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ABSTRACT

Det. John J. Baeza1; W. Jerry Chisum, BS2; T. Michael Chamberlin, MFS3; Michael McGrath, MD4; Brent E. Turvey, MS5

Title: "Academy of Behavioral Profiling: Criminal Profiling Guidelines"

Reference: Baeza, J., Chisum, W.J., Chamberlin, T.M., McGrath, M., Turvey, B., "Academy of Behavioral Profiling: Criminal Profiling Guidelines," Journal of Behavioral Profiling, January, 2000, Vol. 1, No. 1

Abstract: Discussion, rationale and presentation of the Criminal Profiling Guidelines for the Academy of Behavioral Profiling, adopted by unanimous vote on December 15th, 1999. Both the philosophy and intention of the guidelines are discussed. Includes sections on note taking, written reports, objectivity and bias, threshold assessments, victimology, crime analysis, and criminal profiles.


1John J. Baeza is a sex crime detective with the New York Police Department in the Manhattan Special Victim's Squad. He has fifteen years of experience in law enforcement. He is currently serving as Chair of the Ethics Committee for the Academy of Behavioral Profiling, and is a member of their Board of Directors. He can be reached for comment or consultation by contacting: jbaeza@profiling.org;

2Mike Chamberlain is a former homicide detective from the Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department, a former Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), and a former Special Agent with the FBI. He is now a private consultant and an Adjunct Professor in Criminal Justice at North Carolina Central University. He is currently serving a member of the Board of Directors for the Academy of Behavioral Profiling. He can be reached for comment or consultation by contacting: mchamberlin@profiling.org;

3W. Jerry Chisum has been a criminalist since 1960. In October of 1998, he retired from 30 years of service with the California Department of Justice into private practice. He is currently serving as Vice-President of the Academy of Behavioral Profiling, and is a member of their Board of Directors. He can be reached for comment or consultation by contacting: URL: www.ncit.com; jchisum@profiling.org;

4Dr. Michael McGrath is a Board Certified Forensic Psychiatrist, licensed in the State of New York. He is Medical Director at Park Ridge Chemical Dependency Program and a supervising physician for the Sex Offender Program at Evelyn Brandon Mental Health Center, both in Rochester, NY. The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the P.R.C.D.P., or the U.R.S.M.&D. He is currently serving as President of the Academy of Behavioral Profiling, and is a member of their Board of Directors. He can be reached for comment or consultation by contacting: mmcgrath@profiling.org;

5Brent E. Turvey, MS is a forensic scientist, criminal profiler, and a full partner of Knowledge Solutions, LLC. He is currently serving as Secretary of the Academy of Behavioral Profiling, and is a member of their Board of Directors. He can be reached for comment, consultation or reprints of this article by contacting: Knowledge Solutions, 1961 Main St., PMB 221, Watsonville, CA 95076; Phone (831)786-9238; bturvey@corpus-delicti.com.

 

Journal of Behavioral Profiling: Volume 1, Number 1, January 2000
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