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Investigative relevance
Serial crime: Theoretical and practical issues in behavioral profiling
  • Claire Ferguson, Bond University
Date of this Version
1-1-2009
Document Type
Book Chapter
Publication Details
Interim status: Citation only.

Ferguson, C. (2009). Investigative relevance. In W. Petherick (Ed.), Serial crime: Theoretical and practical issues in behavioral profiling (pp. 123-143). Burlington, USA: Elsevier Academic Press.

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ISBN
978-0-12-374998-7
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Abstract
Extract: This chapter examines whether criminal profiles actually provide the assistance they are meant to provide - that is, whether they are investigatively relevant or whether they are distracting and of little value to investigators. This chapter discusses some of the critical issues in investigative relevance and presents the results of research conducted by the author. It is shown throughout that the various types of profiles differ greatly in how much they acknowledge, and strive toward, investigative relevance. Before examining the research on investigative relevance, the goals of profiling and the information used and subsequently provided are examined.
Citation Information
Claire Ferguson. "Investigative relevance" 2ndBurlington, United StatesSerial crime: Theoretical and practical issues in behavioral profiling (2009) p. 123 - 143
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