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Crimebusting

Crimebusting

Breakthroughs in Forensic Science

  • Author: Jenny Ward
  • Publisher: Blandford Press
  • ISBN: 9780713726398
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 240
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Have you ever wondered how a single hair, tiny bits of skin, and a mere drop of blood could lead to the capture of a criminal? With each passing day, forensic science plays a greater role in crime solving. This outstanding collection of case studies details the major breakthroughs in the field, as well as the most up-to-date scientific findings. Many "first examples" appear, including the first proven tests for arsenic; the use of teeth, fingerprints, and blood analysis in identification; ballistic evidence; bacteriological work; computer analysis -- even the first execution based on DNA evidence. Over 20 fascinating cases will engross armchair (and real!) detectives.

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Crime and Criminal Justice

The Oxford Handbook of the History of Crime and Criminal Justice

  • Author: Paul Knepper,Anja Johansen
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199352348
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 800
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The historical study of crime has expanded in criminology during the past few decades, forming an active niche area in social history. Indeed, the history of crime is more relevant than ever as scholars seek to address contemporary issues in criminology and criminal justice. Thus, The Oxford Handbook of the History of Crime and Criminal Justice provides a systematic and comprehensive examination of recent developments across both fields. Chapters examine existing research, explain on-going debates and controversies, and point to new areas of interest, covering topics such as criminal law and courts, police and policing, and the rise of criminology as a field. This Handbook also analyzes some of the most pressing criminological issues of our time, including drug trafficking, terrorism, and the intersections of gender, race, and class in the context of crime and punishment. The definitive volume on the history of crime, The Oxford Handbook of the History of Crime and Criminal Justice is an invaluable resource for students and scholars of criminology, criminal justice, and legal history.

Offender Profiling in the Courtroom

Offender Profiling in the Courtroom

The Use and Abuse of Expert Witness Testimony

  • Author: Norbert Ebisike
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 0313362106
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 180
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This volume examines the use of offender profiling and expert witnesses in criminal court cases.

Handbook of Criminal Investigation

Handbook of Criminal Investigation

  • Author: Tim Newburn,Dr. Tom Williamson,Alan Wright
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 184392188X
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 701
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This book provides the most comprehensive and authoritative book yet published on the subject of criminal investigation, a rapidly developing area within the police and other law enforcement agencies, and an important sub discipline within police studies. The subject is rarely out of the headlines, and there is widespread media interest in criminal investigation. Within the police rapid strides are being made in the direction of professionalizing the criminal investigation process, and it has been a particular focus as a means of improving police performance. A number of important reports have been published in the last few years, highlighting the importance of the criminal investigation process not only to the work of the police but to public confidence in this. Each of these reports has identified shortcomings in the way criminal investigations have been conducted, and has made recommendations for improvement . The Handbook of Criminal Investigation provides a rigorous and critical approach to not only the process of criminal investigation, but also the context in which this takes place, the theory underlying it, and the variety of factors which influence approaches to it. It will be an indispensable source of reference for anybody with an interest in, and needing to know about, criminal investigation. Contributors to the book are drawn from both practitioners in the field and academics.

Little Demon in the City of Light

Little Demon in the City of Light

A True Story of Murder in Belle Poque Paris

  • Author: Steven Levingston
  • Publisher: Anchor Books
  • ISBN: 0307950301
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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"The thrilling--and so wonderfully French--story of a gruesome 1889 murder of a lascivious court official by a ruthless con man and his pliant mistress, an international manhunt, a sensational trial, and an inquiry into the limits of hypnotic power. In France at the end of the nineteenth century a great debate raged over the question of whether someone could be hypnotically compelled to commit a crime in violation of his or her moral convictions. When Alexandre-Toussaint Gouffe entered a Parisian building at 3 rue Tronson Ducoudray for what he thought would be a delightful assignation with the comely young Gabrielle Bompard, only to be murdered--hanged!--by her and her ruthless companion Michel Eyraud, stuffed in a trunk, and dumped on a riverbank near Lyon, that question became the burning center of an inquiry into the guilt or innocence of a woman the French tabloids dubbed "The Little Demon."--

Controlling Crime

Controlling Crime

Strategies and Tradeoffs

  • Author: Philip J. Cook,Jens Ludwig,Justin McCrary
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226115122
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 634
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Criminal justice expenditures have more than doubled since the 1980s, dramatically increasing costs to the public. With state and local revenue shortfalls resulting from the recent recession, the question of whether crime control can be accomplished either with fewer resources or by investing those resources in areas other than the criminal justice system is all the more relevant. Controlling Crime considers alternative ways to reduce crime that do not sacrifice public safety. Among the topics considered here are criminal justice system reform, social policy, and government policies affecting alcohol abuse, drugs, and private crime prevention. Particular attention is paid to the respective roles of both the private sector and government agencies. Through a broad conceptual framework and a careful review of the relevant literature, this volume provides insight into the important trends and patterns of some of the interventions that may be effective in reducing crime.

Voluptuous Panic

Voluptuous Panic

The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin (Expanded Edition)

  • Author: Mel Gordon
  • Publisher: Feral House
  • ISBN: 193259597X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 305
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This seductive sourcebook of rare visual delights from pre-Nazi, Cabaret-period “Babylon on the Spree” has the distinction of being praised both by scholars and avatars of contemporary culture, inspiring hip club goers, filmmakers, gay historians, graphic designers, and musicians like the Dresden Dolls and Marilyn Manson. This expanded edition includes “Sex Magic and the Occult,” documenting German pagan cults and their often-bizarre erotic rituals, including instructions for entering into the “Sexual Fourth Dimension.” Mel Gordon is professor of theater at the University of California, Berkeley, and is also the author of Erik Jan Hanussen: Hitler’s Jewish Clairvoyant (Feral House).

Forensic Art and Illustration

Forensic Art and Illustration

  • Author: Karen T. Taylor
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9781420036954
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 608
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As the number of stranger-on-stranger crimes increases, solving these crimes becomes more challenging. Forensic illustration has become increasingly important as a tool in identifying both perpetrators and victims. Now a leading forensic artist, who has taught this subject at law enforcement academies, schools, and universities internationally, offers readers the benefit of her extensive knowledge and experience. Forensic Art and Illustration is the first book to provide complete coverage of all aspects of the field, and includes much previously unavailable information. Beginning with the first-ever in-depth documentation of the history of forensic art, this book proceeds logically through explanations of facial anatomy, practical methodologies and techniques, case examples, and a glossary of terms. More than 700 illustrations and photographs depict art methods used in identifying and locating crime victims and criminal offenders. Numerous successful examples, taken from actual solved cases, demonstrate applications of the methods and techniques presented. Ideal for both forensic artists who want to improve their skills and those who work with them in law enforcement, Forensic Art and Illustration is a practical guide as well as a complete look at the state of the art of forensic illustration today.

Gangs and Youth Subcultures

Gangs and Youth Subcultures

International Explorations

  • Author: Kayleen Hazlehurst
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351290622
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Page: 354
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First Published in 2018. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.

Imprint of the Raj

Imprint of the Raj

How Fingerprinting was Born in Colonial India

  • Author: Chandak Sengoopta
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780330491402
  • Category: Criminology
  • Page: 234
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A fascinating account of the invention of fingerprinting in colonial India and the story of how the technique was exported back to Victorian England. Opening with the first case in a British criminal court to use the radical new technique of fingerprinting to identify the perpetrators of crime in 1902 this riveting book takes us back to the origins of fingerprinting in India. Despite many books on the subject of fingerprints in general, none have looked closely at the fact that this standard tool of forensic science was born in India during the Raj. As the author points out, with the exception of curry there is not one other instance of something so fundamental to British life being imported fully-formed from the Empire and then being tailored to fit conditions at home. Based on original and hitherto unpublished research imprint of the Raj gives a unique insight into our colonial past and offers a vivid account of this extraordinary and largely ignored story.

Mad, Bad and Mysterious

Mad, Bad and Mysterious

  • Author: Malcolm Brown
  • Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.
  • ISBN: 1741984815
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 320
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Janelle Patton, Kerry Whelan and Peter Falconio all became household names for the same reason: they were victims of heinous – and mysterious – crimes. But they are just three victims; each year hundreds of similar crimes are committed, many of which are never solved. Mad, Bad and Mysterious: Murder, Rape and Pillage in Australia attempts to uncover what truly happened to Patton, Whelan and Falconio, as well as recounting the investigations of other horrendous crimes, including the hunt for the rapist of a 92-year-old woman, the perpetrators of the gruesome bashing death of a benefactor to street kids and the hunt for a ruthless serial rapist and murderer. Edited by Malcolm Brown and featuring the work of some of Australia's most respected journalists, Mad, Bad and Mysterious: Murder, Rape and Pillage in Australia is an intriguing study of what makes people commit the outrageous crimes of murder and rape.

The Pleasure of Finding Things Out

The Pleasure of Finding Things Out

The Best Short Works of Richard P. Feynman

  • Author: Richard P. Feynman
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 0465013120
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 300
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The Pleasure of Finding Things Out is a magnificent treasury of the best short works of Richard P. Feynman—from interviews and speeches to lectures and printed articles. A sweeping, wide-ranging collection, it presents an intimate and fascinating view of a life in science-a life like no other. From his ruminations on science in our culture to his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, this book will fascinate anyone interested in the world of ideas.

The Best Defense

The Best Defense

  • Author: Alan M. Dershowitz
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307755207
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 464
  • View: 5600
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"Anyone interested in the true merits of criminal law and very fine writing must read Alan Dershowitz's book." --Truman Capote In this tell-all legal memoir, Alan Dershowitz describes his most famous, and infamous, cases and clients. In the process, takes a critical, informed look at a legal system that he regards as deeply corrupt.

Why the Social Sciences Matter

Why the Social Sciences Matter

  • Author: Cary Cooper,Jonathan Michie
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781137269904
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 216
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Today's society is on the brink of new possibilities, yet it is also beset with challenges and problems. Banks are in trouble. Climate change threatens. The population is increasingly elderly. New health technologies pose new ethical questions. Globalization has changed the way we live. Public issues and private troubles are as interlaced as ever. And, big or small, problems need solutions based on accurate and suitable information, and on a proper understanding of the issues involved. This volume, consisting of specially-commissioned essays on topics of prime concern by leading social scientists at the cutting-edge of their respective research fields, takes a considered look at a range of problems facing society today, and considers possible solutions. It illuminates why a social scientific understanding gives us a grasp on a topic that would not be provided by those working in the fields of science, humanities or the arts; in other words, this book makes plain what is distinctive and thus invaluable about a social science perspective. Social scientists may be forgiven for being troubled by UK trends in funding undergraduate training and the 'impact' agenda in research. This volume, with the support of the Academy of Social Sciences, is timely in not only analysing pressing problems, but also helping make the case regarding the indispensability of the social sciences, and the rigour which the social sciences can inspire in our understanding of the world.

Forensic Toxicology

Forensic Toxicology

Medico-Legal Case Studies

  • Author: Kalipatnapu N. Rao
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1439866813
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 289
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Modern technology using state-of-the-art equipment can now identify almost any toxin relevant to a legal issue. Techniques include gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, high-pressure liquid chromatography, and the combination of these methods. Forensic Toxicology: Medico-legal Case Studies demonstrates how the science of forensic toxicology acts as a bridge between medicine and law. Tracking the progression of toxicology findings from the laboratory to the courtroom, it prepares practicing toxicologists to write reports and testify at depositions and in court. The book explains the organization of clinical laboratories and includes sections on accreditation, quality control, method validation, and other critical topics. It provides an overview of the U.S. legal system, describes the process of writing a toxicology report, and offers techniques for deposition and courtroom testimony. Covering a broad range of topics, the book offers detailed analysis of situations ranging from the rare and unusual to those that toxicologists most often confront, including: Determining serum/blood ethanol levels Ethylene glycol poisoning Plant and animal toxins Alcohol intoxication and breathalyzer tests Synergistic effects of alcohol and drugs Prescription drug overdose Toxic torts Workers’ compensation issues Written in an accessible and well-organized style, this volume is an essential guide for forensic toxicologists at all levels who need to understand how to best present the science of toxicology in the forensic arena.

Portrait Of A Killer: Jack The Ripper -- Case Closed

Portrait Of A Killer: Jack The Ripper -- Case Closed

  • Author: Patricia Cornwell
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101204443
  • Category: True Crime
  • Page: 528
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Now updated with new material that brings the killer's picture into clearer focus. In the fall of 1888, all of London was held in the grip of unspeakable terror. An elusive madman calling himself Jack the Ripper was brutally butchering women in the slums of London’s East End. Police seemed powerless to stop the killer, who delighted in taunting them and whose crimes were clearly escalating in violence from victim to victim. And then the Ripper’s violent spree seemingly ended as abruptly as it had begun. He had struck out of nowhere and then vanished from the scene. Decades passed, then fifty years, then a hundred, and the Ripper’s bloody sexual crimes became anemic and impotent fodder for puzzles, mystery weekends, crime conventions, and so-called “Ripper Walks” that end with pints of ale in the pubs of Whitechapel. But to number-one New York Times bestselling novelist Patricia Cornwell, the Ripper murders are not cute little mysteries to be transformed into parlor games or movies but rather a series of terrible crimes that no one should get away with, even after death. Now Cornwell applies her trademark skills for meticulous research and scientific expertise to dig deeper into the Ripper case than any detective before her—and reveal the true identity of this fabled Victorian killer. In Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper, Case Closed, Cornwell combines the rigorous discipline of twenty-first century police investigation with forensic techniques undreamed of during the late Victorian era to solve one of the most infamous and difficult serial murder cases in history. Drawing on unparalleled access to original Ripper evidence, documents, and records, as well as archival, academic, and law-enforcement resources, FBI profilers, and top forensic scientists, Cornwell reveals that Jack the Ripper was none other than a respected painter of his day, an artist now collected by some of the world’s finest museums: Walter Richard Sickert. It has been said of Cornwell that no one depicts the human capability for evil better than she. Adding layer after layer of circumstantial evidence to the physical evidence discovered by modern forensic science and expert minds, Cornwell shows that Sickert, who died peacefully in his bed in 1942, at the age of 81, was not only one of Great Britain’s greatest painters but also a serial killer, a damaged diabolical man driven by megalomania and hate. She exposes Sickert as the author of the infamous Ripper letters that were written to the Metropolitan Police and the press. Her detailed analysis of his paintings shows that his art continually depicted his horrific mutilation of his victims, and her examination of this man’s birth defects, the consequent genital surgical interventions, and their effects on his upbringing present a casebook example of how a psychopathic killer is created. New information and startling revelations detailed in Portrait of a Killer include: - How a year-long battery of more than 100 DNA tests—on samples drawn by Cornwell’s forensics team in September 2001 from original Ripper letters and Sickert documents—yielded the first shadows of the 75- to 114 year-old genetic evid...

-ologies and -isms

-ologies and -isms

  • Author: Laurence Urdang,Anne Ryle,Tanya H. Lee
  • Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 795
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Lexicon of English words used of and about theories, concepts, doctrines, systems, attitudes, practices, states of mind, and branches of science. Focuses on words containing the suffixes -ology, -ism, -ics, -graphy, -metry, -archy, -cide, -philia, -phobia, -mancy, -latry, et al., including derivative forms of these words.

Criminalistics Laboratory Manual

Criminalistics Laboratory Manual

The Basics of Forensic Investigation

  • Author: Elizabeth Erickson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317523121
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 226
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The Criminalistics Laboratory Manual: The Basics of Forensic Investigation provides students with little to no prior knowledge of forensic science with a practical crime scene processing experience. The manual starts with an original crime scene narrative setting up the crime students are to solve. This narrative is picked up in each of the forensic science lab activities, tying each forensic discipline together to show the integrated workings of a real crime lab. After the completion of all of the exercises, the student will be able to solve the homicide based on forensic evidence.

Practical Homicide Investigation

Practical Homicide Investigation

Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques, Fourth Edition

  • Author: Vernon J. Geberth
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 1482212110
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 1072
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Renowned for being THE definitive source of homicide investigation, Practical Homicide Investigation: Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques is the recognized protocol used by investigative divisions of major police departments throughout the world. It is also the text used in most police academies, including the prestigious FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. It emphasizes essential procedures, combines detailed techniques with instructive case studies, and outlines the foundation on which to build a solid, prosecutable case. The fundamental criminal investigative techniques stressed in the Fourth Edition are crucial for effective inquiry into sudden and violent death. Eminent author, lecturer, consultant, and expert witness Vernon J. Geberth begins the book with a comprehensive discussion of homicide crime scenes. The book evolves chronologically from initial police notification, the correct police response that follows, and the subsequent steps necessary to conduct an intelligent investigation. It then delves into more technical aspects of homicide investigation, augmented with numerous pictures and full-color illustrations that involve pertinent case histories. The book features two new chapters along with major revisions of those from the previous edition. In addition it contains 675 photos and illustrations - including 300 new entries that incorporate depictions of wound structures and procedures that portray exactly what to do and how to do it. All illustrations are presented in full color, including new medical-legal drawings for instruction and courtroom testimony. Vernon Geberth was featured in an interview on News 14 Carolina in Fayetteville discussing his 3-day seminar on Practical Homicide Investigation. He also discusses the book in a video on the CRC Press YouTube channel. Vernon Geberth was recently interviewed for an article entitled, The Hunt for a Serial Killer: Revisting the Gilgo Beach Murders.