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Offender profiling

Canter, David V. (2010) Offender profiling. In: The Cambridge Handbook of Forensic Psychology. Cambridge Handbooks in Psychology . Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 236-241. ISBN 9780521701815

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      Those investigating crimes have always tried to formulate some idea of the
      characteristics of unknown culprits as an aid to finding and convicting them.
      This parallels the generals of Ancient Rome building a picture of the Barbarian
      leaders they would face in battle. It is therefore not surprising, as discussed by
      Canter (1995a), that as long ago as 1888, when Jack the Ripper stalked the
      streets of London, some attempt was made to produce a description of the
      person who had committed these still unsolved crimes.

      Item Type: Book Chapter
      Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
      H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
      H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
      Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
      School of Human and Health Sciences > International Research Centre for Investigative Psychology
      Depositing User: Sara Taylor
      Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2010 16:47
      Last Modified: 01 Aug 2011 01:38


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