List of Contributors
Table of Contents
Section (I) Profiling crimes of violence
1/ Homicidal syndromes: A clinical psychiatric perspective.
George B. Palermo
2/ Offender profiles and crime scene patterns in Belgian sexual murders.
Fanny Gerard, Christian Mormont and Richard N. Kocsis
3/ Profiling sexual fantasy: Fantasy in sexual offending and the implications for criminal profiling.
Dion Gee and Aleksandra Belofastov
4/ Murder by manual and ligature strangulation: Profiling crime scene behaviors and offender characteristics.
5/ Criminal propensity and criminal opportunity: An investigation of crime scene behavior of sexual aggressors of women.
Eric Beauregard, Patrick Lussier and Jean Proulx
Section (II) New techniques and applications
6/ Case linkage: Identifying crimes committed by the same offender.
Jessica Woodhams, Ray Bull and Clive R. Hollin
7/ Predicting offender profiles from offense and victim characteristics.
David P. Farrington and Sandra Lambert
8/ Criminal profiling in a terrorism context.
9/ Geographic profiling of terrorist attacks.
Craig Bennell and Shevaun Corey
Section (III) Legal and policy considerations to criminal profiling
10/ Criminal profiling as expert evidence: An international case law perspective.
Caroline B. Meyer
11/ Criminal profiling: Impact on mock juror decision making and implications for admissibility.
Anne Marie R. Paclebar, Bryan Myers and Jocelyn Brineman
12/ The phenomenon of serial murder and the judicial admission of criminal profiling in Italy.
Anglo Zappalá and Dario Bosco
13/ Criminal profiling and public policy.
Jeffrey B. Bumgarner
14/ The observations of the French judiciary: A critique of the French Ministry of Justice policy report into criminal analysis.
15/ The image of profiling: Media treatment and general impressions.
James S. Herndon
Section (IV) Critiques and conceptual dimensions to criminal profiling
16/ Contemporary problems facing criminal profiling.
Richard N. Kocsis and George B. Palermo
17/ Fine-Tuning geographical profiling.
Jasper J. van der Kemp and Peter J. van Koppen
18/ Skills and accuracy in criminal profiling.
Richard N. Kocsis
19/ Investigative experience and profile accuracy: A replication study.
20/ Ideological schools of thought to criminal profiling.
Richard N. Kocsis
In this book, renowned profiler Dr. Richard Kocsis presents a distinct approach to profiling called Crime Action Profiling or CAP. The volume explains the scope and methodology employed in the studies that the author has undertaken over the past decade and a half. CAP adopts the view that profiling essentially represents a psychological technique that has its foundations in the disciplinary knowledge of forensic psychology.
Combines vast empirical research with the author's personal experiences
Draws together for the time the characteristics of the CAP approach to profiling violent crimes
Describes for the experienced and lay person how to use the various CAP models to profile a particular crime without necessarily needing to comprehend how each model was originally built