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CPPSU criminology student ZiHan Wang takes notes during BEA lectures by ABP Sec-Treas. Brent E. Turvey, MS - Beijing, 2005

9th Annual Meeting of the 
Academy of Behavioral Profiling

Registration is open!

Meeting Dates: August 9-10, 2008

The ABP's Annual Meeting is a training event that involves two days of lectures on criminal profiling subjects such as offender / crime scene characteristics, motive, and victimology, as well as related subjects including ethics, forensic science and crime reconstruction. Open to students and the general public, ABP Members give lectures on relevant subjects based on recent casework, research, and legal decisions in the field. It is a mechanism for professionals to keep current with recent developments within the past year, and for students to introduce themselves to the community.

Again, these lectures are open to the public, with a registration discount offered to attending ABP members and students of any kind. Not just beneficial to forensic, investigative, and behavioral science professionals, students in these fields are strongly encouraged to attend.

All confirmed attendees will receive a signed certificate of completion; KSU students will receive a complimentary one year membership in the ABP.

Review: Meeting Information

Review: Meeting Schedule

Payments may be made through Forensic Solutions using a credit card below, or you may mail checks or money orders in U.S. dollars to: 

Brent E. Turvey MS, Sec-Treasurer
Academy of Behavioral Profiling
P.O. Box 2175 
Sitka, Alaska 99835

If mailing a check or MO, please include your contact information, email address, membership status (if applicable), and mailing address with your payment - payable to the Academy of Behavioral Profiling.

To register online using Visa
or MasterCard, click on the appropriate link:

$30.00 US:

Student Registration





ABP Members (non-student) 
$50.00 US:

ABP Member Registration





Non Member 
$90.00 US:

Non-Member Registration





PGKE Exam* 
$45.00 US:

The PGKE is for ABP Members Only.

PGKE Information

*Those interested in taking the PGKE must contact Brent Turvey after registering.



Meeting Information

Saturday, August 9th to Sunday, August 10th, 2008

Kennesaw State University
Social Science Building
1000 Chastain Road
Kennesaw, Georgia  30144
(770) 423-6000

Dr. Stan Crowder

Registration Costs:
Students: $30.00 US
ABP Members: $50.00 US
Non-Members (Public): $95.00 US

Scheduled Topics & Speakers

Saturday, August 9th

8:30am - 9:00am
General Registration

9:00am - 9:30am
Michael McGrath, MD
- Opening Remarks

9:30am - 10:30am
"Behavioral Evidence & Criminal Profiling: An Introduction"
- Brent E. Turvey, MS; Forensic Solutions

10:30am - 10:45am

10:45am - 11:15am
"Criminal Profiling & the Scientific Method: The Principles of Behavioral Evidence Analysis"
- Brent E. Turvey, MS; Forensic Solutions

11:15am - 12:00pm
"Crime Reconstruction and The False Reporter: A Case of Staged Domestic Violence"
- W. Jerry Chisum, Criminalist, California Department of Justice (retired)

12:00pm - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 2:30pm
"Criminal Profiling: Behavioral Consistency Theory and The Homology Assumption"
 Claire Ferguson, MCrim & Wayne A. Petherick, PhD.; Criminology Dept., Bond University

2:30pm - 3:45pm
"Crime Scene Examination and Reconstruction - Group Exercise"
- Ronald J. Miller, MS; Behavioral Forensics & Investigations

3:34pm - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:00pm
"Criminal Profiling - Risk & Threat"
- Wayne A. Petherick, PhD.; Criminology Dept., Bond University


Sunday, August 10th

9:00am - 9:45am
"Ethics: The Fickle Recurring Nonce"
 - Karen Gold, PsyD.;
Gold Services, Lake City, Florida

9:45am - 10:30am
"Forensic Criminology: A Roundtable Discussion"
Claire Ferguson, MCrim and Wayne A. Petherick, PhD.; Criminology Dept., Bond University with Brent E. Turvey, MS; Forensic Solutions

10:30am - 10:45am

10:45am - 11:00pm
"The Investigative Relevance of Criminal Profiling"
Claire Ferguson, MCrim; Criminology Dept., Bond University

11:00pm - 12:00pm
"Signature in the Courtroom: Recent Developments and Implications of Profiling Related Testimony"
- Michael McGrath, MD, Forensic Psychiatrist; Unity Health Systems

12:00pm - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 2:30pm
"Critical Thinking and Argumentation in the Classroom and Investigations"
- Stan Crowder, PhD, Dept. of Sociology & Criminal Justice, Kennesaw State University

2:30pm - 2:45pm

2:45pm - 3:15pm
"Forensic Victimology: A Primer"
- Brent E. Turvey, MS; Forensic Solutions

3:15pm - 4:15pm
"Triple Murder: A Case Study in Crime Reconstruction, Victimology, and Staging"
- Brent E. Turvey, MS; Forensic Solutions

4:15pm - 5:00pm
Profiling General Knowledge Exam

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The ABP Meeting is sponsored this year by Kennesaw State University Criminal Justice Student Organization & Forensic Solutions LLC
Last update: August 6, 2008 - check back regularly.