world uses of behavioral profiling in investigations. This book will appeal to professionals and students in criminal justice and forensic psychology programs, as well as those taking courses in criminal profiling, especially courses on serial crime.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 187.96 x 236.22 x 30.48mm | 975.22g
  • Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • Illustrated; Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1455731749
  • 9781455731749
  • 163,645

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"The third edition...illustrates the promise, purposes and pitfalls of behavioral profiling in the investigation of serial crime, and provides a theoretical and practical foundation for students...This edition has been thoroughly revised throughout to reflect the latest research in criminal profiling and serial crime. Specific updates include six all-new chapters including serial harassment and cyber-bullying and the motivations of victim and offender..."--The Journal, Fall/Winter 2013 "The first part of this textbook on serial crime and behavioral profiling treats the history, theory, underlying assumptions, and methods of behavioral profiling, paying attention to controversies over the accuracy of behavioral profiling. Part 2 gathers chapters devoted to various types of serial crime, such as stalking, murder, and arson...this third edition contains five new chapters on harassment, bullying, staging, case linkage, and motivation."--Reference & Research Book News, December 2013
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Table of contents

PART I: CRIMINAL PROFILING Chapter 1: Criminal Profiling: A Continuing History by Gareth Norris Chapter 2: Induction and Deduction in Criminal Profiling by Wayne Petherick Chapter 3: Behavioural Consistency, The Homology Assumption, and the Problems of Induction by Wayne Petherick and Claire Ferguson Chapter 4: Criminal Profiling Methods by Wayne Petherick Chapter 5: Geographic Profiling - From Maps and Pins to GIS by Gareth Norris NEW Chapter 6: The Fallacy of Accuracy in Criminal Profiling by Wayne Petherick Chapter 7: Case Linkage by Michael McGrath NEW Chapter 8: Staged Crime Scenes by Claire Ferguson NEW Chapter 9: Investigative Relevance by Claire Ferguson Chapter 10: Metacognition in Criminal Profiling by Barry Woodhouse and Wayne Petherick Chapter 11: Criminal Profiling as Expert Evidence by Wayne Petherick, David Field, Andrew Lowe and Elizabeth Fry Chapter 12: Where to From Here by Wayne Petherick PART II: SERIAL CRIME Chapter 13: Serial Harassment and Bullying by Wayne Petherick and Yolande Huntingdon NEW Chapter 14: Serial Stalking: Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places by Wayne Petherick Chapter 15: Serial Rape, Alicia Jenkins and Wayne Petherick New replacement chapter Chapter 16: Understanding Serial Sexual Murder: A Biopsychsocial Approach by Robert J Homant and Daniel B Kennedy Chapter 17: Serial Arson by Ross Brogan New replacement chapter Chapter 18: Motivations: The Offender's Perspective by Wayne Petherick and Grant Sinnamon NEW Chapter 19: Motivations: The Victim's Perspective by Wayne Petherick and Grant Sinnamon NEW Glossary of Terms
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About Wayne Petherick

Wayne Petherick is Associate Professor of Criminology at Bond University in Australia. Wayne's areas of interest include forensic criminology, forensic victimology, criminal motivations, criminal profiling, and applied crime analysis. He has worked on risk and threat cases, a mass homicide, stalking, rape, and a variety of civil suits involving premises liability and crime prevention. He has presented to audiences in Australia and abroad, and has published in a variety of areas including social science and legal works in the areas of criminal profiling, expert evidence, stalking, serial crimes, criminal motivations, and victimology. Wayne is co-editor of Forensic Criminology, and editor of Profiling and Serial Crime: Theoretical and Practical Issues, now in its third edition.
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