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Profiling Violent Crimes: An Investigative Tool

Profiling Violent Crimes: An Investigative Tool - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-1412959988

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ISBN13: 978-1412959988
ISBN10: 1412959985
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 4TH 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.
Published: 2009
International: No
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Profiling Violent Crimes: An Investigative Tool - 4TH 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-1412959988

Ronald M. Holmes and Stephen T. Holmes

ISBN13: 978-1412959988
ISBN10: 1412959985
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 4TH 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc.
Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

''Excellent book, I have used this for my Criminal Behavior course for a number of years. Very authoritative.''
-Harry Cramer, Quincy University

The Fourth Edition of this best-selling text provides students with the most up-to-date information on the increasingly popular field of psychological profiling. Well-known authors Ronald M. Holmes and Stephen T. Holmes build upon their continued research and involvement in field investigation as a source of relevant and often high-profile case studies to illustrate theory and application of the methods discussed. The text is particularly readable and engaging, making frequent use of illustrative tables and figures and presenting occasional photos.

New to the Fourth Edition

  • Offers a new chapter on Lizzie Borden (Chapter 14), analyzing this historic murder case with fresh insight and a unique analysis while retaining the chapter on Jack the Ripper, a classic unresolved serial murderer
  • Covers more recent events such as the killings at Northern Illinois University and Virginia Tech
  • Provides a new section on Santeria and the occult to understand the dogma and icons of these teachings and investigates reasons behind crimes committed by some followers
  • Offers guidance to students for online graduate programs, seminars, and degrees in criminal profiling
  • Includes updated tables and crime statistics throughout the text
  • Presents new photos to offer authentic representations of violent crimes and offenders

Intended Audience
This best-seller has long been a successful supplemental text for undergraduate criminology and criminal justice courses, including Criminal Investigation, Criminal Profiling, Violent Crimes, Criminal Behavior, Field Investigation, and Forensic Psychology.

Table of Contents

Preface 1. Psychological Profiling: An Introduction Inductive Versus Deductive Profiling Goals in Profiling Profiling: An Art, Not a Science Conclusion 2. Profiling in Fantasy and Fact Introduction Sherlock Holmes: The Master Detective Will Graham and The Red Dragon Clarice Starling and The Silence of the Lambs Zoe Koehler: A Female Serial Murderess Alex Cross Dr. Laszlo Kreizler: The Alienist and Angel of Darkness Other Works of Fiction and Psychological Profiling Profililng in Fact Profile of a Rape Case Case Profile: Mrs. Charlene L. Miller Conclusion 3. The Rationale for Psychological Profiling Personality and Crime Biology Culture Environment Common Experiences Unique Experiences New Ways of Viewing the Personality Assumptions of the Profiling Process Conclusion 4. Criminal Theories and Psychological Profiling Theories of Crime and Criminality Inidividual Theories of Crime Social/Ecological Theories of Crime Combining the Disciplines 5. The Analysis of the Crime Scene Beyond the Physical Evidence Psychological Profiling Typology Crime Scene Differences Conclusion 6. Arson and Psychological Profiling What Is Arson? Statistics on Arson A View of the Firesetter Typologies of Firesetters Firesetting Experience Organized Versus Disorganized Personality Conclusion 7. Profiling Serial Murderers Typology of Serial Murderers Spatial Mobility of Serial Killers Serial Murderers: General Characteristics Profiling A Serial Murder Case Conclusion 8. Psychological Profiling and Rape Definitions of Rape Statistics on Rape Selected Characteristics of Rapists Psychology and Rape Typology of Rapists Conclusion 9. Pedophilia and Psychological Profiling Definition of Terms: Child Molester or Pedophile Types of Pedophiles Profiling Child Molester Types Common Threads Among Child Molesters Conclusion 10. Autoeroticism What Is Autoerotic Sexual Behavior? Traits and Characteristics fo Autoeroticism Practitioners Autoerotic Scen

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