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Forensic Biology, Second Edition


Richard Li
March 11, 2015

Over the last several years, new research and developments in analysis methods and practice have led to rapid advancements in forensic biology. Identifying critical points of knowledge and new methodological approaches in the field, Forensic Biology, Second Edition focuses on forensic serology and f...

Practical Homicide Investigation: Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques, Fifth Edition


Vernon J. Geberth
May 12, 2015

Renowned for being THE definitive resource for homicide investigators, Practical Homicide Investigation: Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques details the recognized protocols used by investigative divisions of major police departments throughout the world. The text is used in most police aca...

Complete Crime Scene Investigation Handbook


Everett Baxter Jr.
May 20, 2015

Crime scene investigators are the foundation for every criminal investigation. The admissibility and persuasiveness of evidence in court, and in turn, the success of a case, is largely dependent upon the evidence being properly collected, recorded, and handled for future analysis by investigators an...

Gunshot Wounds: Practical Aspects of Firearms, Ballistics, and Forensic Techniques, Third Edition

Vincent J.M. DiMaio, M.D.
October 08, 2015

Written by the nation's foremost authority on gunshot wounds and forensic techniques as they relate to firearm injuries, this third edition of a bestseller provides critical updates to information on gunshot wounds and the weapons and ammunition used to inflict them. The book describes practical...

Collaborative Policing: Police, Academics, Professionals, and Communities Working Together for Education, Training, and Program Implementation

Peter C. Kratcoski, Maximilian Edelbacher
October 05, 2015

"The chapters in this book reveal that police education, training, and practices are now closely tied to collaboration between police, academics, professional practitioners, and community agencies, and such collaboration is described and evaluated."—Dilip K. Das, PhD, Founding President,...

Policing in Israel: Studying Crime Control, Community, and Counterterrorism

Tal Jonathan-Zamir, David Weisburd, Badi Hasisi
October 05, 2015

"It is hoped that, through this series, it will be possible to accelerate the process of building knowledge about policing and help bridge the gap between the two worlds—the world of police research and police practice. This is an invitation to police scholars and practitioners across the world to...

Constitutional Law and Criminal Justice, Second Edition

Cliff Roberson
October 02, 2015

Illuminating concepts in plain language, eliminating unnecessary legal jargon, and clarifying nuances in the law, this new edition of Constitutional Law and Criminal Justice simplifies understanding of the United States judicial system for those without advanced legal training. It also provides a...

The Re-Evolution of American Street Gangs

Dale L. June, Mohamad Khatibloo, Gregorio Estevane
September 25, 2015

The problem of gangs and gang subculture is a growing threat to the stability of neighborhoods and entire communities. During the past two decades, gang members have increasingly migrated from large urban centers to suburban areas and other countries. This book addresses the intricacies and...

Global Information Warfare: The New Digital Battlefield, Second Edition

Andrew Jones, Gerald L. Kovacich
September 25, 2015

Since the turn of the century much has happened in politics, governments, spying, technology, global business, mobile communications, and global competition on national and corporate levels. These sweeping changes have nearly annihilated privacy anywhere in the world and have also affected how...

Police Corruption and Police Reforms in Developing Societies

Kempe Ronald Hope, Sr.
September 25, 2015

Much of the literature on police corruption and police reforms is dominated by case studies of societies classified as developed. However, under the influence of globalization, developing societies have become a focal point of scholarly interest and examination. Police Corruption and Police Reforms...

The Basics of Investigating Forensic Science: A Laboratory Manual

Kathy Mirakovits, Gina Londino
September 23, 2015

Once confined to four-year colleges and graduate schools, forensic science classes can now be found in local high schools as well as in two-year community colleges. The Basics of Investigating Forensic Science: A Laboratory Manual is designed for the beginning forensic science student and for...

Forensic Analysis of Tattoos and Tattoo Inks

Michelle D. Miranda
September 10, 2015

Forensic Analysis of Tattoos and Tattoo Inks is the single most comprehensive resource on the analysis of tattoo inks and use of tattoos as a tool in forensic investigations and criminalistics. The book begins with a history of tattoos and tattoo inks, and covers the use of tattoos throughout time...

Primary Tooth Development in Infancy: A Text and Atlas

P. Sema Aka, Murat Yagan, Nergis Canturk, Rukiye Dagalp
August 26, 2015

Primary Tooth Development in Infancy: A Text and Atlas describes the initial phase of human dentition. It includes more than 1,500 photographs of fetal and infant teeth up to the age of one year. The book presents each step in the developmental phases in photographs accompanied by concise...

Policing Terrorism: Research Studies into Police Counterterrorism Investigations

David Lowe
August 25, 2015

Based primarily upon information from the UK Special Branch Counterterrorism Unit, Policing Terrorism: Research Studies into Police Counterterrorism Investigations takes you through the mechanics of a counterterrorism investigation. A combination of legal and empirical research, this entry in the...

Carrion Ecology, Evolution, and Their Applications

M. Eric Benbow, Jeffery K. Tomberlin, Aaron M. Tarone
August 22, 2015

Decomposition and recycling of vertebrate remains have been understudied, hampered largely due to these processes being aesthetically challenging (e.g., smell and sight). Technological innovations have provided the means to explore new and historically understood natural systems to give us a...