CRIME SCENE STAGING DYNAMICS IN HOMICIDE CASES IS THE FIRST BOOK IN THE WORLD TO EXPOSE CRIME SCENE STAGING IN DEPTH AND ITS LINK TO INTIMATE PARTNER HOMICIDE AND THE AMERICAN COLD CASE EPIDEMIC
Crime Scene Staging Dynamics in Homicide Cases by Laura Pettler is the first book in the world dedicated to exploring crime scene staging phenomena, its relationship to intimate partner homicide, and the American Cold Case Epidemic. Laura’s new method for investigating staged homicides has shown promise for giving investigators new tools that can help strengthen the relationship between the physical, behavioral, and circumstantial evidence in these cases.
Crime Scene Staging Dynamics in Homicide Cases is the first book to look at this practice, providing a methodology of identifying, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating the evidence of each case by learning to marry the physical evidence to the behavioral evidence.
The book begins with the history of crime scene staging and includes many case examples that illustrate how, when, and why criminals stage crime scenes. The characteristics of crime scene stagers and their victims are examined along with the intent of crime scene staging and dynamics of the staged crime scene. In addition, coverage of forensic victimology explores the reasons why a person might become a victim and why, based on this, staging may be performed.
The book emphasizes the importance of recognizing behavioral red flags which are often present in staged crime scenes. These indicators can be commonly overlooked by investigators when they focus only on the physical evidence of a crime scene. Early detection, crime scene analysis, and crime scene reconstruction of the staged crime scene are each supported—by the full body of literature and latest published research on staging as well as by proven real-world, field-based methodologies.
VICTIM-CENTERED DEATH INVESTIGATION TAKES INVESTIGATORS FROM CRIME SCENE TO COURTROOM
Victim-Centered Death Investigation Methodology by Laura Pettler is an in-depth exploration of Laura’s new method for investigating unexpected, suspicious, cold cases, and staged homicides that has resulted in helping investigators to develop skills using new tools to connect and understand the relationships between the physical, behavioral, and circumstantial evidence in these cases.
Victim-Centered Death Investigation Methodology provides a step-by-step tutorial for collecting all the information needed to go in the case file, the a systematic way of organizing the case file to aid investigators in identifying, analyzing, synthesizing, and evaluating the evidence of each case by learning to marry the physical evidence to the behavioral evidence.
Murder is conflict resolution...
Intimicide: Hot-Blooded Lovers to Cold-Blooded Killers explores Pettler's intimicide or intimate partner homicide as it related to Pettler's Conflict-Resolution-Benefit Theory (CRB). The CRB Matrix can be used to investigate intimicide cases because research shows that preceding conflict is almost always present in the victim-offender relationship prior to the death of the victim. Planned or unplanned, intimicide offenders use murder to resolve the conflict with the victim, which is its the benefits of the murder to the offender are mirrored in their post-offense behavior. Pettler's model is illustrious, easy to use, field-friendly, modern, and relevant to homicide detectives, forensic investigators, and prosecutors handling these cases.
To highlight CRB Theory, this book is also a compilation of some of the most interesting intimicides where crime scene staging staging was present chapters authored by foremost forensic and criminal justice practitioners in the field today.
Discussed within each chapter is the background of each case, the victim-offender relationship, preceding victim-offender conflict, conflict resolution through murder including exploration of both the behavioral evidence in relation to the physical evidence in the crime scene, and the post-offense offender benefits that can only come from the death of the victim.
The unplanned explosive Spontaneous combustion between victim and offender...
Emergency Murder: Impromptu Conflict Resolution by Laura Pettler explores the dynamics of murder when things go unexpectedly awry between the victim and offender. Keeping a secret, fear of exposure, threats, or rejection are just a few of the many situations that precipitate this type of murder. Opposite from the planned attack to kill the victim, emergency murder, is just that...the offender's response to a threatening, fluid and emergent situation that he or she did not see coming.
Sometimes it is about anger, sometimes power, sometimes both, but emergency murder is always about the immediate resolution of perceived victim-offender conflict.
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The ultimate fight for life or death...
Divergent Dualism: The Art of Murder by Laura Pettler is an exploration of how everything about the murder of a victim meets the needs of the offender. Murder can often be more intimate than sex and the act of murder can create a sense of unity between the victim and the offender because only they share the experience together. The victim may struggle to stay alive and the offender may struggle to end the life of the victim thereby culminating in the ultimate fight for life or death.
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Beyond the crime scene, beyond the morgue, beyond the crime lab, the victim, through his or her eyes has a story to tell...are you listening?
Victimology is the analytical study of the victim. Dr. Laura Pettler's Research-Based Forensic Victimology is the application of science to the analytical study of the victim using research methodology and theory as the framework.
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