Sex-Related Homicide and Death Investigation: Practical and Clinical Perspectives, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Vernon J. Geberth

CRC Press
Published June 24, 2010
Reference - 704 Pages - 395 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9781439826553 - CAT# K11296
Series: Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations

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Remember: Do it right the first time. You only get one chance.

—Vernon J. Geberth, M.S., M.P.S., 1980, Homicide and Forensic Consultant, Author of Practical Homicide Investigation®, and the Series Editor of Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations.

In Practical Homicide Investigation, renowned author and investigator Vernon J. Geberth provided thousands of law enforcement professionals with invaluable techniques for investigation of sudden and violent death. Now he shares his practical and clinical expertise related to the unique characteristics of sex-related homicide and death investigations.

Renowned for being THE definitive source on these types of cases, this volume has been revised and expanded to provide additional case histories to emphasize the essential procedures and techniques on which to build a solid, prosecutable case.

This comprehensive volume is an incredible compilation that exhausts the subject. Vern's remarkable experience and unmatched expertise have given him unparalleled insight into the investigation of sexually deviant crimes and the psyche of those who perpetrate violent sex related crimes.

—Michigan Assistant Attorney General Donna Pendergast

Sex-Related Homicide and Death Investigation is truly a chronicle of practical and clinical case studies, combined with invaluable investigative guidelines, that takes the reader to another level of knowledge in this unique field. It represents an accomplishment that no other author has yet achieved.

— Legendary criminal profiler Robert K. Ressler, commenting on the First Edition

In typical Vernon Geberth style, we do not merely read of sexual murder…We are thrust into the horror…transported to the crime scene. We live it, smell it, experience it and feel it.

—From the Foreword by Larry Welch, Retired Director of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation

What’s New in the Second Edition:

  • A completely revised chapter on human sexuality and sexual deviance: Research versus Reality
  • A completely revised chapter on the Significance of Fantasy in sex-related events
  • A completely new chapter on the infamous 30-year BTK investigation
  • New case histories and/or research added to fourteen of the fifteen chapters
  • New research developed from the Working Group of Human Asphyxia (WGHA)
  • A revised chapter on Criminal Personality Profiling and Investigative Analysis
  • An analysis of the typology of offenders and the "Signature Aspect" of specific crimes
  • A total of 386 full-color photographs and illustrations representing an additional 126 new photos
  • Vernon Geberth discusses the book in a video on the CRC Press YouTube channel.

    Vernon Geberth was recently interviewed for an article entitled, The Hunt for a Serial Killer: Revisting the Gilgo Beach Murders.