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Profiling Violent Crimes: An Investigative Tool 4ed

by Stephen T. Holmes and Ronald M. Holmes SAGE Publications, Inc
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As in previous editions, this book is appropriate for criminal investigation, forensic psychology, criminal behavior and interpersonal violence courses, generally as a supplement to a core text or as one of several paperbacks. The authors' continuing research and involvement in field investigation are a source of relevant and often high profile case studies to illustrate theory and application of methods shown. Chapters include Arson, Pedophilia and Psychological Profiling and Rape. This edition features a new chapter on Lizzie Borden, analyzing this historic murder case with fresh insight and a unique analysis. The text is particularly readable and engaging, making frequent use of illustrative tables, figures and occasional photos.

1. Psychological Profiling: An Introduction
2. Profiling in Fantasy and Fact
3. The Rationale for Psychological Profiling
4. Criminal Theories and Psychological Profiling
5. The Analysis of the Crime Scene
6. Arson and Psychological Profiling
7. Profiling Serial Murderers
8. Psychological Profiling and Rape
9. Pedophilia and Psychological Profiling
10. Autoeroticism
11. Profiling Satanic and Cult-Related Murders
12. Geography, Profiling and Predatory Criminals
13. Jack the Ripper
14. Lizzie Borden
15. The Victim in Criminal Profiling
16. The Future of Criminal Profiling

"Excellent book, I have used this for my Criminal Behavior course for a number of years. Very authoritative."
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.

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.