About the Book
The criminal profiling community can easily be split into two separate groups: those that have written criminal
profiles and those that have not. It is an important distinction, because report writing is one of the most
important requirements of good scientific practice. The process of writing up findings helps to reveal flaws in
an examiner’s logic so that they can be amended or revisited; the final report memorializes findings and their
underlying basis at a fixed point in time; and as a document a forensic report provides the best mechanism for
transparency and peer review. The problem is that many criminal profilers have not written criminal profiles,
and still more prefer that this remain the case, often to conceal their lack of methodology.
The contributors to this volume have travelled the world for more than a decade to lecture on the subjects of
crime scene analysis and criminal profiling. The result has been a steady stream of requests from educational
institutions and government agencies alike to teach the application of criminal profiling theory. Everyone
has read the books, everyone has attended the lecture; but few have experience with hands on practice and
application. In other words, there is a growing number of serious professionals who want to know how to put
theory into practice and then learn what it means to put their findings into written form.
Behavioral Evidence Analysis: International Forensic Practice and Protocols has been written as a companion
text to Turvey’s Criminal Profiling, now in its fourth edition. It is meant to provide the legion of instructors that
are teaching criminal profiling as a subject with real world examples of case reports. It is also meant to serve
as a desk reference for professionals that are writing crime scene analysis and criminal profiling reports, to
enable sampling of structure, terminology, and references.