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Serial Offenders: Theory and Practice

Author(s): Kevin Borgeson, PhD, Salem State University, Massachusetts
Kristen Kuehnle, EdD, Salem State University, Massachusetts
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  • ISBN-13: 9780763777302
  • Paperback    316 pages      © 2012
Price: $127.95 US List
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"Serial Offenders: Theory and Practice is an excellent read.  The fascinating topics are illuminating, and the balance between theory and practice tweak the windmills of the reader’s mind. Case analysis and profile exercises provide useful investigative applications. The analytic frames of reference and approaches are innovative, valid, and useful."

-Thomas E. Baker, Associate Professor, University of Scranton
Lieutenant, Colonel, MP, USACIDC

Identifying crimes and classifying them as serial murders is the first step towards determining who the offender is and what his or her motives and actions were. Serial Offenders: Theory and Practice explores the act of criminal profiling and the effective methods of case analysis and linkage. Intriguing case studies are used to thoroughly examine the behavioral aspects of serial homicide and the investigative issues that criminal justice professionals face. Readers will learn how to build hypotheses, construct timelines, and develop suspect lists. Successful interview and interrogation skills and methods are also covered.

Scroll to the Samples tab to preview Chapter 1: Why Study Serial Crime? and Chapter 5: Cyber-Predators

Features & Benefits

  • A model theory for understanding copycat serial killers is included to recognize how the media and high profile serial offender cases influence individuals.
  • An updated social psychological model of serial homicide is emphasized to bring readers to a better understanding of serial practice.
  • Cases analysis and profiling exercises are included to give readers hands on application of valuable techniques.
  • Cross cultural differences in types of offenders in the investigative process are reviewed to provide an international perspective.
Table of Contents
Foreword
Preface
Chapter  1  Why Study Serial Offenders?
Chapter  2  Serial Murder
Chapter  3  Serial Rape
Chapter  4  Sex Offenders
Chapter  5  Cyber-Predators
Chapter  6  Stalking
Chapter  7  Arson
Chapter  8  Muti-Murder
Chapter  9  Profiling
Chapter  10  Case Linkage Analysis
Chapter  11  Media and Serial Crime
Chapter  12  Serial Murder Victimization
Chapter  13  Conclusion
References
Author Index
Subject Index

Kevin Borgeson, PhD-Salem State University, Massachusetts

Kevin Borgeson, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Criminal Justice Department at Salem State University, Salem, MA, where he teaches courses in crime scene investigation, profiling, and bias crimes. Borgeson's work has appeared in Journal of Applied Sociology, Michigan Sociological Review, and American Behavioral Sciences.

Kristen Kuehnle, EdD-Salem State University, Massachusetts

Kristen Kuehnle, Ed.D, is Professor of Crinimal Justice at Salem State University. Kuehnle has taught classes in Legal Anthropology, Women and Criminal Justice System, and Rehabilitation of the Offender.  Her past research interests have been on domestic battering in same sex relationships and bias crimes.  Prior to coming to Salem State College, Professor Kuehnle was a clinical psychologist at Mass General Hospital.

  • "Serial Offenders: Theory and Practice is an excellent read.  The fascinating topics are illuminating, and the balance between theory and practice tweak the windmills of the reader’s mind. Case analysis and profile exercises provide useful investigative applications. The analytic frames of reference and approaches are innovative, valid, and useful."

    -Thomas E. Baker, Associate Professor
    University of Scranton
    Lieutenant, Colonel, MP, USACIDC

  • “[This book] provides very comprehensive information and gives the total picture, stressing the science involved in the process.”

    -Bruce Locke, Barton Community College