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Academy of
Behavioral Profiling


1st Annual Meeting of the
Academy of Behavioral Profiling

Held at: Monterey Beach Hotel, Monterey, CA from 10/08/99 to 10/10/99


Schedule


Business Meeting*
Friday, Oct. 8
1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Attended by:
Det. John J. Baeza - Board Member & Ethics Chair
W. Jerry Chisum, BS - Board Member & Vice President
T. Mike Chamberlin, MFS - Board Member
Eoghan Casey, MA - Affiliate in the General section & invited guest
Michael McGrath, MD - Board Member & President
Barbara J. Troyer-Turvey - Affiliate in the General section & Treasurer
Brent E. Turvey, MS - Board Member & Secretary

*This meeting was restricted to the Board of Directors, Officers, and invited guests.


General Meeting, Day 1
Saturday, Oct. 9th
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
(This times given below are an approximation)

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Title: "Forensic Psychiatry and Criminal Profiling"
Speaker: Michael McGrath, MD

Description: Discussion of the historical relationship between forensic psychiatry and criminal profiling. Includes contemporary notions of clinician-investigator roles, a discussion of training issues, and future considerations. Argument made for the forensic psychiatrist as a profiler, as well as a discussion of potential investigative offerings.

Comments: Michael did a good job bringing home some salient points, and even fielded my questions regarding transference and projection. -Brent

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Title: "Getting Back to Gross: Criminal Profiling & Crime Reconstruction"

Speaker: Brent E. Turvey, MS

Description: Discussion of the historical relationship between criminal profiling, criminal investigation, and crime reconstruction since the writings of Hans Gross. Arguments made about the reliability of witness testimony, offender statements, and physical evidence as they have changed in this century. Included will be a brief discussion about evidence dynamics. Discussion regarding the future of evidence based criminal profiling in the investigation and reconstruction processes.

Comments: In general, I speak too fast and probably used more colloquialisms than I should have. Fortunately the presentation sparked a lot of good questions to slow me down. -Brent

-Lunch-

1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Title: "Reconstruction for the Profiler"
Speaker: Jerry Chisum, BS

Description: Using illustrative case examples, there will be a discussion regarding how the profiling process and the reconstruction process can be complimentary, and often necessary investigative adjuncts. Key to this discussion will be an elaboration of the concept of evidence dynamics.

Comments: Jerry did a good job of bringing home some of the points raised in my presentation, with good case examples and a criminalists POV.

3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Topic: "Investigative Relevance: Criminal Profiling & Suspect Development"
Speaker: Det. John J. Baeza

Description: Discussion regarding the use and efficacy of the offender characteristics traditionally provided by criminal profilers to detectives during the investigative process. Key concepts include a discussion of investigative relevance and the applied usefulness of offender characteristics in suspect development. Future research will also be discussed.

Comments: John discussed the profile done by Greg McCrary of the SCARBOROUGH RAPIST (Paul Bernardo) in terms of investigative relevance. Not only was it interesting, but there was a lot of good participation by others as well. -Brent

4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Title: "
The West Memphis Case: A Case Study in Criminal Profiling & the Law, Pt. 1"
Speaker: Daniel Stidham, Attorney

Description: Case presentation of a triple homicide by Dan Stidham, attorney for Jesse Misskelley. Misskelley, Jason Baldwin, and Damien Echols were convicted of the murders of Chris Byers, Michael Moore, and Stevie Branch in West Memphis, Arkansas. Their cases are under appeal. The trial, the appeal, and the legal aspects of criminal profiling will be discussed.

Comments: Dan was, shall we say, undeterrable in his very thorough rendering of the case. It was good to get his perspective as a defense attorney, and it was agreed more time would be dedicated to case presentations such as this at future meetings. -Brent

5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
Title: "
The West Memphis Case: A Case Study in Criminal Profiling & the Law, Pt. 2"
Speaker: Brent E. Turvey, MS

Description: Case presentation of forensic evidence in the West Memphis case and the involvement of the profiling process. Crime scene video and trial footage will be shown. Also, formal response to the recent court decision at the Rule 37 Hearing (IAC- Ineffective Assistance of Council) for Damien Echols.

Comments: Unfortunately, I ran out of time and was unable to make a full response to the ruling at the recent IAC Hearing. But everyone stayed quite late to hear the presentation and view the evidence of the case, as well as my analysis of it. That was very gratifying. -Brent

6:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Title: "The West Memphis Case: Addendum"
Speaker: Daniel Stidham, Attorney

Description: Wrap up and questions.

7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Meet & Greet Dinner
Location - Restaurant, Monterey Beach Hotel
(Then when we realized the bar in the lobby was closed, most of us headed to a bar on the wharf and stayed there until significantly later)

Comments: This went really well, and I got to meet and speak with a lot of people that I've only corresponded with up until now. Nothing like taking dinner among friends. -Brent


General Meeting, Day 2
Sunday, Oct. 10th
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
(This times given below are an approximation)

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 p.m.
Title: "Profiling Computer and Internet Behavior"
Speaker: Eoghan Casey, MA

Description: Discussion of computer and Internet related crime. Specifically, how to determine or infer behavioral information and patterns from digital evidence. Includes some case examples.

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Title: "Profiling Computer and Internet Behavior, continued"
Speaker: Eoghan Casey, MA

Description: Discussion of computer and Internet related crime. Specifically, how to determine or infer behavioral information and patterns from digital evidence. Includes some case examples.

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Topic: Closing Remarks & the Future of the ABP
Speaker: Michael McGrath, MD


Photos


Pictured:
ABP President Michael McGrath, MD


Pictured, L/R: Business Meeting - Mike Chamberlin, MFS; Treasurer Barbara Troyer-Turvey, BA; Ethics Chair Det. John J. Baeza; ABP Secretary Brent Turvey, MS; Michael McGrath, MD; Vice-President Jerry Chisum, BS


Pictured, L/R: Brent Turvey, MS; Jerry Chisum, BS; Jenee O'Keefe; Det. John J. Baeza; Burk Sauls


Pictured: Jerry Chisum, BS


Pictured: Det. John J. Baeza


Pictured, L/R: Business Meeting (break) - Mike Chamberlin, MFS;
Michael McGrath, MD; Jerry Chisum, BS; Eoghan Casey, MA


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