Criminal Profilers and the Media: Profiling the Beltway Snipers

Brent E. Turvey, Bond University
Michael McGrath

Document Type

Turvey, Brent E. and McGrath, Michael (2006) Criminal Profilers and the Media: Profiling the Beltway Snipers is a chapter in Serial Crime: Theoretical and Practical Issues in Behavioral Profiling, Petherick, Wayne, editor; Elsevier / Academic Press, Burlington, MA, 2006, Chapter 7, pp. 113-129.
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2006 HERDC submission

Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to discuss the relationship between criminal profilers and the media during the so-called "Beltway Sniper" shootings in October of 2002; examine the nature, value, and implications of their public statements; and discuss what the end result of that relationship has been with an eye to navigating its future.

 

This document has been peer reviewed.