Forensic Criminology

Other | July 30, 2009

byWayne Petherick, Wayne Petherick, Brent E. Turvey...

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Forensic Criminology: the scientific study of crime and criminals for the purposes of addressing investigative and legal issues. It is a science, a behavioral science, and a forensic science. This text is intended to educate students in an applied fashion regarding the nature and extent of forensic casework that is supported by, dependent upon, and interactive with research, theory, and knowledge derived from criminology. It is also intended to act as a preliminary guide for practitioners working with and within related criminal justice professions. Particularly those involved with assisting investigations, administrative inquiries, legal proceedings or providing expert findings or testimony under oath. It is offered as an applied scientific sub-discipline within the domain of general criminology, as well as a roadmap to the forensic realm for the uninitiated. Written by the authors of the best-selling Criminal Profiling, now in its third edition, and the groundbreaking Forensic Victimology,Forensic Criminologyprovides a bridge between the broad constructs of theoretical criminology and the forensic examination of individual cases. It serves as a textbook for college and university coursework, as a manual for practitioners, and as career guide for students.



  • Approaches the study of criminology from an applied standpoint, moving away from the purely theoretical
  • Contains relevant and contemporary case examples to demonstrate the application of forensic criminology
  • Provides an integrated philosophy with respect to criminology, forensic casework, criminal investigations, and the law
  • Useful for students and professionals in the area of criminology, criminal justice, criminal investigation, forensic science, and the law

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Forensic Criminology: the scientific study of crime and criminals for the purposes of addressing investigative and legal issues. It is a science, a behavioral science, and a forensic science. This text is intended to educate students in an applied fashion regarding the nature and extent of forensic casework that is supported by, depend...

Claire Ferguson holds her Bachelor of Arts degree in Honours Psychology from the University of Western Ontario in Canada and a Masters of Criminology from Bond University in Australia. She is currently a Doctoral Candidate in the Criminology Department at Bond University where she is studying staged crime scenes. Claire worked for St. ...

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Format:OtherDimensions:624 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:July 30, 2009Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0123785731

ISBN - 13:9780123785732

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Foreword by Daniel Kennedy, PhD Preface by Brent E. Turvey, MS and Wayne Petherick, PhD Part I - Forensic Criminology, the Forensic Criminologist, and the Law Chapter 1: An Introduction to Forensic Criminology - Brent E. Turvey and Wayne A. Petherick Chapter 2: Anatomy of the Courtroom: A Legal Perspective - Ben Ihle Chapter 3: Cognitive Ethos of the Forensic Examiner - Brent E. Turvey and Wayne A. Petherick Part II - Forensic Examinations Chapter 4: Forensic Criminological Assessments - Wayne A. Petherick and Brent E. Turvey Chapter 5: Criminal Profiling - Wayne A. Petherick and Claire E. Ferguson Chapter 6: Forensic Victimology - Claire E. Ferguson, Wayne A. Petherick and Brent E. Turvey Chapter 7: Premises Liability - Wayne A. Petherick and Brent E. Turvey Chapter 8: Forensic Criminology in Correctional Settings - Brent E. Turvey and Angela N. Torres Chapter 9: Miscarriages of Justice: Causes and Suggested Reforms - Craig M. Cooley Part III - Working with Investigators and Forensic Specialists Chapter 10: Law Enforcement Investigations: Essential Considerations - Stan Crowder Chapter 11: The Criminal Investigator - Terry Goldsworthy Chapter 12: Criminal Defense Investigations - Ronald J. Miller Chapter 13: Forensic Scientists - Brent E. Turvey Chapter 14: Understanding the Role of Forensic DNA: A Primer for Criminologists - Carole McCartney Chapter 15: Forensic Mental Health Experts - Michael McGrath and Angela N. Torres Part IV - Forensic Criminology in Practice Chapter 16: Writing Forensic Reports - Wayne A. Petherick and Brent E. Turvey Chapter 17: The Nature and Role of Expert Forensic Testimony - David Field Chapter 18: Ethics for the Forensic Criminologist - Wayne A. Petherick and Claire E. Ferguson