Applications of Geographical Offender Profiling

1st Edition

Donna Youngs, David Canter

Routledge
Published March 28, 2008
Reference - 280 Pages
ISBN 9780754627241 - CAT# Y236040
Series: Psychology, Crime and Law

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Summary

Many law enforcement agencies are now analyzing where a crime is committed, to develop predictions on the offender, their location and other factors that could help with the investigation. Known as Geographical Offender Profiling (GOP), this approach relies on a combination of principles and methodologies drawn from many different disciplines, including psychology, geography, criminology and forensic science. This book brings together a cross-section of the major papers published in the field of GOP to explain the scope and application of GOP in different criminal contexts. For the first time some widely quoted but difficult to obtain 'classic' papers have been published together with an introduction that provides an up-to-the-minute context and an extensive bibliography of the most relevant publications in this burgeoning area of study.

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