Written by renowned experts Bob Keppel and William Birnes, this book focuses on analyzing crimes of violence to unveil common characteristics that might prove useful in the successful identification, apprehension, and conviction of murderers. It details the historical origins of modus operandi as an investigative tool and discusses modern identification procedures. It also includes useful information for expert witnesses and portions of transcripts of original trial testimony. The book provides 40 color photos and several case studies as well as statistical tables that demonstrate the rarity of ritualistic characteristics in murder cases.
About the Author
University of New Haven, Connecticut, USA Sunrise Community Counseling Center, Los Angeles, California Practical Homicide Investigation Inc, New York, USA