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Criminology Theory: Selected Classic Readings

2nd Edition

Frank P. Williams III, Marilyn D. McShane
February 01, 1998

This highly acclaimed criminology text presents an up-to-date review of rational choice theories, including deterrence, shaming, and routine activities. It also incorporates current examples of deterrence research regarding domestic violence, drunk driving, and capital punishment, and features...

The Control of Drugs and Drug Users: Reason or Reaction?

1st Edition

Ross Coomber
January 16, 1998

Informed debate on how, why, or even if, drugs and those that use them should be controlled needs an insight into the background of such controls, how effective they have been and what reasonable alternatives there may be. This book seeks to provide such an insight. Reviewing important aspects of...

GC-MS Guide to Ignitable Liquids

1st Edition

Reta Newman, Michael W. Gilbert, Kevin Lothridge
September 15, 1997

The rapidly increasing number of different ignitable liquid formulations available today poses a new challenge to fire debris analysts and other forensic chemistry specialists - that of accurately identifying and classifying ignitable liquids with unfamiliar chromatographic patterns. GC-MS Guide to...

Introduction to Forensic Sciences

2nd Edition

William G. Eckert
December 13, 1996

Introduction to Forensic Sciences, Second Edition is the current edition of this bestselling introductory textbook. Dr. William Eckert, one of the world's foremost authorities in the area of forensic medicine, presents each of the distinct fields that collectively comprise the forensic sciences in...

Forensic Taphonomy: The Postmortem Fate of Human Remains

1st Edition

Marcella H. Sorg, William D. Haglund
December 13, 1996

Links have recently been established between the study of death assemblages by archaeologists and paleontologists (taphonomy) and the application of physical anthropology concepts to the medicolegal investigation of death (forensic anthropology). Forensic Taphonomy explains these links in a...

The Retailer's Guide to Loss Prevention and Security

1st Edition

Donald J. Horan
November 27, 1996

The Retailer's Guide to Loss Prevention and Security is an introduction to retail security. It covers the basic principles, the various techniques and technologies available, and the retailer's interaction with the police, courts, and the law.Donald J. Horan, President of Loss Control Concepts, Ltd...

A Law Enforcement Sourcebook of Asian Crime and CulturesTactics and Mindsets

1st Edition

Douglas D. Daye
November 13, 1996

Even in multicultural North America, few whites, blacks, or Hispanics have extensive experience or understanding of Asian culture. For experienced police officers, intelligence analysts, correctional officers, and prosecutors, the problems of cultural differences in behavior remain complex and...

Practical Fire and Arson Investigation

2nd Edition

David R. Redsicker, John J. O'Connor
October 10, 1996

Did you know. . .. . . that arson has been described as the fastest-growing crime in America?. . . that arson is the most expensive crime committed?. . . that over 8 billion dollars was estimated lost due to fires in 1994?. . . that an estimated 86,000 structure fires of incendiary or suspicious...

Investigating Computer Crime

1st Edition

Franklin Clark, Ken Diliberto
July 11, 1996

Investigating Computer Crime presents practical methods for gathering electronic evidence and dealing with crimes involving computers. Based on material gathered from hundreds of investigators all over the world, it contains an incredible amount of practical, directly applicable information. It...

Drug Testing in Hair

1st Edition

Pascal Kintz
May 07, 1996

Drug Testing in Hair is the first book on this timely and controversial topic. The book's purpose is to validate hair testing as an accepted form of evidence for use in courts and elsewhere, such as the military and the workplace. This volume presents the most recent experiments and clinical...

Engineering Analysis of Fires and Explosions

1st Edition

Randall K. Noon
March 17, 1995

Engineering Analysis of Fires and Explosions demonstrates how professional forensic engineers apply basic concepts and principles from engineering and scientific disciplines to analyze fires and explosions. It describes how forensic engineers use a "reverse design" process to determine the original...

The Analysis Of Drugs Of Abuse: An Instruction Manual: An Instruction Manual

1st Edition

M D Cole
November 30, 1994

Provides a self-teaching reference text for forensic chemistry laboratories and law enforcement agencies world-wide. The text includes sections on the importance of physical examinations of drugs and their wrappings; and the use of gas and high-performance chromatography....