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Briefs of Leading Cases in Law Enforcement  8th Edition

Briefs of Leading Cases in Law Enforcement, 8th Edition
Rolando V. del Carmen, Jeffery T. Walker
ISBN: 978-1-4377-3506-2

This popular reference book briefs cases dealing with topics of primary importance to law enforcement officials, including briefs of important cases in the areas of stop and frisk, search and seizure, vehicle searches, confessions and legal liabilities. It includes a list of "top ten" cases for day-to-day policing. This edition adds the significant cases that were decided by the Supreme Court since the last edition (2008). There are new cases on: the Exclusionary Rule, Stop and Frisk, Searches after Arrest, Vehicle Stops and Searches, Cases Affirming Miranda, and Right to Counsel Related to Policing.... [more]


Civil Liability in Criminal Justice  6th Edition

Civil Liability in Criminal Justice, 6th Edition
Darrell L. Ross
ISBN: 978-1-4557-3013-1

Close to 60,000 civil lawsuits are filed annually against criminal justice practitioners. This increasing litigation poses a significant problem for law enforcement and other personnel who must ensure they are performing their legal duties within the boundaries of case law. In brief they not only need a working knowledge of criminal law but a firm grasp on the civil law process as well. Civil Liability in Criminal Justice provides valuable advice and protection to future officers and correctional system employees, introducing them to civil liability generally and the federal law specifically, while indicating steps that can be taken to minimize risks. The text clearly outlines the specific precedents to which both individual staff members and entire agencies must adhere and provides court decisions in common and high liability areas... [more]


Community Policing A Contemporary Perspective 6th Edition

Community Policing: A Contemporary Perspective, 6th Edition
Victor E. Kappeler, Larry K. Gaines
ISBN: 978-1-4557-2850-3

Community policing is a philosophy and organizational strategy that expands the traditional police mandate of fighting crime to include forming partnerships with citizenry that endorse mutual support and participation. The first textbook of its kind, Community Policing: A Contemporary Perspective delineates this progressive approach, combining the accrued wisdom and experience of its established authors with the latest research-based insights to help students apply what is on the page to the world beyond. 'Spotlight on Community Policing Practice' sections feature real-life community policing programs in various cities, and problem-solving case studies cover special topics.... [more]

Community Policing in a Rural Setting  2nd Edition

Community Policing in a Rural Setting, 2nd Edition
Quint Thurman, Edmund McGarrell
ISBN: 978-1-58360-534-9

The authors provide stepping stones for rural and small-town agencies to make the organizational changes needed for community policing to take hold. The book introduces the concept of community policing and its many benefits to the agencies and communities that adopt it. Important issues discussed include the challenge of organizational change, as well as examples of community policing obstacles and successes, and the future of community policing in the 21st century... [more]


Controversies in Policing

Controversies in Policing
Quint Thurman, Andrew Giacomazzi
ISBN: 978-1-58360-552-3

This book of original essays presents controversial topics, then encourages the readers to consider what they think ought to be done. The selections identify several of the existing issues in policing about which something needs to be done; then, they present various viewpoints on possible solutions. This is done against the backdrop of an era of significant change in worldwide security, post-9/11, that has caused major changes in the manner in which the U.S. conducts its political, social and economic affairs... [more]


Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design  2nd Edition

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, 2nd Edition
Timothy Crowe, NCPI
ISBN: 978-0-7506-7198-9

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, Second Edition is a vital book for anyone involved in architectural design, space management, and urban planning. The concepts presented in this book explain the link between design and human behavior. Understanding this link can enable a planner to use natural environmental factors to minimize loss and crime and to maximize productivity.

This practical guide addresses several environmental settings, including major event facilities, small retail establishments, downtown streets, residential areas, and playgrounds. A one-stop resource with explanations of criminal behavior and the historical aspects of design, it teaches both the novice and the expert in crime prevention how to use the environment to affect human behavior in a positive manner... [more]


Crime Scene Investigation

Crime Scene Investigation, 2nd Edition
Jacqueline T. Fish, Larry S. Miller, Michael C. Braswell
ISBN: 978-1-4224-6331-4

This text offers an innovative approach to learning about crime scene investigation, taking the reader from the first response on the crime scene to documenting crime scene evidence and preparing evidence for courtroom presentation. It includes topics not normally covered in other texts, such as forensic anthropology and pathology, arson and explosives, and the electronic crime scene. Numerous photographs and illustrations complement text material.

A chapter-by-chapter fictional narrative also provides the reader with a qualitative dimension of the crime scene experience. Crime Scene Investigation is further enhanced by the contributions of such recognized forensic scholars as William Bass and Arthur Bohannon... [more]

Crime Scene Photography  2nd Edition

Crime Scene Photography, 2nd Edition
Edward M. Robinson
ISBN: 978-0-12-375728-9

The forensic photographer, or more specifically the crime scene photographer, must know how to create an acceptable image that is capable of withstanding challenges in court. The photographic theory and principles have to be well grounded in the physics of optics, the "how-to" recommendations have to work, and the end result has to be admissible in court.

Robinson's Crime Scene Photography, written from his years of experience in the field at both the Arlington County and Baltimore County Police Departments, blends the practical functions of crime scene processing with theories of photography to guide the student in acquiring the skills, knowledge and ability to render reliable evidence. This text has been carefully constructed for ease of use and effectiveness in training and was class-tested by the author at George Washington University... [more]

Criminal Investigation A Method for Reconstructing the Past 6th Edition

Criminal Investigation: A Method for Reconstructing the Past, 6th Edition
James W. Osterburg, Richard H. Ward
ISBN: 978-1-4224-6328-4

This text presents the fundamentals of criminal investigation and provides a sound method for reconstructing a past event (i.e., a crime) based on three major sources of information - people, physical evidence and records. More than a simplistic introductory text, yet written in an easy-to-read, user-friendly format, it offers a broad approach to criminal investigation... [more]


Criminal Justice Procedure, 8th Edition

Criminal Justice Procedure, 8th Edition
Stacy C. Moak, Ronald L. Carlson
ISBN: 978-1-4557-3048-3

Criminal Justice Procedure, 8th Edition, thoroughly updates the work of law professor and original author Ronald Carlson to give clear guidance on the most common questions faced by law enforcement. From arrests to vehicle searches to the difficult issue of hot pursuit, this revision of a well-regarded text in the field offers a fresh look at those key procedures that precede trial. Updated by Stacy Moak, a scholar whose research deals with legal aspects of criminal justice, it includes features that support the development of reasoning and critical thinking skills. Unlike case books, Criminal Justice Procedure, 8th Edition provides the information, tools, and features needed for practical applications of criminal law. Added pedagogy and a much richer set of ancillariesfor this edition offer both student and instructor the resources they need. This affordable, practical textbook is ideal for all criminal justice programs... [more]

Criminal Profiling: An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis, 3rd Edition

Criminal Profiling: An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis, 4th Edition
Brent E. Turvey
ISBN: 978-0-12-385243-4

Now in its fourth edition, Criminal Profiling is established as a standard textbook for the field. It moves evidence-based criminal profiling into a full embrace of the scientific method with respect to examining and interpreting behavioral evidences. It focuses on criminal profiling as an investigative and forensic process, helping to solve crime through an honest understanding of the nature and behavior of the most violent criminals. It approaches each criminal incident as its own universe of behaviors and relationships.... [more]

Cybercrime Investigating High-Technology Computer Crime 2nd Edition

Cybercrime: Investigating High-Technology Computer Crime, 2nd Edition
Robert Moore
ISBN: 978-1-4377-5582-4

This innovative text provides an excellent introduction to computer-related crimes and the basics of investigating them. It presents clear, concise explanations for students and professionals, who need not be technically proficient to find the material practical and easy to understand.

The book identifies and defines common and emerging high-technology crimes-exploring their history as well as their original and current methods of commission. Then it delineates the procedural issues associated with investigating technology-assisted crime. The text provides a basic introduction to computer forensics, explores legal issues in the admission of digital evidence, and examines the future of the field, including criminal justice responses and a focus on the emerging field of cybercriminology... [more]

Effective Interviewing and Interrogation Techniques, 3rd Edition

Effective Interviewing and Interrogation Techniques, 3rd Edition
Nathan J. Gordon, William L. Fleisher
ISBN: 978-0-12-381986-4

Effective Interviewing and Interrogation Techniques, Third Edition is a practical manual which provides the forensic practitioner/investigator critical insight into human behavior, enabling one to become a better interviewer, interrogator and, most importantly, an expert detector of truthful and deceptive behavior. The Forensic Assessment Interview Technique (FAINT) and the Integrated Interrogation Technique (IIT) were developed at the Academy for Scientific Investigative Training and are used by forensic practitioners and investigators to detect truthful or deceptive behavior. FAINT is applicable to all forensic type interviews and incorporates the assessment of nonverbal behavior, projective analysis of unwitting verbal cues, statement analysis and the Morgan Interview Thematic Technique (MITT). This volume teaches how to combine, apply and quantify these techniques to reach a numerical conclusion to the truthfulness of the interviewee... [more]

Effective Police Supervision - 5th Edition

Effective Police Supervision, 6th Edition
Harry W. More, Larry S. Miller
ISBN: 978-1-4377-5586-2

Good police officers are often promoted into supervisory positions with little or no training for what makes a good manager. Effective Police Supervision is a core text used in college-level classes on supervisory practices in criminal justice. This popular book combines behavioral theory with case studies that allow the reader to identify and resolve personal and organizational problems. It provides readers with an understanding of the group behaviors and organizational dynamics, with a focus on effectiveness as well as proficiency, and on how a supervisor can help to create an effective organization. This book is also a vital tool in the preparation of police officers for promotional exams.... [more]

Effective Police Supervision STUDY GUIDE  5th Edition

Effective Police Supervision: STUDY GUIDE, 6th Edition
Larry S. Miller, John T. Whitehead
ISBN: 978-1-4377-4448-4

Good police officers are often promoted into supervisory positions with little or no training for what makes a good manager. Effective Police Supervision is positioned to be the core text in college-level classes on supervisory practices in criminal justice and will provide students with an understanding of the group behaviors and organizational dynamics necessary to understand the fundamentals of police administration. This Study Guide gives students a place to test themselves and review the material so they are well prepared for their examinations... [more]


Forensic Investigation of Stolen-Recovered and Other Crime-Related Vehicles

Forensic Investigation of Stolen-Recovered and Other Crime-Related Vehicles
Eric Stauffer, Monica Bonfanti
ISBN: 978-0-12-088486-5

Forensic Investigation of Stolen-Recovered and Other Crime-Related Vehicles is the ultimate reference guide for any student interested in becoming an auto theft investigator, crime scene technician, criminalist, police investigator, criminologist, or insurance adjuster. In addition to a thorough treatment of auto theft, the book covers vehicles involved in other forms of crime —dealing extensively with the various procedures and dynamics of evidence as it might be left in any crime scene. An impressive collection of expert contributors covers a wide variety of subjects, including chapters on vehicle identification, examination of burned vehicles, vehicles recovered from under water, vehicles involved in terrorism, vehicle tracking, alarms, anti-theft systems, steering columns, and ignition locks. The book also covers such topics as victim and witness interviews, public and private auto theft investigations, detection of trace evidence and chemical traces, vehicle search techniques, analysis of automotive fluids, vehicle registration document examination, and vehicle crime mapping... [more]

Henry Lee's Crime Scene Handbook

Henry Lee's Crime Scene Handbook
Henry Lee, Timothy Palmbach, Marilyn Miller
ISBN: 978-0-12-440830-2

Henry Lee's Crime Scene Handbook outlines proven methods to help you collect and process physical evidence correctly, analyze it thoroughly, and understand its relevance to the case involved. It evaluates the newest chemical and instrumental techniques, and covers new areas such as forensic analysis of computers and advanced shooting scene reconstruction methods. This "must-have" guide is enhanced with dozens of color photographs, logic trees, check lists, worksheets, case studies, lists of suppliers, and more.

Henry Lee has consulted on thousands of criminal cases around the world and is highly sought after to help solve difficult cases. Now he and his co-authors share more than 50 years of combined experience in this systematic approach to crime scene processing. It provides the information you need for initial training, to take with you in the field, and to refer to again and again during the course of each investigation... [more]

Interviewing and Interrogation for Law Enforcement  2nd Edition

Interviewing and Interrogation for Law Enforcement, 2nd Edition
John E. Hess
ISBN: 978-1-4224-6325-3

Easy-to-read and practical, this text uses a survey approach and numerous examples to illustrate interviewing skills and techniques. Using his years of experience as an instructor at the FBI Academy, the author dispels some of the mystery surrounding the interview process by sharing techniques and ideas that have been used successfully... [more]


 	  Investigating Child Exploitation and Pornography The Internet, Law and Forensic Science

Investigating Child Exploitation and Pornography: The Internet, Law and Forensic Science
Monique Ferraro, Eoghan Casey
ISBN: 978-0-12-163105-5

Actual case examples from computer assisted child exploitation cases are explored, at all times protecting the privacy of the victims while providing enough detail to educate the reader. In addition to providing guidance on the technical and legal aspects of child exploitation investigations, this work identifies and analyzes trends in this type of crime and helps students understand the similarities and differences between child predators who take to the Internet and predators who do not. Data from the thirty Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Forces are compiled and reported to provide a deeper understanding of the types of cases, types of offenders and the level of danger they pose to themselves, their victims, and investigating officers. Also, sex offender data from the Offices of Attorneys General in the United States and similar offices in foreign countries are gathered to increase the study sample size, establish controls, and expand the scope of the research to outside of the United States... [more]

Kidnapping An Investigator's Guide to Profiling

Kidnapping: An Investigator's Guide to Profiling
Diana M. Concannon
ISBN:978-0-12-374031-5

Kidnapping: An Investigator's Guide to Profiling is based on a three-part analysis of 100 randomly selected kidnapping cases prosecuted in the United States that have survived Supreme Court appeal. The results of the analysis are incorporated into each chapter as part of the exploration of the inductive profile of each subtype, thereby offering a statistically based tool that can inform investigative strategies and the allocation of limited resources. The analysis includes standardized input from four levels of professional law enforcement including a forensic psychologist, a crime analyst, a detective, and a city prosecutor... [more]

Legal Guide for Police Constitutional Issues 8th Edition

Legal Guide for Police: Constitutional Issues, 9th Edition
Jeffery T. Walker, Craig Hemmens
ISBN: 978-1-4377-5588-6

This useful textbook provides a guide to students preparing for a career in law enforcement. This provides students with up-to-date developments in the law of arrest, search and seizure, police authority to detain, questioning suspects and pretrial identification procedures, police power and its limitations, and civil liability of police officers and agencies.

NEW THIS EDITION: Reflects U.S. Supreme Court decisions up to and including the 2009 term of court, new material on Statutory Authority to Arrest, and updates throughout.... [more]


 	  Police Administration  7th Edition

Police Administration, 7th Edition
Gary W. Cordner, Kathryn E. Scarborough
ISBN: 978-1-4224-6324-6

This text examines police administration from multiple perspectives: a systems perspective (emphasizing the interrelatedness among units and organizations); a traditional, structural perspective (administrative principles, management functions, and the importance of written guidelines); a human behavioral perspective (the human element in organizations); and a strategic management perspective (communications and information systems, performance evaluation, strategies and tactics, and prevailing and promising approaches to increasing effectiveness of police agencies).

Coverage of management functions and organizational principles is streamlined while providing a stronger emphasis on diversity principles and on developing police agencies as learning organizations. A concluding chapter covers contemporary issues, including community engagement, collaboration, globalization, racial profiling, mass media, cyber crime, terrorism and homeland security.... [more]

Police Ethics The Corruption of Noble Cause 3rd Edition

Police Ethics: The Corruption of Noble Cause, Revised 3rd Edition
Michael A. Caldero, John P. Crank
ISBN: 978-1-4377-4455-2

Police Ethics: The Corruption of Noble Cause provides an examination of noble cause, how it emerges as a fundamental principle of police ethics, and how it can provide the basis for corruption. The noble cause-a commitment to "doing something about bad people"-is a central "ends-based" police ethic that is corrupted when officers violate the law on behalf of personally held moral values. This book is about the power that police use to do their work and how it can corrupt at the individual and organizational levels. The material provides students of policing with a realistic understanding of the kinds of problems they will confront in the practice of police work... [more]


Police Photography  5th Edition

Police Photography, 6th Edition
Larry S. Miller, Richard T. McEvoy Jr.
ISBN: 978-1-4377-5580-0

This helpful textbook teaches the fundamentals of photography and their application to police work. It offers clear explanations of the basic elements of photography that are used in investigative police work. Recommendations regarding equipment and techniques are offered throughout for both small and large police departments. Topics include the advantages and disadvantages of digital photography, and guidelines for photographing accidents, crimes, evidence, questioned documents, and identification photos, and dealing with special situations such as homicide and arson... [more]


Police Problem Solving

Police Problem Solving
Quint Thurman, J.D. Jamieson
ISBN: 978-1-58360-536-3

Offering a balanced approach to problem-solving issues in a complex and changing world, this book focuses specifically on the subject of problem solving in policing. Featured selections include chapters on domestic security, disorderly youth, auto theft, prostitution, gang delinquency and crime in public housing. Other notable selections discuss the role of supervising police personnel engaged in problem solving, advances in using this approach in criminal investigations, solving serial crimes, preparing for terrorism, and developing patrol officers as effective first responders to active violence... [more]

Policing In America  6th Edition

Policing In America, 7th Edition
Larry K. Gaines, Victor E. Kappeler
ISBN: 978-1-4377-3488-1

This comprehensive text provides an introduction to key law enforcement topics, integrating major empirical findings and theory-based research findings in the field with a thorough analysis of contemporary policing problems.

The issues-oriented discussion focuses on critical concerns facing American police, including personnel systems, organization and management, operations, discretion, use of force, culture and behavior, ethics and deviance, civil liability and police-community relations. A critical assessment of police history and the role politics played in the development of American police institutions is offered. Globalization, terrorism and homeland security are addressed... [more]

Report Writing for Criminal Justice Professionals  4th Edition

Report Writing for Criminal Justice Professionals, 4th Edition
Larry S. Miller, John T. Whitehead
ISBN: 978-1-4377-5584-8

So much of the process of criminal justice depends on good documentation, and criminal justice professionals can spend as much as 50-75% of their time writing up administrative and research reports. Much of the legal process depends on the careful documentation that records crucial information. And yet most of these law enforcement, security, corrections, and probation and parole officers have not had adequate training in how to provide a well-written, accurate, brief, and complete report. Report Writing for Criminal Justice Professionals provides practical advice on report writing -- with specific writing samples and guidelines. The authors go beyond the routine English grammar approach to deal with the difficult but often-ignored problem of documentation that will hold up in court. Important concepts are emphasized with related checklists, forms, and pull-out chapter tests. The material is organized into three sections: The Nature of Report Writing, The Mechanics of Report Writing, and The Modernization of Report Writing... [more]

Shooting Incident Reconstruction

Shooting Incident Reconstruction, 2nd Edition
Michael G. Haag, Lucien C. Haag
ISBN: 978-0-12-382241-3

Forensic scientists, law enforcement, and crime scene investigators are often tasked with reconstruction of events based on crime scene evidence, and the subsequent analysis of that evidence. The use and misuse of firearms to perpetrate crimes from theft to murder necessitates numerous invitations to reconstruct shooting incidents. The discharge of firearms and the behavior of projectiles create many forms of physical evidence that, through proper testing and interpretation by a skilled forensic scientist, can establish what did and what did not occur. This book is generated from the authors numerous years of conducting courses and seminars on the subject of shooting incident reconstruction. It seeks to thoroughly address matters from simple to complex in providing the reader an explanation of the factors surrounding ballistics, trajectory, and shooting scenes. The ultimate objectives of this unique book are to assist investigators, crime scene analysts, pathologists, ballistics experts, and lawyers to understand the terminology, science, and factors involved in reconstructing shooting incident events to solve forensic cases. The book will cover the full range of related topics including the range from which a firearm was discharged, the sequence of shots in a multiple discharge shooting incident, the position of a firearm at the moment of discharge, the position of a victim at the moment of impact, the probable flight path of a projectile, the manner in which a firearm was discharged and much more... [more]

The Police Manager  7th Edition

The Police Manager, 7th Edition
Egan K. Green, Ronald G. Lynch, Scott R. Lynch
ISBN: 978-1-4557-3047-6

The Police Manager prepares future law enforcement administrators for their duties by providing a comprehensive explanation of issues and challenges that they will face as police supervisors. The seventh edition has been revised to be pedagogically friendly by adding case study examples and learning exercises. New "Why It's Important" and "Evolving Role of Technology" boxes to keep the book material current are also included, and the contents have been streamlined to fit more easily into a course syllabus.

This book provides step-by-step procedures to help police administrators execute their duties and fulfill their responsibilities more effectively, efficiently, and productively. The book is divided into four parts, with an introductory overview to each of the parts: (1) introduction to police management, (2) behavioral aspects of police management, (3) functional aspects of police management, and (4) major issues in modern police management. The book introduces the reader to a broad range of topics with which all police managers should be familiar... [more]

Understanding Police Culture  2nd Edition

Understanding Police Culture, 2nd Edition
John P. Crank
ISBN: 978-1-58360-545-5

Police culture has been widely criticized as a source of resistance to change and reform, and is often misunderstood. This book seeks to capture the heart of police culture-including its tragedies and celebrations-and to understand its powerful themes of morality, solidarity, and common sense, by systematically integrating a broad literature on police culture into middle-range theory, and developing original perspectives about many aspects of police work... [more]


Women in Public and Private Law Enforcement

Women in Public and Private Law Enforcement
Kathryn E. Scarborough, Pamela A. Collins
ISBN: 978-0-7506-7115-6

Women in Public and Private Law Enforcement is hands-down the most comprehensive examination of women in law enforcement to date. Most importantly, it fills the current void that exists for texts on this important and growing area of law enforcement. Both public and private sector law enforcement are covered including policing and private security. For policing this includes not only municipal policing, but also state and federal law enforcement. For the security industry, coverage includes not only private security guards but also various other occupations that may be included under private security such as protection specialists.

Women in Public and Private Law Enforcement is intended for academicians and students of sociology, criminal justice, psychology, business, management and loss prevention as a resource on women in non-traditional occupations, specifically law enforcement. It is also intended for professionals in the field today, to apprize them of contemporary issues for women in law enforcement and serve as a reference to guide policy and procedure development.... [more]

Law Enforcement Courses
  • Introduction to Policing
  • Policing in America
  • Police Administration
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Community Policing
  • Police Supervision and Management
  • Legal Issues for Police
  • Interviewing and Interrogation
  • Report Writing
  • Police Ethics
  • Cybercrime
  • Crime Scene Photography
  • Police Photography
  • Kidnapping Investigation
  • Criminal Profiling
  • Forensic Investigation of Stolen-Recovered and Other Crime-Related Vehicles
  • Shooting Incident Reconstruction
  • Police Problem Solving
  • Police Culture
  • Investigating Child Exploitation and Pornography
  • Women in Policing
  • Crime Prevention through Environmental Design
  • Special Topics in Policing
  • Civil Liability in Criminal Justice
  • Criminal Justice Procedure
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