Description

Traditionally, criminal profiling texts have focused exclusively on the technicalities of conducting an investigation, but recent developments in criminal justice have encouraged greater consideration of the related fields of psychiatry, forensics, and sociology. Highlighting the current paradigm shift in criminology towards a cross-disciplinary understanding of behavior, Police and Profiling in the United States: Applying Theory to Criminal Investigations provides investigators with the insight necessary to view events, data, and evidence in the context of contemporary theory. The book concludes with scintillating profiles of 13 of the most notorious serial killers. Written in a practical and approachable manner, this book enables investigators to combine theory, instinct, and hunches with contemporary technology to construct a solid criminal profile.


Key Features:-

  • Classical and determinist views on criminal behavior and social theories on crime
  • Inductive and deductive logic and the dangers of fallacies in logical reasoning
  • Developing typologies based on different criminal characteristics
  • Sexually based offenses, serial and rage killings, and hero complex killers
  • The critical role of crime scenes in investigations and the Locard exchange principle
  • Balancing the role of victims in crime solving with concern for their well-being

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General Information  
Author(s)Barrow
PublisherT and F CRC
ISBN9781466504356
Pages231
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Publish YearJanuary 2013