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NCJ Number: 181901 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Profiling: An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis
Author(s): Brent E. Turvey M.S.
Date Published: 1999
Page Count: 495
Sponsoring Agency: Academic Press, Inc
San Diego, CA 92101-4495
Publication Number: ISBN 0-12-705040-X
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Type: Overview Text
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This text explains the deductive profiling method that the author developed; deductive profiling differs from other forms of criminal profiling in that it approaches each criminal incident as its own universe of behaviors and relationships, centers the process on forensic evidence, and does not use averaged statistical profiles.
Abstract: The text is intended for students and professionals in the law enforcement, mental health, criminological, and legal communities. Individual sections explain the features of inductive and deductive reasoning and criminal profiling, the details of the deductive profiling method, the legal aspects involved in profiling, and specific profiling issues that arise in different types of serial crimes. Topics include case assessment, crime reconstruction, wound pattern analysis, victim profiles and risk assessment, crime-scene characteristics, criminal methods, signatures, motivational typologies, offender characteristics, psychopathy and sadism, and investigative strategy. Further topics include trial strategy, ethics and the criminal profiler, alternative methods of offender profiling, crimes involving fire and explosives, serial rape, serial homicide, and criminal behavior on the Internet. Photographs, figures, checklists, appended case examples and additional guidelines, chapter reference lists, glossary, and index
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Arson investigations; Behavior patterns; Burglary; Computer related crime; Crime Scene Investigation; Criminal methods; Death investigations; Homicide investigations; Investigative techniques; Offender profiles; Offense characteristics; Police casework; Rape investigations; Signature murders; Suspect identification; Victim profiles
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