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National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime: Annual Report, 1991

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85 pages
The National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime (NCAVC) was established in 1984, as part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This law enforcement-oriented behavioral science and data processing center was designed to provide expertise to agencies confronting unusual, bizarre, or repetitive violent crime.
This annual report describes the educational and training activities at the Center which include courses, seminars, symposia, conferences, and a 10-month fellowship for police officers specializing in criminal investigation. Current Center research projects are summarized; the wide range of topics include homicide, rape, sexual sadism, child abduction, arson, computer crimes, and counterintelligence. Divided into three units -- Behavioral Science Services, Investigative Support, and Special Operations and Research -- the Center provides consultation on major violent crimes, offender profiles, personality assessments, investigative strategies, interviewing techniques, search warrant affidavit assistance, expert testimony, and prosecution strategy. This report discusses activities of the Violent Criminal Apprehension Program Subunit, Arson and Bombing Investigative Services Subunit, Criminal Investigative Analysis Subunit, and Psychological Services. Sections on professional organizational affiliation, publications, and media relations are also included.