Forensic Criminology

Forensic Criminology

1st Edition - July 30, 2009

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  • Editors: Wayne Petherick, Brent Turvey, Claire Ferguson
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123750716
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123785732

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Forensic Criminology gives students of criminology and criminal justice an introduction to the forensic realm and the applied forensic issues they will face when working cases within the justice system. It effectively bridges the theoretical world of social criminology with the applied world of the criminal justice system. While most of the competing textbooks on criminology adequately address the application and the social theory to the criminal justice system, the vast majority do not include casework or real-world issues that criminologists face. This book focuses on navigating casework in forensic contexts by case-working criminologists, rather than broad social theory. It also allows criminology/criminal justice instructors outside of the forensic sciences the ability to develop and instruct a core course that might otherwise be considered beyond their expertise, or in conflict with forensic courses taught in chemistry, biology, or medical programs at their institutions because of its focus on criminology and criminal justice careers. With its practical approach, this textbook is well-suited for forensic criminology subjects being taught and developed in law, criminology, and criminal justice programs around the world.

Key Features

  • 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

Readership

Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in forensic criminology in both sociology and criminal justice departments. Practicing forensic professionals.

Table of Contents

  • 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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 624
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2009
  • Published: July 30, 2009
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780123750716
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123785732

About the Editors

Wayne Petherick

Wayne Petherick is Associate Professor of Criminology at Bond University in Australia. Wayne’s areas of interest include forensic criminology, forensic victimology, criminal motivations, criminal profiling, and applied crime analysis. He has worked on risk and threat cases, a mass homicide, stalking, rape, and a variety of civil suits involving premises liability and crime prevention. He has presented to audiences in Australia and abroad, and has published in a variety of areas including social science and legal works in the areas of criminal profiling, expert evidence, stalking, serial crimes, criminal motivations, and victimology. Wayne is co-editor of Forensic Criminology, and editor of Profiling and Serial Crime: Theoretical and Practical Issues, now in its third edition.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Criminology, Faculty of Society and Design, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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.

Claire Ferguson

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. Leonard's Society in 2006, writing a narrative to be used for training purposes about homicide cases. In 2007, she undertook an internship with Queensland Fire and Rescue in the Fire Investigation Unit. She completed a crime scene analysis internship with Forensic Solutions in 2008. Claire also works at Bond University as an adjunct teaching fellow in the Criminology Department. Claire can be contacted via email at: clfergus@staff.bond.edu.au.

Affiliations and Expertise

Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

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