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What is Geographical Profiling?

The geographic model can potentially be applied to all sorts of crime. It examines the distribution of a series of crimes, as was the case in Stuart Kind’s prediction of the Yorkshire Ripper’s base of action and David Canter’s
work in establishing the significance of location in the Railway Murderer (John Duffy) case. Geographic profiling, however, began in North America.

The North American approach Geographic profiling is an investigative tool developed by Kim Rossmo. He developed it whilst he was serving as a Detective Chief Inspector in the Vancouver City Police Department. Now Dr. Kim Rossmo, he has been a research professor in Texas State’s Department of Criminal Justice since
2003, and the University’s Endowed Chair in Criminology since 2007.

Although there have been a number of studies of offenders’ spatial patterns, it is Rossmo who is most widely connected with geographical profiling as an
investigative tool. He advocated its use in conjunction with, and as a complement to, crime linkage and investigative profiling.

In his address to the National Center for Intelligence Studies, Rossmo (1998) defined geographic profiling as:

‘An information management strategy to assist in serial, violent crime investigations, which facilitates the focus of investigative efforts. It is also a support service, a type of analysis and an investigative procedure. The whole
process is based on the intelligent collection, analysis and sharing of information. Suitable crimes for geographical profiling are those that are serial in nature, murder, rape, robbery, arson, bombings and predatory crimes such as sex murders or child molestation.’

Can a person be addicted to crime?

In a word, .... YES.

Crime addictions, like any addiction the addiction to crime has common characteristics (Peale. S, 1985) "addictive experiences are potent modifiers of mood and sensation".

There is a common theory that the following characteristics of addictions include:

...Tolerance - the need for more to produce the same effect.
...Withdrawal - distress after a period of non-engagement.
...Craving - distress associated with desire to re-engage.
...Salience - increasing importance of addiction in lifestyle.
...Conflict - increasing awareness of negative consequences.
...Relapse - reinstatement after a decision to stop or reduce.

Addicted to sexual crime

There are four main studies in the sexual offending literature which suggest that some sexual offending can be addictive. The first is that of McCulloch et al (1983) where the authors took a sample of sadistic sexual offenders in a British Special Hospital.

They found that of their sample of 16, 13 described elaborate and frequent masturbation fantasies. These fantasies showed tolerance in that for many subjects, they were being constantly revised in the direction of greater sadistic and violent content.

Some offenders reported that, after a time, their fantasies had become unsatisfying and had to be supplemented with their acting-out part of the fantasy for them to continue to achieve that state of arousal they were seeking.

For many, these “behavioural try-outs”
eventually led to the full index offence or offences for which they were convicted.

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Author Interview with Brittney Rz

Author Interview with Teresa Clyne

Author Interview with Brittney Rz


Author Interview with Kyle Shoop

Author Interview with Kyle Shoop

Author Kyle Shoop

Author Kyle Shoop


Kyle Shoop (I don’t use a pen name, though often my novels show up under Kyle L. Shoop).

Where are you from

I’m originally from Washington State, but am now living in Utah.

Can you tell me a little about yourself, such as your education or family life

You bet! I’m a practicing attorney in Utah and Wyoming. I received my law degree from Gonzaga University in Spokane, and received an…

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How to Create an Author Profile That Converts Web Surfers to Readers

How to Create an Author Profile That Converts Web Surfers to Readers

Creating an Effective In-Post Author Profile

The in-post author bio or profile is traditionally displayed at the end of each post on your blog. As the visitor has just read through a whole article before reaching the profile, the aim here is to keep the bio as concise as possible, to ensure it doesn’t get skipped over.

Some key ideas to follow when creating your in-post profile include:

  • Keep it…

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Christmas Gifts

Forgotten someone this Christmas? Still time to download Cypathia for any 9-12 yr old. 

Forgotten someone this Christmas? Still time to download Cypathia for any 9-12 yr old. http://goo.gl/T5zDKC

Cypathia: The Secret Princess (Cypathia – Fantasy, Magic and Sorcery Book 1) eBook: Teresa Clyne: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store

Forgotten someone this Christmas? Still time to download Cypathia for any 9-12 yr old

Cypathia: The Secret Princess (Cypathia – Fantasy, Magic and Sorcery Book 1) eBook: Teresa Clyne: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store

When no one seems to care – we turn to Ger at Cry for Help Cattery

When no one seems to care – we turn to Ger at Cry for Help Cattery

Cry for Help Cattery

Last October I was driving home in the rain and when I had to stop at road works I found Figaro, this little ball of fluff, white as snow. I was in a predicament, this was a beautiful kitten, but I had two big dogs, dogs who didn’t like cats.

I couldn’t leave him there, I had to bring him home. So I did, but the first person I rang was my old friend Ger, if anyone knew what…

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I decided to self publish, then this happened

I am writing an online journay of my journey, what works, what doesnt, websites I use, social media, do’s and dont’s and hints and tips for the new author to use (or avoid)

I decided to self publish, then this happened

I decided to self publish, then this happened

I decided to self publish, then this happened

Self Publishing, fun? fear? exhilaration and craic, ? yes, yes yes and yes.

I will post regular updates on my journey to self publishing and my attempts at marketing and sales, what works, what doesn’t, tips and pitfalls to share with you all.


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It’s got it all, endurance through adversity, talking dragons, sorcery and magic, with inter realm portal travel, child protagonists, an evil king, adventures galore and ultimate victory against evil.


What is Criminology?

Criminology examines why people commit crime, these are the pivotal questions in the ongoing debate of how crime should be handled and prevented. It is an area of law that deals with victims of crime, theories explaining illegal and/or deviant behaviour, the social reaction to crime, the effectiveness of anti-crime policies and the broader political terrain of social control.

Areas of expertise of Criminologists(small example)

Anomie, Social Control Theories
Labelling Theory and Critical Criminology
White Collar Crime

What is Forensic Psychology?

(The science of Behaviour)

Forensic Psychology is used within the justice system to assess offenders, identify criminal capacity in young people and to characterise psychopaths. Identify fitness to stand trial and finally they can be used to determine the likelihood of future violence. Can be used to assess the future criminality of offending minors

Areas of expertise of Forensic Psychologists (small sample)

Criminal Responsibility and Psychiatric Defences
Mental Disorder as a Defence
Eyewitness Testimony

What is Criminal Psychology?

Criminal Psychology (The study of criminal minds)

Criminal Psychology is in plain English, the study of why criminals do what they do. In essence, it is the study of the mental processes, motivational patterns, and behaviour of criminals.

Areas of expertise of Criminal Psychologists (small sample)

Offender Profiling
Geographical Profiling
Eye witness testimony

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