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Psychology of Criminal Investigations: The Search for the Truth
ISBN/ISSN/Product Number: 978-0-7798-1676-7
Product Type: Book
Number of Pages: Approximately 730 pages
Number of Volumes: 1 volume bound
Binding: hardcover
Publication Date: 2009-02-20
Publisher: Carswell
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Description
Investigating is also about trying to understand the victim and the witness, since they hold part of the truth. This book offers 20 texts written by specialists, divided into four main themes: investigative interviews, false allegations, evaluating risks and threats, the study of sexual crimes and different criminal profiling techniques.
About the Author
Michel St-Yves is a forensic psychologist with the Division de l'analyse du comportement (behavioural analysis service) of the Sûreté du Québec. He works as a critical-incident specialist and is actively involved in criminal investigations, both in profiling suspects and preparing police interrogations. He trains police officers in crisis negotiation techniques and is a member of the Sûreté du Québec's specialised intervention team. He also teaches at the École nationale de police du Québec (Quebec Police Academy) and at the Université de Montréal.
Michel Tanguay has served as lieutenant and chief of the Analysis and Criminal Profiling Unit at the Behavioural Science Service. He has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sherbrooke and 35 years of experience at the Sûreté du Québec -- including 13 in the major crimes (crimes against persons) unit. He is a consultant on investigative strategies and a trainer in crisis negotiations.
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