Criminal profiling, the scientific method, and logic

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Petherick, W. A. & Turvey, B. E. (2008). Criminal profiling, the scientific method, and logic. In B. E. Turvey (Ed.), Criminal profiling: An introduction to behavioural evidence analysis (pp. 43-74). Massachusetts, United States: Academic Press- Elsevier Science. ISBN: 9780123741004

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This chapter explains how valid inferences are made leaning deeply against the framework of criminal profiling. It requires the use of the scientific method, an applied understanding of the science of logic, and knowing how to know when you are wrong. It also requires some understanding of bias.

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