Geographic Profiling and Spatial Analysis of Serial Homicides

Geographic Profiling and Spatial Analysis of Serial Homicides

Sunghoon Roh (Sam Houston State University, USA) and Mark R. Leipnik (Sam Houston State University, USA)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 16
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-453-8.ch008
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Abstract

The characteristics of the crime of serial homicide are examined, the concept of geographic profiling is presented, and the application of geographic information system (GIS)-based spatial analysis techniques to the investigation of serial homicide investigation are discussed in this chapter. The case of serial killer Robert Yates, in which geospatial technologies played a prominent part, is detailed.

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