Brent E. Turvey M.S.
This text explains the deductive profiling method that the author developed; deductive profiling differs from other forms of criminal profiling in that it approaches each criminal incident as its own universe of behaviors and relationships, centers the process on forensic evidence, and does not use averaged statistical profiles.
The text is intended for students and professionals in the law enforcement, mental health, criminological, and legal communities. Individual sections explain the features of inductive and deductive reasoning and criminal profiling, the details of the deductive profiling method, the legal aspects involved in profiling, and specific profiling issues that arise in different types of serial crimes. Topics include case assessment, crime reconstruction, wound pattern analysis, victim profiles and risk assessment, crime-scene characteristics, criminal methods, signatures, motivational typologies, offender characteristics, psychopathy and sadism, and investigative strategy. Further topics include trial strategy, ethics and the criminal profiler, alternative methods of offender profiling, crimes involving fire and explosives, serial rape, serial homicide, and criminal behavior on the Internet. Photographs, figures, checklists, appended case examples and additional guidelines, chapter reference lists, glossary, and index.