Criminal profiling

Petherick, Wayne & Ferguson, Claire (2010) Criminal profiling. In Petherick, Wayne, Turvey, Brent, & Ferguson, Claire (Eds.) Forensic Criminology. Academic Press (Elsevier), Burlington, Mass, pp. 177-218.

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One of the more widely recognized and practiced subspecialities within forensic criminology is that of criminal profiling. It has a long history, as detailed in Turvey (2008a). It also boasts a small library of distinct literature, with different methods and subspecialities all its own. Criminal profiling is a practice that has seen increasing popular and media attention over the past several decades. It has been depicted in popular fiction such as films like Silence of the Lambs (1991) and television programs like Criminal Minds (2005– present). It has also been applied in a number of high profile cases, including the “Washington Snipers” (see Turvey and McGrath, 2005, for an extended discussion of profiling and the media in the D.C. Sniper case). As a result, students of criminology commonly express an interest in studying criminal profiling with a view to becoming profilers themselves.

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ID Code: 82158
Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 9780123750716
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 23:58
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2015 05:11

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