Forensics & Criminal Justice

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Practical Homicide Investigation Checklist and Field Guide

2nd Edition


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


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


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


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...

Death Scene Investigation: Procedural Guide, Second Edition

2nd Edition


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...

Police Reserves and Volunteers: Enhancing Organizational Effectiveness and Public Trust

1st Edition

James F. Albrecht
February 04, 2020

Reductions in police department funding have raised the importance of volunteers in enhancing organizational performance, improving community trust and confidence, and at times accomplishing basic tasks to maintain public safety and security. During a period when police administrators are asked to...

Simpson's Forensic Medicine, 14th Edition

14th Edition

Jason Payne-James, Richard Martin Jones
December 13, 2019

Prestigious and authoritative, this fully updated fourteenth edition of Simpson's Forensic Medicine remains a classic; one of the world's leading introductory texts in the field of forensic medicine. It presents all that the generalist or student needs to know about the interface between medicine...

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...

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...

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...

Legal Nurse Consulting Principles and Practices

4th Edition

Julie Dickinson, Anne Meyer
September 30, 2019

Legal Nurse Consulting Principles and Practices, Fourth Edition, provides foundational knowledge on the specialty nursing practice of legal nurse consulting. Legal nurse consulting is defined, and essential information about the practice is discussed (history, certification, scope and standards of...

Strategic Security Management: A Risk Assessment Guide for Decision Makers, Second Edition

2nd Edition

Karim Vellani
September 17, 2019

Strategic Security Management, Second Edition provides security leadership and decision-makers with a fresh perspective on threat, vulnerability, and risk assessment. The book offers a framework to look at applying security analysis and theory into practice for effective security program,...

Culture and International Law: Proceedings of the International Conference of the Centre for International Law Studies (CILS 2018), October 2-3, 2018, Malang, Indonesia

1st Edition

Hikmahanto Juwana, Jeffrey Thomas, Mohd Hazmi Mohd Rusli, Dhiana Puspitawati
September 17, 2019

In this era of globalization, International Law plays a significant role in facing rapid development of various legal issues. Cultural preservation has emerged as an important legal issue that should be considered by States. This book consists of academic papers presented and discussed during the...