Criminal Profiling,
Edition 5 An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis
By Brent E. Turvey

Publication Date: 10 Oct 2022
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.

Key Features

  • Outlines the scientific principles and practice standards of BEA-oriented criminal profiling, with an emphasis on applying theory to real cases
  • Contains contributions from law enforcement, academia, mental health fields, and forensic science communities
  • Includes a complete glossary of terms, along with an instructor website and student companion site
About the author
By Brent E. Turvey, MS in Forensic Science and a PhD in Criminology; Forensic Scientist, Criminal Profiler, and Instructor with Forensic Solutions, LLC, and The Forensic Criminology Institute, USA
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
Book details
ISBN: 9780128155837
Page Count: 920
Retail Price : £77.00
• Houck and Siegel, Fundamentals of Forensic Science 3e, Aug 2015, 9780128000373, $99.95
• Robinson, Crime Scene Photography 3e, Aug 2016, 9780128027684, $99.95
• Christensen et al., Forensic Anthropology, Jan 2014, 9780124186712, $89.95
• Petherick, Profiling and Serial Crime: Theoretical and Practical Issues 3e, Feb 2013, 9781455731749, $72.95
Primary: Advanced undergraduate and post-graduate students in forensic science programs; criminal profiling, psychology, sociology programs.Secondary: Practicing forensic scientists, forensic practitioners, law enforcement and legal practitioners.
J John Colautti (Anna Maria College)
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