Criminal profiling as expert evidence

Wayne Petherick*, David Field, Andrew Lowe, Elizabeth Fry

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This chapter looks at profiling as expert evidence. While not allowed in many jurisdictions, others have been more receptive to this type of expert testimony. As a result, the rules of expert evidence in Australia and elsewhere are discussed, along with those areas in which profiling may be able to assist in the legal process. This chapter will also discuss in some detail relevant cases where profiling evidence has been offered, including the outcome of the cases where known.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProfiling and Serial Crime: Theoretical and Practical Issues: Third Edition
Number of pages33
ISBN (Print)9781455731749
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013

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  • Student Theses

    A Statutory Formula for the Admission of Similar Fact Evidence Against a Criminal Accused

    Author: Field, D., 8 Feb 2014

    Supervisor: Stuesser, L. (Supervisor) & Van Caenegem, W. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


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    Petherick, W., Field, D., Lowe, A., & Fry, E. (2013). Criminal profiling as expert evidence. In Profiling and Serial Crime: Theoretical and Practical Issues: Third Edition (pp. 207-239). Elsevier.