Police and Profiling in the United States: Applying Theory to Criminal Investigations, 1st Edition

  • Lauren M. Barrow
  • Published By: CRC Press
  • ISBN-10: 1466504366
  • ISBN-13: 9781466504363
  • DDC: 363.2501
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 232 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released February 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Traditionally, criminal profiling texts have focused exclusively on the technicalities of conducting an investigation, but recent developments in criminal justice have encouraged greater consideration of the related fields of psychiatry, forensics, and sociology. Highlighting the current paradigm shift in criminology towards a cross-disciplinary understanding of behavior, Police and Profiling in the United States: Applying Theory to Criminal Investigations provides investigators with the insight necessary to view events, data, and evidence in the context of contemporary theory.

The book concludes with scintillating profiles of 13 of the most notorious serial killers. Written in a practical and approachable manner, this book enables investigators to combine theory, instinct, and hunches with contemporary technology to construct a solid criminal profile.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Authors.
1: Theoretical Foundations.
2: Logic and Reasoning Practices.
3: Childhood Indicators.
4: Motives and Criminal Typologies.
5: Sexually Based Offenses and Motivated Crimes.
6: Serial and Rage Killers.
7: Hero Complex Killers.
8: Crime Scene Indicators and Investigations.
9: Geographic Profiling.
10: Victim Selection Characteristics.
11: Conclusion.
Appendix: Profiles of Notorious Serial Killers.