The field of behavioural profiling has spent much of its brief history searching for both validity and credibility. In addition to serving on the Board of the Academy of Behavioural Profiling, Wayne Petherick has been making research contributions to the areas of criminal profiling and serial crime investigation for many years. Within this volume, Petherick examines the current state of behavioural profiling and discusses the promise and potential of the field for the future.
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.
- Provides a theoretical and practical foundation for understanding the motivation and dynamics in a range of serial offenses - Illustrates the promise, purposes and pitfalls of behavioral profiling in the investigation of various serial crimes - Case examples offer real-world uses of behavioral profiling in investigations, and highlight a variety of issues in understanding and investigating serial crime
Highly recommended for all of you who are also hooked on the Criminal Minds and CSI series for sheer enterteinment. This book will make your leisure time even more thrilling :) Enjoy! - stovokor, a serial reader.
Not registered yet? We'll like you more if you do!