This talk will outline the most up to date research and evidence-based methods relating to behavioral crime scene analysis, specifically as relevant to cases of serious serial violent crime such as serial sex offending and serial homicide. The implication of the latest research findings and how it informs crime scene analysis and criminal investigation practice will be discussed, specifically in terms of the evidence for the most salient features to focus on for the successful linking of serial crimes, and identifying the links between crime scene offending patterns and the most likely characteristics of offenders. The discussion will center on the psychology of behavioral consistency, and its application in practice to criminal investigation.
During this webinar, we will:
- Discuss the knowledge of the scientific field of Investigative Psychology and how it applies to behavior crime scene analysis
- Explain the key psychological considerations needed for evidence-based offender profiling
- Describe the key psychological considerations needed for evidence-based linkage analysis
Other Webinars with this Speaker:
- Thurs, May 27, 1p ET: Investigative Psychology: The Latest Science on Offender Profiling and Serial Crimes (this webinar)
- Thurs, Sept 2, 1p ET: Burnout in Law Enforcement and First Responders: Building Resilience and Reclaiming Your Energy
The American Society of Evidence–Based Policing is a non-profit organization started by working police officers designed to drive the national conversation towards ensuring that the least harmful, most effective, fairest, and safest strategies are employed to prevent crime, reduce harm, and improve community wellness.