Behavioral consistency, the homology assumption, and the problems of induction
Petherick, Wayne & Ferguson, Claire (2014) Behavioral consistency, the homology assumption, and the problems of induction. In Petherick, Wayne (Ed.) Profiling and Serial Crime : Theoretical and Practical Issues [3rd ed.]. Academic Press (Elsevier), Oxford , UK, pp. 37-61.
The ultimate goal of profiling is to identify the major behavioral and personality characteristics to narrow the suspect pool. Inferences about offender characteristics can be accomplished deductively, based on the analysis of discrete offender behaviors established within a particular case. They can also be accomplished inductively, involving prediction based on abstract offender averages from group data (these methods and the logic on which they are based is detailed extensively in Chapters 2 and 4). As discussed, these two approaches are by no means equal.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > CRIMINOLOGY (160200) > Criminology not elsewhere classified (160299)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Justice
|Deposited On:||03 Mar 2015 23:54|
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