Reviews - What do customers think about Criminal Shadows, Inner Narratives of Evil?
The Real Deal Oct 12, 2007
If you work in the field of forensic psychology, police work, and/or a crime analyst this book is a must read. This book not only is enjoyable to read but the last several chapters are filled with research backed valuable information to give the reader a realistic view into an offender's psyche. In short, this is the best book for a reader who wants a real view of how geographical profiling and investigative psychology can be utilized in investigations.
It is this reader's recommendation to stick to books written by Dr. David Canter, Dr. Laurence Alison and academic journals if you are involved on hands on work in the field of Investigative / Forensic Psychology.
Review of CRIMINAL SHADOWS, INNER NARRATIVES OF EVIL Aug 30, 2006
Having a strong interest in true crime, with an emphasis on the psychology behind the criminal mind, I found this book imformative and entertaining. Unlike many books in this gendre it does not explore extensive graphic crime detail, but sufficient to provide an example of a point being made. The book wonderfully details a very scientific approach to understanding the criminal mind and profiling. It is interesting how a strong emphasis is placed on geographic profiling, the book explains the reasons for this. Clearly anyone who has studied some basic psychology and the works of well known 'theorists' will enjoy some sections more than those who haven't. If you haven't don't worry there are many sections anyone interested in the subjuct matter will find facinating. You may well discover a little about yourself. Overall if you are interested in psychological profiling and how it works get a copy and have a read.
Highly Informative, Highly Recommended Oct 3, 2003
Dr. Canter's book is the best book I have read on the subject of criminal profiling. Unlike most other books on the topic, like the ones written by former FBI profilers, Dr. Canter lucidly explains how to construct a profile of serial rapists and killers. This book is also an introduction to Investigative Psychology, a field of study developed by Dr. Canter et. al. Worth reading for anyone interested in serial murder and criminal profiling.