I have had the pleasure of working with some brilliant colleagues who have constantly helped me and inspired me. Below are a list of selected publications. For a full list of publications, please click here.

Selected Publications



  1. Keatley, D. A. (2021). The Deception Detection Handbook. ReBSA Publications, Australia.

  2. Sutton, M. & Keatley, D. A. (2021). Cooling-off periods and serial homicide: A case study approach to analysing behaviour between murders. FSI: Mind and Law

  3. Richards, Y. & Keatley, D. A. (2021). Adolescent Killers: Using Two Timeline Methods to Map Life Histories of Adolescents that Kill. Deviant Behavior

  4. Keatley, D. A., O’Donnell, C., Chapman, B., & Clarke, D. D. (2021). The Psycho-criminology of Burial Sites: Developing the Winthropping method for locating clandestine burial sites. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology

  5. Keatley, D. A., Golightly, H., Shephard, R., Yaksic, E., & Reid, S. (2021). Using behaviour sequence analysis to map serial killers’ life histories. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36, 2906-2928.

  6. Keatley, D. A., Arntfield, M., Gill, P., Clare, J., Oatley, G., Bouhana, N., & Clarke, D. D. (2021). Behaviour Tracking: using geospatial and behaviour sequence analysis to map crime. Security Journal, 34, 184-201.

  7. Keatley, D. A. (2021). Special Issue Guest Editor: Cold Case Investigations. FSI-Synergy

  8. Keatley, D. A. & Clarke, D. D. (2021). Waypoint Sequencing: simplifying behaviour sequence analysis for criminal cases. Journal of Criminal Psychology

  9. Smith, N., Keatley, D. A., Sandal., G. M., Kjaergaard, A., Stoten, O., Facer-Childs, J., & Barrett, E. (2021). Relations between daily events, coping strategies and health during a British Army ski expedition across Antarctica. Environment & Behavior, 53, 91-116.

  10. Keatley, D. A., Starritt, J., Parke, A., Joyce, T., & Clarke, D. D. (2021). Behaviour sequencing violent episodes in forensic youth populations. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology

  11. Chapman, B., Raymer, C., & Keatley, D. A. (2021). Death and disposal locations of serial homicides: the effect on recovery timeframes. Homicide Studies.

  12. Keatley, D. A., Knight, S., & Marono, A. (2021). Crime script analysis of violent and non-violent extremists. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism


  1. Keatley, D. A. (2020). The Timeline Toolkit: temporal methods for crime research. ReBSA Publications, Australia.

  2. Keatley, D. A., & Cormier, S. (Det.) (2020). SPECIAL ISSUE: Cold Case Methods. Journal of Criminal Psychology

  3. Keatley, D. A., Clarke, D. D., Hall, J. (accepted). SPECIAL ISSUE: Advanced methods in crime research. Expert Systems.

  4. Hackett, S., Keatley, D. A., & Chapman, B. (2020). Face similarity linkage: a novel biometric approach to sexually motivated serial killer victims. Expert Systems

  5. Longridge, R., Chapman, B., Bennell, C., Clarke, D. D., & Keatley, D. A. (2020). Behaviour sequence analysis of body-worn camera footage. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology.

  6. Keatley, D. A. & Clarke, D. D. (2020). A Timeline Toolkit for Cold Case Investigation. Journal of Criminal Psychology.

  7. Keatley, D. A., & Cormier, S. (2020). The doctor and the detective: bridging the gap between police and academics to solve cold cases. Journal of Criminal Psychology.

  8. Chapman, B., Keatley, D. A., Oatley, G., Coumbaros, J., & Maker, G. (2019). A review and recommendations for the integration of forensic expertise within police cold case reviews. Journal of Criminal Psychology

  9. Knight, S. & Keatley, D. A. (2020). How can the literature inform counter-terrorism practice? Recent advances and remaining challenges. Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression.

  10. Yaksic, E., Konikoff, D., Allely, C., Sarteschi, C. M., De Silva, R., Smith-Inglis, M., Matykiecwicz, B., Giannangelo, S. J., Daniels, S., & Keatley, D. A. (2020). Exploration of differences in offender characteristics across aspiring, probably, and successful serial homicide offenders: The importance of an inclusive approach to the study of homicide.

  11. Taylor, O., Keatley, D. A., Clarke, D. D. (2020). A behaviour sequence analysis of alcohol‐related violence surrounding drinking establishments. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 35, 1982-1997.

  12. Keatley, D. A., O’Donnell, C., & Joyce, T. (2020). Perceptions of drink driving limits in England: a qualitative investigation. Psychology, Crime, & Law.

  13. Keatley, D. A. & Clarke, D. D. (2020). Crime Linkage: Finding a behavioral fingerprint using the ‘Path Similarity Metric’. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 35, 240-246.

  14. Keatley, D. A. & Clarke, D. D. (2020). Matrix forecasting and behaviour sequence analysis: Part of the Timeline Toolkit for criminal investigation. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology.

  15. Keatley, D. A., Marono, A., Yaksic, E., & Reid, S. (2020). A behaviour sequence analysis of serial killers’ lives: from childhood abuse to methods of murder. Psychiatry, Psychology, and Law.

  16. Keatley, D. A., Walters, I., Parke, A., Joyce, T., & Clarke, D. D. (2020). Mapping the pathways between recreational cannabis use and mood disorders: A Behaviour Sequence Analysis approach. Health Promotion Journal of Australia.


  1. Keatley, D.A., Sheridan, L., & Whitty, M. (2019). “The road not taken”: Understanding and mapping complexity in threat assessment. Journal of Threat Assessment and Management, 6, 198.

  2. Quinn-Evans, L., Keatley, D. A., Arntfield, M., Sheridan, L. (2019). A behaviour sequence analysis of victims’ accounts of stalking behaviours. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

  3. Keatley, D. A., Mcgurk, S., Allely, C. S. (2019). Understanding school shootings with crime script analysis. Deviant Behaviour

  4. Keatley D. A., Parke, A., Townsend, E., Markham, C., & Clarke, D. D. (2019). Young People, Gambling, and Gambling-Related Harm Research: Pathways into and out of danger. Journal of Gambling Issues.

  5. Jupe, L. & Keatley, D. A. (2019). Airport Artificial Intelligence Can Detect Deception – Or am I Lying. Security Journal

  6. Knight, S., & Keatley, D. A. (2019). Comparing the different behavioral outcomes of extremism: A comparison of violent and non-violent extremists, acting alone or as part of a group. The Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression

  7. Yaksic, E., Allely, C., De Silva, R., Smith-Inglis, M., Konikoff, D., Ryan, K., Gordon, D., Denisov, E., & Keatley, D. A. (2019). Detecting a decline in serial homicide: have we banished the devil from the details? Cogent Social Sciences.

  8. Denault, V.,… Keatley, D. A.,… et al. (2019). The analysis nonverbal communication: The dangers of pseudoscience in security and justice contexts. Anuario de Psicologia Juridica.


  1. Keatley, D. A. (2018). Pathways in Crime: an introduction to Behaviour Sequence Analysis. Palgrave MacMillan, London.

  2. Keatley, D. A., Marono, A., & Clarke, D. D. (2018). Unmaking a murderer: Behaviour Sequence Analysis of False Confessions. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 25, 425-436. 

  3. Keatley, D. A. & Clarke, D. D. (2018, June). Indicator Waves: A new temporal method for measuring multiple behaviours as indicators of future events. Paper presented at the 11th International Conference on Methods and Techniques in Behavioral Research: Measuring Behavior conference (pp 92-95). Manchester, UK.

  4. Marono, A., Clarke, D. D., Navarro, J., Keatley, D. A. (2018). A sequence analysis of nonverbal communication and deceit in different personality clusters. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 33, 109-117

  5. Parke, A., Griffiths, M., Pattinson, J., & Keatley, D. A. (2018). Age-related physical and psychological vulnerability as pathways to problem gambling in older adults. Journal of Behavioural Addictions, 7, 137-145