Criminal Profiling

Criminal Profiling

An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis

5th Edition - October 1, 2022

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  • Author: Brent Turvey
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128155837

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Criminal Profiling: An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis, Fifth Edition, maintains the same core foundation that made previous editions best sellers in the professional and academic community worldwide. Written for practicing behavioral analysts and aspiring students alike, this work emphasizes an honest understanding of crime and criminals. Newly updated, mechanisms for the examination and classification of both victim and offender behavior have been improved. In addition to refined approaches toward international perspectives, chapters on psychological autopsies, scene investigation reconstruction, court issues and racial profiling have also been added.

Key Features

  • Outlines the scientific principles and practice standards of BEA-oriented criminal profiling, with an emphasis on applying theory to real cases
  • Contains contributions from law enforcement, academia, mental health fields, and forensic science communities
  • Includes a complete glossary of terms, along with an instructor website and student companion site


Advanced undergraduate and post-graduate students in forensic science programs; criminal profiling, psychology, sociology programs. Practicing forensic scientists, forensic practitioners, law enforcement and legal practitioners

Table of Contents

  • Section 1: An Intro to Criminal Profiling
    1. A History of Criminal Profiling
    2. Criminal Profiling: Science, Logic, and Cognition
    3. Alternative Methods of Criminal Profiling
    4. Forensic Psychology, Forensic Psychiatry and Criminal Profiling
    5. Applied Behavioral Evidence Analysis: International Perspectives

    Section 2: Forensic Victimology
    6. Forensic Victimology
    7. Sexual Deviance
    8. Sexual Asphyxia
    9. False Allegations
    10. Psychological Autopsies

    Section 3: Crime Scene Analysis
    11. Crime Scene Investigation and Reconstruction
    12. Crime Scene Analysis
    13. Crime Scene Characteristics
    14. Cyberpatterns: Criminal Behavior on the Internet
    15. Fire and Explosives: Behavioral Aspects
    16. Case Linkage

    Section 4: Offender Characteristics
    17. Interpreting Offender Motive
    18. Psychopathic and Sadistic Behavior at the Crime Scene
    19. Offender Characteristics: Rendering a Criminal Profile
    20. Examining Mass Homicide
    21. Serial Cases
    22. An Introduction to Terrorism

    Section 5: Professional Issues
    23. Criminal Profiling in Court
    24. Criminal Profiling: Post-Graduate Education and Certification
    25. Criminal Profiling: Ethical Standards and Practice
    26. Racial Profiling

Product details

  • No. of pages: 680
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: October 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128155837

About the Author

Brent Turvey

Brent Turvey
Brent Turvey, PhD is the author of Criminal Profiling: An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Editions (1999, 2002, 2008, 2011); co- author of the Rape Investigation Handbook, 1st and 2nd Editions (2004, 2011), Crime Reconstruction 1st and 2nd Editions (2006, 2011), Forensic Victimology (2008) and Forensic Fraud (2013) - all with Elsevier Science. He hold an MS in Forensic Science and a PhD in Criminology. He is a full partner, Forensic Scientist, Criminal Profiler, and Instructor with Forensic Solutions, LLC, and The Forensic Criminology Institute. Dr. Turvey also maintains a caseload of femicides (e.g., sexual homicides, gender motivated homicides), pre-femicidal violence, trafficking, and human rights cases in Latin America. Many of these are related to drug trafficking and human trafficking. This involves the implementation of the UN Model Protocol for Femicide Investigation in Latin America, with The Forensic Criminology Institute’s Behavioral Science Lab (BSL). In operation since 2019, the BSL collaborates with USAID, The United Nations, and The Attorney Generals Office in Bogota DC, providing international support and training to attorneys , investigators and forensic professionals.

Affiliations and Expertise

MS in Forensic Science and a PhD in Criminology. He is a full partner, Forensic Scientist, Criminal Profiler, and Instructor with Forensic Solutions, LLC, and The Forensic Criminology Institute.

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  • Cmlvjs Mon Apr 20 2020


    Genuinely informative