Offender Profiling and Crime Analysis provides a highly readable account of the subject, and a picture of profiling which by no means accords with popular views and representations of what is involved. The book provides an overview of profiling techniques, offering some fascinating insights into the various approaches to profiling, and schools of thought, which have emerged − looking particularly at the work of the FBI, and of British and Dutch profilers.
Introduction 1. Offender profiling − separating myth from reality 2. Criminal behaviour and its motivation 3. Environmental influences and patterns of offending 4. Problems and pitfalls in the gathering of data 5. Crime mapping and geographical profiling 6. Early approaches to profiling 7. Investigative psychology and the work of David Canter 8. Clinical and other approaches 9. Current developments and future prospects 10. Conclusions