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Behavioral Analysis - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128022627, 9780128025024

Behavioral Analysis

1st Edition

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Editor: Max Houck
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128022627
eBook ISBN: 9780128025024
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 4th January 2018
Page Count: 232
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Table of Contents

*Please note all sections will include Key Terms, Review Questions, Discussion Questions, and Additional Reading sections.
Section 1 Introduction
Basic Principles of Forensic Sciences
Forensic Classification of Evidence
Interpretation/The Comparative Method
Forensic Psychology and Psychiatry
Forensic Psychiatry
Forensic Psychology
Investigative Psychology
Section 2: Investigations
Behavioral Forensic Science: An Overview
Modus Operandi
Offender Signature
Psychological Autopsies
Criminal Profiling
Detection of Deception
Lie Detection
Section 3: Deaths and Violence
Autoerotic Death
Asphyctic deaths - Overview and Pathophysiology
Traumatic and Postural Asphyxia, Physical Restrains
Serial Killing
Defense wounds
Self-inflicted injuries
Sexual Violence
Section 4: Abuse
Child Pornography
Child abuse
Elder abuse
Section 5: Professional Issues
From Crime Scene to Court
Expert Witness Qualifications and Testimony
Forensic Laboratory Reports
Health and Safety


Behavioral Analysis, the latest release in the Advanced Forensic Science series, an ongoing reference that grew out of recommendations from the 2009 NAS Report: Strengthening Forensic Science: A Path Forward serves as a graduate level text for those studying and teaching forensic psychology, and is also an excellent reference for forensic psychologists. Coverage includes investigations, death and violence, abuse, other methods and professional issues. Edited by a world-renowned, leading forensic expert, the Advanced Forensic Science series is a long overdue solution for those in the forensic science community.

Key Features

  • Provides basic principles of forensic science and an overview of forensic behavioral analysis
  • Contains sections on investigations, abuse, death and violence
  • Includes coverage of other methods, such as phonetics and forensic linguistics
  • Includes a section on professional issues, such as crime scene to court, expert witness testimony, health and safety
  • Incorporates effective pedagogy, key terms, review questions, discussion questions and additional reading suggestions


Graduate students and educators, as well as entry level professionals


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About the Editor

Max Houck

Dr. Max M. Houck is an internationally-recognized forensic expert with research interests in forensic science, education, and the forensic enterprise and its industries. He has worked in all aspects of forensic science, including at the FBI Laboratory. Dr. Houck has published widely in books and peer-reviewed journals. His anthropology and trace evidence casework includes the Branch Davidian Investigation, the September 11 attacks on the Pentagon, the D.B. Cooper case, the US Embassy bombings in Africa, and the West Memphis Three case, among hundreds of others. He served for six years as the Chair of the Forensic Science Educational Program Accreditation Commission (FEPAC). Dr. Houck is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a founding Co-Editor of the journal Forensic Science Policy and Management.

Affiliations and Expertise

Vice President, Forensic and Intelligence Services, LLC