Investigative Psychology: Offender Profiling and the Analysis of Criminal Action

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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 scalingand the Radex approach as well as Social NetworkAnalysis
  • Geographical Offender Profiling, supported by detailedanalysis of the underlying psychological processes that make thissuch a valuable investigative decision support tool
  • The full range of investigative activities, includingeffective information collection, detecting deception and thedevelopment of decision 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.

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Until the development of Investigative Psychology,‘profiling’ was based on little more than the informedpersonal expertise of experienced detectives. Spearheaded by DavidCanter and his associates, the new discipline of InvestigativePsychology has emerged out of a quarter century of research andinvolvement in many actual cases.

This ground-breaking text is the first to provide a detailedoverview of the field, from the earliest work through to recentstudies, including descriptions of previously unpublished internalreports. Crucially it provides a framework for students to explorethis exciting terrain, combining Narrative Theory and an ActionSystems framework. It includes empirically tested models forOffender Profiling and guidance for investigations, as well as anagenda for research in Investigative Psychology.

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.

Visit the companion website at www.wileyeurope.com/college/canterfor teaching resources and student resources on researchmethodologies linked to the book.

About the Author:

Professor David Canter is founding editor of the Wiley Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling. He also founded and edited for a number of years Journal of Environmental Psychology for Academic Press. He is a fellow of the BPS and APA. He has worked with police forces all over the world on 'profiling', which led to the emergence of Investigative Psychology. He is author of Criminal Shadows, Harper Collins, a popular book about the topic.

Donna Youngs is Lecturer in Investigative Psychology at the University of Liverpool. She has published journal articles and book chapters and her work has been presented at national and international conferences.

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