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Vernon J. Geberth, retired Lieutenant-Commander of the New York City Police Department (Photo courtesy of Practical Homicide Investigation)

Vernon James Geberth, M.S., M.P.S., is an American author, educator and consultant on forensic techniques, and homicide and death investigations, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. He is a retired Lieutenant Commander from the New York City Police Department (N.Y.P.D.), where he served as the Commanding Officer of the Bronx Homicide Task Force.[1][2][3][4][5] Geberth, who has analyzed over 8,000 homicides, helped to standardize methods for law enforcement to carry out murder investigations and examine the possible motives of offenders, particularly those committing serial sexual homicide and other sex crimes.[6] He has summarized his techniques in several textbooks, including Practical Homicide Investigation: Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques,[7] the Practical Homicide Investigation Checklist and Field Guide,[8] and Sex-Related Homicide and Death Investigation: Practical and Clinical Perspectives.[9] He also co-authored Autoerotic Deaths: Practical Forensic and Investigative Perspectives[10] with Forensic Pathologist Dr. Anny Sauvageau. He has written over 100 articles in forensic journals, contributing to the literature on serial murder, [11] suicide investigations,[12] fetal abduction,[13] missteps at crimes scenes,[14][15][16] and the use of DNA technology for forensic purposes,[17] among other topics.

Geberth has served as an Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York and John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. He was affiliated with the University of Delaware's Continuing Education Program, as an Associate Professor, and served on the faculty of Northwestern University Traffic Institute as a Homicide Instructor.[18][19]

Geberth, who was a Fox News contributor from 2010 to 2015, has been referenced as a media consultant in several prominent cases in the United States and Canada, including those of Imette St. Guillen;[20] serial murderers Dennis Rader and David Parker Ray;[21][22] the Long Island Serial Killer;[23][24] Jon Benet Ramsey;[25] O.J. Simpson;[26] and the death of Michelle O'Connell.[27] He has also appeared on "60 Minutes,"Frontline," "Crime Watch Daily, and other programs.[28]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Geberth was born in Mt. Vernon, New York. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree from Iona College in New Rochelle, New York, a Master’s in Professional Studies (M.P.S.) in Criminal Justice from the C.W. Post College campus of Long Island University, and a Master’s Degree (M.S.) in Clinical Psychology from California Coast University in Santa Ana, California. He graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) National Academy in 1979. Geberth entered the N.Y.P.D. in 1965. He was promoted to Detective in 1968 and worked in Narcotics, City-Wide Anti-Crime, Robbery, and Homicide. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1971. The following year, Geberth supervised a City-Wide Major Crime Joint Federal & State Investigation into the Mafia. In 1973, he was promoted to Detective Sergeant, continuing his investigative work in Narcotics and Homicide. A decade later, he was promoted to Lieutenant in charge of investigations. Geberth became Commanding Officer of The Bronx Homicide Task Force in 1985 and was promoted to Lieutenant Commander the next year. Geberth is a member of the NYPD’s Honor Legion.[29][30]

Complete Publications[edit | edit source]

Textbooks

Geberth, Vernon J. Practical Homicide Investigation: Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques. Fifth Edition. CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, Florida, 2015.

Geberth, Vernon J. Sex-Related Homicide and Death Investigation: Practical and Clinical Perspectives. SECOND EDITION

CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, Florida, 2010.

Geberth, Vernon J. Practical Homicide Investigation: Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques. Fourth Edition.

CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, Florida, 2006.

Geberth, Vernon J. Sex-Related Homicide and Death Investigation: Practical and Clinical Perspectives.

CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, Florida, 2003.

Geberth, Vernon J. Practical Homicide Investigation: Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques. Third Edition.

CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, Florida, 1996.

Geberth, Vernon J. Practical Homicide Investigation Checklist Field Guide

CRC Press, Inc., Boca Raton, Florida, 1996.

Geberth, Vernon J. Practical Homicide Investigation: Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques. Second Edition.

Elsevier Science Publishing Company, Inc. New York, 1990.

Geberth, Vernon J. Practical Homicide Investigation: Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques.

Elsevier Science Publishing Company, Inc. New York, 1983.

Geberth, Vernon J. "Homicide Investigation", CRIMINAL AND CIVIL INVESTIGATIONS HANDBOOK

Edited by Joseph J. Grau, Ph.D. McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc. New York, 1981.

Encyclopedias

Geberth, Vernon J. "Practical Homicide Investigation", ENCLYCLOPEDIA OF LAW ENFORCMENT

Volume 1 State and Local Editor-in-Chief Larry E. Sullivan, Editor Marie Simonetti Rosen John Jay College. California: Sage Publications, Inc. 2005. GEBERTH, Vernon J. "Homicide Investigation."

Geberth, Vernon J. "Practical Homicide Investigation", ENCYCLOPEDIA OF POLICE SCIENCE

Edited by Mr. William G. Bailey, Editorial Board Members Jerry T. Dowling, Ph.D., Victor G. Strecher, Ph.D. and Larry T. Hoover, Ph. D. Sam Houston State University. Garland Publishing, 1989. GEBERTH, Vernon J. "Practical Homicide Investigation."

Professional Journals

Geberth, Vernon J. The Seven Major Mistakes in Suicide Investigation.

Law & Order, Vol 61, No. 1, January, 2013.

Geberth, Vernon J. 30 Years of DNA Technology.

Forensic Magazine, Vol. 14 No. 1 March 2017 pp 12-17

Geberth, Vernon J. Staged Crime Scenes: Law Enforcement Officers as Offenders

PI Magazine Vol 30 No 5 October, 2016 pp 24-28

Geberth, Vernon J. Crime Scene Staging: A Mysterious Police Death.

Forensic Magazine, Vol 13 No 2 June 2016, pp 10-13

Geberth, Vernon J. Fatal kidnapping: The Extraction of a Fetus from a Pregnant Woman.

PI MagzineVol 29 No 5 October, 2015 pp 42-48

Geberth, Vernon J. Criminal Investigative Analysis.

Law and Order Vol 63 No. 6 June, 2015, pp 28-30

Geberth, Vernon J. The Seven Major Mistakes in Suicide Investigation

Law & Order, Vol. 61, No. 1, January, 2013. Article expanded for research.

Geberth, Vernon J. Black Serial Killers: the Perception vs Reality

PI Magazine, Vol 26, February. 2012, pp 42-47.

Geberth, Vernon J. Supervision and Management: How to be an Effective Homicide Commander

Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 59 No. 11, November, 2011

Geberth, Vernon J. Amazing Advances in Forensic Science Part 3 Firearms and Ballistics

Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 58 No. 10, Pp 98-100, October, 2010

Geberth, Vernon J. Amazing Advances in Forensic Science Part 2 Advances in Criminalistics.

Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 58 No. 9. Pp 72-75, September, 2010

Geberth, Vernon J. Amazing Advances in Forensic Science Part 1 DNA

Law and Order Magazine, June, 2010, Vol. 58 No. 6. Pp. 26-31.

Geberth, Vernon J. Frequency of Body Posing in Homicides

Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 58 No. 2 February, 2010.

Sauvageau, Anny, M.D., M. Sc. ; Romano LaHarpe, M.D. ; Vernon J. Geberth, M.S., M.P.S.

Agonal Sequences in Eight Filmed Hangings: Analysis of Respiratory and Movement Responses to Asphyxia by Hanging. Journal of Forensic Science, 2010.

Sauvageau, Anny, M.D. and Geberth, Vernon J M.S., M.P.S.Elderly victim: an unusual autoerotic fatality involving an 87-year-old male

Forensic Science Medical Pathology ,Vol 5. No. 3, September, 2009, pp. 233-235.

Geberth, Vernon J. Fantasy Drawings and Their Significance in Criminal Investigative Analysis

Law and Order Magazine, October, 2008 Vol. 56 No. 10.

Geberth, Vernon J. Missteps at the Homicide Crime Scene

PI Magazine, May/June, 2008 Vol. 22 No. 3.

Geberth, Vernon J. 10 Most Common Errors in Death Investigations: Part 2

Law and Order Magazine, January, 2008 Vol. 56 No. 1.

Geberth, Vernon J. 10 Most Common Errors in Death Investigations: Part 1

Law and Order Magazine, November, 2007 Vol. 55 No. 11.

Geberth, Vernon J. Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

Law and Order Magazine, March, 2007 Vol. 55 No. 3.

Geberth, Vernon J. Estimating Time of Death

Law and Order Magazine, March, 2007 Vol. 55 No. 3.

Geberth, Vernon J. CRIME SCENE STAGING AND ALTERATIONS: The CSI Effect on Criminal Investigations

PI Magazine, Journal of Professional Investigators. Vol. 20, Number 2, 2007.

Geberth, Vernon J. Preliminary Death Investigation

Law and Order Magazine, September, 2006 Vol. 54 No. 9.

Geberth, Vernon J. First Officer's Duties at the Homicide Scene.

Law and Order Magazine, September, 2005 Vol. 53 No. 9.

Geberth, Vernon J. An Equivocal Death Investigation with Staged Crime Scene: "Death Classified as Undetermined Manner"

Law and Order Magazine, March, 2005 Vol. 53 No. 3.

Geberth, Vernon J. An Equivocal Death and Staged Crime Scene: "Making a Homicide Appear to be a Suicide".

Law and Order Magazine, November, 2004 Vol. 52 No. 11.

Geberth, Vernon J. Investigative Significance of Fantasy in Sex Crimes

Law and Order Magazine, September, 2004 Vol. 52 No. 9.

Geberth, Vernon J. Sex-Related Child Abduction Homicides.

Law and Order Magazine, March, 2004 Vol. 52 No. 3.

Geberth, Vernon J. The Homicide Crime Scene.

Law and Order Magazine, November, 2003 Vol. 51 No. 11.

Geberth, Vernon J. Collection And Preservation Of Physical Evidence In Sex-Related Death Investigations.

Law and Order Magazine, May, 2003 Vol. 51 No. 7.

Geberth, Vernon J. Practical Crome Scene Investigtion: Legal Considerations.

Law and Order Magazine, May, 2003 Vol. 51 No. 5

Geberth, Vernon J. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LUST MURDER: A Clinical Perspective of Sadistic and Sexual Fantasies Integrated into Domestic Violence Dynamics.

Law and Order Magazine, November, 2000 Vol. 48 No. 11

Geberth, Vernon J. AN EQUIVOCAL DEATH: Homicide or Suicide?

Law and Order Magazine, July, 2000 Vol. 48 No. 7

Geberth, Vernon J. Domestic Violence Homicide

Law and Order Magazine, November, 1998 Vol. 46 No. 11

Geberth, Vernon J. DETECTIVE ROTATION: An Enigma

Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 46 No. 10, October, 1998.

Geberth, Vernon J. Anatomy of Lust Murder.

Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 46 No. 5, May, 1998.

Geberth, Vernon J. The Primary Crime Scene.

Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 45 No. 6, June, 1997.

Geberth, Vernon J, M.S., M.P.S. and Turco, Ronald N., M.D. Antisocial Personality Disorder, Sexual Sadism, Malignant Narcissism, and Serial Murder.  Journal of Forensic Sciences, 1997; 42(1):49-60.

Geberth, Vernon J. The Psychology of Suicide: An Investigative Assessment.

Journal of Legal Medicine - Revista de Medicinâ Legalâ (Publication of the Romanian Legal Medicine Society) Vol 5. Number 1 March 1997. (Rom J Leg Med 5(1)72-77)

Geberth, Vernon J. The Psychology of Suicide.

Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 44 No. 10, October, 1996.

Geberth, Vernon J. The Classification of Sex Related Homicides.

Law and Order Magazine, Vol.44 No. 8, August, 1996.

Geberth, Vernon J. The Use of Videotape in Homicide Investigations.

Law and Order Magazine, Vol.44 No.3, March, 1996.

Geberth, Vernon J. The Staged Crime Scene.

Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 44 No. 2. Illinois, February, 1996.

Geberth, Vernon J. The Signature Aspect in Criminal Profiling.

Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 43 No. 11. Illinois, November, 1995.

Geberth, Vernon J. Secondary Victims of Homicide: The Surviving Family.

Homicide Investigators Journal, Official Publication of the International Homicide Investigators Association, Spring, 1995.

Geberth, Vernon J. Homosexual Serial Murder Investigation.

Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 43, No. 6. Illinois, June, 1995.

Geberth, Vernon J. The Investigation of Sex Related Homicides.

The Magnolia Print, Mississippi Division IAI Vol. 3 No. 9, April, 1995.

Geberth, Vernon J. Psychopathic Sexual Sadists: The Psychology and Psychodynamics of Serial Killers.

Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 43, No. 4, Illinois, April, 1995.

Geberth, Vernon J. Professional Homicide Investigation: A Personal Perspective.

Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 43, No. 3, March, 1995.

Geberth, Vernon J. Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy (MSBP) - An Investigative Perspective.

Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 42, No. 8, Illinois, August, 1994.

Geberth, Vernon J. Application of DNA Technology in Criminal Investigations.

The Magnolia Print, Mississippi Division IAI Vol. 2, No. 5, May, 1994.

Geberth, Vernon J. State-Wide and Regional Information Systems.

Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 42, No. 4 Illinois, April, 1994.

Geberth, Vernon J. Supervision and Management of the Homicide Investigation.

The Magnolia Print, Mississippi Division IAI Vol. 1, No. 6, January, 1994.

Geberth, Vernon J. The Racial Component in Suicide-by-Cop Incidents.

Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 42, No.1, Illinois, January, 1994.

Geberth, Vernon J. Final Exit Suicide Investigations.

Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 41 No. 12, Illinois, December, 1993.

Geberth, Vernon J. Suicide-by-Cop.

Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 41, No. 7, Illinois, July, 1993.

Geberth, Vernon J. Stalkers.

Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 40, No. 10, Illinois, October, 1992.

Geberth, Vernon J. Secondary Victims of Homicide.

Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 40 No. 5, Illinois, September, 1992.

Geberth, Vernon J. Serial Murder: A Psychology of Evil.

Law and Order Magazine, Volume 40 No.5 Illinois, 1992.

Geberth, Vernon J. Lust Murder: The Psychodynamics of the Killer and the Psychosexual Aspects of the Crime.

Homicide Investigators Journal, Official Publication of the International Homicide Investigators Association, Spring,1992.

Geberth, Vernon J. "DNA-Print Identification - Applying DNA Technology to Criminal Investigations"

The Journal. Official Publication of the Fraternal Order of Police, Volume 20 No. 4, Kentucky, Fall, 1991.

Geberth, Vernon J. Lust Murder: The Psychodynamics of the Killer and the Psychosexual Aspects of the Crime.

Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 39, No. 6 Illinois, June, 1991.

Geberth, Vernon J. Investigation of Drug-Related Homicides.

Law and Order magazine, Vol. 38 No. 11, Illinois, November, 1990.

Geberth, Vernon J. Suicide Investigation.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police GAZETTE, Vol. 52, No. 10 Ontario, Canada.

Geberth, Vernon J. "The Serial Killer - And the Revelations of Ted Bundy."

Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 38, No. 5 Illinois, 1990.

Geberth, Vernon J. "Application of DNA Technology in Criminal Investigations."

Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 38, No. 3 Illinois, March, 1990.

Geberth, Vernon J. "Sexual Asphyxia - The Phenomenom of Autoerotic Fatalities"

The Deputy, Vol. 5, No. 4. The Maricopa County Deputies Association, Winter, 1989.

Geberth, Vernon J. "Supervision and Management of a Homicide Investigation".

Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 37, No. 11 Illinois, November, 1989.

Geberth, Vernon J. "Sexual Asphyxia - The Phenomenon of Autoerotic Fatalities"

Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 37 No. 8 Illinois, August, 1989.

Geberth, Vernon J. "Investigating a Suicide"

Law and Order Magazine, Vol.36, No. 12 Illinois, December, 1988.

Geberth, Vernon J. "DNA-Print Identification Test Provides Crucial Evidence in Lust Murder Case".

Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 36, No. 7 Illinois, July, 1988.

Geberth, Vernon J. "The Investigation of Sex Related Homicides."

Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 34, No. 7 Illinois, July, 1986.

Geberth, Vernon J. "Mass, Serial and Sensational Homicides; The Investigative Perspective"

Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 34 No. 1, Illinois, January, 1986.

Geberth, Vernon J. "Mass, Serial and Sensational Homicides: The Investigative Perspective"

Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, Vol. 62, No. 5 New York, June, 1986.

Geberth, Vernon J. "Investigation of Autoerotic Deaths"

Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 31, No. 1, Illinois, January, 1983.

Geberth, Vernon J. "Autopsy: The Medicolegal Investigation of Death"

Law and Order Magazine, Vol.30, No.7 Ill. July, 1982.

Geberth, Vernon J. "Practical Burglary Investigation - Part II"

Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 30, No. 3 Illinois, March, 1982.

Geberth, Vernon J. "Practical Burglary Investigation - Part I"

Law and Order, Vol. 30, No. 2, Illinois, February, 1982.

Geberth, Vernon J. "Psychological Profiling"

Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 29, No. 9, Illinois, September, 1981.

Geberth, Vernon J. "The News Media in Homicide Investigation"

Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 29, No. 7 Illinois, July, 1981.

Geberth, Vernon J. "The Homicide Crime Scene"

Georgia F.O.P. News, Vol. 10, No. 6, Georgia, June, 1981.

Geberth, Vernon J. "The Identity of the Deceased"

Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 29, No. 2, Illinois, February, 1981.

Geberth, Vernon J. "Practical Homicide Investigation: First Officer's Duties"

Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 28, No. 11 Illinois,, November, 1980.

Geberth, Vernon J. "The Homicide Crime Scene"

Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 28, No. 10, Illinois, October, 1980.

Geberth, Vernon J. "Crime and Violence: Are the Courts the Catalyst?"

Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 28, No. 9 Illinois, September, 1980.

Geberth, Vernon J. "Estimating Time of Death - Part II"

Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 28, No. 8, August, 1980.

Geberth, Vernon J. "Estimating Time of Death - Part I"

Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 28, No. 7, Illinois, July, 1980.

Geberth, Vernon J. "Supervision of Detectives"

Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 28, No. 5 Illinois, May, 1980.

Geberth, Vernon J. "The Crews"

Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 28, No. 2, Illinois, February, 1980.

Geberth, Vernon J. "The Confidential Informant"

The Police Officer's Journal, Vol. 6 No. 9, New York, October, 1979.

Geberth, Vernon J. "The Homicide Crime Scene - Part II"

Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 27, No. 8, Illinois, August, 1979.

Geberth, Vernon J. "The Homicide Crime Scene - Part I"

Law and Order Magazine, Vol 27, No. 7, Illinois, July, 1979.

Geberth, Vernon J. "The Confidential Informant"

Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 27, No. 6, Illinois, June, 1979.

Geberth, Vernon J. "The Quarterkids"

The Peace Officer, Vol. 21, No. 4, Fraternal Order of Police, Michigan, February, 1979.

Geberth, Vernon J. "The Undercover Officer"

Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 27, No. 3, Illinois, March, 1979.

Geberth, Vernon J. "Narcotic Buy Operations"

Law and Order Magazine, Vol. 27, No. 1, Illinois, January, 1979.

Geberth, Vernon J. "The Quarterkids"

Law and Order Magazine Vol. 26, No. 9, Illinois, September, 1978.

Periodicals

Geberth, Vernon J. "The Murder of Officer Reidy",

Fugitive. Vol. l, No. l June/July, 1992.

Proceedings AAFS

Proceedings American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia

February 20-25, 2012

Volume XVII W# 4 Sex-Related Homicide and Death Investigation: Significance of Pornography, Significance of Pornography, Sexual Deviance, Autoerotic Fatalities, Signature and MO, Serial Murder Investigation as Well as the Increase of in African American Serial Killers Involved in These Events. Vernon J. Geberth, MS Anny Sauvageau, MD Chief Medical Examiner Edmonton, Canada, Barbara C. Wolf, MD Chief Medical Examiner District 5 Leesburg, Florida


Volume XVII W# 17 Advances in Asphyxia by Strangulation for Pathologists and Anthropologists. Anny Sauvageau, MD Chief Medical Examiner, Edmonton Canada, Steven A Symes, PhD Mercyhurst College Erie PA, Joao Pinheiro, MD Instituto Nacional de Medicina Lega Portugal, Ericka L'Abbe, Ph. D Pretoria, South Afrtica and Vernon J. Geberth, MS, New York

Proceedings American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL

February 21-26, 2011

Volume XVII W# 16 Sex-Related Homicide and Death Investigation: Significance of Pornography, Sexual deviance, Autoerotic Fatalities, Investigative and Behavioral Analysis. Vernon J. Geberth, M.S, M.P.S., Peter Collins, MD, Anny Sauvageau, MD

Proceedings American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA

February 22-27, 2010

Volume XVI SS#2 30 Years of Amazing Advances in Forensic Science to The Young Forensic Scientists Forum, (YFSF).   W4 Determining the Manner of Death in Equivocal Death Investigations: Homicide, Suicide, Accident, or Natural? Vernon J. Geberth, M.S, M.P.S.

Proceedings American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting, Denver, CO

February 16-21, 2009

Volume XV BS-2“The Real Mason Verger: The Man Who Fed His Face to the Dogs.” Vernon J. Geberth, M.S, M.P.S.

Proceedings American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

February 18-23, 2008

Volume XIV D-11 “State Sponsored Torture in Rome: A Forensic Inquiry and Medicolegal Analysis of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ.” Vernon J. Geberth, M.S, M.P.S.

Proceedings American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting Seattle, Washington

February 20-25, 2006

Volume XII D-30"An Equivocal Death Investigation Case - Multiple Stabbings: The Victim Self-Inflicted 83 Stab Wound Injuiries." Vernon J. Geberth, M.S, M.P.S.

Proceedings American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting Seattle, Washington

February 20-25, 2005

Volume XI "An Equivocal Death Investigation With Staged Crime Scene: Death Classified as Undetermined Manner." Vernon J. Geberth, M.S., M.P.S.

Proceedings American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting Seattle, Washington

February 20-25, 2004

Volume X "Homicide or Suicide? An Equivocal Death Investigation." Vernon J. Geberth, M.S, M.P.S.

Scientific and Forensic Professional Journals

Myers, Wade C., M.D., Chan, Heng Choon (Oliver), M.A., Ph D., Mariano, Timothy, M.D., PhD., M.Sc., Safarik, Mark, E., M.S., V.S.M.; and Geberth, Vernon J., M.S., M.P.S.

Sexual Homicide by Older Male Offenders.

J. Forensic Sci. 2017, pp 940-946.

Sauvageau, Anny, MD, MSc, Romano LaHarpe, MD, David King, MD, Graeme Dowling, MD, Sam Andrews, MD, Sean Kelly, MD, Corrine Ambrosi, MD, Jean-Pierre Guay, PhD, and Vernon J. Geberth, MS, MPS for the Working Group on the Human Asphyxia

Agonal Sequences in 14 Filmed Hangings with Comments on the Role of Type of Suspension, Ischemic Habituation, and the Ethanol Intoxication on the Timing of Agonal Responses

Forensic Science Medical Pathology ,Vol 32. No. 2, June, 2011.

Sauvageau, Anny, M.D., M. Sc. ; Romano LaHarpe, M.D. ; Vernon J. Geberth, M.S., M.P.S.

Agonal Sequences in Eight Filmed Hangings: Analysis of Respiratory and Movement Responses to Asphyxia by Hanging.

Journal of Forensic Science, August 2010.

Geberth, Vernon J. M.S., M.P.S.

Crime Scene Staging: An Exploratory Study of the Frequency and Characteristics of Sexual Posing in Homicides

Investigative Sciences Journal, Volume 2, Number 2, July 2010.

Sauvageau, Anny, M.D. and Geberth, Vernon J M.S., M.P.S.

Elderly victim: an unusual autoerotic fatality involving an 87-year-old male.

Forensic Science Medical Pathology ,Vol 5. No. 3, September, 2009, pp. 233-235.

Geberth, Vernon J., M.S., M.P.S. and Ronald Turco, M.D.

Antisocial Personality Disorder, Sexual Sadism, Malignant Narcissism, and Serial Murder.

J. Forensic Sci, 1997 42(1) pp. 49-60

Geberth, Vernon J.

The Psychology of Suicide: An Investigative Assessment.

Journal of Legal Medicine - Revista de Medicinâ Legalâ (Publication of the Romanian Legal Medicine Society) Vol 5. No 1 March 1997. (Rom J. Leg 5(1) 72-77)

Geberth, Vernon J. M.S., M.P.S.

A Personal Perspective Concerning Homicide Investigation.

International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, New York Vol. 39, No. 1 Spring, 1995.

Geberth, Vernon J. M.S., M.P.S.

Mass, Serial and Sensational Homicides: The Investigative Perspective.

Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, Vol. 62, No 5 New York, June, 1986.

Non-Fiction Publications

DiMaio, Vincent, J.M., M.D. GUNSHOT WOUNDS: Practical Aspects of Firearms,

Ballistics, and Forensic Techniques. SECOND EDITION.

Florida: CRC Press, Inc., 1999. FORWARD by Vernon J. Geberth.

Artingstall, Kathryn. MUNCHAUSEN BY PROXY and MUNCHAUSEN SYNDROME INVESTIGATIONS.

Florida: CRC Press, Inc., 1998. FORWARD by Vernon J. Geberth.

Biondi, Ray and Walt Hecox. THE DRACULA KILLER.

New York: Pocket Books, 1992. FORWARD by Vernon J. Geberth.

Michaud, Stephen G. and Hugh Aynesworth. WANTED FOR MURDER.

Signet Penguin Books. New York, 1990. FORWARD by Vernon J. Geberth.

DiMaio, Dominick, M.D.& Vincent DiMaio, M.D. FORENSIC PATHOLOGY.

New York: Elsevier Science Publishing Co., Inc., 1989. FORWARD by Vernon J. Geberth.

DiMaio, Vincent, J.M., M.D. GUNSHOT WOUNDS: Practical Aspects of Firearms,

Ballistics, and Forensic Techniques.

New York: Elsevier Science Publishing Co., Inc. 1985. FORWARD by Vernon J. Geberth.

Bevel, Tom and Gardner, Ross. BLOODSTAIN PATTERN ANALYSIS: With an Introduction

to Crime Scene Reconstruction.

Florida: CRC PRESS, INC., 1997. FORWARD by Vernon J. Geberth.

Contribution to Novels

Mahoney, Dan. Once In, Never Out.

New York: St. Martin's Press, 1998. TECHNICAL ADVICE by Vernon J. Geberth.

Mahoney, Dan. HYDE.

New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997. TECHNICAL ADVICE by Vernon J. Geberth.

Mahoney, Dan. Edge of the City.

New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995. TECHNICAL ADVICE by Vernon J. Geberth.

Stroud, Carsten. CLOSE PURSUIT - A Week in the Life of an NYPD Homicide Cop.

Bantam Books. New York, 1987. TECHNICAL ADVICE by Vernon J. Geberth.

Professional Book Reviews

Turco, Ronald, M.D. Closely Watched Shadows: a Profile of the Hunter and the Hunted.

Oregon: BookPartners, 1997. REVIEW by Vernon J. Geberth

Karch, Steven B. A Brief History of Cocaine.

Florida: CRC Press, LLC., 1997. REVIEW by Vernon J. Geberth.

Mones, Paul. STALKING JUSTICE.

Pocket Books. New York, N.Y.,1995 REVIEW by Vernon J. Geberth August 4, 1995. BOOK REVIEW in March LAW and ORDER Vol. 44, No. 3 March, 1996 page 115.

Simon, David. HOMICIDE: A Year on the Killing Streets.

Houghton Mifflin Company. Boston, 1991. REVIEW by Vernon J. Geberth July 1, 1991.

Bizzack, John. NO NONSENSE LEADERSHIP: A Fresh Look at the Fundamental & Advanced Techniques Necessary to be an Effective & Successful Leader in the 1990's.

Carlton Press Inc. New York, 1991. REVIEW by Vernon J. Geberth November 23,1991. BOOK REVIEW in January LAW and ORDER. Vol. 40 No. 1 January, 1992 page 300.

Nash, Robert Jay. World Encyclopedia of 20th Century Murder.

Paragon House. New York, 1992. REVIEW by Vernon J. Geberth February 29, 1992.

Research Publications

THESIS: Geberth, Vernon J.,"Antisocial Personality Disorder, Sexual Sadism, and Serial Murder."

Thesis presented August, 1994 at California Coast University. In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Science in Psychology.

THESIS: Geberth, Vernon J., "The Quarterkids: A New Subculture Within the Subculture of the Drug World"

Thesis presented August, 1977 at Long Island University, C.W. Post Center. In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Professional Studies in Criminal Justice.

New York City Detective Bureau

Geberth, Vernon J.,"A History of the Detective Bureau, New York City Police Department",

Centennial Celebration. Office of The Chief of Detectives, N.Y.P.D., New York City, 1982.

  1. Randy W. Baumgardner. FBI National Academy (Paducah, KY: Turner Publishing Company, 2000).
  2. Connie Fletcher. Crime Scene: Inside the World of the Real CSIs (New York, N.Y.: St. Martin's Press, 2006).
  3. Katherine Ramsland. "All Things Murder: "Murder Cop" Updates Impressive Investigation Book-- In Full Color!" Psychology Today, June 20, 2015, https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/shadow-boxing/201506/all-things-murder.
  4. ""Marco Resident Awarded by Vidocq Society"". Coastal Breeze News. October 27, 2017.
  5. Katherine Ramsland. "Murder Cop: A Profile of Vernon J. Geberth: Father of the Practical Homicide Investigation Protocol.” TruTV, http://www.practicalhomicide.com/AboutPHI/RamslandGeberthProfile.htm.
  6. ""Homicide Expert Gelberth: Sex Crimes Will Overwhelm Cops"". The Crime Report. June 28, 2006.
  7. Vernon J. Geberth, Practical Homicide Investigation: Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques, Fifth Edition (Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2015),
  8. Vernon J. Geberth, Practical Homicide Investigation Checklist and Field Guide, Second Edition (Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2013)
  9. Vernon J. Geberth, Sex-Related Homicide and Death Investigation: Practical and Clinical Perspectives, Second Edition (Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2010)
  10. Anny Sauvageau and Vernon J. Geberth, Autoerotic Deaths: Practical Forensic and Investigative Perspectives (Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, 2013)
  11. Geberth, Vernon J. and Turco, Ronald (January 1997). "Antisocial Personality Disorder, Sexual Sadism, Malignant Narcissism, and Serial Murder". Journal of Forensic Sciences. 42 (1): 49–60. PMID 8988574.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  12. Vernon J. Geberth. The Seven Major Mistakes in Suicide Investigation. Law & Order, Vol 61, No. 1, January, 2013.
  13. Vernon J. Geberth. Fatal kidnapping: The Extraction of a Fetus from a Pregnant Woman. PI Magzine, Vol 29, No. 5, October, 2015, p.p. 42-48
  14. Vernon J. Geberth. Missteps at the Homicide Crime Scene. PI Magazine, May/June, 2008 Vol. 22, No. 3.
  15. Vernon J. Geberth 10 Most Common Errors in Death Investigations: Part 1. Law and Order Magazine, November, 2007 Vol. 55 No. 11.
  16. Vernon J. Geberth. 10 Most Common Errors in Death Investigations: Part 2. Law and Order Magazine, January, 2008 Vol. 56 No. 1.
  17. Vernon J. Geberth. 30 Years of DNA Technology. Forensic Magazine, Vol. 14 No. 1 March 2017 pp 12-17
  18. Randy W. Baumgardner. FBI National Academy (Paducah, KY: Turner Publishing Company, 2000).
  19. Connie Fletcher. Crime Scene: Inside the World of the Real CSIs (New York, N.Y.: St. Martin's Press, 2006).
  20. Alison Gendar and Adam Linsberg. "Beast May Strike Again: 'Mummy Maniac' Likely Murdered at Random, Cops Say." New York Daily News, February 28, 2006.
  21. Katherine Ramsland. "All Things Murder: "Murder Cop" Updates Impressive Investigation Book-- In Full Color!" Psychology Today, June 20, 2015, https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/shadow-boxing/201506/all-things-murder.
  22. Michael H. Stone and Gary Brucato. The New Evil: Understanding the Emergence of Modern Violent Crime (Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 2019), p. 204).
  23. Al Baker. "Hunt Is On for Serial Killer in Long Island Deaths." New York Times, December 15, 2010, https://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/16/nyregion/16bodies.html
  24. Mary Murphy. "L.I. Carpenter Could Be Gilgo Beach Serial Killer, Tied to Craigslist Murders: Prosecutors. Pix 11, September 12, 2017 (updated September 13, 2017), https://pix11.com/2017/09/12/convicted-killer-may-be-tied-to-gilgo-beach-murders-prosecutor/
  25. Michael Goot. "Homicide Cops Told: Don't Overlook Little Details." Daily Gazette, January 28, 2013, p. 3
  26. "Police Foundation to Name Officer of the Year." Coastal Breeze News, February 2, 2019. https://www.coastalbreezenews.com/articles/police-foundation-to-name-officer-of-the-year/
  27. "After deputy's girlfriend is found dead, suicide or homicide?" Tampa Bay Times, November 25, 2013, https://www.tampabay.com/news/humaninterest/after-deputys-girlfriend-is-found-dead-suicide-or-homicide/2154148
  28. The International Movie Database (IMDB), entry for Vernon Geberth, https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3362532/
  29. Randy W. Baumgardner. FBI National Academy (Paducah, KY: Turner Publishing Company, 2000).
  30. Connie Fletcher. Crime Scene: Inside the World of the Real CSIs (New York, N.Y.: St. Martin's Press, 2006).


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