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FPSY 8202 Criminal Investigative Analysis and Profiling: Welcome & Course Readings

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FPSY 8202 Course Readings

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Alison, L., Goodwill, A., Almond, L., van den Heuvel, C., & Winter, J. (2010). Pragmatic solutions to offender profiling and behavioural investigative advice. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 15(1), 115–132. doi:10.1348/135532509X463347

Anonymous. (2007). Inside the mind of the mind hunter: An interview with legendary FBI agent John Douglas. Forensic Examiner, 16(1), 10–13. Retrieved from

Carson, D. (2011). Investigative psychology and law: Towards collaboration by focusing on evidence and inferential reasoning. Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, 8(1), 74–89. doi:10.1002/jip.133

Chifflet, P. (2015). Questioning the validity of criminal profiling: An evidence-based approach. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 48(2), 238–255. doi:10.1177/0004865814530732

Devery, C. (2010). Criminal profiling and criminal investigation. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, 26(4), 393–409. doi:10.1177/1043986210377108

Kocsis, R. N. (2010). Criminal profiling works and everyone agrees. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 10(3), 224–237. doi:10.1080/15228930903550574

Kocsis, R. N. (2013). The criminal profiling reality: What is actually behind the smoke and mirrors? Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 13(2), 79–91. doi:10.1080/15228932.2013.765733

Kocsis, R. N. (2015). The name of the rose and criminal profiling: The benefits of ViCAP and ViCLAS. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 15(1), 58–79. doi:10.1080/15228932.2014.986706

Kocsis, R. N., & Palermo, G. B. (2015). Disentangling criminal profiling: Accuracy, homology, and the myth of trait-based profiling. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 59(3), 313–332. doi:10.1177/0306624X13513429

Kocsis, R. N., & Palermo, G. B. (2016). Criminal profiling as expert witness evidence: The implications of the profiler validity research. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 49(Part A), 55–65. doi:10.1016/j.ijlp.2016.05.011

Miller, L. (2014). Serial killers: Development, dynamics, and forensics. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 19(1), 12–22. doi:10.1016/j.avb.2013.11.003

Pakkanen, T., Zappalà, A., Bosco, D., Berti, A., & Santtila, P. (2015). Can hard-to-solve one-off homicides be distinguished from serial homicides? Differences in offense behaviors and victim characteristics. Journal of Criminal Psychology, 5(3), 216–232. Retrieved from

Schlesinger, L. B. (2009). Psychological profiling: Investigative implications from crime scene analysis. Journal of Psychiatry & Law, 37(1), 73–84. Retrieved from

Torres, A. N., Boccaccini, M. T., & Miller, H. A. (2006). Perceptions of the validity and utility of criminal profiling among forensic psychologists and psychiatrists. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 37(1), 51–58. doi:10.1037/0735-7028.37.1.51

Trojan, C., & Salfati, G. (2016). Criminal history of homicide offenders: A multi-dimensional analysis of criminal specialization. Journal of Criminal Psychology, 6(1), 28–41. Retrieved from

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