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Criminal Profiling: An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis

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Now in its fourth edition, "Criminal Profiling" - winner of a 2013 Texty Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association - is an established resource centered on the deductive profiling method developed by the author. With 35% new content, this edition contains cases in each chapter, along with the latest advances in evidence-based profiling. Additional information ha ...more
ebook, 728 pages
Published March 9th 2011 by Academic Press (first published May 1999)
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Gregory Gietzen
Apr 14, 2010 Gregory Gietzen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Definitely a worthwhile read, especially as an alternative to a lot of the offerings out there. Turvey insists on the primacy of the scientific method in criminal investigation, and the importance of deduction over induction. Right there I knew we were going to be best of friends, and when he included the section excoriating anyone willing to entertain psychics as an investigative tool, I was sold. The insistence on scientific rigor is something I'd like to see adopted across the board, since ju ...more
Ri
Jan 01, 2014 Ri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Stars:
1 because I finished reading it
2 for being full of interesting topics
3 for being easy to read / understand
4 because the author managed to remain objective about each topic
and 5 because the author's way of writing is simply admirable
Tawny Taylor
Jun 30, 2010 Tawny Taylor rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent resource for authors of suspense and mystery fiction. The price is on the high side, but the book is well worth the cost. A keeper.
John
Dec 28, 2016 John rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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It is clear from this text that Mr. Turvey is a proponent of individual case study, rather than statistical analysis. I can understand and agree with that. In the text, however, he spends an inordinate amount of time stressing the limits of criminal profiling while not providing much in the ways of actually developing a profile. Basic terms are discussed, but clear strategies and "how to"s are missing. Perhaps, as a primer for further study, this text is a starting point. I had hoped for more pr ...more
Ashley
Nov 24, 2015 Ashley marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Own in hardback.

FS: "The process of inferring the personality characteristics of individuals responsible for committing criminal acts has commonly been referred to as criminal profiling."

LS: "These guidelines do not represent a radical departure from those of other well established professional forensic organizations, such as the American Board of Criminalists and the California Association of Criminalists."
Ralph
Dec 23, 2012 Ralph rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A very good survey of criminal profiling theory and methods. Part of the quality of the book comes from the breadth and depth of the contributors that Turvey brings in, but another reason for the book's quality stems from Turvey's personal interest in the subject, the reason for which he details in the introduction. This is a great book for anyone looking for a thorough overview of the subject, as well as an in-depth examination for professions.
Melissa
Feb 04, 2009 Melissa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Seems all right. Kind of boring. Very, very technical. The author's opinion on pioneering individuals in the field of criminal profiling is made clear to the reader. I never like it when an author references himself or his opinions and theories in a text - just give me the facts, please - and I think that's a big part of the reason why I don't really care for this. Can't imagine I'll finish it. Cool pictures, though.
Michelle
Mar 07, 2010 Michelle rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
So confusing!!!! Will update when I finish. Right now however I think the author is horrible and contradictory. I am reading this for a class and I am getting irritated with this...well this is what it is but I disagree and this is the fault of blah blah blah...
Richard Roberts
Feb 02, 2015 Richard Roberts rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My career has been in Criminal Justice and learned of this book. Purchased this book for reference and education - purchased it used for my library. Doubt I would have for new copy.
Katherine Maxted
This looks really good, but as it arrived my daughter nabbed it. So i'm waiting my turn.
Richard Roberts
Feb 02, 2015 Richard Roberts rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My career was in Criminal Justice and I learned of this book and purchased it for reference - got it used, couldn't have afforded my whims for new.
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