Professor David Canter

PhD, AcSS, FAPA, FBPsS(Hon), FRSM, CPsychol
Director International Centre for Investigative Psychology
at The University of Huddersfield
President Int. Academy for Investigative Psychology
Emeritus Professor of The University of Liverpool

Title Criminal Shadows: Inside the Mind of the Serial Killer
Author(s) David Canter
Published 04/01/1994
Publisher Harper Collins
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Criminal Shadows: Inside the Mind of the Serial Killer

A unique insight into some of Britain’s most notorious criminal investigations, this is the highly acclaimed account of his experience as Britain’s leading pioneer in the new science of criminal psychological profiling.

Professor Canter takes the reader step by step through his development of profiling and through many of his successes with this technique, by which the psychological traces surrounding the crime – the tell-tale patterns of behaviour – were used to indicate the personality of the offender. Criminal Shadows, revealing privileged information for the first time about some of the world’s most gruesome crimes, introduces us to the detective work of the future.