Behavioral Evidence Analysis,
Edition 1 International Forensic Practice and Protocols
Edited by Brent E. Turvey and Manuel Esparza

Publication Date: 18 May 2016

The criminal profiling community can easily be split into two separate groups: those that have written criminalprofiles and those that have not. It is an important distinction, because report writing is one of the mostimportant requirements of good scientific practice. The process of writing up findings helps to reveal flaws inan examiner’s logic so that they can be amended or revisited; the final report memorializes findings and theirunderlying basis at a fixed point in time; and as a document a forensic report provides the best mechanism fortransparency and peer review. The problem is that many criminal profilers have not written criminal profiles,and still more prefer that this remain the case, often to conceal their lack of methodology.

The contributors to this volume have travelled the world for more than a decade to lecture on the subjects ofcrime scene analysis and criminal profiling. The result has been a steady stream of requests from educationalinstitutions and government agencies alike to teach the application of criminal profiling theory. Everyonehas read the books, everyone has attended the lecture; but few have experience with hands on practice andapplication. In other words, there is a growing number of serious professionals who want to know how to puttheory into practice and then learn what it means to put their findings into written form.

Behavioral Evidence Analysis: International Forensic Practice and Protocols has been written as a companiontext to Turvey’s Criminal Profiling, now in its fourth edition. It is meant to provide the legion of instructors thatare teaching criminal profiling as a subject with real world examples of case reports. It is also meant to serveas a desk reference for professionals that are writing crime scene analysis and criminal profiling reports, toenable sampling of structure, terminology, and references.

Key Features

  • One of a kind desk reference containing actual criminal profiles for student and examiner reference
  • Contributions prepared by an international group of board-certified criminal profilers
  • Reports are prepared in relation to both investigative and forensic contexts
  • Demonstrates the utility of criminal profiling in both teaching and casework
  • Compliant with practice standards and ethical guidelines published by the International Association of Forensic Criminologists, the Academy of Behavioral Profiling, and the Global Forensic Alliance
About the author
Edited by Brent E. Turvey, Forensic Criminologist Director, The Forensic Criminology Institute (Sitka, Alaska, United States); Senior Partner, Forensic Solutions, LLC (Sitka, Alaska, United States); Partner, The Behavioral Sciences Lab (Aguascalientes, Mexico) and Manuel Esparza, Director, Institute of Forensic Investigation and Criminal Profiling, Juarez, Mexico
Table of Contents
  • List of Contributors
  • Author Biographies
  • Part 1. Limits of Profiling Methodologies
    • Chapter 1. Applied Criminal Profiling: An Introduction
      • Report Writing
      • Rationale
    • Chapter 2. Criminal Profiling: Fraud and Failures
      • The Problem
      • Scientific Misconduct
      • Differentiating Fraud and Negligence
      • False Testimony
      • Forensic Fraud and Criminal Profilers
    • Chapter 3. Behavioral Evidence Analysis: Basic Protocols for the Criminal Profiler
      • Discussion and Rationale
      • Behavioral Evidence Analysis Basics
      • Skill Identification and Development
      • Academy of Behavioral Profiling Criminal Profiling Guidelines—Background
      • Academy of Behavioral Profiling Criminal Profiling Guidelines
      • The International Utility of Behavioral Evidence Analysis
  • Part 2. Student and Professional Development
    • Chapter 4. The IAFC Criminal Profiler Professional Certification Act
      • The International Association of Forensic Criminologists
      • International Association of Forensic Criminologists Criminal Profiler Professional Certification Act of 2013
      • The Global Forensic Alliance Initiative
      • Conclusion
    • Chapter 5. Using a Cold Homicide Case to Teach Criminal Profiling
      • Creating the Course
      • Creating the Collaborative Effort
      • Course Development: Linking Academic Learning Outcomes to a Cold Homicide Case
      • Outcomes
      • Conclusion
    • Chapter 6. Mexico: Criminal Profiling and Forensic Criminology
      • The “Decade of Lost Women”
      • The Woman’s Homicide Unit
      • Criminal Profiling Comes to Mexico: Working With the Federal Bureau of Investigation
      • Structural Changes in the Attorney General’s Office
      • Behavioral Evidence Analysis: Profiler Certification in Mexico
      • Criminal Profiling as Evidence in Mexican Courts
      • Criminal Profiling in Mexico: The Future
    • Chapter 7. Portugal: Applications of Behavioral Evidence Analysis and Forensic Criminology
      • Criminal Profiling and Offender Profiling: Definition and Scope
      • Brief Etiology of Human Behavior
      • The Behavioral Evidence Analysis Model
      • Other Important Analytical Parameters in Criminal Profiling
      • Applying Learned Concepts: Generating a Profile
      • Reading List
    • Chapter 8. Colombia: Criminal Profiling Applications
      • The Behavioral Sciences and Criminal Profiling Group
      • The Behavioral Sciences and Criminal Profiling Group Certification
      • Behavioral Evidence Analysis Utility
      • Conclusion
  • Part 3. Investigative Protocols
    • Chapter 9. Threshold Assessments
      • Purpose
      • Guidelines
      • Sample Report
      • Threshold Assessment: Debora Lyn Hayes, Equivocal Death
      • Kennesaw State University
    • Chapter 10. Equivocal Death Analysis
      • In-Custody Deaths
      • Gary “Don” Edwards
    • Chapter 11. Investigating Staged Crime Scenes
      • Criminal Profile
    • Chapter 12. Investigating Fetish Burglaries
  • Part 4. Forensic Protocols
    • Chapter 13. Applied Crime Scene Analysis
      • The Limits of the Evidence
      • Crime Scene Analysis Goals
      • Case Reports
    • Chapter 14. Examining Allegations of Sexual Assault
      • The Pillars
      • Locating Crime Scenes
      • False Reports
      • Red Flags
      • Georgia v. Jessie L. Arnold
      • Colorado v. Mario Raxon
    • Chapter 15. Examining Sexual Homicides
      • Frequency
      • Basic Types of Sexual Homicide
      • A Brief Literature Review
      • Case Reports
    • Chapter 16. Applied Case Linkage Analysis
      • Major Issues
      • Case Reports
    • Chapter 17. Criminal Profiling and Crime Scene Analysis in Postconviction Review
      • Oklahoma v. Karl Fontenot
      • The Victim
      • The Abduction
      • The Murder
      • Postconviction Review
      • A Missing Child
      • The Appeal
  • Index
Book details
ISBN: 9780128006078
Page Count: 382
Retail Price : £73.99
  • Turvey, Criminal Profiling 4e, 9780123884374, May 2011, $89.95
  • Turvey, Forensic Victimology, 9780123740892, Oct 2008, $65.95
  • Petherick, Profiling and Serial Crime 3e, 978145731749, Feb 2013, $72.95
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