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

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

by Brent E. Turvey
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Focused on Behavioral Evidence Analysis (BEA), a method of criminal profiling developed and refined by the author over the past 15 years, the fourth edition of Criminal Profiling maintains the same core foundation that made previous editions best sellers in the professional and academic community worldwide. Written from 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 towards victimology, crime scene analysis, motivation and case linkage, a chapter on sexual deviance has been added as well.

With prior edition in wide use as a primary text in criminal justice, law, criminology, and behavioral science programs around the world, Criminal Profiling, Fourth Edition remains essential for students and professionals alike.

  • Outlines the scientific principles and practice standards of BEA-oriented criminal profiling, with an emphasis on applying theory to real cases
  • Contributing authors from law enforcement, academic, mental health and forensic science communities provide a balance perspective
  • Complete glossary of key terms Companion Web site includes all appendices from previous volumes and figure collection at
  • Manual Web site provides an instructor’s manual for each chapter, powerpoint slideshows, and case reports from Brent Turvey’s work

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780123852434
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 06/03/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 728
Sales rank: 141,396
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.30(d)

About 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:

Table of Contents

SECTION 1 - An Introduction 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: The Mental Health Professional's Contribution to Criminal Profiling 5.An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis 6.An Introduction to Crime Scene Analysis

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

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

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

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

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