As in previous editions, this book is appropriate for criminal investigation, forensic psychology, criminal behavior and interpersonal violence courses, generally as a supplement to a core text or as one of several paperbacks.
The authors continuing research and involvement in field investigation are a source of relevant and often high profile case studies to illustrate theory and application of methods shown.
Chapters include Arson, Pedophilia and Psychological Profiling and Rape.
This edition features a new chapter on Lizzie Borden, analyzing this historic murder case with fresh insight and a unique analysis.
The text is particularly readable and engaging, making frequent use of illustrative tables, figures and occasional photos.