Applied crime analysis : a social science approach to understanding crime, criminals, and victims / Wayne Petherick
- Petherick, Wayne
- Waltham, MA : Elsevier, 
- Physical Description:
- xxvi, 282 pages ; 24 cm
- An introduction to applied crime analysis -- Logic and reasoning in crime analysis -- Physical evidence and the crime scene -- Forensic victimology -- Detecting staged crime scenes: an empirically derived "how-to" -- Case linkage -- False reports -- Motivations -- Risk assessment -- Threat assessment and management -- Psychopathology and criminal behavior -- Report writing, style, and components.
- "Most approaches to crime analysis focus on geographical crime mapping, which is helpful in identifying crime clusters and allocating police resources, but does not explain why a particular crime took place. Applied Crime Analysis presents a model that brings statistical anchoring, behavioral psychopathology, and victimology from the social sciences together with physical and crime scene evidence to provide a complete picture of crime. This hands-on guide takes theoretical principles and demonstrates how they can be put into practice using real case examples. In addition to covering key topics such as staged crime scenes, false reports, and criminal motivations, the book's includes a final chapter on report writing, showing readers how to use their findings to successfully advance to prosecution and succeed in court."--back cover.
- 9780323294607 (pbk)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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