|Title||Investigative Psychology: Offender Profiling and the Analysis of Criminal Action|
|Author(s)||David Canter and Donna Youngs|
|Publisher||John Wiley & Sons|
Investigative Psychology: Offender Profiling and the Analysis of Criminal Action
Until the development of Investigative Psychology, ‘profiling’ was based on little more than the informed personal expertise of experienced detectives. Spearheaded by David Canter and his associates, the new discipline of Investigative Psychology has emerged out of a quarter century of research and involvement in many actual cases.
This ground–breaking text is the first to provide a detailed overview of the field, from the earliest work through to recent studies, including descriptions of previously unpublished internal reports. Crucially it provides a framework for students to explore this exciting terrain, combining Narrative Theory and an Action Systems framework. It includes empirically tested models for Offender Profiling and guidance for investigations, as well as an agenda for research in Investigative Psychology.