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Author Barrow, Lauren M., 1968- author.

Title Police and profiling in the United States : applying theory to criminal investigations / Lauren M. Barrow, Ronald A. Rufo
Published Boca Raton : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, [2014]


Description 1 online resource (205 pages)
Contents Preface -- Acknowledgments -- About the authors -- Introduction -- Theoretical foundations -- Logic and reasoning practices -- Childhood indicators -- Motives and criminal typologies -- Sexually based offenses and motivated crimes -- Serial and rage killers -- Hero complex killers -- Crime scene indicators and investigations -- Geographic profiling -- Victim selection characteristics -- Conclusion
Summary "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"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Criminal behavior, Prediction of -- United States
Criminal profilers -- United States
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Infrastructure.
Criminal behavior, Prediction of.
Criminal profilers.
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Rufo, Ronald A., author
ISBN 9781299710603