Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Criminal Profiling and Forensics Expert Leads Workshops at Kennesaw State

Brent Turvey, a leading forensic scientist and criminal profiler, will lead a series of four workshops at the ninth annual Academy of Behavioral Profiling meeting at Kennesaw State University Aug. 9-10. The ABP also will conduct a Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)-approved, hands-on profiling training Aug. 11-12. It is open to Georgia law enforcement officers at student rates.

Turvey is the author of “Criminal Profiling,” a seminal text — now in its third edition — on “deductive profiling,” an innovative technique geared to investigating and solving crimes by understanding the behavior of criminals. An investigator and expert witness specializing in rape and homicide cases, Turvey also has published volumes on rape investigation and crime-scene reconstruction.

The Academy of Behavioral Profiling meeting presents law enforcement officials, students and community members the latest issues and trends in criminal profiling. Turvey’s workshops will focus on behavioral evidence and criminal profiling; the scientific method and behavioral evidence analysis; the scientific examination of victims; and crime reconstruction, victim analysis and staging. Other presentations include crime reconstruction and false reports of crime; ethics and the investigative relevance of criminal profiling. All sessions are open to the public. Registration for the annual meeting is at www.profiling.org. Register for the training at http://www.forensic-science.com/seminar_2008.html.

Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 9-10 (Annual Meeting), 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday-Tuesday, Aug. 11-12 (Training), 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Kennesaw State University campus; Social Science Building (Bldg. #22), Room 1021.

For meeting information, contact Stan Crowder, KSU assistant professor of criminal justice, at scrowder@kennesaw.edu or at 770-423-6253.

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