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Profiling and Serial Crime

ISBN: 9781455731749 | 1455731749
Edition: 3rd
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Academic Pr
Pub. Date: 1/25/2013

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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 I, on profiling, examines the history, crucial issues, methods, theory, and treatment in the mainstream media. Part II examines serial crime in detail, including cyber-bullying, stalking, rape, murder, and arson. In addition to the new and replacement chapters, this edition has been thoroughly revised throughout to reflect the latest research in criminal profiling and serial crime. NEW TO THIS EDITION: Six all-new chapters, including serial harassment and cyber-bullying and the motivations of victim and offender Two replacement chapters on serial rape and serial arson Fully updated throughout to reflect the latest research Enhanced pedagogy to keep students focused on what's important New ancillary materials for both instructor and student FEATURES: 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 Numerous case examples show the real world uses of behavioral profiling in investigations, as well as highlighting a variety of issues in understanding and investigating serial crime

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