Criminal & Behavioral Profiling
Criminal and Behavioral Profiling, written by well-established authors Curt and Anne Bartol, presents a realistic and empirically-based look at the theory, research, and practice of modern criminal profiling, or, as it's more professionally termed, behavioural analysis or behavioural investigative analysis. Designed for use in a variety of criminal justice and psychology courses, the book delves into the process of identifying distinctive behavioural tendencies, geographical locations, demographic, and biographical descriptors of offenders, and personality traits, based on characteristics of the crime. Timely literature and case studies from the rapidly growing international research in criminal profiling help students understand the best practices, major pitfalls, and psychological concepts that are key to this process.
(Due to changes in the curriculum we have not adopted this book or any similar text.)
The book gives a good basic overview of the field of criminal and behavioural profiling. The text is very accessible and should be ok to read even for non-native English readers. I would not hesitate to use this book at our university of applied sciences or at a university in the Netherland.
The development of the field is described along historical lines and works towards the current way that theory, research and practice are still evolving. It’s very much a relatively young discipline and not without it’s controversies. These and different schools of thought within the field are well presented in the book. The book is a very nice and concise introduction into the field of criminal and behavioural profiling.
throughout the book there are interesting articles that relate to the study my learners have to complete in certain modules, especially on difference and diversity and assumptions a great book to use for reference in study and in professional parctice.
This book has been considered as supplemental reading for our MSc programme. It provides a comprehensive overview of criminal profiling in an interesting and accessible manner. Case studies help bring the theory and techniques to life.
Very good text. up-to-date and includes an international perspective
This is a really well-written and interesting book that our students will hopefully connect with well. Uses a good range of examples and relevant research.
Most appropriate for my new course called Profiling and Threat Assessment Hits on all the appropriate topics in a writing style well-liked by the students and is more than authoritative enough for my requirements
My profiling class is very specific and this just didn't quite fit it.
Easy to read and useful for entry level learners in crime investigation
Interesting coverage of the subject area. Recommended as additional reading
Used a lot of the information for the topic of offender profiling and have recommended the book to the students if they want to take this topic further in their final year dissertations.