Criminal Profiling, Second Edition: An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis

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9780127050416: Criminal Profiling, Second Edition: An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis

Criminal Profiling is a unique work centered on the deductive profiling method developed by the author and motivated by the limited knowledge available regarding the criminal profiling process. Deductive profiling is different from other forms of profiling in that it focuses on criminal profiling as an investigative process, solving real crime through an honest understanding of the nature and behavior of criminals. It approaches each criminal incident as its own universe of behaviors and relationships. Throughout the text, the author illustrates and emphasizes the most crucial tenet that any good criminal profiler should adhere to: the enthusiastic desire to investigate and examine the facts.

This Second Edition contains the same core knowledge that made the first edition a best-seller while introducing a wealth of new material. This expanded and thoroughly revised edition includes a completely new set of case studies including the Sam Sheppard trial. New chapters include expanded coverage on false reports, psychological autopsies, criminal profiling in court, stalking, domestic homicide, sexual asphyxia, and staged crime scenes.

Contributors include: John J. Baeza, Eoghan Casey, W. Jerry Chisum, Dana S. La Fon, Michael McGrath, Wayne Petherick.

A unique approach - centred on the author's Deductive Profiling method
The work addresses related issues, such as ethics, clinical perspectives and the essential role of the task force
Written in a style accessible to a wide audience - from the detective performing hands-on casework to the academic in the classroom
Ideal text for courses on criminal profiling or investigative strategy in serial crime and as a supplement to courses involving criminology, arson, stalking, sex crimes or death investigation.

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The Second Edition of this bestselling text--revised, expanded, and featuring new case examples

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This comprehensive and fascinating book is a perfect companion for students and professionals alike from investigators, forensic scientists, law enforcement, and criminological experts, to mental health professionals and the legal community. Criminal Profiling is written in plain, accessible language for:

· Clinicians involved in offender assessment
· Lawyers and judges preparing for trial
· Detectives involved in unsolved cold or serial cases
· Instructors in the classroom

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