Criminal Profiling

International Theory, Research, and Practice

  • Editors
  • Richard N. Kocsis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Profiling Crimes of Violence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. George B. Palermo
      Pages 3-26
    3. Fanny Gerard, Christian Mormont, Richard N. Kocsis
      Pages 27-47
    4. Dion Gee, Aleksandra Belofastov
      Pages 49-71
    5. Helinä Häkkänen
      Pages 73-87
    6. Eric Beauregard, Patrick Lussier, Jean Proulx
      Pages 89-113
  3. New Techniques and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Jessica Woodhams, Ray Bull, Clive R. Hollin
      Pages 117-133
    3. David P. Farrington, Sandra Lambert
      Pages 135-167
    4. Craig Bennell, Shevaun Corey
      Pages 189-203
  4. Legal and Policy Considerations for Criminal Profiling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Caroline B. Meyer
      Pages 207-247
    3. Anne Marie R. Paclebar, Bryan Myers, Jocelyn Brineman
      Pages 249-262
    4. Jeffrey B. Bumgarner
      Pages 273-287
    5. Laurent Montet
      Pages 289-302
    6. James S. Herndon
      Pages 303-323
  5. Critiques and Conceptual Dimensions to Criminal Profiling

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 325-325
    2. Richard N. Kocsis, George B. Palermo
      Pages 327-345
    3. Jasper J. van der Kemp, Peter J. van Koppen
      Pages 347-364
    4. Richard N. Kocsis
      Pages 365-382
    5. Richard N. Kocsis
      Pages 393-404
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 405-413

About this book


The technique commonly referred to as ‘criminal profiling’ is one in which crime behaviours are evaluated to predict the likely attributes of an offender. In practice, the technique has enjoyed steady growth and interest over the past three decades. The present volume draws together research from scholars and practitioners from across the globe that examines from a range of multidisciplinary perspectives the use, application and value of this form of profiling.

The material canvassed throughout this text not only examines research and theoretical principles for the assessment of crimes, but extends to exploring the range of issues facing the theoretical development of criminal profiling and its practical, legal and professional practice. Topics include the examination of homicidal syndromes, the association of crime scene behavior patterns with offender characteristics, criminal propensity and opportunity, the identification of crimes committed by the same offender, the legal admissibility of profiling, its accuracy, and the problems confronting the contemporary practice of criminal profiling. This volume is likely to become an essential reference for forensic practitioners and students alike operating in the fields of criminology, law and policing and anyone with a genuine interest in the investigation and resolution of violent crime.


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Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2007
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-684-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-60327-146-2
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