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Title Serial crime : theoretical and practical issues in behavioral profiling / Wayne Petherick, editor ; contributors, Wayne Petherick [and others]
Edition Second edition
Published Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier Academic Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xxv, 382 pages) : illustrations
Contents Chapter 1: Criminal Profiling: A Continuing History -- Gareth Norris -- Chapter 2: Induction and Deduction in Criminal Profiling -- Wayne Petherick -- Chapter 3: Behavioral Consistency, the Homology Assumption and the Problems of Induction -- Wayne Petherick and Claire Ferguson -- Chapter 4: Criminal Profiling Methods -- Wayne Petherick -- Chapter 5: The Fallacy of Accuracy in Criminal Profiling -- Wayne Petherick -- Chapter 6: Investigative Relevance -- Claire Ferguson -- Chapter 7: Metacognition in Criminal Profiling -- Barry Woodhouse and Wayne Petherick -- Chapter 8: Profiling as Expert Evidence -- Wayne Petherick, David Field, Andrew Lowe and Elizabeth Fry -- Chapter 9: Where to from Here? -- Wayne Petherick -- Chapter 10: Criminal Profilers and the Media: Profiling the Beltway Snipers -- Brent Turvey and Michael McGrath -- Chapter 11: Serial Stalking: Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places? -- Wayne Petherick -- Chapter 12: Serial Rape: An Investigative Approach -- Terry Goldsworthy -- Chapter 13: Understanding Serial Sexual Murder: A Biopsychosocial Approach -- Robert J. Homant and Daniel B. Kennedy -- Chapter 14: Serial Arson -- Ross Brogan
Criminal profiling : a continuing history / Gareth Norris -- Induction and deduction in criminal profiling / Wayne Petherick -- Behavioral consistency, the homology assumption, and the problems of induction / Wayne Petherick and Claire Ferguson -- Criminal profiling methods / Wayne Petherick -- The fallacy of accuracy in criminal profiling / Wayne Petherick -- Investigative relevance / Claire Ferguson -- Metacognition in criminal profiling / Barry Woodhouse and Wayne Petherick -- Criminal profiling as expert evidence / Wayne Petherick, David Field, Andrew Lowe, and Elizabeth Fry -- Where to from here? / Wayne Petherick -- Criminal profilers and the media: profiling the beltway snipers / Brent E. Turvey and Michael McGrath -- Serial stalking : looking for love in all the wrong places? / Wayne Petherick -- Serial rape : an investigative approach / Terry Goldsworthy -- Understanding serial sexual murder : a biopsychosocial approach / Robert J. Homant and Daniel B. Kennedy -- Serial arson / Ross Brogan
Summary Serial Crime: Theoretical and Practical Issues in Behavioral Profiling examines serial predatory behavior and is comprised of two main parts. The first section deals with behavioral profiling, and covers a variety of critical issues from profiling's history and the theoretical schools of thought to its treatment in the mainstream media. The second edition includes new sections on the problems of induction, metacognition in criminal profiling and investigative relevance. Part two deals more specifically with a number of types of serial crime including stalking, rape, murder and arson. Chapters on each of these crimes provide definitions and thresholds, discussion of the offenders, the crime and its dynamics. Considerations for behavioral profiling and investigations and the development of new paradigms in each area are interwoven throughout. Topics are conceptually and practically related since profiling has typically seen most application in serial crimes and similar investigations. The unique presentation of the book successfully connects the concepts and creates links to criminal behavior across crimes-murder, sexual assault, and arson-something no other title does. The connection of serial behavior to profiling, the most useful tool in discovering behavior patterns, is also new to the body of literature available and serves to examine the ideal manner in which profiling can be used in conjunction with behavioral science to positively affect criminal investigations. * Provides a theoretical and practical foundation for understanding the motivation and dynamics in a range of serial offenses * Illustrates the promise, purposes and pitfalls of behavioral profiling in the investigation of various serial crimes * Numerous case examples show the real world uses of behavioral profiling in investigations, as well as highlighting a variety of issues in understanding and investigating serial crime
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Arson investigation.
Criminal behavior, Prediction of.
Criminal investigation -- Psychological aspects.
Serial murder investigation.
Serial rape investigation.
Form Electronic book
Author Petherick, Wayne.
ISBN 0080961754 (electronic bk.)
9780080961750 (electronic bk.)