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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 ...

The Psychology of Terrorists: Tools for Profiling and Counterterrorism

Raymond H. Hamden
September 01, 2017

Drawing on his extensive experience, including research, consultations, and first-hand interviews, Richard Hamden presents a unique look at terrorists as individual players with personal motives as well as those of principle. Organizing the psychology of terrorists into four distinct profiles, he...

Terrorism and Organized Hate Crime: Intelligence Gathering, Analysis and Investigations, Fourth Edition

Michael R. Ronczkowski
August 29, 2017

The ability of law enforcement agencies to manage and act upon intelligence is the key to countering terrorism. Likewise, a critical foundation of intelligence-led policing is the proper analysis of all information gained. Terrorism and Organized Hate Crime: Intelligence Gathering, Analysis, and...

Medico-Legal Death Investigation: From Crime Scene to Courtroom: A Detective's Companion

William J. Powers
August 26, 2017

Written in clear and simple language, this primer/handbook examines and explains—from the perspective of a criminal investigator—the law and how it relates to criminal investigations. The book begins with an introduction to the parties and the rules and then discusses the crime scene, unique...

Principles of Kinesic Interview and Interrogation, Third Edition

Stan B. Walters
August 15, 2017

The third edition of this perennial bestseller continues to cover the principles of kinesics, including how to determine behavior from speech and body language, and how behavior is often exhibited in written statements. Addressing current issues faced by professional investigative interviewers,...

May It Please the Court, Third Edition: Judicial Processes and Politics In America

Brian L. Porto
August 09, 2017

This practical, comprehensive, and engaging introduction to the American judicial system is designed primarily for undergraduate students in criminal justice, liberal arts, political science, and beginning law. It differs from other texts not only by delivering an insider’s view of the courts, but...

Cold Case Homicides: Practical Investigative Techniques, Second Edition

R.H. Walton
July 25, 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...

Pocket Guide to Crime Scene Photography

Mark E. Vecellio, Erick P. Bryant
July 14, 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...

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...

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...

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...

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