David Canter

David Canter is an emeritus professor at the University of Liverpool, and a visiting professor at Liverpool Hope University. Best known as the pioneer of offender profiling in the UK, he has assisted over 150 criminal investigations since 1985. The conviction that any contributions made to investigations and the legal process must have an empirical, scientific basis led him to create the discipline of ‘investigative psychology.’ The emergence of this new field is reviewed in his award-winning popular book Criminal Shadows, and it is covered in detail in the widely acclaimed textbook Investigative Psychology: Offender Profiling and the Analysis of Criminal Behaviour. His most
recent book is Criminal Psychology.