Serial Crime

Serial Crime : Theoretical and Practical Issues in Behavioral Profiling

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Serial Crime provides a theoretical and practical foundation for understanding the motivation and dynamics in a range of serial offenses . It successfully connects concepts and creates links to criminal behavior across crimes -murder, sexual assault, and arson- something no other book available does.

The connection of serial behavior to profiling, the most useful tool in discovering behavior patterns, is new to the body of literature available and serves to examine the ideal manner in which profiling can be used in conjunction with psychology to positively affect criminal investigations.

The book includes case examples that offer real-world uses of behavioral profiling in investigations, and highlight a variety of issues in understanding and investigating serial crime.

The book's primary audience would include criminal profilers, fire investigators, universities offering forensic science/criminal justice programs, and forensic, police, criminal, and behavioral psychologists. The secondary audience would include attorneys and judges involved in criminal litigation, and forensic scientists and consultants (generalists).
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Product details

  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • 154 x 230 x 20mm | 621.43g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0120885123
  • 9780120885121

About Wayne Petherick

Wayne Petherick, PhD, is Associate Professor of Criminology at Bond University on Australia's Gold Coast. Here Wayne teaches Criminal Profiling, Behavioral Evidence Analysis, Criminal Motivations, Forensic Criminology and Crime and Deviance, among other subjects. He also consults to private clients on matters of risk and threat, stalking, miscarriages of justice and crime prevention. Wayne is the author of Serial Crime: Theoretical and Practical Issues in Behavioral Profiling, 2nd Edition (2009), and co-author of Forensic Victimology (2008), both with Elsevier Science. He has also published numerous articles on profiling and stalking. Wayne is a board member of the Academy of Behavioral Profiling and Assistant Editor of the Journal of Behavioral Profiling. He can be reached via email on wpetheri@staff.bond.edu.au or wpetheri@profiling.org.
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"The unique presentation of the book successfully connects the concepts and creates links to criminal behaviour across crimes . . . something no other title available does." - The Journal of Law Enforcement

"[Serial Crime] offers an excellent introductory text and gives the reader a thorough overview and a sense of where we currently are in the evolution of the field. [T]his volume provides a seminal building block for the field [of crime scene investigation and criminal profiling]." - Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology
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Table of contents

Chapter 1
Criminal Profiling: A Continuing History
By Gareth Norris

Chapter 2
Induction and Deduction in Criminal Profiling
By Wayne Petherick

Chapter 3
Criminal Profiling Methods
By Wayne Petherick

Chapter 4
The Fallacy of Accuracy in Criminal Profiling
By Wayne Petherick

Chapter 5
Criminal Profiling as Expert Evidence
By Wayne Petherick, David Field, Andrew Lowe, and Elizabeth Fry

Chapter 6
Where To From Here?
By Wayne Petherick

Chapter 7
Criminal Profilers and the Media: Profiling the Beltway Snipers
By Brent E. Turvey and Michael McGrath

Chapter 8
Serial Stalking: Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places?
By Wayne Petherick

Chapter 9
Serial Rape: An Investigative Approach
By Terry Goldsworthy

Chapter 10
Serial Murder: A Biopsychosocial Approach
By Robert J. Homant and Daniel B. Kennedy

Chapter 11
Serial Arson
By Ross Brogan

INDEX
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Review Text

"The unique presentation of the book successfully connects the concepts and creates links to criminal behaviour across crimes . . . something no other title available does. - The Journal of Law Enforcement

"[ Serial Crime ] offers an excellent introductory text and gives the reader a thorough overview and a sense of where we currently are in the evolution of the field. [T]his volume provides a seminal building block for the field [of crime scene investigation and criminal profiling]." - Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology "The unique presentation of the book successfully connects the concepts and creates links to criminal behaviour across crimes . . . something no other title available does. - The Journal of Law Enforcement

"[ Serial Crime ] offers an excellent introductory text and gives the reader a thorough overview and a sense of where we currently are in the evolution of the field. [T]his volume provides a seminal building block for the field [of crime scene investigation and criminal profiling]." - Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology
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