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A Global History of Execution and the Criminal Corpse
by Richard Ward (ed.) - Palgrave Macmillan , 2015
Through studies of beheaded traitors, smugglers hung in chains, suicides subjected to the surgeon's knife in Dresden and the burial of executed Nazi war criminals, this volume provides a fresh perspective on the history of capital punishment.
Dealing with Uncertainties in Policing Serious Crime
by Gabriele Bammer - ANU Press , 2010
Grappling with uncertainties is at the heart of investigating serious crime. At a time when such crime is becoming more complex, this book draws together research perspectives to review approaches to uncertainties and to chart the way forward.
Murder in America: a history
by Roger Lane - The Ohio State University Press , 1997
This book is the study of the history of criminal homicide in America, reaching from precolonial times to the age of the O. J. Simpson trial. Roger Lane provides this much-needed overview of the history of murder and our culture's responses to it.
Practical Instruction for Detectives
by Emmerson W. Manning - Frederick J. Drake & Co. , 1921
I shall confine myself in these pages to facts and personal experiences. I will show that any person of average intelligence, and who will use good common sense, can become a successful detective, regardless of his present or previous occupation.
Crime and the Family
by Alan Jay Lincoln, Murray A. Straus - Charles Thomas Pub , 1985
This book is about two aspects of American society: the high crime rate and the changes that are occurring in the family. Social scientists have looked at limited aspects of how crime and the family are related to each other.
by Enrico Ferri - ManyBooks , 1896
Ferri focused on the study of psychological characteristics, which he believed accounted for the development of crime in an individual. These characteristics included slang, handwriting, secret symbols, literature, art, and moral insensibility.
by Sir Francis Galton - Macmillan and Co. , 1892
The book discusses the evidence validating fingerprints as a means of personal identification, permanence of the fingerprint characteristics, uniqueness of an assemblage of ridge details, the variability and classifiable nature of patterns, etc.
Policing Cyber Crime
by Petter Gottschalk - BookBoon , 2010
From the table of contents: Introduction; Cyber Crime Defined; Cyber Crime Cases; Child Grooming Case; Crime Protection; Corporate Reputation; Knowledge Management; Intelligence Strategy; Crime Investigations; References.
The Nation Behind Prison Bars
by George L. Herr - Carter printing company , 1913
There are enough people in prison in these United States to furnish a citizenship to a considerable territory, or to populate a good-sized city. For the psychological student, they form the most interesting of all objects of study.
Hidden Slaves: Forced Labor in the United States
by Kevin Bales, Laurel Fletcher, Eric Stover - Human Rights Center , 2004
Because forced labor is hidden, inhumane, widespread, and criminal, sustained and coordinated efforts by U.S. law enforcement, social service providers, and the general public are needed to expose and eradicate this illicit trade.
Fatal Flaw: A True Story of Malice and Murder in a Small Southern Town
by Phillip Finch - Booktrope , 1992
Fatal Flaw examines an unsolved murder of four that occurred on Christmas Eve, 1975, at a furniture shop. The person convicted of the murders remains on Death Row despite evidence that emerged post-trial that casts doubt on his guilt.
In Jail with Charles Dickens
by Alfred Trumble - Suckling & Galloway , 1896
Readers of Charles Dickens must have remarked the deep interest he took in that grim accessory to civilization, the prison. He not only went jail hunting whenever opportunity offered, but made a profound study of the rules of these institutions.
Curious Punishments of Bygone Days
by Alice Morse Earle - Loompanics Unlimited , 1896
An accumulation of notes on old-time laws, punishments and penalties. The subject is not a pleasant one, though it often has a humorous element; but a punishment that is obsolete gains an interest and dignity from antiquity.
Courts and Criminals
by Arthur Train - Project Gutenberg , 2004
It is unquestionably a generally accepted principle that it is better that ninety-nine guilty men should escape than that one innocent man should be convicted. This book presents a guide to procedures and practices in criminal courts.
Crime and Its Causes
by William Douglas Morrison - Charles Scribner's Sons , 1902
This book is a must-read for any person seriously interested in criminology, because it presents complete compilations of studies on relationships between criminals and the rest of society. William Morrison was a criminologist and prison chaplain.
Crime: Its Cause and Treatment
by Clarence Darrow - Project Gutenberg , 2004
This book comes from the experience of more than forty years spent in court. Aside from the practice of my profession, the topics I have treated are such as have always held my interest and inspired a taste for books that discuss the human machine.
The Transnational Dimension of Cyber Crime and Terrorism
by Abraham D. Sofaer, Seymour E. Goodman - Hoover Institution Press , 2001
The worldwide information infrastructure is today increasingly under attack by cyber criminals and terrorists. These attacks threaten the substantial and ever-growing reliance of commerce, governments, and the public upon the new technology.
Virtual Caliphate: Islamic Extremists and Their Websites
by James Brandon - Centre for Social Cohesion , 2008
The book shows how Islamic extremists in the UK have established dedicated websites in order to circumvent anti-terrorism measures. The report catalogues the content of these websites and analyses how extremists use these sites to spread their ideas.
by Charles Murray - Civitas Book Publisher , 2005
The celebrated American sociologist Charles Murray provides an uncompromising restatement and defence of the backward-looking, retributive justification of criminal punishment. He also makes an impassioned plea for England to revert to this approach.
Scientific Validity of Polygraph Testing
- Office of Technology Assessment , 1983
The memorandum presents the results of the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) review of the scientific evidence on the validity of polygraph testing. OTA concluded that there is very little research evidence to establish polygraph test validity.
A Book of Remarkable Criminals
by Henry Brodribb Irving - Project Gutenberg , 2009
Greed, lust, idleness, anger, hatred, revenge, these are the chief causes of crime. These passions and desires are shared by rich and poor alike, by the educated and uneducated. They are inherent in human nature; the germ is in every man.
Film Piracy, Organized Crime, and Terrorism
by Gregory F. Treverton, at al. - RAND Corporation , 2008
This report presents the research of the involvement of organized crime and terrorist groups in counterfeiting products ranging from watches to computer software. It presents detailed case studies in one area of counterfeiting, film piracy.
Crime Analysis for Problem Solvers In 60 Small Steps
by Ronald V. Clarke, John E. Eck - U.S. Department of Justice , 2005
The book prepares you for an analytic role as a key member of a problem-solving team. It provides you with a basic knowledge of problem-oriented policing and the related fields of environmental criminology and situational crime prevention.
Street Terms: Drugs and the Drug Trade
- ONDCP , 2004
The Street Terms database contains over 2,300 street terms that refer to specific drug types or drug activity. The database is used by police officers, parents, treatment providers and others who require a better understanding of drug culture.