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Contribution to Book
Criminal profiling, the scientific method, and logic
Criminal profiling: An introduction to behavioral evidence analysis (2008)
  • Wayne A. Petherick, Bond University
  • Brent E. Turvey
Abstract

Extract:
This chapter explains how valid inferences are made leaning deeply against the framework of criminal profiling. It requires the use of the scientific method, an applied understanding of the science of logic, and knowing how to know when you are wrong. It also requires some understanding of bias.

Keywords
  • critical thinking,
  • deductive argument,
  • falsification,
  • inductive argument,
  • inference,
  • logic,
  • scientific method
Disciplines
Publication Date
April 1, 2008
Editor
B. E. Turvey
Publisher
Elsevier Academic Press
ISBN
9780123741004
Publisher Statement
Interim status: Citation only.

Petherick, W. A. & Turvey, B. E. (2008). Criminal profiling, the scientific method, and logic. In B. E. Turvey (Ed.), Criminal profiling: An introduction to behavioural evidence analysis (pp. 43-74). Massachusetts, United States: Academic Press- Elsevier Science. ISBN: 9780123741004

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2008 HERDC submission. FoR code: 1602

© Copyright Elsevier, Inc., 2008
Citation Information
Wayne A. Petherick and Brent E. Turvey. "Criminal profiling, the scientific method, and logic" 3rdBurlington, MACriminal profiling: An introduction to behavioral evidence analysis (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/wayne_petherick/13/