- Provides case studies and practical examples of the psychopathology of the sexual offender
- Describes the physical and trace evidence commonly found at sex-related homicide crime scenes
- Presents current advances in forensic techniques and the value of DNA evidence
- Contains excerpts from a journal of a serial rapist
- Explores the case of the notorious BTK killer
- Examines criminal profiling and the signature aspect of sex-related homicide
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: