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Handbook of Forensic Pathology

2nd Edition

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Vincent J.M. DiMaio M.D., Suzanna E. Dana M.D.
July 27, 2017

Handbook of Forensic Pathology, Second Edition is an up-to-date, concise manual illustrating all core aspects of modern forensic pathology. This edition retains the outline format of the original, which allows for quick access and rapid assimilation. Written in no-nonsense, easily understandable lan...

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

2nd Edition

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Chi-Jen Lee, Cheng-Hsiung Lu, Lucia H. 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 ...

Practical Military Ordnance Identification, Second Edition

2nd Edition

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Thomas Gersbeck
May 7, 2019

The threat variables associated with military ordnance are enormous, requiring the application of a structured process to identify unknown munitions. The focus of Practical Military Ordnance Identification, Second Edition is the application of a practical deductive process to identify unknown ordnan...

The Psychology of Death Investigations: Behavioral Analysis for Psychological Autopsy and Criminal Profiling

1st Edition

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Katherine Ramsland
October 31, 2017

The Psychology of Death Investigations outlines definitively how behavioral evidence can often provide the necessary components and "missing pieces" to complement physical evidence as an essential tool for incident reconstruction. In order to determine the direction of an investigation and to priori...

Intelligent Network Video: Understanding Modern Video Surveillance Systems, Second Edition

2nd Edition

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Fredrik Nilsson, Fredrik Nilsson, Communications Axis
November 21, 2016

Continuing in the tradition of the bestselling first edition, this book examines networked surveillance video solutions. It provides the latest details on industry hardware, software, and networking capabilities of the latest cameras and DVRs. It addresses in full detail updated specifications on MP...

Practical Homicide Investigation Checklist and Field Guide

2nd Edition

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Vernon J. Geberth
October 8, 2013

This book provides protocols for suicide and equivocal death investigation, police action shooting investigations and a homicide supervisor's checklist. It contains state-of-the-art anatomical graphics in full color to assist the investigator in describing any injuries or wounds to the body....

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

5th Edition

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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...

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

3rd Edition

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Vincent J.M. DiMaio, M.D.
October 21, 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 asp...

Analyzing 911 Homicide Calls: Practical Aspects and Applications

1st Edition

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Tracy Harpster, Susan H. Adams
December 20, 2016

This book provides police investigators and homicide detectives with a practical method of analyzing 911 homicide calls to uncover the truth. A structured analysis of 911 homicide calls can directly aid in developing investigative leads, planning interviews and solving cases. Case examples present p...

Practical Aspects of Rape Investigation: A Multidisciplinary Approach, Third Edition

5th Edition

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Robert R. Hazelwood, Ann Wolbert Burgess
November 14, 2016

This latest edition addresses rape and sexual assaults from all clinical, pathological, medical, and legal aspects. The book focuses on the victim and covers contemporary issues in sexual violence, investigative aspects of rape and sexual assault, offender fantasy, the personality of the offender, c...

Death Scene Investigation: Procedural Guide, Second Edition

2nd Edition

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Michael S. Maloney
November 27, 2017

Those tasked with investigating death scenes come from a variety of backgrounds and varying levels of experience. Whether a homicide detective, crime scene investigator, medico-legal death investigator, coroner or medical examiner, Death Scene Investigation: Procedural Guide, Second Edition provides...

Practical Bomb Scene Investigation

3rd Edition

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James T. Thurman
July 18, 2017

Now in its Third Edition, Practical Bomb Scene Investigation explores the investigative process that improvised explosive device (IED) specialists undertake at the scene of an explosion. Providing easy-to-understand, step-by-step procedures for managing and processing a bomb scene, it enables invest...

Forensic DNA Profiling: A Practical Guide to Assigning Likelihood Ratios

1st Edition

Jo-Anne Bright, Michael Coble
December 10, 2019

DNA testing and its forensic analysis are recognized as the “gold standard” in forensic identification science methods. However, there is a great need for a hands-on step-by-step guide to teach the forensic DNA community how to interpret DNA mixtures, how to assign a likelihood ratio, and how to...

Understanding Victims of Interpersonal Violence: A Guide for Investigators and Prosecutors

1st Edition

Veronique N. Valliere
December 05, 2019

Understanding Victims of Interpersonal Violence: A Guide for Investigators and Prosecutors provides accessible information for criminal justice personnel "in the trenches" with victims of violence to aid in understanding and explaining their behavior. This guide sheds light on interpersonal...

Interpreting Complex Forensic DNA Evidence

1st Edition

Jane Moira Taupin
December 02, 2019

Interpreting Complex Forensic DNA Evidence is a handy guide to recent advances—and emerging issues—in interpreting complex DNA evidence and profiles for use in criminal investigations. In certain cases, DNA cannot be connected to a specific biological material such as blood, semen or saliva. How or...

Biological Influences on Criminal Behavior

2nd Edition

Gail Anderson
November 28, 2019

Biological Influences on Criminal Behavior, Second Edition is fully updated to include recent research, studies, and publications examining the integration of the biological view with mainstream social, psychological, and environmental views in influences in criminality and criminal behavior. The...

Understanding Homeland Security: Foundations of Security Policy

1st Edition

Ehsan Zaffar
November 26, 2019

Understanding Homeland Security is a unique textbook on homeland security that blends the latest research from the areas of immigration policy, counterterrorism research, and border security with practical insight from homeland security experts and leaders such as former Secretaries of the...

Justice, Crime, and Ethics

10th Edition

Michael C. Braswell, Belinda R. McCarthy, Bernard J. McCarthy
November 21, 2019

Justice, Crime, and Ethics, a leading textbook in criminal justice programs, examines ethical dilemmas pertaining to the administration of criminal justice and professional activities in the field. This tenth edition continues to deliver a broad scope of topics, focusing on law enforcement, legal...

Case Studies in Forensic Anthropology: Bonified Skeletons

1st Edition

Heather M. Garvin, Natalie R. Langley
November 06, 2019

Through a set of unique case studies written by an international group of practicing forensic anthropologists, Case Studies in Forensic Anthropology: Bonified Skeletons prepares students and professionals for the diverse range of cases and challenges they will encounter in the field. Every...

Women in the Criminal Justice System: Tracking the Journey of Females and Crime

1st Edition

Tina L. Freiburger, Catherine D. Marcum
October 31, 2019

Women in the Criminal Justice System: Tracking the Journey of Females and Crime provides a rare up-to-date examination of women both as offenders and employees in the criminal justice system. While the crime rate in the United States is currently decreasing, the rate of female incarceration is...

Spree Killers: Practical Classifications for Law Enforcement and Criminology

1st Edition

Mark Safarik, Katherine Ramsland
October 31, 2019

Spree Killers: Practical Classifications for Law Enforcement and Criminology  is the only exhaustive, up-to-date analytical book on spree killers, standing apart from those dedicated to mass murderers and serial killers. Multicides have traditionally been categorized as double, triple, mass,...

Female Offenders and Reentry: Pathways and Barriers to Returning to Society

1st Edition

Lisa M. Carter, Catherine D. Marcum
October 17, 2019

Often, research concerning the female offender is scarce. This book adds to the criminological literature on the topic of reentry for women, focusing on the barriers women face as they return to society and adjust to life after incarceration. Each chapter addresses specific issues, challenges, and...

Developments in Handwriting and Signature Identification in the Digital Age

1st Edition

Heidi H. Harralson
October 16, 2019

The examination of handwriting and signatures has a long and established history as a forensic discipline. With the advancement of technology in the use of digital tablets for signature capture, changes in handwriting examination are necessary. Other changes in handwriting, such as in increase in...

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

2nd Edition

Mark M. Okuda, Frank H. Stephenson, PhD.
October 07, 2019

A Hands-On Introduction to Forensic Science, Second Edition continues in the tradition of the first edition taking a wholly unique approach to teaching forensic science. Each chapter begins with a brief, fictional narrative that runs through the entire book; it is a crime fiction narrative...

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