Profiling Serial Killers : And Other Crimes in South Africa
The science of profiling is relatively new, having first been tried in the United States in the 1940s. However, it took about another twenty years of development and refinement before it became recognised as an investigative tool in the apprehension of criminals. Profiling can be described as an 'educated attempt to provide investigative agencies with specific information about the type of individual who could have committed a particular crime'. Nowadays it is utilised with other sound investigative techniques. Profiling serial killers and other crimes in South Africa contains a introduction to the subject, followed by chapters (with case studies) on serial killers, pyromaniacs, rapists, child molesters, stalkers, and white collar crime and intelligence profiling.
- Electronic book text | 447 pages
- 01 Oct 2012
- Penguin Books (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
- Parklands, South Africa
About Micki Pistorius
Micki Pistorius is an investigative psychologist who worked as a profiler for the South African Police Services for six years. She is uniquely qualified to write this descriptive text on the science of profiling, which she illustrates with case studies. Her earlier books, the autobiographical best-seller Catch Me A Killer, Strangers on the Street and Fatal Females are also published by Penguin.