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Understanding Police Culture

by John Crank

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...


Understanding Crime: A Multidisciplinary Approach

by Susan Guarino-Ghezzi & Javier Trevino

Explores the interdisciplinary nature and potential of the field of criminology, covering the fields of sociology, economics, psychology, biology, philosophy and religious studies. The conclusion demonstrates...


Violence: From Theory to Research

by Margaret A Zahn, Henry Brownstein & Shelly Jackson

Brings together theoretical and empirical papers prepared by noted researchers and theoreticians. The first part includes chapters by criminological theorists who apply their theory of crime particularly to...


Forensic Science: A Beginner's Guide

by Jay Siegel

In the wake of the phenomenal success of such shows as CSI, forensic science has never been so popular. The obsessive attention to detail that Grissom and his crew afford seemingly insignificant details like...


Criminal Psychology: A Beginner's Guide

by Ray Bull, Charlotte Bilby & Claire Cooke

How does the mind of a criminal work? How can you stop criminals from re-offending? What does being in prison do to your mind? From lie detection to psychological profiling, Professor Ray Bull and his team of...


Criminal Law

by Jocelyn M. Pollock

This classic introduction to criminal law for criminal justice students combines the best features of a casebook and a textbook. Criminal Law covers substantive criminal law and explores its principles, sources,...


Criminalistics Laboratory Manual: The Basics of Forensic Investigation

by Liz Erickson

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...


Crisis Negotiations: Managing Critical Incidents and Hostage Situations in Law Enforcement and Corrections

by Michael J. McMains & Wayman C. Mullins

Leading authorities on negotiations present the result of years of research, application, testing and experimentation, and practical experience. Principles and applications from numerous disciplines are combined...


Death Investigation: An Introduction to Forensic Pathology for the Nonscientist

by Ann Bucholtz

Death Investigation: An Introduction to Forensic Pathology for the Nonscientist provides students and law enforcement professionals with an accurate, clear overview of forensic pathology. It presents death investigation...


Criminological Theory: Assessing Philosophical Assumptions

by Anthony Walsh

Criminologists can benefit from questioning the underlying assumptions upon which they rest their work. Philosophy has the ability to clarify our thoughts, inform us of why we think about things the way we do,...


Effective Police Supervision

by Harry W. More PhD & Larry S. Miller PhD

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...


Effective Police Supervision Study Guide

by Larry S. Miller & Michael C. Braswell

Good police officers are often promoted into supervisory positions with little or no training for what makes a good manager. Effective Police Supervision provides readers with an understanding of the group behaviors...


Managing Criminal Justice Organizations: An Introduction to Theory and Practice

by Richard R. E. Kania & Richards P. Davis

This book studies the formal and informal nature of the organizations involved in criminal justice. It will acquaint readers with the historical developments and application of managerial theories, principles,...


Terrorism: An Investigator's Handbook

by William E. Dyson

This handbook introduces the reader to the field of terrorism investigation. Describing how terrorists operate and how they differ from other criminals, it provides an outline of how terrorism investigations...


The Death Penalty: Constitutional Issues, Commentaries, and Case Briefs

by Durant Frantzen, Rolando V. del Carmen & Scott Vollum

The Death Penalty, Third Edition, brings together all the legal issues related to the death penalty and provides case briefs for the most important United States Supreme Court death penalty cases. No other book...


The Police Manager

by Egan K. Green, Ronald G. Lynch & Scott R. Lynch

The Police Manager gives practical, field-tested guidance to students and professionals who aspire to leadership roles in law enforcement, providing a comprehensive explanation of issues and challenges that...


The Psychology of Criminal Conduct

by D.A. Andrews & James Bonta

The Psychology of Criminal Conduct, Fifth Edition, discusses the psychology of criminal behavior, drawing upon general personality, as well as cognitive-behavioral and cognitive social learning perspectives....


Victimology

by William G. Doerner & Steven P. Lab

Victimology, 7th Edition, introduces students to the criminal justice system in the United States and its impact on crime victims. Authors William Doerner and Steven Lab provide a fresh look at the theoretical...


What Works (and Doesn't) in Reducing Recidivism

by Edward J. Latessa, Shelley J. Listwan & Deborah Koetzle

This book offers criminologists and students an evidence-based discussion of the latest trends in corrections. Over the last several decades, research has clearly shown that rehabilitation efforts can be effective...


Deviance and Crime: Theory, Research and Policy

by Walter S. DeKeseredy, Desmond Ellis & Shahid Alvi

This book sensitizes the reader to the fact that there is substantial disagreement within the academic community, and among policymakers and the general public, over what behaviors, conditions (e.g., physical...