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Profiling and Criminal Justice in America.

Profiling and Criminal Justice in America, second edition

Jeff Bumgarner


PO Box 1911, Santa Barbara, CA 93116-1911

9781610698511, $58.00,

Criminal profiling, also known as offender profiling, is a behavioral and investigative tool that is intended to help investigators to accurately predict and profile the characteristics of unknown criminal subjects or offenders. Now in a fully updated and expanded second edition, "Profiling and Criminal Justice in America: A Reference Handbook" by Jeff Bumgarner (Professor and Department head of Criminal Justice and Political Science, North Dakota State University) is a 377 page compendium comprised of five major sections with respect to the uses of criminal profiling within the context of American law enforcement: Background and History; Problems, Controversies, and Solutions; Perspectives; Profiles; Data and Documents. Enhanced with the inclusion of a section of Resources (Academic Studies; Books); a two page Chronology; a ten page Glossary; and a twenty-four page Index, "Profiling and Criminal Justice in America: A Reference Handbook" is a seminal and invaluable contribution that should be a part of every academic and governmental library's Judicial Studies and Police Procedural Studies reference collection and supplemental studies reading list. It should be noted that "Profiling and Criminal Justice in America: A Reference Handbook" is also available in a Kindle edition ($52.19).

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Date:Feb 1, 2015
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