Forensic Awareness by Offenders in Cases of Sexual Homicide

Avoiding Detection by the Police

Edited by

  • Larry Miller, is Distinguished Professor of Criminal Justice & Criminology at East Tennessee State University. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in statistics and research methods for criminal justice and criminology for over 30 years. He has authored or co-authored over 10 textbooks and numerous articles published in referred journals. He has conducted numerous program evaluations for local and state law enforcement and corrections agencies using statistical methods.


  • Eric Beauregard, Eric Beauregard is Associate Professor, School of Criminology, Co-Director of the Centre for Research on Sexual Violence at Simon Fraser University.

The "CSI Effect" is an oft-discussed phenomenon when it comes to juries and the expectations of students entering crime scene investigation or the forensic disciplines. Forensic Awareness by Offenders in Cases of Sexual Homicide explores whether or not this so-called effect translates to offenders and what strategies they might employ to avoid being caught.

About the Forensic Studies for Criminal Justice Series:
The Forensic Studies for Criminal Justice series consists of short-format content on new developments, unique perspectives, or how-to information on areas in forensic science-all specifically designed to meet the needs of the criminal justice community. Instructors wishing to provide their students with more in-depth coverage on certain forensic areas can add these digestible, inexpensive works to their syllabi without having to completely redesign their course, introduce overly complex material, or financially overburden their students. Law enforcement and other criminal justice professionals will find a wealth of valuable information to improve training sessions. Written by experts in the disciplines they are covering and edited by a senior scholar in criminal justice, Forensic Studies for Criminal Justice opens up the world of forensic science to the criminal justice community.

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Students in criminal justice, law enforcement, students of popular culture, gender studies students, general audience interested in forensic science topics


Book information

  • Published: January 2015
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-3136-7