Offender Profiling and the Analysis of Criminal ActionBook - 2009
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.