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Crime Scene Staging Dynamics in Homicide Cases

Laura Gail Pettler
August 06, 2015

Individuals who perpetrate murder sometimes pose or reposition victims, weapons, and evidence to make it look like events happened in a different way than what actually transpired. Until now, there has been scarce literature published on crime scene staging.Crime Scene Staging Dynamics in Homicide...

The U.S. Domestic Intelligence Enterprise: History, Development, and Operations

Darren E. Tromblay
August 05, 2015

Much has been written about U.S. intelligence operations. However, intelligence, as it is conducted in the U.S. domestic environment, has usually been treated in a fractured and sensationalistic manner. This book dispassionately assesses the U.S. domestically oriented intelligence enterprise by...

Expert Witnessing and Scientific Testimony: A Guidebook, Second Edition

Kenneth S. Cohen
August 05, 2015

Based on the author’s more than 35 years of experience as a successful expert witness, this revised and expanded edition of Expert Witnessing and Scientific Testimony: A Guidebook demonstrates how to properly present scientific, criminal, and forensic testimony and survive the onslaught of...

Armour: Materials, Theory, and Design

Paul J. Hazell
July 29, 2015

Highlights Recent Advances in Materials/Armour Technology As long as conflict exists in the world, protection technologies will always be in demand. Armour: Materials, Theory, and Design describes the existing and emerging protection technologies that are currently driving the latest advances in...

Women in the Criminal Justice System: Tracking the Journey of Females and Crime

Tina L. Freiburger, Catherine D. Marcum
July 29, 2015

Women in the Criminal Justice System: Tracking the Journey of Females and Crime provides a rare up-to-date examination of women both as offenders and employees in the criminal justice system. While the crime rate in the United States is currently decreasing, the rate of female incarceration is...

Smart on Crime: The Struggle to Build a Better American Penal System

Garrick L. Percival
July 28, 2015

The most punitive era in American history reached its apex in the 1990s, but the trend has reversed in recent years. Smart on Crime: The Struggle to Build a Better American Penal System examines the factors causing this dramatic turnaround. It relates and echoes the increasing need and desire on...

Atlas of Adult Autopsy Pathology

Julian Burton, Sarah Saunders, Stuart Hamilton
July 27, 2015

The Atlas of Adult Autopsy Pathology is a full-color atlas for those performing, or learning to perform, adult autopsies. It is arranged by organ systems and also includes chapters on external examination findings, the effect of decomposition, and histopathological findings, as well as procedures...

Counterterrorism: Reassessing the Policy Response

Benoît Gomis
July 17, 2015

Counterterrorism: Reassessing the Policy Response promotes a more nuanced understanding of the effectiveness of current counterterrorism practices and the need for reform. It challenges government, media, and academic accounts that exaggerate terrorist threats, particularly in comparison to other...

Key Terms and Concepts for Investigation: A Reference for Criminal, Private, and Military Investigators

John J. Fay
July 17, 2015

Key Terms and Concepts for Investigation provides students and practitioners with a compilation of concise, accurate articles on major topics pertaining to criminal, private, and military investigations. Each entry in this reference features a definition and then describes its function in...

Criminology: Explaining Crime and Its Context

Stephen E. Brown, Finn-Aage Esbensen, Gilbert Geis
July 10, 2015

Criminology: Explaining Crime and Its Context, Ninth Edition, is a highly acclaimed textbook offering a broad perspective on criminological theory. It provides students of criminology and sociology with a thorough exposure to a range of theories, contrasting their logic and assumptions, but also...

Risk Analysis and Security Countermeasure Selection, Second Edition

Thomas L. Norman, CPP/PSP/CSC
July 01, 2015

This new edition of Risk Analysis and Security Countermeasure Selection presents updated case studies and introduces existing and new methodologies and technologies for addressing existing and future threats. It covers risk analysis methodologies approved by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security...

The Detective's Handbook

John A. Eterno, Cliff Roberson
June 01, 2015

The Detective’s Handbook details the vital information law enforcement officers need to know to become better detectives. Since all essential aspects of detective work cannot be covered in a single volume, the editors have selected 20 of the most critical issues detectives face in their day-to-day...

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