Criminal profiling : behavioural consistency, the homology assumption and case linkage

Petherick, Wayne & Ferguson, Claire (2012) Criminal profiling : behavioural consistency, the homology assumption and case linkage. In Almeida, Fatima & Paulino, Marco (Eds.) Profiling, Victimologia and Ciencias Forenses. Lidel, pp. 227-245.


Criminal profiling is an investigative tool used around the world to infer the personality and behavioural characteristics of an offender based on their crime. Case linkage, the process of determining discreet connections between crimes of the same offender, is a practice that falls under the general banner of criminal profiling and has been widely criticized. Two theories, behavioural consistency and the homology assumption, are examined and their impact on profiling in general and case linkage specifically is discussed...

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ID Code: 82185
Item Type: Book Chapter
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ISBN: 9789896930141
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: 04 Mar 2015 23:51
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2015 02:00

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