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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 ...

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...

Forensic Digital Image Processing: Optimization of Impression Evidence

Brian Dalrymple, Jill Smith
April 03, 2018

The digital revolution over the past several decades has advanced every facet of evidence detection, photography, optimization, and interpretation. Forensic scientists and practitioners have benefited tremendously from the move from film to digital. With proper procedures in place, digital images...

Veterinary Forensics: Investigation, Evidence Collection, and Expert Testimony

Ernest Rogers, Adam W. Stern
March 28, 2018

Veterinary Forensics: Investigation, Evidence Collection, and Expert Testimony will provide anyone involved in an investigation of an animal involved crime or civil action with the knowledge and tools that can give guidance for their actions in completing a forensic investigation. All 50 U.S....

Ballistics: Theory and Design of Guns and Ammunition, Third Edition

Donald E. Carlucci, Sidney S. Jacobson
March 28, 2018

With new chapters, homework problems, case studies, figures, and examples, Ballistics: Theory and Design of Guns and Ammunition, Third Edition encourages superior design and innovative applications in the field of ballistics. It examines the analytical and computational tools for predicting a...

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...

Countering New(est) Terrorism: Hostage-Taking, Kidnapping, and Active Violence — Assessing, Negotiating, and Assaulting

Bruce Oliver Newsome, James W. Stewart, Aarefah Mosavi
January 22, 2018

How should we analyze and assess new terrorist behaviors? What are the particular risks and challenges from new terrorism? Should we negotiate with terrorists, and, if so, how? When should we use force against terrorists? Countering New(est) Terrorism: Hostage-Taking, Kidnapping, and Active...

Ethics for the Public Service Professional, Second Edition

Aric W. Dutelle, Randy S. Taylor
December 22, 2017

Headlines of public service corruption scandals are painful reminders of the need for continuing education in the subjects of ethics and integrity. Public service professionals employed as government officials, forensic scientists, investigators, first responders, and those within the legal and...

Behavior, Truth and Deception: Applying Profiling and Analysis to the Interview Process, Revised Edition

Michael R. Napier
December 21, 2017

Focusing on practical approaches for the experienced investigator, Michael R. Napier, a 27-year veteran of the FBI, presents Behavior, Truth, and Deception: Applying Profiling and Analysis to the Interview Process, 2nd Edition. This hands-on volume, drawn from years of experience interviewing...

U.S. Counterterrorism: From Nixon to Trump – Key Challenges, Issues, and Responses

Michael B. Kraft, Edward Marks
December 12, 2017

"Writing with years of experience in government, Ambassador Edward Marks and Michael Kraft have produced a splendid history of America’s long campaign against terrorism. The book analyzes the recent changes in technology and tactics that have profoundly altered today’s terrorist challenge…to...

Death Scene Investigation: Procedural Guide, Second Edition

Michael S. Maloney
December 11, 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...

Forensic Evidence Management: From the Crime Scene to the Courtroom

Ashraf Mozayani, Casie Parish-Fisher
December 07, 2017

"Evidence management has become a crucial component for the law enforcement community. I truly believe this book is essential in assisting criminal investigators and a valuable resource for managing evidence."—Jeremiah Sullivan, Chairman, Board of Directors, Texas Division of the International...

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