Where to from here?

Wayne Petherick*, Nathan Brooks

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The last in the profiling section, looks at the future of profiling and what can still be done to make the field more valid (measuring what it claims to measure) and reliable (being able to measure consistently across time and situations). This chapter looks specifically at research, ethics, accountability, and education and training. For example, there is no unified ethical canon by which profilers live, and there are no universal training standards. Far be it from the authors to suggest that this chapter offers this; rather, these issues are discussed in a general sense, including what makes their unification across methods and practitioners difficult, if not impossible.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProfiling and Serial Crime: Theoretical and Practical Issues
EditorsW Petherick
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781455731749
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2013

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    Petherick, W. (ed.), 2014, 3rd ed. Waltham, MA: Elsevier. 449 p.

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    Petherick, W., & Brooks, N. (2013). Where to from here? In W. Petherick (Ed.), Profiling and Serial Crime: Theoretical and Practical Issues (3rd ed., pp. 241-259). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-1-4557-3174-9.00012-4