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Crime Linkage

Theory, Research, and Practice

Edited by Jessica Woodhams, Craig Bennell

CRC Press – 2014 – 410 pages

Series: Advances in Police Theory and Practice

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Description

A sufficient body of psychological research has amassed in the area of behavioural consistency and the detection of serial offenders. A number of innovations are also taking place in the field which have important implications for the practice of crime linkage and its use by police and the courts. This collection represents a comprehensive and informative text on the psychological and criminological theories underpinning crime linkage, how it is used in practice, the challenges practitioners face, and current innovations which will shape the future of crime linkage research and practice.

Contents

Introduction

Theories of Behavioural Stability and Change

Behavioural Consistency for Criminal Activity

Consistency and Variation in Spatial Behaviour

Sexual Fantasy and Behavioural Stability and Change

The Effect of Mental Disorder on Behavioural Stability and Change

Testing the Theories Underpinning Crime Linkage

Crime Linkage and Behavioural Consistency in Practice

A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Behavioural Consistency in Homicide

Using Crime Linkage to Guide Police Investigations

Developing Investigative Support Systems

Crime Linkage Analysis as Expert Evidence

Linguistic Consistency and Authorship Analysis

Improving Crime Linkage in Practice

New Directions for Crime Linkage Research and Practice

Extending Crime Linkage to Versatile Offenders

Exploring If-Then Contingencies

New Methods for Researching Crime Linkage

Conclusion

Name: Crime Linkage: Theory, Research, and Practice (Hardback)CRC Press 
Description: Edited by Jessica Woodhams, Craig Bennell. A sufficient body of psychological research has amassed in the area of behavioural consistency and the detection of serial offenders. A number of innovations are also taking place in the field which have important implications for the practice of crime...
Categories: Criminal Behaviour and Forensic Psychology, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Theories of Crime, Psychological Science, Behavioral Psychology, Police, Policing