Brent E. Turvey, MS is a full partner of Forensic
He can be reached for comment or consultation by contacting:
Forensic Solutions; 329 Harbor Dr., Suite 211, Sitka, AK
Phone (907) 747-5121; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Forensic Solutions is pleased
to be offering CP101, Introduction Criminal Profiling.
The objective of CP101 is
to give students a very basic understanding of criminal profiling and
how it is used in criminal cases, by using published works and case examples.
CP101 will also serve the
secondary goal of assisting students and professionals who wish to further
learn and use criminal profiling techniques in their current or developing
careers, by informing them to the point where they can make decisions
on how to pursue more advanced levels of education to fulfill those
goals. Professionals, as well, will become attenuated to the relevance
and saliency of applying profiling techniques in their own particular
Maximum course size:
3 + hours / week
Due to the nature of our online courses, course materials and the discussion
forum are available 24 hours a day and can be accessed according to the
student's individual schedule. Thus, the time commitment can only be an
estimate on our part and will vary from student to student.
WEEK 1 - Introduction
What is profiling?
Evidence based profiling
WEEK 2 - The Profilers
Profiling in History
Who does profiling work?
What are the qualifications of profilers
Who do profilers work for?
WEEK 3 - Profiling cases
When is it time to profile?
How can a profile help?
How can a profile hurt?
WEEK 4 - Criminal Profiles
What should a criminal profile look
Final exam will comprise 100% of students
An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis, 2nd Edition
by Brent E. Turvey is the required textbook for this course.
This book can be easily
purchased from our online Forensic Science Bookstore. Just click on the
book link above. For more information on this text or for more books on
this topic, please visit the Criminal
This course is open to the
general public. However, college students and professionals in law enforcement
and the behavioral sciences are given preference. It is designed to
be instructed at the college level, and given primarily at the senior/
People who will directly
benefit from this course are:
Students of Criminal Justice,
Psychology, Sociology, Forensic Science, and many others of varying
who teach Criminal Justice and/ or Forensic Science
Law enforcement - police
officers, crime scene techs, sex crimes and homicide detectives, investigators,
Psychologists and Psychiatrists
from varying specialties
The following are required
for successful completion of this course:
A basic understanding
of the Internet and how to access its resources.
Competency with and access
to Netscape Navigator, Internet Explorer or another forms capable
browser, with the ability to view both text and images.
A valid email address
and familiarity with sending and receiving email.
For those students
who would like a certificate of completion
for the course, an open-book, online final exam will be administered
in which the student must demonstrate knowledge of particular tenets
of criminal profiling in application.
Certificates of completion
are given to those who have taken the final exam and passed.
Total registration fee per
student is $125.00. This
does not include the price of the textbook.
A $20.00 late
fee may apply to registrations received after the course has begun.
The course consists of weekly
online lesson plans in the form of web pages. The weekly lessons plans
will follow the syllabus in structure, but will include lecture materials,
reading assignments, and discussion topics for the web-based discussion
The instructor is always
available by email.
For more information about
how a Forensic Solutions course works, please consult the FAQ.
Or, contact us.