Profiling Violent Crimes: An Investigative Tool

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SAGE, Mar 12, 2002 - Law - 299 pages
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The Third Edition of this bestseller is a thorough revision. New chapters cover criminal behavior theories and psychological profiling; autoerotic deaths, and occult crimes, plus two new chapters detailing infamous unsolved crimes/criminals: Jack the Ripper and the Jon Benet Ramsey case. The authors' continuing research and activities in the field result in a multitude of new case studies for this book, often included as boxed inserts.
 

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I used this book as required reading in a Forensi Psychology class that I was taking, and it was very interesting. The case history's that were included helped to understand more indepth what it takes to create a criminal profile.

Contents

PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILING
1
INDUCTIVE VERSUS DEDUCTIVE PROFILING
5
GOALS IN PROFILING
7
AN ART NOT A SCIENCE
10
CONCLUSION
15
PROFILING IN FANTASY AND FACT
16
WILL GRAHAM AND RED DRAGON
18
CLARICE STARLING AND THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS
20
CONCLUSION
157
PEDOPHILIA AND PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILING
158
TYPES OF PEDOPHILES
161
PROFILING CHILD MOLESTER TYPES
168
CONCLUSION
171
AUTOEROTICISM
172
WHAT IS AUTOEROTIC SEX BEHAVIOR?
173
TRAITS AND CHARACTERISTICS OF AUTOEROTIC PRACTITIONERS
176

A FEMALE SERIAL MURDERER
21
THE ALIENIST MD THE ANGEL OF DARKNESS
23
PROFILING IN FACT
25
PROFILE OF A RAPE CASE
31
MRS CHARLENE L MILLER
32
CONCLUSION
35
THE RATIONALE FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILING
37
NEW WAYS OF VIEWING THE PERSONALITY
40
CONCLUSION
46
CRIMINAL THEORIES AND PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILING
47
THEORIES OF CRIME AND CRIMINALITY
49
INDIVIDUAL THEORIES OF CRIME
50
SOCIAL AND ECOLOGICAL THEORIES OF CRIME
65
COMBINING THE DISCIPLINES
68
KEY TERMS
69
ANALYZING THE CRIME SCENE
71
PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILING TYPOLOGY
72
CRIME SCENE DIFFERENCES
80
CONCLUSION
84
ARSON AND PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILING
85
STATISTICS ON ARSON
87
A VIEW OF THE FIRESETTER
89
TYPOLOGIES OF FIRESETTERS
90
THE PYROMANIACS FIRESETTING EXPERIENCE
98
TYPES OF ARSONISTS
100
ORGANIZED VERSUS DISORGANIZED PERSONALITY
104
CONCLUSION
108
PROFILING SERIAL MURDERERS
109
TYPOLOGY OF SERIAL MURDERERS
110
SPATIAL MOBILITY OF SERIAL KILLERS
111
GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS
115
PROFILING A SERIAL MURDER CASE
126
CONCLUSION
137
PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILING AND RAPE
139
STATISTICS ON RAPE
140
SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS OF RAPISTS
142
PSYCHOLOGY AND RAPE
143
TYPOLOGY OF RAPISTS
144
AUTOEROTIC SCENE INDICATORS
179
EVIDENCE OF PAST AUTOEROTIC BEHAVIORS
182
CONCLUSION
184
PROFILING SATANIC AND CULTRELATED MURDERS
185
ROOTS OF SATANISM
186
THE SATANIC BIBLE
187
TYPES OF PERSONAL INVOLVEMENT IN SATANISM
188
GENERAL BELIEFS IN SATANISM
195
SATANIC MASSES
199
SATANIC CEREMONIES
200
CRIME SCENE ELEMENTS
202
CONCLUSION
206
GEOGRAPHY PROFILING AND PREDATORY CRIMINALS
208
THE NATURE OF GEOGRAPHIC PROFILING
215
COMPUTERIZED GEOGRAPHICAL ANALYSES
220
CONCLUSION
222
JACK THE RIPPER
223
MARY ANN POLLY NICHOLS
224
ANNIE CHAPMAN
228
ELIZABETH STRIDE
231
CATHARINE EDDOWES
234
MARY KELLY
236
WHO WAS JACK THE RIPPER?
240
CONCLUSION
242
JONBENET RAMSEY The Murder of a Beauty Queen
243
THE MORNING OF THE MURDER DECEMBER 26 1996
247
AFTERMATH OF THE INVESTIGATION
255
CONCLUSION
267
THE VICTIM IN PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILING
268
CONCLUSION
274
PROFILING AND THE FUTURE
275
EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOR PROFILING
276
COMPUTERIZED MONITORING
277
COMPUTERIZED PROFILING
279
REFERENCES
281
INDEX
292
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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Ronald M. Holmes is Coroner, in the Jefferson County Coroner's office and Professor Emeritus of Justice Administration at the University of Louisville. He is the author of several books, among them Profiling Violent Crimes, Sex Crimes, and Serial Murder. He is also the author of more than 50 articles appearing in scholarly publications. He is Vice President of the National Center for the Study of Unresolved Homicides and has completed more than 500 psychological profiles for police departments across the United States. He received his doctorate from Indiana University.

is Coroner, in the Jefferson County Coroner's office and Professor Emeritus of Justice Administration at the University of Louisville. He is the author of several books, among them and He is also the author of more than 50 articles appearing in scholarly publications. He is Vice President of the National Center for the Study of Unresolved Homicides and has completed more than 500 psychological profiles for police departments across the United States. He received his doctorate from Indiana University.

Stephen T. Holmes is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Central Florida. Prior to this position, he was a social science analyst for the National Institute of Justice in Washington, D.C. He has authored 6 books and more than 15 articles dealing with policing, drug testing, probation and parole issues, and violent crime. He received his doctorate from the University of Cincinnati.

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