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    The Forensics & Criminal Justice collection encompasses books on law enforcement, policing, criminal justice and the law, forensic pathology, crime scene investigation, DNA analysis, and fire investigation. Examining the science and practice of law, justice, and forensics, topics range from crime causation, interviewing, investigation, and global police practice to laboratory testing, DNA testing, crime scene investigation, and unique forensic science areas of specialty. Books in this collection are written by professors, pathologists, forensic scientists, and police practitioners at the top of their fields.

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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...

Trends in the Judiciary: Interviews with Judges Across the Globe, Volume Two

Trends in the Judiciary: Interviews with Judges Across the Globe, Volume Two

David Lowe, Dilip K. Das

February 06, 2015

The term judicial opinion can be a misnomer as rarely are judges’ true feelings on legal issues and the work they do made available to the public. Judges are constrained when writing decisions to follow the law and leave personal commentary aside. Through a series of revealing interviews, this book...

From Police to Security Professional: A Guide to a Successful Career Transition

From Police to Security Professional: A Guide to a Successful Career Transition

Michael S. D'Angelo

January 28, 2015

Former police and military personnel possess attractive skill sets for the private security industry; however, the transition to the corporate arena is not without challenges. Competition for these jobs is fierce. Many candidates possess degrees in security management—some having spent their entire...

Advanced Crime Scene Photography, Second Edition

Advanced Crime Scene Photography, Second Edition

Christopher D Duncan

January 15, 2015

The ability to thoroughly and properly document a crime scene through photography is a must for crime scene investigators. Regardless of the time of day, weather conditions, or confines in which a piece of evidence is concealed, photographs must be true and accurate. Capturing all the pertinent...

Encyclopedia of U.S. Intelligence - Two Volume Set (Print Version)

Encyclopedia of U.S. Intelligence - Two Volume Set (Print Version)

Gregory Moore

December 19, 2014

The Encyclopedia of U.S. Intelligence is the first definitive work to chronicle the history, profile prominent figures, examine world-renowned agencies, and mark key events that have shaped the present U.S. intelligence landscape. With contributions from scholars, researchers, academics, and...

Trends in Corrections: Interviews with Corrections Leaders Around the World, Volume Two

Trends in Corrections: Interviews with Corrections Leaders Around the World, Volume Two

Martha Henderson Hurley, Dilip K. Das

December 19, 2014

The first volume of the Trends in Corrections: Interviews with Corrections Leaders Around the World series introduced readers to the great diversity that exists cross-culturally in the political, social, and economic context of the correctional system. Presenting transcribed interviews of...

Soft Target Hardening: Protecting People from Attack

Soft Target Hardening: Protecting People from Attack

Jennifer Hesterman

December 18, 2014

Terrorist attacks occur daily and are increasingly being aimed at civilian populations around the world. Battlefield lines have been redrawn to include churches, schools, hospitals, and malls. This breach of moral boundary is shocking and invokes fear—two primary goals of terrorism. Although there...

The Terrorists of Iraq: Inside the Strategy and Tactics of the Iraq Insurgency 2003-2014, Second Edition

The Terrorists of Iraq: Inside the Strategy and Tactics of the Iraq Insurgency 2003-2014, Second Edition

Malcolm W. Nance

December 18, 2014

The Terrorists of Iraq: Inside the Strategy and Tactics of the Iraq Insurgency 2003-2014, Second Edition is a highly detailed and exhaustive history and analysis of terror groups that both formed the Iraq insurgency and led to the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). It places heavy...

Crime Prevention: Theory and Practice, Second Edition

Crime Prevention: Theory and Practice, Second Edition

Stephen Schneider

December 16, 2014

In Crime Prevention: Theory and Practice, Second Edition, Dr. Schneider has updated every chapter in this reliable text using the latest research, the most recently published articles and books, and feedback from professors and students using the first edition. Providing an introduction to dominant...

Biological Affinity in Forensic Identification of Human Skeletal Remains: Beyond Black and White

Biological Affinity in Forensic Identification of Human Skeletal Remains: Beyond Black and White

Gregory E. Berg, Sabrina C Ta'ala

December 13, 2014

Ancestry determination in the identification of unknown remains can be a challenge for forensic scientists and anthropologists, especially when the remains available for testing are limited. There are various techniques for the assessment of ancestry, ranging from traditional to new microbiological...

Homeland Security and Private Sector Business: Corporations' Role in Critical Infrastructure Protection, Second Edition

Homeland Security and Private Sector Business: Corporations' Role in Critical Infrastructure Protection, Second Edition

Elsa Lee

December 11, 2014

Since 9/11, the U.S. government and the private sector have devised sophisticated ways of protecting people and assets. The threats have evolved, however, becoming more insidious. They no longer comprise just terrorists who target critical infrastructures. They also include insider threats, such as...

Nuclear Forensic Analysis, Second Edition

Nuclear Forensic Analysis, Second Edition

Kenton J. Moody, Patrick M. Grant, Ian D. Hutcheon

December 10, 2014

Now in its second edition, Nuclear Forensic Analysis provides a multidisciplinary reference for forensic scientists, analytical and nuclear chemists, and nuclear physicists in one convenient source. The authors focus particularly on the chemical, physical, and nuclear aspects associated with the...

Economic Development, Crime, and Policing: Global Perspectives

Economic Development, Crime, and Policing: Global Perspectives

Frederic Lemieux, Garth den Heyer, Dilip K. Das

December 04, 2014

The 22nd Annual Meeting of the International Police Executive Symposium was held in August 2012 at the United Nations Plaza in New York. Chaired by Dr. Garth den Heyer, the symposium focused on the links between economic development, armed violence, and public safety. Drawn from these proceedings,...

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