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June 26, 2014
Robert C. Winters, Julie L. Globokar, Cliff Roberson
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 
November 15, 2013
John Harrison Watts, Cliff Roberson
In recent years, legal studies courses have increased the focus on contemporary social issues as part of the curriculum. Law and Society: An Introduction discusses the interface between these two institutions and encourages students in the development of new insights on the topic. The book begins 
November 11, 2013
Marie-Helen Maras
The CRC Press Terrorism Reader assembles the insight of an unrivaled pool of author experts to provide the ultimate comprehensive resource on terrorism. With information drawn from premier titles in the CRC Press collection, the book begins by discussing the origins and definitions of terrorism as 
October 28, 2013
Daniel Adrian Doss, William H. Sumrall III, David H. McElreath, Don W. Jones
From small law offices to federal agencies, all entities within the justice system are governed by complicated economic factors and face daily financial decision-making. A complement to Strategic Finance for Criminal Justice Organizations, this volume considers the justice system from a variety of 
May 21, 2013
Frank J. DiMarino, Cliff Roberson
White-collar crime costs the United States more than $300 billion each year. It is surprisingly common, with one in every three Americans eventually becoming a victim. The criminals often dismiss these crimes as victimless, but those unfortunate enough to fall prey would disagree. An Introduction 
May 13, 2013
Obi N. I. Ebbe
Comparative and International Criminal Justice Systems: Policing, Judiciary, and Corrections, Third Edition examines the history, dynamics, structure, organization, and processes in the criminal justice systems in a number of selected countries. Designed for courses in comparative criminal justice 
March 15, 2013
James Ottavio Castagnera
The American legal profession and judicial system bear a unique responsibility to set and maintain the balance between defending homeland security and protecting the civil liberties outlined in the Bill of Rights. These competing interests will continue to collide as the threats to our safety grow. 
February 26, 2013
David H. McElreath, Daniel Adrian Doss, Carl J. Jensen, III, Michael Wigginton Jr., Ralph Kennedy, Kenneth R. Winter, Robert E. Mongue, Janice Bounds, J. Michelle Estis-Sumerel
Modern perspectives of law enforcement are both complex and diverse. They integrate management and statistical analysis functions, public and business administration functions, and applications of psychology, natural science, physical fitness, and marksmanship. They also assimilate theories of 
February 25, 2013
Charles P. Nemeth
Homeland security is a massive enterprise that gets larger by the moment. What was once mostly a TSA/aviation concern has evolved into a multidimensional operation covering a broad array of disciplines. These include critical infrastructure protection, border security, transportation security, 
August 22, 2012
William J. Tilstone, Michael L. Hastrup, Camilla Hald
Barry Fisher’s Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation has long been considered the "bible" of the crime-solving profession, drawing from the author’s 40-year career in forensic science, including his time spent as the crime laboratory director for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Now 

Stopping a Killer Before He Strikes

The tragic shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 18 other victims in Tucson, Arizona on January 8, 2011 is only the latest in a long list of unimaginable shooting rampages by troubled individuals. In the aftermath of the catastrophe, questions have emerged as to whether some intervention could have prevented the devastating loss of life and injuries that occurred on that day.

Experts John Liebert, M.D. and William J. Birnes, J.D., Ph.D. maintain that early awareness of aberrant behaviors followed by intervention can avert some of the tragedies that seem to be occurring time and time again on America's campuses and street corners. Their compelling work, Suicidal Mass Murderers: A Criminological Study of Why They Kill discusses the pathophysiology of violent offenders and provides first hand empirical and experimental data on mass homicidal/suicidal offenders. It introduces and explains the concept of apocalyptic mass murder and demonstrates how the final words of the killer in the days before the shooting can signal the end is near.

Read more about the striking similarities between Jared Loughner and the Virginia Tech shooter.


ASC Outstanding International/ Comparable Book for 2010

"Security in Post-Conflict Africa: The Role of Nonstate Policing" by Bruce Baker won the ASC International Division outstanding international/ comparable book for 2010.


"Dirty Jobs" crew visits Purdue Entomology

CRC Press Author Patrick Jones, Forensic Lab Director at Purdue University recently starred on an episode of Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe. The show was filmed at the forensic entomology decomposition lab run by Patrick Jones at Purdue.

Jones co-wrote Crime Scene Processing and Laboratory Workbook, and wrote the upcoming Practical Forensic Digital Imaging: Applications and Techniques


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