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Validities and Abilities in Criminal Profiling: A Critique of the Studies Conducted by Richard Kocsis and His Colleagues.

Bennell, Craig and Jones, Natalie and Taylor, Paul J. and Snook, Brent (2006) Validities and Abilities in Criminal Profiling: A Critique of the Studies Conducted by Richard Kocsis and His Colleagues. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 50 (3). pp. 344-360. ISSN 0306-624X

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Abstract

In a recent issue of this journal, Kocsis reviewed the criminal profiling research that he and his colleagues have conducted during the past 4 years. Their research examines the correlates of profile accuracy with respect to the skills of the individual constructing the profile, and it has led Kocsis to draw conclusions that are important to the profiling field. In this article, the authors review the contributions of the Kocsis studies and critique their methodological and conceptual foundations. The authors raise a number of concerns and argue that data from the Kocsis studies fail to support many of the conclusions presented in his recent review. The authors present evidence in support of their assertions and provide recommendations that will allow future research in the area to generate data that are more meaningful and generalizable.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology
Uncontrolled Keywords: criminal profiling ; accuracy ; skills
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Psychology
ID Code: 11014
Deposited By: Dr Paul Taylor
Deposited On: 29 Jul 2008 15:20
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2013 11:52
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/11014

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