The Forensic Psychology eBook Collection

The Forensic Psychology eBook Collection


This special eBook collection on interrogation is derived from the 2006 National Defense Intelligence College Press publication "Educing Information - Interrogation: Science and Art".

Key information and scientific papers from "Educing Information" will be made available as a series of PDF documents which you can read and download for free via the following link.

Interrogation


Special eBook Collection


In the early 1970s, Special Agent Howard Teten and others in the FBI began to apply the insights of psychological science to violent criminal behavior. In 1972, the FBI Academy launched a Behavioral Science Unit—later called the Behavioral Analysis Unit—which began looking for patterns in the behavior of serial rapists and killers. Agents John Douglas and Robert Ressler conducted systematic interviews of serial killers like John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, and Jeffrey Dahmer to gain insight into their modus operandi, motivations, and backgrounds. This collected information helped agents draw up profiles of violent criminals eluding law enforcement.

By the 1980s, the concept of criminal investigative analysis was maturing into a full-fledged investigative tool for identifying criminals and their future actions by studying their behaviors, personalities, and physical traits. Accordingly, in July 1984, the Bureau opened the National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC) on the campus of the FBI Academy to provide sophisticated criminal profiling services to state and local police for the first time.

The aim of Inside the Criminal Mind: A Forensic Psychology eBook Collection Special is to showcase all the major articles written by members of the Behavioral Science Units, National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime, at the FBI Academy.



Article 1

Criminal Profiling: A Viable Investigative Tool Against Violent Crime

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Criminal Profiling


Article 2

A Psychological Assessment of Crime Profiling

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Crime Profiling



Article 3

Criminal Profiling From Crime Scene Analysis

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Criminal Profiling From Crime Scene Analysis


Latest Additions To The Forensic Psychology eBook Collection


Police Lineups: Making Eyewitness Identification More Reliable

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Police Lineups


Crime Mapping: Predicting A Criminal's Journey To Crime

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Crime Mapping


The School Shooter: A Threat Assessment Perspective

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School Shooter


Eyewitness Evidence: A Guide For Law Enforcement

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Eyewitness Evidence


Over the next months I will making more and more forensic psychology related e-books available for download.


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