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Criminal Profiling. An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis. Edition No. 5

  • Book
  • 680 Pages
  • October 2022
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 4894740

Criminal Profiling: An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis, Fifth Edition, maintains the same core foundation that made previous editions best sellers in the professional and academic community worldwide. Written for practicing behavioral analysts and aspiring students alike, this work emphasizes an honest understanding of crime and criminals. Newly updated, mechanisms for the examination and classification of both victim and offender behavior have been improved. In addition to refined approaches toward international perspectives, chapters on psychological autopsies, scene investigation reconstruction, court issues and racial profiling have also been added.

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Table of Contents

Section 1: An Intro to Criminal Profiling
1. A History of Criminal Profiling
2. Criminal Profiling: Science, Logic, and Cognition
3. Alternative Methods of Criminal Profiling
4. Forensic Psychology, Forensic Psychiatry and Criminal Profiling
5. Applied Behavioral Evidence Analysis: International Perspectives

Section 2: Forensic Victimology
6. Forensic Victimology
7. Sexual Deviance
8. Sexual Asphyxia
9. False Allegations
10. Psychological Autopsies

Section 3: Crime Scene Analysis
11. Crime Scene Investigation and Reconstruction
12. Crime Scene Analysis
13. Crime Scene Characteristics
14. Cyberpatterns: Criminal Behavior on the Internet
15. Fire and Explosives: Behavioral Aspects
16. Case Linkage

Section 4: Offender Characteristics
17. Interpreting Offender Motive
18. Psychopathic and Sadistic Behavior at the Crime Scene
19. Offender Characteristics: Rendering a Criminal Profile
20. Examining Mass Homicide
21. Serial Cases
22. An Introduction to Terrorism

Section 5: Professional Issues
23. Criminal Profiling in Court
24. Criminal Profiling: Post-Graduate Education and Certification
25. Criminal Profiling: Ethical Standards and Practice
26. Racial Profiling

Authors

Brent E. Turvey MS in Forensic Science and a PhD in Criminology. He is a full partner, Forensic Scientist, Criminal Profiler, and Instructor with Forensic Solutions, LLC, and The Forensic Criminology Institute.. Brent Turvey, PhD 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 hold an MS in Forensic Science and a PhD in Criminology. He is a full partner, Forensic Scientist, Criminal Profiler, and Instructor with Forensic Solutions, LLC, and The Forensic Criminology Institute. Dr. Turvey also maintains a caseload of femicides (e.g., sexual homicides, gender motivated homicides), pre-femicidal violence, trafficking, and human rights cases in Latin America. Many of these are related to drug trafficking and human trafficking. This involves the implementation of the UN Model Protocol for Femicide Investigation in Latin America, with The Forensic Criminology Institute's Behavioral Science Lab (BSL). In operation since 2019, the BSL collaborates with USAID, The United Nations, and The Attorney Generals Office in Bogota DC, providing international support and training to attorneys , investigators and forensic professionals.