Criminal profiling, the scientific method, and logic

Wayne A. Petherick, Brent Turvey

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Abstract

This chapter explains how valid inferences are made leaning deeply against the framework of criminal profiling. It requires the use of the scientific method, an applied understanding of the science of logic, and knowing how to know when you are wrong. It also requires some understanding of bias.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCriminal profiling
Subtitle of host publicationAn introduction to behavioural evidence analysis
EditorsBrent Turvey
Place of PublicationBoston
PublisherElsevier
Pages43-74
Number of pages32
Edition3rd
ISBN (Print)9780123741004
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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    Petherick, W. A., & Turvey, B. (2008). Criminal profiling, the scientific method, and logic. In B. Turvey (Ed.), Criminal profiling: An introduction to behavioural evidence analysis (3rd ed., pp. 43-74). Elsevier.