Mapping the Trail of a Crime
How Experts Use Geographic Profiling to Solve the World's Most Notorious Cases
By Gordon Kerr
paperback | 256 pages | 6 3/4 x 8 x 3/4
US$19.95 | CAN$21.95
Publication Date: 2011-11-10
Follow along with forensic experts as they solve some of the toughest criminal cases using geographic profiling.
Why do some serial killers kill only in their own homes or only in the homes of their victims? Why do some kidnappers and rapists travel far and wide to commit their crimes while others stick close to home?
This fully illustrated collection of true crime stories explores a range of well-known criminal cases from a fascinating perspective. It explores the chilling and audacious crimes of infamous serial killers, rapists, and child molesters, implementing the latest geographic profiling methods used by forensic experts. (Geographic profiling is a technique that analyzes the locations of a connected series of crimes and has proven to help investigators determine patterns and anticipate where future crimes may occur or where evidence from past crimes may be found.)
Each case explores the criminal’ s pattern of behavior, gives an overview of the significant incidents of the crime, provides a timeline of how the crime progressed, and includes a map that charts the geography of each case. Exploring the most notorious cases of our day in this unique way provides a novel perspective and gripping narrative. You’ll learn how observing such geographic patterns helped investigators catch the most infamous of criminals. The cases include:
Home and Away
Transports of Death
In a Lonely Place