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Investigative Interviewing: Psychology, Method and Practice

Investigative Interviewing: Psychology, Method and Practice

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Eugene F. Ferraro (CPP, SPHR)

July 14, 2014

There are few skills more important to the modern fact finder than the ability to obtain information through effective interviewing. While most interviewing books are intended for law enforcement, they often present harsh and accusatory techniques that can be counterproductive in private sector inve...

Advanced Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Operations: Tradecraft Methods, Practices, Tactics, and Techniques

Advanced Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Operations: Tradecraft Methods, Practices, Tactics, and Techniques

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Robert J Girod

June 26, 2014

Tradecraft is a term used within the intelligence community to describe the methods, practices, and techniques used in espionage and clandestine investigations. Whether the practitioner is a covert agent for the government or an identity thief and con man, the methods, practices, tactics, and techni...

A Hands-On Introduction to Forensic Science: Cracking the Case

A Hands-On Introduction to Forensic Science: Cracking the Case

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Mark Okuda, Frank H. Stephenson, PhD.

October 17, 2014

One failing of many forensic science textbooks is the isolation of chapters into compartmentalized units. This format prevents students from understanding the connection between material learned in previous chapters with that of the current chapter. Using a unique format, A Hands-On Introduction to ...

Effective Child Abuse Investigation for the Multi-Disciplinary Team

Effective Child Abuse Investigation for the Multi-Disciplinary Team

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Bradley Richard Graham

August 7, 2014

Child abuse cases are unique in that they involve seldomly witnessed acts. A nonverbal victim and a silent perpetrator will often lead to a stalling of the investigation and the judicial process. Effective Child Abuse Investigation for the Multi-Disciplinary Team is a practical guide for law enforce...

Cold Cases: Evaluation Models with Follow-up Strategies for Investigators, Second Edition

Cold Cases: Evaluation Models with Follow-up Strategies for Investigators, Second Edition

James M. Adcock, Sarah L. Stein

October 29, 2014

Because the investigation of cold cases is usually an arduous and time-consuming task, most law enforcement agencies in the United States are not able to dedicate the resources necessary to support the cold case investigation process. However, when those cases are fully pursued and prosecuted, they...

Crime Linkage: Theory, Research, and Practice

Crime Linkage: Theory, Research, and Practice

Jessica Woodhams, Craig Bennell

October 27, 2014

The increasing portrayal of forensic investigative techniques in the popular media—CSI, for example, has resulted in criminals becoming "forensically aware" and more careful about leaving behind physical evidence at a crime scene. This presents law enforcement with a significant problem: how can...

Android Malware and Analysis

Android Malware and Analysis

Ken Dunham

October 24, 2014

The rapid growth and development of Android-based devices has resulted in a wealth of sensitive information on mobile devices that offer minimal malware protection. This has created an immediate demand for security professionals that understand how to best approach the subject of Android malware...

American Volunteer Police: Mobilizing for Security

American Volunteer Police: Mobilizing for Security

Martin Alan Greenberg

October 21, 2014

Today, it is estimated there are over 200,000 volunteers in police work throughout the United States. Although the need for such volunteers has never been greater, there is a lack of published materials regarding the nature of volunteer police work and how qualified citizens may augment police...

A Hands-On Introduction to Forensic Science: Cracking the Case

A Hands-On Introduction to Forensic Science: Cracking the Case

Mark Okuda, Frank H. Stephenson, PhD.

October 17, 2014

One failing of many forensic science textbooks is the isolation of chapters into compartmentalized units. This format prevents students from understanding the connection between material learned in previous chapters with that of the current chapter. Using a unique format, A Hands-On Introduction to...

The Foundations of Communication in Criminal Justice Systems

The Foundations of Communication in Criminal Justice Systems

Daniel Adrian Doss, William H. Glover, Jr., Rebecca A. Goza, Michael Wigginton, Jr.

October 17, 2014

Myriad forms of communication occur within the criminal justice system as judges and attorneys speak to juries, law enforcement officers interact with the public, and the news media presents stories of events in courtrooms. Hindrances abound, however. Law enforcement officers and justice system...

Juvenile Justice: International Perspectives, Models and Trends

Juvenile Justice: International Perspectives, Models and Trends

John A. Winterdyk

October 14, 2014

Juvenile justice has been and remains a topical issue at national and international levels. There are various standards and guidelines for administration, but six major models characterize juvenile justice systems worldwide: participatory, welfare, corporatism, modified justice, justice, and crime...

Human Scent Evidence

Human Scent Evidence

Paola A. Prada, Allison M. Curran, Kenneth G. Furton

October 14, 2014

During the last decade, a significant number of scientific studies have supported the use of human scent as a biometric tool and indicator of the presence, or absence, of an individual at a crime scene. These findings even extend to conducting scent identification line-ups with suspects. Human...

The New York City Police Department: The Impact of Its Policies and Practices

The New York City Police Department: The Impact of Its Policies and Practices

John A. Eterno

October 13, 2014

Studying the flagship New York City Police Department is critical to understanding policing and democratic society. An examination of the department by experts who have been studying it for years, The New York City Police Department: The Impact of Its Policies and Practices provides a frank and...

Transnational Security

Transnational Security

Marie-Helen Maras

October 09, 2014

Globalization and the easy movement of people, weapons, and toxins across borders has transformed security into a transnational phenomenon. Preventing transnational security threats has proven to be a very difficult challenge for governments and institutions around the world. Transnational Security...

Forensic Metrology: Scientific Measurement and Inference for Lawyers, Judges, and Criminalists

Forensic Metrology: Scientific Measurement and Inference for Lawyers, Judges, and Criminalists

Ted Vosk, Ashley F. Emery

September 26, 2014

Forensic metrology is the application of scientific measurement to the investigation and prosecution of crime. Forensic measurements are relied upon to determine breath and blood alcohol and drug concentrations, weigh seized drugs, perform accident reconstruction, and for many other applications....

Forensic Laboratory Management: Applying Business Principles

Forensic Laboratory Management: Applying Business Principles

W. Mark Dale, Wendy S. Becker

September 26, 2014

New technologies, including DNA and digital databases that can compare known and questioned exemplars, have transformed forensic science and greatly impacted the investigative process. They have also made the work more complicated. Obtaining proper resources to provide quality and timely forensic...