The Timeline Toolkit: Temporal methods for crime research (Hardcover)

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How long before a serial killer strikes again? When do burglaries occur? What is the timeline of a terrorist? How can we help solve cold cases? Can we track the movements of a criminal? Can we spot a liar? To answer these questions, we need a specialist set of tools. The Timeline Toolkit provides these tools.

This book is written for academics, students, police, and true crime enthusiasts. The methods presented have been applied to real-world, true crimes and have been presented to international academic and law enforcement audiences. From profiling serial killers to understanding burglaries, a number of solved and unsolved crimes are analysed with various approaches. All of the current, top methods are included: Behaviour Sequence Analysis, Crime Script Analysis, Behaviour Tracking, Behavioural Fingerprinting, T-Pattern Analysis, and more. This book is aimed at individuals without any background knowledge or training with the methods, so it can be picked-up and used by everyone from academics to true crime enthusiasts. Analyses of various criminal investigations are included: interrogation and confession analysis; serial killers, sexual assault, stalking, burglary, and a range of others. The methods are showcased in terms of current cases, and cold cases.

About the Author:

Dr Keatley is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Chair of Crime Science at Murdoch University, Australia. David is also the Director of Researchers in Behaviour Sequence Analysis (ReBSA) and Cold Case Review (CCR@). David collaborates on a number of international research projects into violent crime, including atypical homicide, sexual assault and rape cases, and interpersonal violence. This has resulted in over 50 academic publications and case reports. In addition to academic work, David is also a consultant to police departments around the world. David has consulted on a number of current and cold criminal cases, and has appeared on major television networks and podcasts. David is a proud member of The Vidocq Society and The American Investigative Society of Cold Cases (AISOCC).

Product Details
ISBN: 9780648921400
ISBN-10: 0648921409
Publisher: Rebsa Publications
Publication Date: August 1st, 2020
Pages: 334
Language: English