1st Edition

Criminal Psychology and Forensic Technology A Collaborative Approach to Effective Profiling

Edited By Grover Maurice Godwin Copyright 2001

    Offender profiling has been developing slowly as a possible investigative tool since 1841 and the publication of Edgar Allen Poe's The Murder in the Rue Morgue. In this book, detective C. Auguste Dupin demonstrates the ability to follow the thought patterns of a companion while they stroll through Paris for 15 minutes without speaking a word. Today profiling is an important investigative tool. Nevertheless, it often represents a less than educated attempt to provide law enforcement agencies with detailed information about the behavior of an unknown individual who has committed a crime.

    Criminal Psychology and Forensic Technology: A Collaborative Approach to Effective Profiling introduces alternative approaches to improving the way crimes are investigated and offender profiles are generated. It shows forensic evidence experts how to work with profilers to combine discrete data into a more meaningful picture. The contributors address both their own specialty, such as anthropology, and then demonstrate how working in conjunction with criminal psychologists can provide more effective offender profiles.

    This book is unique in that it provides you with an array of articles that fuse aspects of criminal psychology and several forensic science methods in a collaborative effort to improve profiling. Written in a format that is simple and straightforward, it utilizes actual case studies to show how specific procedures relate to police investigations.

    The only book on the market that shows a team approach to criminal profiling, Criminal Psychology and Forensic Technology: A Collaborative Approach to Effective Profiling is a reference perfect for students interested in learning criminal profiling techniques and professionals wishing to sharpen their skills. Whatever your reason for choosing this book, it will enlighten you about alternative investigative tools.

    Forensic Science and Criminal Investigations
    Forensics Archeology: a United Kingdom Perspective,
    Margaret Cox
    Palynology: a New Tool for the Forensic Investigator, Terry
    J. Hunter
    Forensic Entomology: a Valuable Resource for Death
    Investigation, Thomas W. Adair
    Criminal Profiling: From Art to Science
    Criminal Intelligence -- The Vital Resource: An Overview,
    Charles Frost
    Construction of Offender Profiles Using Fuzzy Logic, Arvind
    Reliability, Validity and Utility of Extant Serial Murderer
    Classification, Maurice Godwin
    Criminal Psychology Profiling in Violent Crime
    Investigations: A Comparative Assessment of Accuracy,
    Richard N. Kocsis, Harvey Irwin, Andrew F. Hayes,
    Ronald Nunn
    Classifying Crime Scene Behavior: New Directions
    Exploring the Social Context of Instrumental and
    Expressive Homicides: An Application of Qualitative
    Comparative Analysis, Terance D. Miethe, Kriss A. Drass
    Death by Detail: A Multivariate Model of U.S. Serial
    Murderers' Crime Scene Actions, Maurice Godwin
    Cluster Analysis of Burglars' Modus Operandi (M/O's).
    Edward J. Green, Carl E. Booth, Michael D. Biderman
    Profiling and Linking Crimes
    One Offender -- Five Victims: Linking the Offenses of the
    Serial Killer John Williams, Jr., Maurice Godwin
    Nurses Who Kill: Serial Murder in Health Care Institutions,
    Cameron Stark, Brodie Pasterson, Tom Henderson, Brian
    Kidd, Maurice Godwin
    Weaknesses in Computerized Linking Data Bases, Maurice
    Hackers, Phreakers, and Pirates: The Semantics of the
    Computer Underground, Gordon Meyer
    Sociology of Hackers, Tim Jordan, Paul Taylor
    Psych-Geographical Profiling
    The Serial Rapist's Pattern of Target Selection, Jonathan
    D. Alston
    Victim Target Networks as Solvability Factors in Serial
    Murder, Maurice Godwin
    Encounter and Death: The Spatial Behavior of U.S. Serial
    Killers, Maurice Godwin, David Canter
    Geographical Profiling, Maurice Godwin
    A Psycho-Geographical Profile of a Series of Unsolved
    Murders in Raleigh, North Carolina, Maurice
    Ethics in Profiling
    The Role of Ethics in Criminal Profiling, Lynn Barkley
    Ethics and Forensic Psychology, Andrew Day, Paul
    The Unexplored Ethics of Criminal Psychological Profiling,
    Richard N. Kocsis, Stephen Coleman


    Grover Maurice Godwin

    "…gives the reader a good grasp of the truly controversial nature of profiling."
    - Crime and Justice International, September 2002

    "…an excellent reference text for anyone with an academic interest in criminal profiling."
    - Angus F. Dalley, Ph.D., in Canadian Society of Forensic Science, Vol. 35, No. 2