Criminal profiling methods

Wayne Petherick*

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This chapter details each of the schools of thought, including their genesis, theoretical assumptions, and the results of research into the types; that is, the type of characteristics they offer, on what each bases their inference or assumption of offender characteristics, and how common this reasoning is within each method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProfiling and Serial Crime: Theoretical and Practical Issues: Third Edition
Number of pages36
ISBN (Print)9781455731749
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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