Crime Linkage: Theory, Research, and Practice (Advances in by Jessica Woodhams,Craig Bennell

By Jessica Woodhams,Craig Bennell

The expanding portrayal of forensic investigative suggestions within the well known media—CSI, for instance, has ended in criminals changing into "forensically acutely aware" and extra cautious approximately forsaking actual proof at a criminal offense scene. This provides legislations enforcement with an important challenge: how can they observe serial offenders in the event that they can't depend on actual forensic proof? One answer comes from psychology. A growing to be physique of study has gathered within the quarter of behavioral consistency and the detection of serial offenders. a couple of strategies are occurring within the box that experience very important implications for the perform of crime linkage and its use by means of police and the courts. Crime Linkage: thought, study, and Practice assembles this study and discusses its sensible use.

Topics include:

  • Theoretical factors for the way, while, and why we may well (or would possibly not) see similarities in a person’s crime scene behavior

  • Consistency and forte in sexual offending

  • An evaluation of crime linkage examine carried out to date

  • The use of crime linkage within the uk, South Africa, and the United States

  • New instructions for learn and perform, together with linking throughout crime kinds to extend the suspect pool

  • The variety of statistical tools utilized in learn of crime linkage principles

The booklet represents a collaboration of researchers and practitioners from around the globe who're well-known as specialists within the region of behavioral consistency and detection of serial offenders. they supply a complete and informative textual content at the mental and criminological theories underpinning crime linkage, the way it is utilized in perform, the demanding situations practitioners face, and present strategies that might form the way forward for crime linkage learn and practice.

This e-book is within the Advances in Police thought and Practice sequence.

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