Category Archives: Offender Profiling

The Offender Profiling Series. 1 – What is Offender profiling?

Offender profiling is a subject of great controversy. It has been widely portrayed in film and TV and yet the realities of this process, and of its usefulness, are so often misunderstood. Profiling is not, as many would have you … Continue reading

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The Brain and Crime: What is the relationship here?

The relationship between brain function and criminal activity is an area of huge controversy and debate from scientific, legal and philosophical perspectives. Essentially the key issues here are these: does brain dysfunction lead to criminal behaviour and, if so, what … Continue reading

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The psychopath: Facts and research resources

Of the many disorders represented in film, books and other media the psychopath, and the condition of psychopathy, is perhaps one of the most misunderstood. Psychopathy is an extremely complex, and often controversial, issue. Debates rage in terms of its’ … Continue reading

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Theories of crime: Links to free full text resources.

Here are some more links to articles and overviews that I think are useful for writers, students and others of you who are interested in criminal behaviour and forensic psychology. As before links to these have been on Twitter at … Continue reading

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Free Research Resources: Geographical Profiling & the Spatial Behaviour of Serial Offenders.

Following on from my links last week, here are more full text articles or papers for any writers, police officers, students or other interested parties! I have posted links to these on Twitter before but have had many new followers … Continue reading

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Research in Offender Profiling: Useful Full Text Resources.

 Following on from my post last week, this is the first of a series of posts in which I will share links to research papers and articles. These have all been tweeted before but I am aware that they may … Continue reading

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Useful Book Resources in Forensic and Investigative Psychology

Key texts in Forensic and Investigative Psychology. I am often asked by police officers, authors and other interested parties for links to texts I can recommend in these areas. The list below is by no means exhaustive but each of … Continue reading

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The Lazy Brain: Cognitive Limitations and Journey to Crime

In my last post I discussed the issue of cognitive limitation, the fact that our brain can only process so much information at once without being overloaded. This means that our brain is ‘miserly’ with it’s processing and uses a … Continue reading

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