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

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Overview

Now in its fourth edition, Criminal Profiling - winner of a 2013 Texty Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association - is an established resource centered on the deductive profiling method developed by the author. With 35% new content, this edition contains cases in each chapter, along with the latest advances in evidence-based profiling. Additional information has been added covering topics such as mass homicide, as well as the timely inclusion of a chapter on terrorist profiling and interviewing.

Deductive profiling is different from other forms of profiling in that it does not involve averaged, statistical profiles. Instead it focuses on criminal profiling as an investigative process, solving real crime through an honest understanding of the nature and behavior of criminals. It approaches each criminal incident as its own universe of behaviors and relationships. Throughout the text, the author illustrates the most crucial tenet that any good criminal profiler should adhere to: the enthusiastic desire to investigate and examine the facts.

Criminal Profiling, Fourth Edition, is an ideal companion for students and professionals alike, including investigators, forensic scientists, criminologists, mental health professionals, and attorneys. 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.

  • Best-selling author Brent Turvey defines the deductive profiling method, which focuses on examining the nature and behavior of criminals in order to solve crimes
  • Contributing authors represent law enforcement, academic, mental health, and forensic science communities for a balanced perspective
  • Completely revised with 35% new material including updates on the latest advances in evidence-based profiling

New to this edition

  • New cases in every chapter
  • New chapters in logic and reasoning
  • New chapter reviewing non-evidence based profiling methods
  • New chapter on mass homicide
  • New chapter on terrorist profiling and interviewing
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This textbook pulls together an impressive amount of substantive knowledge from a variety of disciplines in order to provide the reader with a foundation upon which to develop a mastery of the criminal profiling process.
—Daniel Kennedy, PhD, Forensic Criminologist
Professor, University of Detroit Mercy in a pre-publication review of the third edition of Criminal Profiling

"The third edition of Criminal Profiling is sterling!"
—Stan Crowder, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice, Kennesaw State University, GA

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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: 125,894
  • 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: bturvey@forensic-science.com.

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Table of Contents

SECTION 1 - An Introduction to Criminal Profiling Chapter 1: A History of Criminal Profiling Chapter 2: Criminal Profiling: Science, Logic, and Cognition Chapter 3: Alternative Methods of Criminal Profiling Chapter 4: Forensic Psychology, Forensic Psychiatry, and Criminal Profiling: The Mental Health Professional's Contribution to Criminal Profiling Chapter 5: An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis Chapter 6: An Introduction to Crime Scene Analysis

SECTION 2 - Forensic Victimology Chapter 7: Forensic Victimology Chapter 8: Sexual Deviance Chapter 9: Sexual Asphyxia Chapter 10: False Reports

SECTION 3 - Crime Scene Analysis Chapter 11: An Introduction to Crime Reconstruction Chapter 12: Crime Scene Characteristics Chapter 13: Interpreting Motive Chapter 14: Case Linkage Chapter 15: Cyberpatterns: Criminal Behavior on the Internet Chapter 16: Fire and Explosives: Behavioral Aspects

SECTION 4 - Offender Characteristics Chapter 17: Inferring Offender Characteristics Chapter 18: Psychopathy and Sadism: Interpreting Psychopathic and Sadistic Behavior in the Crime Scene Chapter 19: Sex Crimes Chapter 20: Domestic Homicide Chapter 21: Mass Murder Chapter 22: Serial Cases: Investigating Pattern Crimes Chapter 23: Introduction to Terrorism: Understanding and Interviewing Terrorists Appendix: Threshold Assessment

SECTION 5 - Professional Issues Chapter 24: Ethics and the Criminal Profiler Chapter 25: Criminal Profiling on Trial: The Admissibility of Criminal Profiling Evidence

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2012

    Wow

    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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