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Monitoring Detention, Custody, Torture and Ill-treatment: A Practical Approach to Prevention and Documentation

Jason Payne-James, Jonathan Beynon, Duarte Vieira
September 12, 2017

This landmark practical guide assists all those involved in monitoring detention conditions and investigating and preventing torture. The prestigious global author team identify the medical, legal and professional frameworks and international instruments applicable to those detained, and highlight...

Quality Assurance in the Pathology Laboratory: Forensic, Technical, and Ethical Aspects

Maciej J. Bogusz
September 12, 2017

Quality refers to the amount of the unpriced attributes contained in each unit of the priced attribute. Leffler, 1982 Quality is neither mind nor matter, but a third entity independent of the two, even though Quality cannot be defined, you know what it is. Pirsig, 2000 The continuous formulation...

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

Michael R. Ronczkowski
September 04, 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...

Carrion Ecology, Evolution, and Their Applications

M. Eric Benbow, Jeffery K. Tomberlin, Aaron M. Tarone
September 01, 2017

Decomposition and recycling of vertebrate remains have been understudied, hampered largely due to these processes being aesthetically challenging (e.g., smell and sight). Technological innovations have provided the means to explore new and historically understood natural systems to give us a...

Forensic Psychiatry: Fundamentals and Clinical Practice

Basant Puri, Ian H. Treasaden
August 22, 2017

This book covers the basic science and neurobiology of violence and integrates this with clinical, legal, and ethical aspects of forensic psychiatry. Unique text which integrates the basic sciences, clinical, legal, and ethical aspects Highly illustrated. Numerous colour images in the basic...

Pioneers in Forensic Science: Innovations and Issues in Practice

Kelly M. Pyrek
August 10, 2017

This book highlights the contributions of leading forensic science practitioners, iconic figures who have been integral in both establishing current scientific and medicolegal practices and innovative evidence collection, testing, and analysis methods. Such professionals include Henry Lee, Michael...

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...

Trends in the Judiciary: Interviews with Judges Across the Globe, Volume Three

David Lowe, Dilip K. Das
July 27, 2017

The third volume in the Interviews with Global Leaders in Policing, Courts, and Prisons series, Trends in the Judiciary: Interviews with Judges Across the Globe, Volume Three provides an insider's view of the judicial system. Offering interviews from judges in Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe,...

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...

Practical Bomb Scene Investigation, Third Edition

James T. Thurman
July 18, 2017

Now in its Third Edition, Practical Bomb Scene Investigation explores the investigative process that improvised explosive device (IED) specialists undertake at the scene of an explosion. Providing easy-to-understand, step-by-step procedures for managing and processing a bomb scene, it enables...

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...

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