Behavioral Evidence Analysis: International Forensic Practice And Protocols

Hardcover | May 18, 2016

byBrent E. TurveyEditorManuel Esparza

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The criminal profiling community can easily be split into two separate groups: those that have written criminal profiles and those that have not. It is an important distinction, because report writing is one of the most important requirements of good scientific practice. The process of writing up findings helps to reveal flaws in an examiner's logic so that they can be amended or revisited; the final report memorializes findings and their underlying basis at a fixed point in time; and as a document a forensic report provides the best mechanism for transparency 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 of crime scene analysis and criminal profiling. The result has been a steady stream of requests from educational institutions and government agencies alike to teach the application of criminal profiling theory. Everyone has read the books, everyone has attended the lecture; but few have experience with hands on practice and application. In other words, there is a growing number of serious professionals who want to know how to put theory 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 companion text to Turvey's Criminal Profiling, now in its fourth edition. It is meant to provide the legion of instructors that are teaching criminal profiling as a subject with real world examples of case reports. It is also meant to serve as a desk reference for professionals that are writing crime scene analysis and criminal profiling reports, to enable sampling of structure, terminology, and references. 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

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The criminal profiling community can easily be split into two separate groups: those that have written criminal profiles and those that have not. It is an important distinction, because report writing is one of the most important requirements of good scientific practice. The process of writing up findings helps to reveal flaws in an ex...

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 ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:382 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:May 18, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Applied Criminal Profiling: Investigative and Forensic Relevance
Chapter 2: Statistical Methods of Criminal Profiling
Chapter 3: Criminal Profiling: Frauds and Failures
Chapter 4: Behavioral Evidence Analysis: Investigative and Forensic Applications
Chapter 5: The IAFC - Criminal Profiler Professional Certification Act of 2013
Chapter 6: The U.S.: Threshold Assessments as a Teaching Tool
Chapter 7: Mexico: Criminal Profiling and Forensic Investigators
Chapter 8: Portugal: Applications of BEA and Forensic Criminology
Chapter 9: South Korea: Criminal Profiling Applications
Chapter 10: Threshold Assessments
Chapter 11: Equivocal Death Analysis
Chapter 12: Investigating Staged Crime