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Criminal Profiling Practicum

Forensic Solutions is pleased to sponsor the following two day training event in conjunction with Kennesaw State University. This is an applied workshop where students learn theory and practice through a single case study examined over two days. The first day will be dedicated to forensic analysis and victimology - methods, practice standards, and illustrative case studies will be discussed. The second day will focus on employing applied criminal profiling techniques - behavioral evidence, victimology, offender characteristics, investigative utility, and illustrative case studies will be discussed. 

This workshop is open to the public, and is strongly recommended for students and professionals who are working or studying in areas related to:

  • Criminology
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Criminal Justice
  • Forensic Nursing
  • Forensic Science
  • Law Enforcement
  • Legal studies
  • Mental Health/ Counseling
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Women's studies
  • Victimology


Kennesaw State University
KSU Center
1000 Chastain Road
Kennesaw, Georgia  30144
(770) 423-6000

August 11 & 12, 2008; 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Students                           $100 USD
Non-Student/ Public        $150 USD

Wayne Petherick
Ph: +617 55951124

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Wayne A. Petherick, PhD
Assistant Professor
Criminology Department
Bond University
Gold Coast, Qld, 4229
Ph: +617 55951124

Wayne Petherick, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Criminology at Bond University on Australia's Gold Coast.  He teaches criminal profiling, Behavioral Evidence Analysis, criminal motivations, forensic criminology and crime and deviance, among other subjects. He also consults to private clients on matters of risk and threat, stalking, miscarriages of justice and crime prevention. Wayne is the author of Serial Crime: Theoretical and Practical Issues in Behavioral Profiling (2005), and co-author of Forensic Victimology (2008), both with Elsevier Science. He has also authored numerous articles on profiling and stalking. Wayne is a board member of the Academy of Behavioral Profiling, and Assistant Editor of the Journal of Behavioral Profiling. 


Brent E. Turvey, MS
Forensic Scientist & Criminal Profiler
Forensic Solutions, LLC
P.O. Box 2175
Sitka, Alaska  99835
Ph: 907-738-5121

Brent E. Turvey spent his first years in college on a pre-med track only to change his course of study once his true interest 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 this 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.

He is the author of Criminal Profiling: An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Editions (1999, 2002, 2008); co-author of the Rape Investigation Handbook (2004), Crime Reconstruction (2006) and Forensic Victimology (2008)- all with Elsevier Science. He is currently a full partner, Forensic Scientist, Criminal Profiler, and Instructor with Forensic Solutions, LLC, and an Adjunct Professor in Criminology at Oklahoma City University.



Day One 

Forensic Analysis 
Attendees will assess the case material provided in order to perform a reconstruction of the crime which will be accomplished through presentation of the case materials and group work. 

Victimology and Victim Exposure 
Attendees will assess the case material provided in order to answer several questions with respect to a victimological assessment.

Day Two 

Crime Scene Characteristics 
Attendees will assess the case material provided in order to answer several questions with respect to crime scene characteristics such as: location and crime scene type; point of contact; method of approach; method of Attack; use of force; methods of control; victim resistance; sexual activity; planning and precautionary acts; and staging.

Offender Characteristics
Attendees will assess the case material provided in order to answer questions with respect to a list of offender characteristics and their definitions that will be provided.


Each daily session will be an equal balance of theory and practice. A case study will be provided where attendees will work from start to finish to highlight specific areas covered. Each day will run from 9am 5:00pm.



Those interested in registering for this workshop may pay by check, money order, Visa, MC, or Discover.

Check or Money Order
Make all checks or international money orders payable to Forensic Solutions, LLC in US Dollars. Also, provide your name, employment/ student information, and contact information including phone and email so that we can contact you and send updates.

Mail to:
Workshop c/o
Forensic Solutions, LLC
P.O. Box 2175
Sitka, Alaska  99835

Visa, MC, or Discover
Click on the appropriate link below.

Professionals/ Public
$150 USD 

All Students
$100 USD

Rape Investigation Handbook

Career Guide to Criminal Profiling
Journal of Behavioral Profiling
Criminal Profiling. 3rd Ed.

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