Criminal profiler to lecture at Kennesaw State University

Nationally known criminal profiler Brent Turvey will lecture on "Criminal Profiling and Sexual…

Georgia (Apr 9, 2002) — Criminal profiler to lecture at Kennesaw State University



Nationally known criminal profiler Brent Turvey will lecture on "Criminal Profiling and Sexual Homicide Investigations" at Kennesaw State University Friday‚ April 12‚ 1:30 − 4:30 p.m. in the Burruss Building‚ Room 151.

Turvey teaches courses on criminal profiling‚ serial rape and serial homicide through his company Knowledge Solutions LLC‚ in Bend‚ Ore. In addition he maintains a full caseload as a criminal profiler‚ working with both law enforcement agencies and defense clients throughout the United States.

"I am a forensic scientist first‚" says Turvey. "I look at little bits of evidence from the crime scene and form the big picture with what they tell me. The evidence may say 'who did it‚' the profiler doesn't."

Turvey appears at Kennesaw State at the invitation of Jason Whitmire‚ a student in the Criminal Profiling and Analysis course taught by Adjunct Professor Stan Crowder. Turvey wrote the course textbook "Criminal Profiling: An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence‚" that Crowder uses.

"I saw a documentary on HBO about the West Memphis three murder case‚" says Whitmire. "Brent Turvey was one of the experts they filmed. When I saw we'd be studying that case in class and that he had written our textbook‚ I wanted to hear more from him. So‚ I e−mailed him and asked him to come speak if he was ever in the area."

Crowder chose Turvey's textbook because he agrees with what Turvey says about criminal profiling. Turvey teaches that profiling is "a learned skill‚ not some mysterious‚ intuitive ability limited to just a few practitioners‚" says Crowder.

Turvey's book will be available and he will be autographing them following the lecture. The lecture is free and open to the public. Many area law enforcement officers are expected to attend.


Kennesaw State University‚ a progressive‚ comprehensive institution with a growing student population of 14‚000‚ offers more than 50 degree programs. Out of 34 institutions‚ KSU is the sixth largest in the University System of Georgia.


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