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- DescriptionThe increasing portrayal of forensic investigative techniques in the popular media-CSI, for example, has resulted in criminals becoming forensically aware and more careful about leaving behind physical evidence at a crime scene. This presents law enforcement with a significant problem: how can they detect serial offenders if they cant rely on physical forensic evidence? One solution comes from psychology. A growing body of research has amassed in the area of behavioral consistency and the detection of serial offenders. A number of invations are taking place in the field that have important implications for the practice of crime linkage and its use by police and the courts. Crime Linkage: Theory, Research, and Practice assembles this research and discusses its practical use. Topics include: * Theoretical explanations for how, when, and why we may (or may t) see similarities in a person's crime scene behavior * Consistency and distinctiveness in sexual offending * An overview of crime linkage research conducted to date * The use of crime linkage in the United Kingdom, South Africa, and the United States * New directions for research and practice, including linking across crime types to expand the suspect pool * The range of statistical methods used in research of crime linkage principles The book represents a collaboration of researchers and practitioners from across the globe who are recognized as experts in the area of behavioral consistency and detection of serial offenders. They provide a comprehensive and informative text on the psychological and crimilogical theories underpinning crime linkage, how it is used in practice, the challenges practitioners face, and current invations that will shape the future of crime linkage research and practice. This book is in the Advances in Police Theory and Practice series.
- Author BiographyDr. Craig Bennell is a professor of psychology at Carleton University (Canada). He is also the director of the Police Research Lab and editor of the Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology. His primary research examines the reliability, validity, and usefulness of psychologically based investigative techniques, including methods used to link serial crimes. He also studies police decision making, especially in use of force encounters. He is a founding member of the Crime Linkage International Network (C-LINK), which intends to build academic-practitioner partnerships for the purpose of making crime linkage research more operationally relevant. Dr. Jessica Woodhams is a forensic psychologist and a senior lecturer in forensic psychology at the University of Birmingham (UK). In 2013, she founded the Crime Linkage International NetworK, a global network of practitioner and academic experts in the field of crime linkage. Her PhD thesis focused on investigating juvenile sex offending and included a large section on crime linkage. She is regularly invited to speak at international conferences regarding crime linkage and sexual offending. Her expertise has been sought by organizations such as the Metropolitan Police Service and the Scottish Crown Office on matters pertaining to crime linkage and behavioral similarity.
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Inc
- Date of Publication07/11/2014
- SubjectSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Series TitleAdvances in Police Theory and Practice
- Series Part/Volume Number21
- Place of PublicationBosa Roca
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCRC Press Inc
- Content Note9 black & white illustrations, 14 black & white tables
- Weight725 g
- Width156 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Edited byCraig Bennell,Jessica Woodhams
- Format DetailsUnsewn / adhesive bound
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