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Conservative Criminology: A Call to Restore Balance to the Social Sciences

1st Edition

John Wright, Matt DeLisi
November 20, 2015

Conservative Criminology serves as an important counterpoint to virtually every other academic text on crime. Hundreds of books have been written about crime and criminal justice policy from a variety of perspectives, including Marxist, liberal, progressive, feminist, radical, and post-modernist....

Practical Analysis and Reconstruction of Shooting Incidents

2nd Edition

Edward E. Hueske
November 17, 2015

Practical Analysis and Reconstruction of Shooting Incidents, Second Edition presents a holistic approach to shooting incident analysis and reconstruction, covering the entire spectrum of related sub-disciplines of forensic science. The book reviews basic firearm design and function, ammunition...

World Criminal Justice Systems: A Comparative Survey

9th Edition

Richard J. Terrill
November 17, 2015

World Criminal Justice Systems, Ninth Edition, provides an understanding of major world criminal justice systems by discussing and comparing the systems of six of the world’s countries -- each representative of a different type of legal system. An additional chapter on Islamic law uses three...

Police Corruption in the NYPD: From Knapp to Mollen

1st Edition

Steven V. Gilbert, Barbara A. Gilbert
November 16, 2015

Police Corruption in the NYPD: From Knapp to Mollen explores how the New York Police Department experienced two major investigations within a quarter of a century. It compares the states of corruption within the NYPD during the Knapp and Mollen commissions, examining why corruption continued and...

Karch's Pathology of Drug Abuse

5th Edition

Steven B. Karch, MD, Olaf Drummer
November 11, 2015

Written in the same accessible manner as previous editions, the fifth edition of Karch’s Pathology of Drug Abuse is an essential guide to the pathology, toxicology, and pharmacology of commonly abused drugs. The book focuses on the investigation of drug-related deaths, practical approaches to the...

Forensic Psychology Reconsidered: A Critique of Mental Illness and the Courts

1st Edition

David Polizzi, Matthew R. Draper
November 04, 2015

Forensic psychology is where psychology meets the criminal justice system. An understanding of the intersection of criminal law and psychological issues relating to criminal responsibility is critical for criminal justice students. This accessible text focuses on the criminal law implications of...

Civilian Oversight of Police: Advancing Accountability in Law Enforcement

1st Edition

Tim Prenzler, Garth den Heyer
November 03, 2015

Exploring the complex and controversial topic of civilian oversight of police, this book analyzes the issues and debates entailed by civilian oversight by using worldwide perspectives, in-depth case studies, and a wealth of survey data. Integrating and summarizing decades of research from many...

Face Detection and Recognition: Theory and Practice

1st Edition

Asit Kumar Datta, Madhura Datta, Pradipta Kumar Banerjee
November 02, 2015

Face detection and recognition are the nonintrusive biometrics of choice in many security applications. Examples of their use include border control, driver’s license issuance, law enforcement investigations, and physical access control. Face Detection and Recognition: Theory and Practice...

Estimation of the Time Since Death

3rd Edition

Burkhard Madea
October 30, 2015

Estimation of the Time Since Death remains the foremost authoritative book on scientifically calculating the estimated time of death postmortem. Building on the success of previous editions which covered the early postmortem period, this new edition also covers the later postmortem period including...

Juvenile Justice and Juvenile Delinquency: Case Studies Workbook

1st Edition

James Windell, Nicole Bain
October 28, 2015

Designed as supplemental material for juvenile delinquency and juvenile justice courses, Juvenile Justice and Juvenile Delinquency: Case Studies Workbook fills a void in current textbooks. This workbook provides a hands-on experience that helps students understand the kinds of court hearings that...

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...

Criminal Law

11th Edition

Joycelyn M. Pollock
October 16, 2015

Criminal Law, Eleventh Edition, a classic introduction to criminal law for criminal justice students, combines the best features of a casebook and a textbook. Its success over numerous editions, both at community colleges as well as in four-year college criminal justice programs, is proof this text...