Publisher description for Serial crime : theoretical and practical issues in behavioral profiling / Wayne Petherick, editor ; contributors, Wayne Petherick ... [et al.].

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The proposed book will look at serial predatory behavior and is comprised of two main parts. The first section deals with serial offenders by examining specific crime types (stalking, arson, murder, sexual assault, etc.) and proposing new paradigms for investigation based on psychological profiles, research, and cases studies of individuals involved in these cases. The second section deals with criminal profiling, one of the primary tools that aids in the investigative process aimed at narrowing down suspect pools. Profiling has typically seen most application in serial crimes and similar investigations, so the two topics are conceptually and practically related.

The book provides a holistic approach to an understanding of the nature of serial behavior and the psychological factors surrounding such psychopathology. Unlike much trade literature on the subject, the book will maintain academic credibility without sacrificing accessibility.

With over 15 books on his resume, prolific author and expert in deviant behavior and violent crime, Jack Levin, will write an introductory chapter setting the stage for his and other behavioral experts chapter contributions on the compelling issues of serial behavior.
This book will focus exclusively on serial crime. Unlike other pop pieces on the subject, this is the first collection that looks at the many types of serial predators and behavior from a sociological and psychological perspective.
Typologies developed by the world's leading authorities will look at the motivations of these serial offenders.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Criminal behavior, Prediction of.
Criminal investigation -- Psychological aspects.
Serial murder investigation.
Serial rape investigation.
Arson investigation.