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Profiling and Serial Crime

This edition has been thoroughly revised throughout to reflect the latest research in criminal profiling and serial crime.

By Wayne Petherick,

ISBN: 9781455731749

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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 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. 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 Geographic Profiling Computer Systems Diagnostic Evaluations Behavioral Evidence Analysis Conclusion Questions References 5. Geographical Profiling: From Pins in Maps to GIS Introduction Theories of Spatial Behavior The Center of Gravity Kim Rossmo and David Canter Application of Geographical Theories An Investigative Method in Its Own Right? Conclusion Questions References 6. The Fallacy of Accuracy Introduction The Fallacy of Accuracy The Measure of Success Accuracy Rates Problems Suggestions Conclusion Questions References 7. Offender Signature and Case Linkage Introduction Identification vs Individualization Investigative Profiles vs Probative Profiles Contextuality Signature New Jersey v. Fortin Conclusion Questions References 8. Staged Crime Scenes–Literature and Types Introduction Definitions Staging as Deception Definition of Deception Detecting Deception Staged Crime Scenes: The Literature The Defects of the Situation Conclusion Questions References 9. Investigative Relevance Introduction Goals of Profiling and Inputs and Outputs Inputs and Outputs Accuracy, Utility, and Investigative Relevance An Analysis of Investigative Relevance Results Discussion Interpretation of Results Conclusion Questions References 10. Metacognition in Criminal Profiling Introduction Metacognition The Woodhouse Study Results Discussion Methodological Considerations Conclusion Questions References Appendix A: Metacognition in Criminal Profiling Questionnaire 11. Criminal Profiling as Expert Evidence Introduction Criminal Profiling as Expert Evidence State of Mind and Intent Similar Fact Evidence Staging Rules of Expert Evidence Australian Rules of Evidence The Latest Indications on the Status of Profiling Recommendations Conclusion Questions References 12. Where to From Here? Introduction Professionalization The Scientific Method Research Ethics Accountability Education and Training Conclusion Questions References Part II: Serial Crime 13. Serial Bullying and Harassment Introduction Bullying in Schools Studies on Best Practice Interventions Bully–Victim Mediation: A Caution Workplace Bullying Cyberbullying Harassment Bullying, Harassment, and Criminological Theory Conclusion Questions References 14. Serial Stalking: Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places? Introduction What Is Stalking? What Makes Something Serial? Incidence and Prevalence What Can Be Done about It? Case Studies Conclusion Questions References 15. Serial Rape Introduction Rape and Sexual Assault Serial Rape and Rapists Date Rape Characteristics Prevalence and Reporting Evolutionary Perspectives Evolutionary Perspective: A Contribution Psychopathology Theories of Rape The Investigation Conclusion Questions References 16. Understanding Serial Sexual Murder: A Biopsychosocial Approach Introduction Defining Serial Killing Types of Serial Killers Organized vs. Disorganized Serial Killers Incidence of Serial Killing Serial Sexual Sadistic Killing Theories of Serial Sexual Sadistic Killing Arrigo and Purcell: Lust Murder as a Paraphilia Sociological Factors Future Directions Conclusion: Understanding the Serial Sexual Killer Questions References 17. Serial Arson Introduction Methodology of Fire Investigation The Arsonist Case Studies Conclusion Acknowledgements Questions References 18. Motivations: Offender and Victim Perspectives Introduction Motive: A Pathways Perspective The Motivational Typologies The Victim’s Perspective Theoretical Background Victim Precipitation Victim Motivation Typology Typologies and Disordered Personality Personality Disorders Personality Disorders and the Victim and Perpetrator Motivation Typology Conclusion Questions References Glossary Index PUBLISHED: 2013 Paperback Pages: 480