Important Texts

Not really an Article per se as a noteworthy compilation of the various texts which I have thrown together this morning. You’ll note, if you are of a mind to do so, that they range from critical and analytical texts to memoirs of the ‘Who’s Who’ of Criminal Profiling. I’ll be doing my own separate reviews as I get around to them, in the meantime feel free to post one yourself. Most of you will have already read or familiarized yourself to some degree with writers like John Douglas and Robert Ressler, but what about…

G.H. Gudjonsson and L. Haward? If you haven’t then now is as good a time as any to get acquainted with them. Their text entitled simply ‘Forensic Psychology’ boasts the priviledge of being the first “practicle and comprehensive guide to the practice of forensic psychology.” If all else fails its definitely a good start. Make note also of Mr David Canter. If you haven’t been reading Canter then you haven’t been reading. He’s in the process of publishing a series on Offender Profiling through Ashgate. So, my new found friends, for your reading pleasure…..

Abrahamsen, D. (1973) The Psychology of Crime. New York: John Wiley.

Amir, M. (1971). Patterns in Forcible Rape. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Andrews, J.A. and Hirst, M. (1992). Criminal Evidence. (2nd ed) London: Sweet and Maxwell.

Bartol, C.R. (1980). Criminal Behaviour: A Psychosocial Approach. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall.

Blackburn, R. (1993) The Psychology of Criminal Conduct. Chichester: John Wiley.

Britton, P. (1997). The Jigsaw Man. London: Bantam Press.

Brussel, J.A. (1969) Casebook of a Crime Psychiatrist. London: New English Library.

Canter, D.V. (1994). Criminal Shadows. London: Harper Collins.

Canter, D.V. and Alison, L.J. (1999). Interviewing and Deception. Aldershot: Dartmouth.

Douglas, J. and Olshaker, M. (1997). Mindhunter: Inside the FBI Elite Serial Crime Unit. London: Mandarin Paperbacks.

Haward, L. (1985). Forensic Psychology in S. and D. Canter (eds). Psychology in Practice. Chichester: Wiley

Holmes, R.M. and Holmes, S.M. (1996). Profiling Violent crimes: and investigative tool. New York: Sage Publications.

Hull, (1942). Methods of Observation. in R. A. King (1961). Readings for an introduction to psychology. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc.

Jackson, J. L. and Bekerian, D.A. (1997). Offender Profiling: Theory, Research and Practice. Chichester, UK: Wiley.

Ressler, R.K., Burgess, A.W. and Douglas, J.E. (1988) Sexual Homicide: Patterns and Motives. New York: Lexington.

Ressler, R. K., Dougals, J.E., Burgess, A.W. and Burgess A.G. (1993). Crime Classification Manual: The Standard System for Investigating and Classifying Violent Crimes. London: Simon and Schuster.

Rumbelow, D. (1987). The Complete Jack the Ripper. London: Star Books.

Smith, J.C. (1995). Criminal Evidence. London: Sweet and Mazwell.

Wilson, C. and Odell, R. (1991). The Complete Jack the Ripper. Penguin Books.

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