Written by a leading expert on the subject, the Second Edition of Hunting Serial Predators describes the empirical process used to analyze serial murderers' crime scene actions, making it possible to form logical decisions about how to detect and apprehend serial killers. In this new edition, Dr. Maurice Godwin provides the reader with a model of the crime scene actions of American serial murderers based on information available to a police inquiry. This text also gives an overview of the related scientific knowledge, introduces a new method to classify the serial predator, and provides accounts of the process and difficulties of profiling the serial murderer. By presenting a classification model of serial murderers and their crime scene behaviors based on empirical and repeatable studies, this book makes significant advances in the areas of police investigations, etiology, and treatment possible.
Features & Benefits
This text clearly explains "Investigative Process Management" a term which encompasses applications of psychology and improves investigative decision-making strategies.
Integration of statistical methods and behavioral theories helps students answer the question: “Why are some people more prone to committing crimes?”
The author was responsible for accurately profiling the DC Sniper, and has appeared on a variety of television shows including “Hardball” and “Geraldo.”
- Criminal Profiling
- Criminal Investigations
Designed for undergraduate or graduate level course use.
G. Maurice Godwin, PhD-Godwin Trial & Forensic Consultancy, Inc.
Dr. Godwin is the president of Godwin Trial & Forensic Consultancy, Inc. He is a former police officer in the State of North Carolina. He received his PhD from The University of Liverpool in England. He has worked as a consultant to police and attorneys in crime scene assessment, developing psychological and geographical profiles. Dr. Godwin has lectured in the United States and Europe on serial murder and criminal investigative analysis. He is the author of numerous books and academic articlese on profiling, serial murder, and crime scene investigations. Dr. Godwin is a certified board member of United States Association of Professional Investigators (USAPI). Web site: http://www.drmauricegodwin.com.