About the Author
Brent E. Turvey spent his first years in college on a pre-med track only to change his course of study once his true interests took hold. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University in Psychology, with an emphasis on Forensic Psychology, and an additional Bachelor of Science degree in History. He went on to receive his Masters of Science in Forensic Science after studying at the University of New Haven, in West Haven, Connecticut. Since graduating in 1996, Brent has consulted with many agencies, attorneys, and police departments in the United States, Australia, China, Canada, Barbados and Korea on a range of rapes, homicides, and serial/ multiple rape/ death cases, as a forensic scientist and criminal profiler. He has also been court qualified as an expert in the areas of criminal profiling, forensic science, victimology, and crime reconstruction. In August of 2002, he was invited by the Chinese People's Police Security University (CPPSU) in Beijing to lecture before groups of detectives at the Beijing, Wuhan, Hanzou, and Shanghai police bureaus. In 2005, he was invited back to China again, to lecture at the CPPSU, and to the police in Beijing and Xian - after the translation of the 2nd edition of his text into Chinese for the University. In 2007, he was invited to lecture at the 1st Behavioral Sciences Conference at the Home Team (Police) Academy in Singapore, where he also provided training to their Behavioral Science Unit. In 2012 Brent completed his PhD in Criminology from Bond University in Gold Coast, Australia. He 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 is currently a full partner, Forensic Scientist, Criminal Profiler, and Instructor with Forensic Solutions, LLC, and an Adjunct Professor of Justice Studies at Oklahoma City University. He can be contacted via email at: email@example.com. Lic. Manuel Adolfo Esparza, D-ABP Manuel Esparza was a prosecutor and investigator at the Chihuahua Attorney General's Office from November 1992 to November 2004 and is a director at The Institute of Forensic Investigation and Criminal Profiling in accusation with the Instituto Superior De Ciencias De Ciudad Juarez, in Juarez, Mexico. He also headed the Organized Crime Homicide and Women's Homicide Investigation Units between 1998 and 2004 in Juarez, Mexico. He was assigned to Special Investigations by the Attorney General, focusing on sexual homicide, domestic homicide, multiple homicide, serial rape, and homicide where case linkage and crime analysis was required. He also handled missing persons cases and headed the Violent Criminal Apprehension Program Initiative in coordinationwith the FBI.He worked as a private defense attorney from 2006 to 2010, both in the Inquisitorial and Adversarial Judicial Systems. He handles cases in State, Federal, and Juvenile Court. He also worked on appeals and in the habeas corpus process when required. He is a diplomate of The IAFC/ABP; the President of the Academia Internacional de Investigadores Forenses; and is currently a junior partner in Forensic Solutions, LLC involved in research, instruction, and casework.