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Utilizing Forensic Technologies for Unidentified Human Remains: Death Investigation Resources, Strategies, and Disconnects

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George W. Adams
November 23, 2015

In missing and unidentified investigations, an abyss of dissonance seems to exist between law enforcement and the community they serve that all too often creates grating wounds that may never heal. Utilizing Forensic Technologies for Unidentified Human Remains: Death Investigation Resources, Strateg...

Forensic Uses of Digital Imaging

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John C. Russ
January 22, 2016

The ability to work with, and retrieve images, is vital to forensic and criminal case work. During a five-decade-long career, author John C. Russ has taught methods for image processing and measurement to thousands of students. Forensic Uses of Digital Imaging, Second Edition distills his classroom ...

Data-Driven Law: Data Analytics and the New Legal Services

Edward J. Walters
July 27, 2018

For increasingly data-savvy clients, lawyers can no longer give "it depends" answers rooted in anecdata. Clients insist that their lawyers justify their reasoning, and with more than a limited set of war stories. The considered judgment of an experienced lawyer is unquestionably valuable. However,...

Gangs and Organized Crime

George W. Knox, Gregg Etter, Carter F. Smith
July 10, 2018

In Gangs and Organized Crime, George W. Knox, Gregg W. Etter, and Carter F. Smith offer an informed and carefully investigated examination of gangs and organized crime groups, covering street gangs, prison gangs, outlaw motorcycle gangs, and organized crime groups from every continent. The authors...

Extremist Propaganda in Social Media: A Threat to Homeland Security

Michael Erbschloe
June 29, 2018

Extremist Propaganda in Social Media: A Threat to Homeland Security presents both an analysis of the impact of propaganda in social media and the rise of extremism in mass society from technological and social perspectives. The book identifies the current phenomenon, what shall be dubbed for...

Successful Expert Testimony

Max M. Houck, Christine Funk, Harold Feder
June 22, 2018

A major revision of the landmark book on expert testimony Feder’s Succeeding as an Expert Witness, Successful Expert Testimony, Fifth Edition highlights the book’s value to both attorneys and expert witnesses in promoting effective, impactful courtroom testimony. The book outlines the role of...

Civil Liability in Criminal Justice

Darrell L. Ross
May 29, 2018

The increasing litigation against criminal justice practitioners in the United States poses a significant problem for law enforcement and other personnel. Law enforcement and corrections professionals need to have a working knowledge of both criminal law and the civil law process to ensure that...

Scientific Examination of Documents: Methods and Techniques, Fourth Edition

David Ellen, Stephen Day, Christopher Davies
May 08, 2018

Revised and expanded to reflect the most recent innovations in the field, The Scientific Examination of Documents, Fourth Edition is a handy, accessible volume detailing current best-practices for forensic document examination. Since the first edition published in 1989, there have been drastic...

Volunteer Police, Choosing to Serve: Exploring, Comparing, and Assessing Volunteer Policing in the United States and the United Kingdom

Ross Wolf, Carol Borland Jones
May 07, 2018

Volunteer Police, Choosing to Serve provides an in-depth comparison between volunteer policing in the United States and in the United Kingdom, and explores the shared past and similar—yet sometimes divergent—evolution of special constables, auxiliaries, and reserves. It discusses the...

The Sherlock Effect: How Forensic Doctors and Investigators Disastrously Reason Like the Great Detective

Thomas W. Young
May 07, 2018

Forensic science is in crisis and at a cross-roads. Movies and television dramas depict forensic heroes with high-tech tools and dazzling intellects who—inside an hour, notwithstanding commercials—piece together past-event puzzles from crime scenes and autopsies.  Likewise, Sherlock Holmes—the...

CPTED and Traditional Security Countermeasures: 150 Things You Should Know

Lawrence Fennelly, Marianna Perry
April 20, 2018

CTPED and Traditional Security Countermeasures: 150 Things You Should Know is a handy reference for both seasoned professionals and those just starting out in security and law enforcement.  Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a foundational concept to physical security and can...

Understanding Victimology: An Active-Learning Approach

Shelly Clevenger, Jordana N. Navarro, Catherine D. Marcum, George E. Higgins
March 06, 2018

Understanding Victimology: An Active-Learning Approach explains what the field of victimology is—including its major theoretical perspectives and research methods—and provides insight into the dynamics of various offline and online crimes from the victims’ vantage point. It is the only textbook to...

Police Ethics: The Corruption of Noble Cause

Michael A. Caldero, Jeffrey D. Dailey, Brian L. Withrow
February 12, 2018

Police Ethics, Fourth Edition, provides an analysis of corruption in law enforcement organizations. The authors argue that the noble cause—a commitment to “doing something about bad people”—is a central “ends-based” police ethic. This fundamental principle of police ethics can paradoxically open...

Frank Tannenbaum: The Making of a Convict Criminologist

Matthew G. Yeager
December 22, 2017

Frank Tannenbaum and the Making of a Convict Criminologist is a historical biography about Columbia University professor Frank Tannenbaum and his contribution to American criminology. Tannenbaum was a major figure in criminology in the early twentieth century, and is known for his contributions to...

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