Accuracy and usefulness of offender profiling: a review of the research.

Puniskis, Michael John and Gekoski, Anna (2011) Accuracy and usefulness of offender profiling: a review of the research. In: Police Psychology. Peters, James M., ed. Psychology Research Progress . Nova Science Publishers, pp. 89-106. ISBN 9781608769964

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Abstract

This study sought to collect and summarize empirical research on offender profiling pertaining to its investigative accuracy and practitioner opinions on its use. A computerized search was performed using multiple academic databases to locate references, which were obtained and snowballed until resourced were exhausted. A detailed literature review table was constructed for the entire sample to summarize the methods, sample, results, and implications for each study. Key findings, gaps, trends, and future directions are discussed. This study helps guide research agendas on offender profiling research and serves as a valuable directory of information for practitioners.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Criminology and Sociology
Item ID: 7606
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Depositing User: Devika Mohan
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2011 06:27
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:22
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/7606

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