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Description - Applications of Geographical Offender Profiling by Donna Youngs

Many law enforcement agencies are now analyzing where a crime is committed, to develop predictions on the offender, their location and other factors that could help with the investigation. Known as Geographical Offender Profiling (GOP), this approach relies on a combination of principles and methodologies drawn from many different disciplines, including psychology, geography, criminology and forensic science. This book brings together a cross-section of the major papers published in the field of GOP to explain the scope and application of GOP in different criminal contexts. For the first time some widely quoted but difficult to obtain 'classic' papers have been published together with an introduction that provides an up-to-the-minute context and an extensive bibliography of the most relevant publications in this burgeoning area of study.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780754627241
ISBN-10: 0754627241
Format: Paperback / softback
(219mm x 153mm x mm)
Pages: 274
Imprint: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Donna Youngs

David Canter is Professor of Psychology, University of Huddersfield, UK. He is editor of the International Library of Psychology and the Offender Profiling series, and is one of the leading experts in the field of criminal profiling. Donna Youngs is Research Fellow at the International Centre for Investigative Psychology and Vice-President of the International Academy for Investigative Psychology. David Canter, Donna Youngs, Samantha Lundrigan Thomas Gabor, Ellen Gottheil, Paul Larkin, Peter J. van Koppen, Robert W.J. Jansen, Janet Warren, Roland Reboussin, Robert R. Hazelwood, Andrea Cummings, Natalie Gibbs, Susan Trumbetta, Katarina Fritzon, James L. LeBeau, Masayuki Tamura, Mamoru Suzuki, Toby Coffey, Malcolm Huntley, Christopher Missen, Craig Bennell, Brent Snook, Laura Hammond

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