Investigative Psychology

Investigative Psychology

Offender Profiling and the Analysis of Criminal Action

Book - 2009
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This ground-breaking text is the first to provide a detailedoverview of Investigative Psychology, from the earliest workthrough to recent studies, including descriptions of previouslyunpublished internal reports. Crucially it provides a framework forstudents to explore this exciting terrain, combining NarrativeTheory and an Action Systems framework. It includes empiricallytested models for Offender Profiling and guidance forinvestigations, as well as an agenda for research in InvestigativePsychology.

Investigative Psychology features:

The full range of crimes from fraud to terrorism, includingburglary, serial killing, arson, rape, and organised crime. Important methodologies including multi-dimensional scaling andthe Radex approach as well as Social Network Analysis. Geographical Offender Profiling, supported by detailed analysisof the underlying psychological processes that make this such avaluable investigative decision support tool. The full range of investigative activities, including effectiveinformation collection, detecting deception and the development ofdecision support systems.

In effect, this text introduces an exciting new paradigm for awide range of psychological contributions to all forms ofinvestigation within and outside of law enforcement. Each chapterhas actual cases and quotations from offenders and ends withquestions for discussion and research, making this a valuable textfor undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Applied and ForensicPsychology, Criminology, Socio-Legal Studies and relateddisciplines.

Publisher: Chichester [England] : John Wiley & Sons, 2009.
ISBN: 9780470023976
047002397X
Branch Call Number: 364.3 Can
Characteristics: xiii, 470 pages : illustrations, maps
Additional Contributors: Youngs, Donna

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