Criminal profiling as expert evidence

Wayne Petherick, Bond University
David Field, Bond University
Andrew Lowe
Elizabeth Fry

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Petherick, Wayne, Field, David, Lowe, Andrew & Fry, Elizabeth (2006). Criminal profiling as expert evidence. In Serial crime: Theoretical and practical issues in behavioral profiling (chap. 5). Burlington, MA: Academic Press/Elsevier.


'Serial crime: Theoretical and practical issues in behavioral profiling' successfully connects concepts and creates links to criminal behavior across crimes — murder, sexual assault, and arson — something no other book available does. The connection of serial behavior to profiling, the most useful tool in discovering behavior patterns, is new to the body of literature available and serves to examine the ideal manner in which profiling can be used in conjunction with psychology to positively affect criminal investigations.