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

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Puniskis, M. and Gekoski, A. 2011. Accuracy and usefulness of offender profiling: a review of the research. in: Peters, J. (ed.) Police Psychology. Nova Science Publishers. pp. 89-106
Chapter titleAccuracy and usefulness of offender profiling: a review of the research.
AuthorsPuniskis, M. and Gekoski, A.
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.

Page range89-106
Book titlePolice Psychology.
EditorsPeters, J.
PublisherNova Science Publishers
SeriesPsychology Research Progress
ISBN
Hardcover9781608769964
Publication dates
Print2011
Publication process dates
Deposited09 Apr 2011
Output statusPublished
LanguageEnglish
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