"Serial Crime: Theoretical and Practical Issues in Behavioral Profiling" 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. It provides a theoretical and practical foundation for understanding the motivation and dynamics in a range of serial offenses. It illustrates the promise, purposes and pitfalls of behavioral profiling in the investigation of various serial crimes. It 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.
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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 CriminologyAbout the Author:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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