Every crime casts a unique shadow that may be interpreted to lead the police to the criminal responsible. This book looks at "offender profiling" that helps the police to identify and track individual criminals by the nature of their crime.
BRITAIN'S PIONEERING EXPERT IN PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILING
A unique insight into some of Britain's most notorious criminal investigations, David Vanter's 'Criminal Shadows' is the highly acclaimed account of his experience as Britain's leading pioneer in the new science of criminal psychological profiling.
Professor Canter takes the reader step by step through his development of profiling and through many of his successes with this technique, by which the psychological traces surrounding the crime- the tell-tale patterns of behaviour- were used to indicate the personality of the offender. 'Criminal Shadows', revealing privileged information for the first time about some of the world's most gruesome crimes, introduces us to the detective work of the future.
"Fascinating…A persuasive and thorough contribution to a nascent science…David Canter is the most eminent guide one could wish for in this difficult and serious subject".
BRIAN MASTERS, 'Mail on Sunday'
"Lucid, intriguing account of psychological profiling, the science which allows police to track down serial killers using behavioural, rather than forensic, evidence".
"I know were I still investigating murder, David Carter's phone number would be near the top of my list and 'Criminal Shadows' not too far away.
'John Stalker', 'Sunday Express'
"This fascinating book falls into the category of True Detection. What he is helping to solve is the mystery of how to solve mysteries itself".