Criminal Profiling

PDF EBook by Brent E. Turvey

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Definitely a worthwhile read, especially as an alternative to a lot of the offerings out there. Criminal Profiling PDF EBookTurvey insists on the primacy of the scientific method in criminal investigation, and the importance of deduction over induction.Right there I knew we were going to be best of friends, and when he included the section excoriating anyone willing to entertain psychics as an investigative tool, I was sold.The insistence on scientific rigor is something I'd like to see adopted across the board, since junk science is a threat to victims and defendants alike.

During my high school and undergraduate years, I read a lot of the books put out by the original FBI profilers — Ressler, Hazlewood, Douglas, Dietz, etc.At the time I really liked them, but they've since worn considerably thin with me.Turvey holds their work to account, pointing out (for instance) the frequent substitution of statistical data (sometimes obtained in deeply flawed studies) for genuine offender insight.This willingness to challenge the received wisdom of the BAU (and its heirs) makes the book valuable, although it might be offputting to those who like their cows sacred. Like this book? Read online this: How a Seed Grows (Let's-Read-And-Find-Out Science (Let's-Read-And-Find-Out Science: Stage 1 (Pb)), Principles of Geographical Offender Profiling.

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