Criminal Profiling: An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis / Edition 4

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Centered on the author-developed deductive profiling method known as Behavioral Evidence Analysis, the third edition of Criminal Profiling contains the core information that made the first and second editions bestsellers, while also adding a wealth of new material valuable to both aspiring and practicing forensic scientists. By solving crime through an honest understanding of the nature and behavior of criminals, this book focuses on criminal profiling as an investigative and forensic process, approaching each criminal incident as its own universe of behaviors and relationships. Thoroughly revised and updated, this edition also contains brand new chapters on logic, alternate profiling methods, terrorism, and mass homicide, as well as new case studies.

Criminal Profiling, Third Edition, is an ideal companion for students and professionals alike, including investigators, forensic examiners, criminologists, mental health professionals, attorneys, and other criminal justice professionals. Instructors within these professions will find it invaluable as a required text for their college-level subjects. Readers will use it as a comprehensive reference text, a handbook for evaluating physical evidence, a tool to bring new perspectives to cold cases, and as an aid in preparing for criminal trials.

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Reviews of the first edition
"Criminal Profiling is a serious and long overdue effort at structuring a body of knowledge into a cohesive subject. Brent Turvey has provided the reader with a roadmap to comprehending the principles underlying criminal profiling. The knowledge gleaned from this book can only strengthen the foundational skills of the prospective and active criminal investigator." —Richard Saferstein, PhD
"Brent Turvey's opus is a major and much needed step towards professionalism" — Sue Jenner, The Expert
"This text documents the principles of proper criminal profiling and undertakes to establish definite criteria for professionalization...should be reviewed by anyone intent on becoming a professional criminal profiler." — American Journal of Psychiatry
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123852434
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 6/3/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 728
  • Sales rank: 188,660
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Brent E. Turvey spent his first years in college on a pre-med track only to change his course of study once his true interests took hold. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University in Psychology, with an emphasis on Forensic Psychology, and an additional Bachelor of Science degree in History. He went on to receive his Masters of Science in Forensic Science after studying at the University of New Haven, in West Haven, Connecticut.

Since graduating in 1996, Brent has consulted with many agencies, attorneys, and police departments in the United States, Australia, China, Canada, Barbados and Korea on a range of rapes, homicides, and serial/ multiple rape/ death cases, as a forensic scientist and criminal profiler. He has also been court qualified as an expert in the areas of criminal profiling, forensic science, victimology, and crime reconstruction. In August of 2002, he was invited by the Chinese People's Police Security University (CPPSU) in Beijing to lecture before groups of detectives at the Beijing, Wuhan, Hanzou, and Shanghai police bureaus. In 2005, he was invited back to China again, to lecture at the CPPSU, and to the police in Beijing and Xian - after the translation of the 2nd edition of his text into Chinese for the University. In 2007, he was invited to lecture at the 1st Behavioral Sciences Conference at the Home Team (Police) Academy in Singapore, where he also provided training to their Behavioral Science Unit. In 2012 Brent completed his PhD in Criminology from Bond University in Gold Coast, Australia.

He is the author of Criminal Profiling: An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Editions (1999, 2002, 2008, 2011); co- author of the Rape Investigation Handbook, 1st and 2nd Editions (2004, 2011), Crime Reconstruction 1st and 2nd Editions (2006, 2011), Forensic Victimology (2008) and Forensic Fraud (2013) - all with Elsevier Science. He is currently a full partner, Forensic Scientist, Criminal Profiler, and Instructor with Forensic Solutions, LLC, and an Adjunct Professor of Justice Studies at Oklahoma City University. He can be contacted via email at:

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 A History of Criminal Profiling Brent E. Turvey Turvey, Brent E. 1

Ch. 2 Criminal Profiling, the Scientific Method, and Logic Wayne A. Petherick Petherick, Wayne A. Brent E. Turvey Turvey, Brent E. 43

Ch. 3 Nomothetic Methods of Criminal Profiling Wayne A. Petherick Petherick, Wayne A. Brent E. Turvey Turvey, Brent E. 75

Ch. 4 Forensic Psychology, Forensic Psychiatry, and Criminal Profiling: The Mental Health Professional's Contribution to Criminal Profiling Michael McGrath McGrath, Michael Angela Torres Torres, Angela 113

Ch. 5 Behavioral Evidence Analysis: Ideo-Deductive Method of Criminal Profiling Wayne A. Petherick Petherick, Wayne A. Brent E. Turvey Turvey, Brent E. 133

Ch. 6 An Introduction to Crime Reconstruction W. Jerry Chisum Chisum, W. Jerry Brent E. Turvey Turvey, Brent E. 155

Ch. 7 Crime Scene Analysis Brent E. Turvey Turvey, Brent E. 187

Ch. 8 Wound Pattern Analysis Brent E. Turvey Turvey, Brent E. 223

Ch. 9 Staged Crime Scenes Brent E. Turvey Turvey, Brent E. 241

Ch. 10 Criminal Motivation Wayne A. Petherick Petherick, Wayne A. Brent E. Turvey Turvey, Brent E. 273

Ch. 11 Case Linkage: Offender Modus Operandi and Signature Brent E. Turvey Turvey, Brent E. 309

Ch. 12 Victimology Wayne A. Petherick Petherick, Wayne A. Brent E. Turvey Turvey, Brent E. 357

Ch. 13 False Reports Brent E. Turvey Turvey, Brent E. 395

Ch. 14 The Psychological Autopsy Dana S. La Fon La Fon, Dana S. 419

Ch. 15 Fire and Explosives: Behavioral Aspects Brent E. Turvey Turvey, Brent E. 431

Ch. 16 Stalking Wayne Petherick Petherick, Wayne 449

Ch. 17 Domestic Homicide Brent E. Turvey Turvey, Brent E. 483

Ch. 18 Mass Homicide Brent E. Turvey Turvey,Brent E. 507

Ch. 19 Introduction to Terrorism: Understanding and Interviewing Terrorists Brent E. Turvey Turvey, Brent E. 523

Ch. 20 Offender Characteristics: Rendering the Profile Brent E. Turvey Turvey, Brent E. 539

Ch. 21 Psychopathy and Sadism: Interpreting Psychopathic and Sadistic Behavior in the Crime Scene Brent E. Turvey Turvey, Brent E. 569

Ch. 22 Sexual Asphyxia Michael McGrath McGrath, Michael Brent E. Turvey Turvey, Brent E. 605

Ch. 23 Serial Crime Brent E. Turvey Turvey, Brent E. 629

Ch. 24 Cyberpatterns: Criminal Behavior on the Internet Eoghan Casey Casey, Eoghan 669

Ch. 25 Criminal Profiling on Trial: The Admissibility of Criminal Profiling Evidence Craig M. Cooley Cooley, Craig M. 689

Ch. 26 Ethics and the Criminal Profiler Brent E. Turvey Turvey, Brent E. 717

Index 745

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    Thats a lot of money for a book just about analyzing criminal. Give me more to learn and ill buy it.

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