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Mapping Murder: The Secrets of Geographical Profiling

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'Criminals reveal who they are and where they live not just from how they commit their crimes, but also from the locations they choose.'





So claims renowned criminal psychologist and profiler David Canter. Fully revised and updated, Canter's groundbreaking book leads the reader through the labyrinth psyches of serial killers, rapists and other violent criminals and takes us
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Paperback, 352 pages
Published October 25th 2007 by Virgin Books (first published November 1st 2003)
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Craig Taylor
Aug 23, 2012 Craig Taylor rated it liked it
Although I find geo spacial analysis, profiling and mind mapping interesting, what put me off this book was the author's propensity to critisize those investigations he wasn't involved in, but rate highly anything he was involved with.

There were a few sections of this book which tended to slow the pace considerably and I think the author could have cut to the chase a bit quicker.

What was good about this book though was the way the author takes us into the mind of the criminals and looks at the o
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Robin
Mar 06, 2016 Robin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Forensic profiling – think of a character such as Cracker – has fallen in reputation a little as geographical profiling has risen. Prof David Canter is the UK's leading expert on the subject, having actually assisted detectives successfully around the world, most notably on London's 1985 Railway Rapist case.

While my 2004 edition of this book is clearly out of date and the conclusions about the Jill Dando case and Barry George need updating, there is a wealth of fascinating insight into the evolv
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Aggie
Mar 23, 2014 Aggie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: criminology

The book has been very helpful when I was working on my university assignments, especially in the Profiling and Investigating Serious Crime module. I found the book very interesting and hard to put down. In addition, the writing style was very clear.
Royce Ratterman
Jan 14, 2016 Royce Ratterman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Read for personal research - found this book's contents helpful and inspiring.
A good book for the researcher and enthusiast.
Bella
Mar 26, 2015 Bella rated it liked it
Shelves: library, read-in-2015
Some interesting ideas but not very well executed. David Canter hadn't actually consulted on the majority of the cases mentioned, and was very critical of other cases. The section about Jack the Ripper was really interesting.
Bronwyn Riley
Nov 18, 2013 Bronwyn Riley rated it really liked it
Interesting read about geographical and criminal profiling. The analysis of Fred West was pretty scary...
Ryan
Jul 11, 2008 Ryan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
the only scientific profiling technique
Lema
Jan 27, 2010 Lema rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Criminal profiling- wow
Alex
Dec 30, 2008 Alex rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
fascinating stuff.......
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Professor of Psychology, university of Huddersfield.

David Victor Canter (born 5 January 1944) is a psychologist. He began his career as an architectural psychologist studying the interactions between people and buildings, publishing and providing consultancy on the designs of offices, schools, prisons, housing and other building forms as well as exploring how people made sense of the large scale e
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