Criminal Psychology

Criminal Psychology

Forensic Examination Protocols

1st Edition - September 1, 2022

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  • Authors: Brent Turvey, Aurelio Mares
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128141502

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Criminal Psychology: Forensic Examination Protocols is a compact practitioner’s guide to essential forensic concepts and protocols related to the evaluation and assessment of crime and criminals. The sections cover: Fundamentals, Understanding Criminal Behavior and Criminal Assessments. Written for forensic criminologists and psychologists, this reference provides genuine insight into real criminal behaviors using real life casework to bridge theory and practice. This guide can also be used in the classroom.

Key Features

  • Contains concepts and protocols key to forensic investigation of crimes and criminals
  • Real life casework, from forensic practitioners, will be featured prominently throughout to bridge theory and practice
  • An essential guide written for forensic criminologists and psychologists


Forensic Criminologists, Forensic Psychologists, also for graduate level forensic psychology and criminology programs

Table of Contents

  • Section 1 Fundamentals
    1. Criminal Psychology
    2. Criminology
    3. Alcohol, Drugs and Crime
    4. Crime and Mental Illness

    Section 2 Understanding Criminal Behavior
    5. Crime and Motive
    6. Motivational Typologies
    7. Psychology of Violence and Aggression
    8. Psychology of Lies

    Section 3 Criminal Assessments
    9. Forensic Psychological Assessments
    10. Forensic Interview Protocols
    11. Assessments of Torture

Product details

  • No. of pages: 180
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: September 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128141502

About the Authors

Brent Turvey

Brent Turvey

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 receive his Masters of Science in Forensic Science after studying at the University of New Haven, in West Haven, Connecticut.

Since graduating in 1996, Brent has consulted with many agencies, attorneys, and police departments in the United States, Australia, China, Canada, Barbados and Korea on a range of rapes, homicides, and serial/ multiple rape/ death cases, as a forensic scientist and criminal profiler. He has also been court qualified as an expert in the areas of criminal profiling, forensic science, victimology, and crime reconstruction. In August of 2002, he was invited by the Chinese People's Police Security University (CPPSU) in Beijing to lecture before groups of detectives at the Beijing, Wuhan, Hanzou, and Shanghai police bureaus. In 2005, he was invited back to China again, to lecture at the CPPSU, and to the police in Beijing and Xian - after the translation of the 2nd edition of his text into Chinese for the University. In 2007, he was invited to lecture at the 1st Behavioral Sciences Conference at the Home Team (Police) Academy in Singapore, where he also provided training to their Behavioral Science Unit. In 2012 Brent completed his PhD in Criminology from Bond University in Gold Coast, Australia.

He 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 is currently a full partner, Forensic Scientist, Criminal Profiler, and Instructor with Forensic Solutions, LLC, and an Adjunct Professor of Justice Studies at Oklahoma City University. He can be contacted via email at:

Affiliations and Expertise

Forensic Criminologist Director, The Forensic Criminology Institute (Sitka, Alaska, United States); Senior Partner, Forensic Solutions, LLC (Sitka, Alaska, United States); Partner, The Behavioral Sciences Lab (Aguascalientes, Mexico)

Aurelio Mares

Aurelio Israel Coronado Mares, is currently president of the Official College of Psychologists of Aguascalientes, as well as Director General at the Institute Applied Science, Speaker of the Supreme Court of Justice through the System of Houses of Legal Culture and lecturer in different states the Republic. He has participated in the development of psychosocial projects, in addition to having an extensive experience as an expert in forensic psychology. He is also a postgraduate and undergraduate teacher, has been an adviser in public institutions of higher education, as well as in governmental institutions in matters of public security and the new justice system in Mexico

Affiliations and Expertise

Forensic Psychologist Director, The Institute of Applied Science (Aguascalientes, Mexico) Partner, The Behavioral Sciences Lab (Aguascalientes, Mexico)

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