Description

The third edition of Profiling and Serial Crime illustrates the promise, purposes, and pitfalls of behavioral profiling in the investigation of serial crime, and provides a theoretical and practical foundation for students. Part one, on profiling, examines inductive and deductive reasoning, profiling methods (including geographic profiling), metacognition, expert evidence, and more. Part two examines serial crime in detail, including cyber-bullying, stalking, rape, murder, and arson.

This edition has been thoroughly revised throughout to reflect the latest research in criminal profiling and serial crime. Specific updates include six all-new chapters, including serial harassment and cyber-bullying and the motivations of victim and offender, and two replacement chapters on serial rape and serial arson.

Key Features

  • Provides a theoretical and practical foundation for understanding the motivation and dynamics in a range of serial offenses
  • Ancillary online materials for instructors and students, including lecture slides, test bank and case studies
  • Numerous case examples show the real world uses of behavioral profiling in investigations

Readership

Criminal justice and forensic psychology programs. Courses in criminal profiling, especially courses on serial crime. Secondary: Graduate courses and professionals.

Table of Contents

Preface: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

Digital Assets

For the Instructor

For the Student

About the Authors

Wayne Petherick, PhD

Ross Brogan, MA (Fire Investigation)

Nathan Brooks, GradDip Psych, MPsych (Forensic), BPsychSc

Claire Ferguson, PhD

Elizabeth Fry, MCrim

David Field, LLB

Robert Homant, PhD

Yolande Huntingdon, BSocSci (Criminology)

Alicia Jenkins BPsychSci (Hons), PhD Candidate

Daniel B. Kennedy, PhD

Andrew Lowe, BSocSci (Criminology)

Michael McGrath, MD

Gareth Norris, PhD

Grant Sinnamon, BPsych (Hons), PhD (Candidate)

Barry Woodhouse MPsych (Forensic)

Part I: Profiling

1. The Evolution of Criminal Profiling: From Whitechapel to Quantico and Beyond

Introduction

Early Beginnings

Conclusion

Questions

References

2. Induction and Deduction in Criminal Profiling

Introduction

Logic and Criminal Profiling

Inductive Criminal Profiling

Applied Inductive Profiling

Deductive Criminal Profiling

The Logic of Deductive Profiling

Practical Application of Deductive Profiling

Conclusion

Questions

References

3. Behavioral Consistency, the Homology Assumption, and the Problems of Induction

Introduction

Behavioral Consistency

The Homology Assumption

The Problems of Induction

The Relevance of Risk Assessment Research

The Problem of Case Linkage

Conclusion

Questions

References

4. Criminal Profiling Methods

Introduction

Criminal Profiling: What Is It?

Criminal Investigative Analysis

Investigative Psychology

Geographic Profiling (Geoprofiling)

The Least Effort Principle

Distance Decay

The Circle Hypothesis

Ge

Details

No. of pages:
480
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2014
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780124059016
Print ISBN:
9781455731749

About the author

Wayne Petherick

Wayne Petherick is Associate Professor of Criminology at Bond University in Australia. Wayne’s areas of interest include forensic criminology, forensic victimology, criminal motivations, criminal profiling, and applied crime analysis. He has worked on risk and threat cases, a mass homicide, stalking, rape, and a variety of civil suits involving premises liability and crime prevention. He has presented to audiences in Australia and abroad, and has published in a variety of areas including social science and legal works in the areas of criminal profiling, expert evidence, stalking, serial crimes, criminal motivations, and victimology. Wayne is co-editor of Forensic Criminology, and editor of Profiling and Serial Crime: Theoretical and Practical Issues, now in its third edition.

Affiliations and Expertise

Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Reviews

"The third edition…illustrates the promise, purposes and pitfalls of behavioral profiling in the investigation of serial crime, and provides a theoretical and practical foundation for students…This edition has been thoroughly revised throughout to reflect the latest research in criminal profiling and serial crime. Specific updates include six all-new chapters including serial harassment and cyber-bullying and the motivations of victim and offender…"--The Journal, Fall/Winter 2013
"The first part of this textbook on serial crime and behavioral profiling treats the history, theory, underlying assumptions, and methods of behavioral profiling, paying attention to controversies over the accuracy of behavioral profiling. Part 2 gathers chapters devoted to various types of serial crime, such as stalking, murder, and arson…this third edition contains five new chapters on harassment, bullying, staging, case linkage, and motivation."--Reference & Research Book News, December 2013