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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, Second Edition

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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 ...

Cyber Victimology: Decoding Cyber Crime Victimization

K. Jaishankar, Debarati Halder
July 15, 2017

The authors qualitatively analyze the contemporary scenario of cyber crime victimization and aim to fill in the gap in the existing literature on cyber crime victimization. A literature review and case studies will be utilized to analyze the current situation of cyber crime victimization. A profile...

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

Lisa M. Carter, Catherine D. Marcum
July 14, 2017

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...

Pocket Guide to Crime Scene Photography

Mark E. Vecellio, Erick P. Bryant
July 11, 2017

This handy pocket guide is an essential field guide to crime scene photography. The authors have used limited technical terms and jargon to distill concepts down to understandable, step-by-step methodologies. The book highlights best practices that apply to most any crime scene but specialized...

Criminal Dismemberment: Forensic and Investigative Analysis

Sue Black, Guy Rutty, Sarah V. Hainsworth, Grant Thomson
July 07, 2017

Criminal Dismemberment is the first book to examine dismemberment as a phenomenon in the context of criminal acts. While the number of such dismemberment cases in any given country is often small, the notion of dismemberment captures the imagination, often leading many to question the motivations...

Cold Case Homicides: Practical Investigative Techniques, Second Edition

R.H. Walton
July 07, 2017

This book, now in its second edition, is the first and most exhaustive text covering the still growing popularity of cold case investigations which locate perpetrators and free the innocent. The new edition adds approximately 80 pages of content, including material on clandestine graves and...

Targeted Violence: A Statistical and Tactical Analysis of Assassinations, Contract Killings, and Kidnappings

Glenn P. McGovern
June 16, 2017

Drawn from case examples of incidents from around the world, Targeted Violence: A Statistical and Tactical Analysis of Assassinations, Contract Killings, and Kidnappings is the most complete resource of information on the attack methodologies, tactics used, and groups responsible for targeted...

Healthcare Crime: Investigating Abuse, Fraud, and Homicide by Caregivers

Kelly M. Pyrek
June 14, 2017

Crime perpetrated by healthcare professionals is increasingly pervasive in today’s hospitals and other healthcare settings. Patients, coworkers, and employers are vulnerable to exploitation, fraud, abuse, and even murder. Investigative journalist Kelly M. Pyrek interviews experts who provide...

Terrorist Rehabilitation: The U.S. Experience in Iraq

Ami Angell, Rohan Gunaratna
June 13, 2017

Because terrorists are made, not born, it is critically important to world peace that detainees and inmates influenced by violent ideology are deradicalized and rehabilitated back into society. Exploring the challenges in this formidable endeavor, Terrorist Rehabilitation: The U.S. Experience in...

Security in Post-Conflict Africa: The Role of Nonstate Policing

Bruce Baker
June 13, 2017

Policing is undergoing rapid change in Africa as a result of democratization, the commercialization of security, conflicts that disrupt policing services, and peace negotiations among former adversaries. These factors combined with the inability of Africa’s state police to provide adequate...

The Art of Science in the Canadian Justice System: A Reflection of My Experiences as an Expert Witness

David Milward, Charles Ferguson
June 12, 2017

Part autobiography, part thought piece, part references, the book takes an insightful look at the experience and cases of renowned paediatrician and forensic expert witness Dr. Charles Ferguson. The book presents the interaction of science and law as it applies, specifically, the Canadian courts,...

Forensic Podiatry: Principles and Methods, Second Edition

Denis Wesley Vernon, John A. DiMaggio
June 06, 2017

Forensic Podiatry: Principles and Methods, Second Edition has been completely updated to reflect the latest developments and advancements in this changing field. New additions to the book, from the previous edition, include all new chapters on the expert witness, Frye Test, and Daubert Standard, as...

Internet Searches for Vetting, Investigations, and Open-Source Intelligence

Edward J. Appel
May 31, 2017

In the information age, it is critical that we understand the implications and exposure of the activities and data documented on the Internet. Improved efficiencies and the added capabilities of instant communication, high-speed connectivity to browsers, search engines, websites, databases,...

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