Ritically evaluate the status of Offender profiling as a psychologically underpinned technique.

Harvard style, evaluating what is the role of offender profiling in police investigation. Evalauating the methodology employed to effect this role.
5. Offender Profiling

What is it?  how are profiles developed  basic ingredients  promises and pitfalls. Current evaluation of OP methods and value

Ainsworth, P. (2001) Offender profiling and crime analysis Willan Publishing

Adler, J.R. (2004) Forensic Psychology: Concepts, debates and practices Willan (Chapter by Alison & Barrett)

Cantor, D. (1994) Criminal Shadows: Inside the mind of the serial killer Harper Collins

Howitt, D. (2002) Forensic and criminal psychology London: Prentice Hall

Jackson, J. & Bekerian, D. (1997) Offender Profiling: Theory, Research and Practice Wiley

Snook, B., Taylor, P.J. & Bennell, C. (2004) Geographic profiling: The fast, frugal and accurate way Applied Cognitive Psychology 18 105-121

Core reference texts