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Applied Crime Analysis
A Social Science Approach to Understanding Crime, Criminals, and Victims
1st Edition - June 12, 2014
Author: Wayne Petherick
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Most approaches to crime analysis focus on geographical crime mapping, which is helpful in identifying crime clusters and allocating police resources, but does not explain why a particular crime took place. Applied Crime Analysis presents a model that brings statistical anchoring, behavioral psychopathology, and victimology from the social sciences together with physical and crime scene evidence to provide a complete picture of crime. This hands-on guide takes theoretical principles and demonstrates how they can be put into practice using real case examples. In addition to covering key topics such as staged crime scenes, false reports, and criminal motivations, the book’s includes a final chapter on report writing, showing readers how to use their findings to successfully advance to prosecution and succeed in court.
Presents a model that takes social science concepts, including statistical anchoring, behavioral psychopathology, and victimology and connects them with crime scene evidence to examine and analyze crime
Puts crime analysis theory into practice with real-world examples highlighting important concepts and best practice
Includes a report writing chapter to demonstrate how this approach can strengthen criminal cases and succeed in court
Instructor materials include a Test Bank, Powerpoint lecture slides, and Instructor's Guide for each chapter
Acknowledgments About the Authors Foreword
1. An Introduction to Applied Crime Analysis Key Terms Introduction
1.1. Types of crime analysis
1.2. Applications Conclusions
2. Logic and Reasoning in Crime Analysis Key Terms Introduction
2.1. Logic and reasoning
2.2. Cognitive tools
2.3. Cognitive errors
2.4. Inductive logic
2.5. Current research on abduction murder
2.6. Deductive logic
2.7. Structured professional judgment
2.8. When probability is the only possibility: analysis of competing hypotheses Conclusion
3. Physical Evidence and the Crime Scene Key Terms Introduction
3.1. What is science?
3.2. Forensic roles
3.3. What is a crime scene?
3.4. Crime scene types
3.5. What is physical evidence?
3.6. Should the crime analyst visit the crime scene?
12. Report Writing, Style, and Components Key Terms Introduction
12.1. Basic components
12.2. Suggested report layout
12.3. Conclusions Conclusion Appendix A. Threat assessment and management process—organizational settings Index
No. of pages: 304
Published: June 12, 2014
Imprint: Academic Press
Paperback ISBN: 9780323294607
eBook ISBN: 9780323296410
Wayne Petherick is Associate Professor of Criminology at Bond University in Australia. Wayne’s areas of interest include forensic criminology, forensic victimology, criminal motivations, criminal profiling, and applied crime analysis. He has worked on risk and threat cases, a mass homicide, stalking, rape, and a variety of civil suits involving premises liability and crime prevention. He has presented to audiences in Australia and abroad, and has published in a variety of areas including social science and legal works in the areas of criminal profiling, expert evidence, stalking, serial crimes, criminal motivations, and victimology. Wayne is co-editor of Forensic Criminology, and editor of Profiling and Serial Crime: Theoretical and Practical Issues, now in its third edition.
Affiliations and expertise
Associate Professor of Criminology, Faculty of Society and Design, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia