Criminal Profiling: International Theory, Research, and Practice by Richard N. KocsisCriminal Profiling: International Theory, Research, and Practice by Richard N. Kocsis

Criminal Profiling: International Theory, Research, and Practice

EditorRichard N. Kocsis

Paperback | November 5, 2010

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In this book, renowned profiler Dr. Richard Kocsis presents a distinct approach to profiling called Crime Action Profiling or CAP. The volume explains the scope and methodology employed in the studies that the author has undertaken over the past decade and a half. CAP adopts the view that profiling essentially represents a psychological technique that has its foundations in the disciplinary knowledge of forensic psychology.
Title:Criminal Profiling: International Theory, Research, and PracticeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:440 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.07 inPublished:November 5, 2010Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617377171

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Table of Contents

DedicationPrefaceList of ContributorsTable of ContentsSection (I) Profiling crimes of violence1/ Homicidal syndromes: A clinical psychiatric perspective.George B. Palermo2/ Offender profiles and crime scene patterns in Belgian sexual murders.Fanny Gerard, Christian Mormont and Richard N. Kocsis3/ Profiling sexual fantasy: Fantasy in sexual offending and the implications for criminal profiling.Dion Gee and Aleksandra Belofastov4/ Murder by manual and ligature strangulation: Profiling crime scene behaviors and offender characteristics.HelinS HSkkSnen5/ Criminal propensity and criminal opportunity: An investigation of crime scene behavior of sexual aggressors of women.Eric Beauregard, Patrick Lussier and Jean ProulxSection (II) New techniques and applications6/ Case linkage: Identifying crimes committed by the same offender.Jessica Woodhams, Ray Bull and Clive R. Hollin7/ Predicting offender profiles from offense and victim characteristics.David P. Farrington and Sandra Lambert8/ Criminal profiling in a terrorism context.Geoff Dean9/ Geographic profiling of terrorist attacks.Craig Bennell and Shevaun CoreySection (III) Legal and policy considerations to criminal profiling10/ Criminal profiling as expert evidence: An international case law perspective.Caroline B. Meyer11/ Criminal profiling: Impact on mock juror decision making and implications for admissibility.Anne Marie R. Paclebar, Bryan Myers and Jocelyn Brineman12/ The phenomenon of serial murder and the judicial admission of criminal profiling in Italy.Anglo Zappalá and Dario Bosco13/ Criminal profiling and public policy.Jeffrey B. Bumgarner14/ The observations of the French judiciary: A critique of the French Ministry of Justice policy report into criminal analysis.Laurent Montet15/ The image of profiling: Media treatment and general impressions.James S. HerndonSection (IV) Critiques and conceptual dimensions to criminal profiling16/ Contemporary problems facing criminal profiling.Richard N. Kocsis and George B. Palermo17/ Fine-Tuning geographical profiling.Jasper J. van der Kemp and Peter J. van Koppen18/ Skills and accuracy in criminal profiling.Richard N. Kocsis19/ Investigative experience and profile accuracy: A replication study.David Gogan20/ Ideological schools of thought to criminal profiling.Richard N. Kocsis

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From the reviews:"Criminal Profiling: International Theory, Research and Practice, is a compilation of scholarly works by some 30 contributors from around the globe. . The book contains a mix of both interesting and insightful chapters . . this book may be of interest to those looking for international grounding or to academics looking for avenues for future research. Richard Kocsis should be commended on his continued efforts to lend scientific rigour to a field that is often a difficult research subject." (Melissa Martineau, Canadian Society of Forensic Science, May, 2008)"Richard Kocsis presents us with a balanced, thoughtful, and insightful collection of papers dealing with the state of the art in criminal profiling at this point in time, along with suggestions about where future research needs to go. . In summary, this is a very intriguing and thoughtful book that has some excellent and very thought-provoking chapters. . this book is an excellent contribution to what is often a very misrepresented field." (David L. Shapiro, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 53 (15), 2008)"This book describes criminal profiling from the perspective of authors from many different countries. . The book is intended as a reference for forensic scientists, consultant forensic psychologists, and students. . deals with a broad spectrum of issues in the field of criminal profiling from an international perspective. It is full of research that links theory to practice. . is really for serious students of criminology. . enhanced by the contributions of authors from many different countries, providing cross-cultural comparisons." (Gary B Kaniuk, Doody's Review Service, November, 2007)