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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...

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...

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...

Logical Investigative Methods: Critical Thinking and Reasoning for Successful Investigations

Logical Investigative Methods: Critical Thinking and Reasoning for Successful Investigations

Robert J. Girod

September 25, 2014

All too often, professional investigations fail because those involved jump to conclusions and draw faulty premises that leave the trail cold. Correct conclusions are not the result of guessing, but by applying efficient thought processes. Logical Investigative Methods: Critical Thinking and...

Police Investigative Interviews and Interpreting: Context, Challenges, and Strategies

Police Investigative Interviews and Interpreting: Context, Challenges, and Strategies

Sedat Mulayim, Miranda Lai, Caroline Norma

September 03, 2014

Police interviews with suspects and witnesses provide some of the most significant evidence in criminal investigations. Frequently challenging, they require special training and skills. This interaction process is further complicated when the suspect or witness does not speak the same language as...

Effective Child Abuse Investigation for the Multi-Disciplinary Team

Effective Child Abuse Investigation for the Multi-Disciplinary Team

Bradley Richard Graham

August 07, 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...

Investigative Interviewing: Psychology, Method and Practice

Investigative Interviewing: Psychology, Method and Practice

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...

An Introduction to Crime and Crime Causation

An Introduction to Crime and Crime Causation

Robert C. Winters, Julie L. Globokar, Cliff Roberson

June 26, 2014

An Introduction to Crime and Crime Causation is a student-friendly textbook that defines and explains the concepts of crime, criminal law, and criminology. Ideal for a one-semester course, the book compares and contrasts early criminal behavior and today’s modern forms of crime. It also explores...

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

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

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...