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A Multivariate Model of Sexual Offence Behaviour: Developments in 'Offender Profiling'

Canter, David V. (1996) A Multivariate Model of Sexual Offence Behaviour: Developments in 'Offender Profiling'. In: Psychology in Action. Dartmouth Benchmark Series . Dartmouth Publishing Company, Hantshire, UK, pp. 189-216. ISBN 1855213656

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    The extrapolation of characteristics of criminals from information about their
    crimes, as an aid to police investigation, is the essence of 'profiling'. This paper
    proposes that for such extrapolations to be more than educated guesses they must
    be based upon knowledge of a) coherent consistencies in criminal behaviour and b)
    the relationship those behavioural consistencies have to aspects of an offender
    available to the police in an investigation. Hypotheses concerning behavioural
    consistencies are drawn from the diverse literature on sexual offences and a study
    is described of 66 sexual assaults committed by 27 offenders against strangers.
    Multivariate statistical analyses of these assaults support a five component system
    of rapist behaviour, reflecting modes of interaction with the victim as a sexual
    object. The potential this provides for an eclectic theoretical basis to offender
    profiling is discussed

    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
    H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
    Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
    School of Human and Health Sciences > International Research Centre for Investigative Psychology
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    Depositing User: Sara Taylor
    Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2010 10:23
    Last Modified: 23 Dec 2010 14:10


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