n SA Crime Quarterly - Investigating psychologically motivated crimes : the work of the SAPS Investigative Psychology Unit
|Article Title||Investigating psychologically motivated crimes : the work of the SAPS Investigative Psychology Unit|
|© Publisher:||Institute for Security Studies (ISS)|
|Journal||SA Crime Quarterly|
|Publication Date||Sep 2008|
|Pages||33 - 38|
The investigation of crimes like serial murder and serial rape requires both experience and proficient detective work. It also requires specialist knowledge to identify the psychological and criminological elements of a serial offence. Within the SAPS, there is a specialist unit that deals with psychologically motivated crimes - the Investigative Psychology Unit (IPU). This article draws attention to the contribution the unit makes to the investigation and prosecution of serial crimes in South Africa.
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