Criminal Profiling

Criminal Profiling : An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis

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This work is centered on the Deductive Profiling method developed by the author. The method based on forensic evidence and does not involve the use of statistically-generated, or inductive, profiles. It approaches each criminal incident as its own universe of behavioural evidence that must be assessed apart from other seemingly like crimes. Its key themes include reliance upon forensic evidence to establish behaviours, the importance of professional objectivity, and the use of profiling as an investigative process rather than a last resort Chapters include: criminal profiling and the law; cases that benefit from profiling; cyberpatterns - criminal behaviour on the Internet; and trial strategy.
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  • Hardback | 504 pages
  • 185.42 x 248.92 x 30.48mm | 1,338.09g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • 23 colour illustrations
  • 012705040X
  • 9780127050409

About Brent E. Turvey

By Brent E. Turvey
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Table of contents

Preface: The Professionalization of Criminal Profiling. Chapter 1: The History of Criminal Profiling. Chapter 2: Inductive Criminal Profiling. Chapter 3: The Deductive Method of Criminal Profiling. Chapter 4: Goals of the Deductive Method of Criminal Profiling. Chapter 5: Case Assessment. Chapter 6: Equivocal Forensic Analysis. Chapter 7: An Introduction to Crime Reconstruction by W. Jerry Chisum, BS. Chapter 8: Wound Pattern Analysis. Chapter 9: Victimology: Profiling the Victim. Chapter 10: Victimology: Risk Assessment. Chapter 11: Crime Scene Characteristics. Chapter 12: Organized v. Disorganized. Chapter 13: Understanding Modus Operandi Chapter 14: Understanding Signature. Chapter 15: Motivational Typologies. Chapter 16: Offender Characteristics. Chapter 17: Psychopathy & Sadism. Chapter 18: Investigative Strategy. Chapter 19: Trical Strategy. Chapter 20: Ethics and the Criminal Profiler. Chapter 21: Deductive Profiling. Chapter 22: Alternative Methods of Offender Profiling. Chapter 23: Use of Fire & Explosives. Chapter 24: Serial Rape & Serial Homicide. Chapter 25: Cyberpatterns: Criminal behaviour on the Internet by Eoghan. Glossary. Appendix I: Whitechapel, Jack the Rippers. Appendix IIa: Evaluating Inductive Profiles, The JonBenet Ramsey case. Appendix IIb: Evaluating Inductive Profiles, The kristin and Kati List case. Appendix IIIa: Behavioural Analysis, [15-year-old white female], [15-year-old white male], [13-year-old black male] Appendix IV: The Task Force Concept by Det. John J. Baeza. Appendix V: Professionalizing Criminal Profiling.
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From the forward "Criminal Profiling is a serious and long overdue effort at structuring a body of knowledge into a cohesive subject. Brent Turvey has provided the reader with a roadmap to comprehending the principles underlying criminal profiling. The knowledge gleaned from this book can only strengthen the foundational skills of the prospective and active criminal investigator." -Richard Saferstein, PhD
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