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41. Juvenile Delinquency : The Core (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac)
by Larry J. Siegel, Brandon C. Welsh
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Catlog: Book (2004-07-08)
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Siegel and Welsh's CORE presents theory, policy, and the latest research in one value-priced, student-friendly paperback! Praised as much for its authority and blabnce as it is for the authros' ability to fascinate and engage students in the juvenile delinquency course, this brief booktogether with its many FREE resourcesis an exceptional value. In 432 concise pages, Siegel and Welsh help students understand the nature of delinquency, its causes and correlates, as well as current strategies being used to control or eliminate its occurrence. The authors review recent legal cases, research studies, and policy initiatives. This current Second Edition of JUVENILE DELINQUENCY: THE CORE features a line-by-line update, new in-text learning aids, chapter-by-chapter connectivity with the Web, and a new Interactive Student CD-ROM automatically packaged FREE with every new copy of the text! ... Read more


42. Police Field Operations, Sixth Edition
by Thomas F. Adams
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Asin: 0131122967
Catlog: Book (2003-05-08)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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The industry standard for 21st-century policing, Police Field Operations is written from the perspective of a working police officer, presenting real-life scenarios an officer is likely to encounter while on-duty. With its focus on community policing, it describes how and why certain procedures are used, and gives informative techniques from leading police academies from around the country. This fully updated edition covers the latest information on interviews and interrogations, arrest laws, search and seizure, and DUI laws. It gives the full range of skills a police officer needs to possess, by covering observations, perceptions, interviewing techniques, and crowd and riot control. Police communications, basic field procedures, traffic direction and enforcement, crimes in progress, reporting and records, and officer survival and stress reduction are all comprehensively addressed.Great resource material for those involved in police patrol procedures and police and field operations. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Very basic, good book
I had to read this book for a promotional examination and found it to be a good refresher of the very basic points that we all learned at the beginning of our police careers. When I am approached by someone who is not yet in police work and wants to read a good, simply written and understandable book on law enforcement, I always recommend this one. It may seem to be too basic for those of us in this field for the years I have served, but many areas are still very relevant.

3-0 out of 5 stars Police Field Operations
Too vague and general for someone using the book to use as a reference. Does not go into a lot of key points you actually use on patrol. Also, tends to make remarks that do not reflect the reality of todays police work. The author seems out of touch with policing today. ... Read more


43. Modern Criminal Procedure: Cases, Comments, and Questions (American Casebook Series and Other Coursebooks)
by Yale Kamisar
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Asin: 031426373X
Catlog: Book (2002-06)
Publisher: West Group Publishing
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Average Customer Review: 2 out of 5 stars
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Contains an overview of the criminal justice process including the nature and scope of the Fourteenth Amendment, due process, retroactivity, the federal "supervisory power," and state rights protection. Also touches on the right to counsel, transcripts, and other aids such as poverty, equality, and the adversary system. Includes reflections on the police, courts, and the criminal process. Provides insight into pretrial release, the decision whether to prosecute, the preliminary hearing, and the grand jury review. Looks at reprosecution and the ban against double jeopardy. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Maybe the true solution is an extension from 4 credits to 8.
This text is not only voluminous, it is quite dense. While it looks and feels as exciting as Evidence, when you turn the pages, it has a tendency to bore. Needs more case law and less editorial bashing of both students and advocates. xoxo Snuffy ... Read more


44. Criminal Law: Examples and Explanations (Examples & Explanations Series)
by Richard G. Singer, John Q. LA Fond, Aspen Publishers
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Asin: 0735540802
Catlog: Book (2004-02-01)
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
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Average Customer Review: 3.88 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars Response from a student at a 3rd tier school who can read...
In response to the reviewer that gave this book just one star:

Refer to page 265. Yes, the explanation on legal impossibility is confusing. It does say, "If he attempts to do something that he thinks is a crime but is not, then he is not guilty of attempt. Thus, legal impossibility is not a true defense under the MPC." Directly after, the book clarifies, stating "Rather, the prosecutor must prove that there is a criminal statute punishing what the defendant intended to accomplish."

If you can read enough to determine context, which students at even lowly third tier schools can do, then this book is helpful. I give it three stars only because it is not as concise as other E&E's that I have used and because it devotes entirely too much space to commentary on how confusing criminal law is where it should be explaining the law. After all, we wouldn't be reading the book if we thought criminal law was easy to understand.

1-0 out of 5 stars Seems Great, but really isn't
If you absolutely have no idea what's going on in Crim, or you attend a 3rd tier school, go ahead and get this book. If you want clarity in subjects you've learned (which is the point of this book) or if you're a fan of Glannon, DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK!!

This book is very well organized. It's chapters are categorized with clarity. A law student usually looks at the table of contents and briefly skims the pages to say "ah this book is good." And in this case, yes, it would seem good. Upon closer examination, we realize it isn't.

Let us not forget the sole purpose of this book: To help us UNDERSTAND the material already in our case books, not to regurgitate it. All this book does is repeat in different words what we have read in class, and are struggling to understand. This book does not EXPLAIN the rules it sets forth. If you know books by the brilliant Joseph Glannon from the same Examples & Explanaions series, you know that he'll tell you a rule, explain it with clarity, and give you a real easy made-up hypothetical in which that rule would apply. Not this book, it's explanations of the books are cited to Cases that we READ!! Let's think about this: If we can't understand the case and thus we turn to this book to seek an explanation, how does it help to rearticulate what we don't understand?

Secondly,
Criminal law is difficult because it involves both common law and the model penal code. I don't think these authors know the difference, or don't realize students would get confused if they mixed up terms that would differentiate the two types. For example on pages 255-258, this book attempts to compare common law v. model penal code and their respective levels of culpability. The four specific terms from the MPC are Purpose, Knowledge, Reckless, Negligent. On page 255, they attribute two of these specific words (not inaccurate but confusing) to the common law, yet on page 258 they don't even use the word "knowledge" to describe MPC instead use "purpose" generally and "belief" What's the big idea?!

Last rant: as an example of confusion check out page 265 bottom of the page. "If he attempts to do something that he thinks is a crime but is not, then he is not guilty of attempt. Thus, legal impossibility is not a true defense..." What?! the first sentence would suggest that it IS a defense, but do they try to explain this apparent contradiction? nope.

I plan to return this book to amazon after I finish typing this.

4-0 out of 5 stars good help - great series
I think that the "Examples and Explanations" series is the best for exam preparation - this particular book relies a lot on the Model Penal Code. Since my CrimLaw professor doesn't really use the MPC, it hasn't been as useful as it could have been - but it's still helpful.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent.
Excellent book. Grade-saving discussion on larceny. Highly recommend this (Crim Law) and the Contracts E&E.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent source of information
This book is not really as difficult to find as stated in the description. It is available through the publisher, as are all of the examples and explanation series books. These books are helpful using plain English explanations. Highly recommended for the "Pre" first year law student who wants to get a "jump" on the subjects. ... Read more


45. Introduction to Homeland Security (Butterworth Heinemann Homeland Security)
by Jane A. Bullock, George D. Haddow, Damon Coppola, Erdem Ergin, Lissa Westerman, Sarp Yeletaysi
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Asin: 0750677872
Catlog: Book (2004-09-02)
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
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"Introduction to Homeland Security" provides educators, students, and practitioners with a comprehensive account of past and current homeland security reorganization and practices, policies and programs in relation to the government restructure. The structure of each chapter will remain consistent throughout the text and will be designed to accommodate useful pedagogical elements such as learning objectives for each chapter; definitions of the terms used in homeland security, a comprehensive contact list of Federal and State government homeland security offices and officials; case studies of past domestic terrorism events such as the World Trade Center, the Pentagon attack, the Oklahoma City bombing, the anthrax crisis and the Washington, DC sniper attacks; and an Instructor Guide complete with chapter summaries, exam questions and discussion topics. Color throughout will enhance these elements
In addition the book will provide an historic context for current homeland security activities.It will document past domestic terrorism events including the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and focus principally on the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.The book will recount government and private sector actions taken in the aftermath of 9/11 in the areas of legislation, government organization, communications, technology, and emergency management practices.Case studies and best practices will be included as well as a comprehensive glossary of homeland security terms and acronyms.

- Current organizational structure and responsibilities of the new Department of Homeland Security.
- Case Studies of past domestic terrorism events such as the World Trade Center, the Pentagon attack, the Oklahoma City bombing, the anthrax crisis and the Washington, DC sniper attacks.
- Comprehensive contact list of Federal and State government homeland security offices and officials.
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46. An Introduction to the International Criminal Court
by William A. Schabas
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Catlog: Book (2001-07-05)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Arguably the most significant international organization to be created since the United Nations, the International Criminal Court ushers in a new era in the protection of human rights. The ICC is designed to prosecute genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes when national justice systems are either unwilling or unable to do so themselves. This volume reviews the history of international criminal prosecution, the drafting of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and the principles of its operation, including the scope of its jurisdiction and the procedural regime. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A nice historical introduction
I have attended author's lectures at Strasbourg. This book is a nice historical introduction about the ICC. I guess after the court is established and the Judges settle down on their chairs and volumes of case laws come out in Report form -- till then this book is a must read for everyone interested in this field.

5-0 out of 5 stars Ignore Bush, Read This Book
Schabas succeeds fully in introducing the reader to the main features of the new International Criminal Court (ICC). His book is a model of legal exposition. He writes clearly, situates the ICC within the history of international law, relates the substantive law of the ICC to the jurisprudence of the Yugoslavia and Rwanda tribunals, and has interesting comments on the negotiating history that led to the ICC. After finishing Schabas' book, I was struck most of all by the care and thought that went into the design of the ICC, which conforms to the main lines of international law as the law has developed since 1945. The ICC is the world's best hope for bringing war criminals, human rights violators, and genocidalists to justice. It is a disgrace that the U.S. has tried to smother it in the cradle. (I am a U.S. State Department official.) ... Read more


47. BORDER PATROL EXAM 2E
by Byron Demmer, Valerie Demmer, Shirley Tarbell, LearningExpress
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Asin: 1576853535
Catlog: Book (2001-01-01)
Publisher: Learning Express, Inc.
Sales Rank: 202837
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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A job with the U.S. Border Patrol provides more than a good salary and excellent benefits. Border Patrol agents enjoy exciting jobs, diverse experiences, and promotional opportunities. Competition for these challenging jobs is stiff. You have to be courageous, honest, and physically fit. And, you have to pass the all-important Border Patrol Exam. Over 5,000 people take the exam each time itÆs offered, competing for perhaps 400 positions. To come out on top, you need all the help you can get. LearningExpress has created this easy-to-use guide to give you the edge you need to land the job you want.This new edition includes vital information and preparation for the new Spanish portion of the Border Patrol Exam. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars INS Test Prep
I bought this book because I needed to study for the Immigration Inspector exam. Unfortunately, there isn't a book available for this exam, but this book was at least helpful. I took the test yesterday, and I was so glad that I had studied. There were 200 people taking the test, and at least I felt that I had a slight edge from studying. I wish there would have been more test exams in the book - there's only two. The Immigration Inspector test doesn't include any Spanish or Artificial Language sections, but I did use the Spanish section to brush up on my skills. It takes up to twelve weeks to get your results back, which the book doesn't mention. Good luck to all and study, study, study!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Buy the blue one!
Until the third edition comes out (and that could be a while since this one is fairly new), this edition is the most up to date one available! The first edition still contains the old vocabulary portion which has been eliminated from the current Border Patrol test. If you wish to study the vocabulary section, I would recommend buying both books, but this is simply NOT necessary. This book gives you study tips, very realistic practice tests, and it helps you to find your weaker areas. Buy the blue one!

Ray Harris
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48. The Counter-Terrorism Puzzle: A Guide For Decision Makers
by BOAZ GANOR
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Catlog: Book (2005-03-01)
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
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5-0 out of 5 stars Brilliant ...
Saw Mr. Ganor on C-Span - May 2005. His absolute (total mastery) of the suject of the (radical) Muslim terrorist movement mindset, and his analysis how to end this (complex, difficult, and long-range problem) ... is nothing short of brilliant ! ... Read more


49. Community Policing and Problem Solving : Strategies and Practices (4th Edition)
by Kenneth J. Peak, Ronald W. Glensor
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Unique in perspective and comprehensive in coverage, this volume fills a gap in the literature by providing an exceptionally up-to-date and scholarly synthesis of the collective nationwide experience in implementing both community policing and problem-oriented policing. It explains the processes and terms in detail—what they mean and how they are applied, as well as how they are implemented and evaluated. It explores both historical and operational perspectives, and provides examples of existing strategies and future considerations. Author team has over 35 years combined police service and 25 years of academic experience.The authors examine the evolution of policing, changing people, crime, and policing, community oriented government, community oriented policing and problem solving, crime prevention, planning and implementation, changing the agency culture, police in a diverse society, evaluating COPPS initiatives and COPPS in foreign venues.For police practitioners and other interested in community policing and problem solving. ... Read more


50. POLICE OFFICER EXAM
by Michael Spano
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51. The Death of Innocents : An Eyewitness Account of Wrongful Executions
by HELEN PREJEAN
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52. Newjack : Guarding Sing Sing
by TED CONOVER
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Most people know it's easier to get into prison than it is to get out. But for a journalist, just getting into Sing Sing, New York's notorious maximum-security prison, isn't easy. In fact, Ted Conover was so stymied by official channels that he took the only way in--other than crime--and became a New York State corrections officer: "I wanted to hear the voices one truly never hears, the voices of guards--those on the front lines of our prison policies, the society's proxies." Newjack is Conover's account of nearly a year at ground zero of the criminal justice system. What it reveals is a mix of the obvious and the absurd, with hypocrisies not unexpected considering that the land of the free shares with Russia the distinction of having the world's largest prison population. As of December 1999, it was projected that the number of people incarcerated in the United States would reach 2 million in 2000.

This is the world Conover enters when he, along with other new recruits, undergoes seven weeks of pseudomilitary preparation at the Albany Training Academy. Then it's off to Sing Sing for the daily grind of prison life. Conover correctly and vividly captures the essence of that life, its tedium interspersed with the adrenaline rush of an "incident" and the edge of fear that accompanies every action. He also details how the guards experience their own feelings of confinement, often at the hands of the inmates:

A consequence of putting men in cells and controlling their movements is that they can do almost nothing for themselves. For their various needs they are dependent on one person, their gallery officer. Instead of feeling like a big, tough guard, the gallery officer at the end of the day often feels like a waiter serving a hundred tables or like the mother of a nightmarishly large brood of sullen, dangerous, and demanding children. When grown men are infantilized, most don't take to it too nicely.
And not taking to it nicely often involves violence. Indeed, the constant potential for violence on any scale makes even humdrum assignments dangerous. It's astonishing that more doesn't happen, given that the majority of the 1,800 inmates have been convicted of violent felonies: murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery, assault, kidnapping, burglary, arson. But beneath the simmering rage rests an unexpected sensitivity that Conover captures brilliantly. After encountering a Hispanic inmate with a tattoo of a heartbreaking passage from The Diary of Anne Frank on his back, he writes: "It was easier to stay incurious as an officer. Under the inmates' surface bluster, their cruelty and selfishness, was almost always something ineffably sad." Ultimately, the emphasis of Conover's work is on the toll prison exacts--most immediately on the jailed and their jailers, but also on a society that puts both there in increasing numbers. --Gwen Bloomsburg ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Rueful, often painful, sometimes humorous
As in "Coyotes" and "Rolling Nowhere," Ted Conover goes undercover, immersing himself in the world he writes about. This time, instead of traveling with undocumented field workers and hoboes, he takes a job as a prison guard ("corrections officer" is the preferred term) to learn something of the inner workings of the American penal system. Over a period of eight months, after his training, he is assigned to what is apparently the most volatile, chaotic, and fabled prisons in NY state, Sing Sing.

At least one reviewer said of this book when it was first published that the author had compromised his objectivity by being a participant in the subject he was reporting on. By becoming a prison guard, he loses sight of the perspective of the prisoners, and a not-so-subtle bias creeps into what he writes. In fact, I think that's what makes this book so interesting.

What Conover gives us is a rueful, often painful, sometimes humorous account of his own transformation as a "newjack" corrections officer, dealing daily with frustration, danger, and the absurdities of life in prison. His viewpoint is the difference between the war correspondent and the grunt in the trenches. You get a direct glimpse into the hearts and minds of prison guards and acquire some understanding of how they see the world they inhabit, as well as the toll it takes on them as individuals.

I say "glimpse" because many of the men and women in this book have made a career of corrections. Some of them are survivors of prison revolts; at least two were taken hostage. Given the self-protection that the profession requires, they reveal little to Conover, except what he can read from their sometimes inscrutable behavior. Even so, Conover successfully breaks down the popular stereotypes of prison guards. After reading the book, you take the news of someone's being sent to prison somewhat differently. Instead of seeing them behind bars, you become aware of the men and women immediately responsible hour-by-hour for their incarceration.

I heartily recommend this book. As you read, you wonder at Conover's sometimes foolhardy nerve and have only the book in your hands as evidence that he somehow survives the ordeal he has assigned himself. As a companion to this book, I also recommend Daniel Bergner's "God of the Rodeo," an equally compelling account of life inside Louisiana's Angola Prison.

5-0 out of 5 stars Rare, balanced glimpse into life as an officer at Sing Sing
I found this book to be extremely balanced and fair in its reporting, and at no time demonstrated any bias towards correction officers nor inmates.

First of all, Conover should be praised for his dedication to the subject matter. Not many journalists would subject themselves to correction officer boot camp AND a whole year of working at Sing Sing just to get a story. Was it wrong for him to have deceived the prison system that way? My only answer to that would be that in a democracy like ours, an institution that gobbles up so much of the taxpayers' money and yet insist on absolute secrecy as to their methods can only expect something like this happen sooner or later. The public has the right to know at least the general process and the results of that process.

I personally did not get a sense of Conover being on the side of the inmates. In fact, if that were the case I would have been extremely turned off, as I am one of those who believe that many prisoners are there as consequences of what THEY chose to do. Conover was very careful to be fair to both sides of the story. I finished the book with a much higher respect for correctional officers. I was enlightened as to the amount of danger, frustrations and abuse that they endure on a daily basis. In fact, after reading this book, I feel that correctional officers should get more than what they're currently paid! Why would certain officers object to this book? How did the author "betray" them? (Interestingly enough, some of the worst critics of this book are the individuals that weren't portrayed in the best light in the narrative.)

As far as the inmates go, Conover relates his experiences and conversations with several notable ones who have struck an impression on him. He doesn't, at any time, make excuses for them. In fact, I appreciated the fact that he admits in certain parts of the book about wanting to punch a few of those that were especially troublesome and annoying. (At one point, after an especially nerve-wrecking episode with the inmates, he also fantasized about the entire block burning up in flames.) This may sound disturbing to some of us, but I doubt that any of us WOULDN'T think these thoughts if we were placed in a similar situation. He doesn't try to appear to be the perfect, inscrutable officer, and is very much himself throughout the entire process. Telling the readers his true emotions added a lot to the narrative.

Conover has made a valuable contribution to the literature concerning our prisons. He doesn't claim to be writing about the entire system, nor its pros and cons, but merely about HIS experiences during a year at Sing Sing. In doing so, he has produced a highly convincing and readable piece of work that has more impact than one written about the system in general by an outsider who has only stepped into a prison for interviews.

Highly recommended for all!

4-0 out of 5 stars Wow!
I can't believe these guys (corrections officers) put up with the stuff they do. It takes nerves of steel to work in a place like that. The book was very entertaining. At times I could not put it down. Also recommended : Nine-o Adam, Another Day in Paradise, Junky, Slaughter House Five.

5-0 out of 5 stars Hits the nail on the head
This book is awesome. I worked in the corrections field for three years, and reading the author's experiences at the training academy and then as he started work at Sing Sing brought back a lot of memories. Sing Sing sounds like a real hell on earth from the author's descriptions, and that applies to most prisons, places where hope doesn't exist. Very well written and very accurate portrayal of what correctional officers go through on a daily basis. Very highly recommended to anyone wondering what it's like to work in, or to be incarcerated in, a prison.

4-0 out of 5 stars New Jack, Guarding Sing Sing
This book gives you a real insite as to not only what the inmates go thru but also what the officers and their families contend with on a daily bases. I think it is a great way to get an idea of what really happens behind bars. ... Read more


53. Criminal Investigation: Basic Perspectives (9th Edition)
by Paul B. Weston, Charles A. Lushbaugh
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Catlog: Book (2002-07-24)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Sales Rank: 123365
Average Customer Review: 3 out of 5 stars
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Designed to help readers discover both the art and science of criminal investigation, this book explores the legal significance of evidence in the field, outlines the fundamentals of inquiry, and then carefully details each element of investigation—from the preliminaries to case preparation for prosecutor review. Reflecting the most recent changes in techniques and their application to various crimes, it features real-life case studies that give readers practice in developing their abilities to analyze, evaluate, and reason.Ethical Awareness. The Crime Scene. Witnesses and Evidence. Recording the Crime Scene. Basic Investigative Leads and Informants. Major Investigative Techniques. Laboratory and Technical Services. Interrogation of Suspects. Arresting the Accused Person. Physical Assaults. Sexual Assaults. Robbery. Arson, Bombing and Hate Crimes. Property Crimes. Dangerous Drugs, Vice/Gambling, and Organized Crimes. The Investigator as a Witness.For those involved in criminal investigations. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Some of the examples are old, out dated methods
Overall, this text is not bad, although several instructional areas are out-dated material, ie: marking "shell casings, "bullets", on the face,etc. Also, todays training does not include marking handguns on every piece that can be removed, ie: frame, cylinder, barrel, grips, etc. ... Read more


54. Criminology (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac)
by Larry J. Siegel
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Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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This best-selling text provides a comprehensive analysis of criminological theory, crime typologies, and the criminal justice system. Renowned for its unbiased presentation of theories, issues, and controversies and for its exhaustive research base, this book presents cutting-edge, seminal research, as well as up-to-the-minute policy and newsworthy examples. In this latest edition, the author has updated the text to address the latest topics, and has rewritten it for clarity and impact. This edition provides students with a gateway to online and multimedia resources that capture the immediacy of the field through CNN® videos, a CD-ROM, and the Internet. And, to help students assess their mastery of key chapter concepts, CriminologyNow??the ultimate web-based student tutorial for the criminology course?is available FREE when packaged with the text. With its updates and array of supplements, the Ninth Edition of CRIMINOLOGY presents a powerful set of teaching and learning tools for instructors and students alike. ... Read more


55. The Complete Idiot's Guide(R) to Private Investigating
by Steven Kerry Brown
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Catlog: Book (2002-08-27)
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4-0 out of 5 stars The Complete Idiot's Guide to Private Investigating
I'm a retired police officer from a major, metropolitan department who is now starting up a private investigations business. I've read other, "The Complete Idiot's Guide to..." books and have enjoyed their format, style and content. This volume is no exception.

The author, Steven Kerry Brown, does an excellent job of covering the basics and many advanced techniques for conducting private investigations. He also provides guidelines for starting and building a profitable business.

The book is informative, entertaining and comprehensive. I recommend it for any law enforcement personnel who are considering P.I. work. It will help focus your established investigative skills toward the private market with an eye on profitability. Plus, it's fun to read.

The book will also serve as an introduction and resource for anyone interested in working for a licensed P.I. It will give you a fundamental understanding of the principles and practices of the job and help you express yourself more precisely during employment interviews.

There are a variety of solid books on investigative topics available to help you hone your skills, but so far this is my choice for "Private Investigating 101."

5-0 out of 5 stars The Complete Idiot's Guide to Private Investigating
The following book review was released by the L.A. Times-Washington Post Service on November 24, 2002:

Title: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Private Investigating

Author: Steven Kerry Brown

Data: Alpha, 384 pps. [$$$] soft-cover

Review by Michael Pakenham

Brown, an experienced professional PI with offices in Ponte Vedra Beach and St. Augustine, urges that this book really could guide the reader into a career. But its greatest charm - and I suspect its main utility - is as a truly entertaining, briskly presented, rundown on how the business is conducted. Or at least how it is done by Brown. One of the 24 topical chapters: "Moving Surveillance: How best to perform one-man and two-man moving surveillances, anticipating your subject's next move, communication between units, and dealing with stoplights."

The others involve public-records checking, access to ostensibly confidential information, electronic devices and their use, tracing missing or elusive persons. Any armchair gumshoe will find the details entertaining - sometimes debatable, often provocative.

L.A. Times-Washington Post Service

3-0 out of 5 stars Remember, Everything You Are Told Smells Like A Motive
The internet's rapid evolution has left alot of this book behind. Good luck finding any free stuff.

5-0 out of 5 stars How to Sleuth
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Private Investigating is a first rate primer for anyone interested in a PI career. Written by a former special agent of the FBI, who has been a working private investigator for the last eighteen years, this book is a down to earth "nuts and bolts" approach to the art. Steven Brown deals with all aspects of the craft, from the basic tools of the trade to advanced techniques incorporating the latest advances in technology. This book should be required reading for any student of criminology in pursuit of a degree in law enforcement. As a reference tome, it belongs in the library of every active mystery writer. It's written in a flowing, easy to read style, and is packed with details that could only come from a top professional in the field. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Private Investigating is far and away the best text in this genre I have yet found.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Must Buy For Both The Experienced And Novice Investigator.
As a licensed private investigator, I must commend Mr. Steven Kerry Brown for writing a book that is, in my opinion, the best book currently in print regarding the private investigation profession. This book is of great use to both the experienced and novice investigator. While there are many great titles available for specific areas of the investigtion profession, there are few good titles that cover the general aspects of private investigation - this one is the best. For the price, you should not think twice about adding this title to your investigative library. ... Read more


56. Legends of Winter Hill : Cops, Con Men, and Joe McCain, the Last Real Detective
by Jay Atkinson
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Asin: 1400050758
Catlog: Book (2005-03-15)
Publisher: Crown
Sales Rank: 42643
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Flavorful, fast-paced and entertaining
Okay, the title is a bit much.But I enjoyed this book tremendously.Some of the criticisms point to the elements I liked best.The routine cases, how they were approached, and the results were a revelation to someone who has no real idea of police work except what I've seen on "Cops" (constant action and crisis!).There was a new story on every page, and I wound up reading until 1 a.m. on a work day because I just couldn't help reading "one more page".The descriptions of the surroundings, the characters, the sounds and smells of the settings, conjured up a real sense of being there.I was fascinated by the character faults and virtues of the people in the book, as Atkinson tried to remain true to McCain's philosophy that most people aren't entirely good or bad.As a resident of the area, I finally understand the gang wars that were taking place when I was growing up (I remember the old Boston Record American newpaper with the crime scene photos splashed across the front).I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who lives in the Northeast, and to others who'd like a glimpse into how Boston politics are practiced in every profession! ... Read more


57. Criminal Law and Procedure (with InfoTrac)
by John M. Scheb
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Asin: 0534572596
Catlog: Book (2001-07-18)
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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The Scheb and Scheb author team bring a combined experience that is both practical and academic. This unique and successful text differs from most texts offered in the applied legal area in that it is the only one appropriate for a combined course in law and procedure. The text covers all of the necessary content in a manageable fashion and integrates the material logically. Utilizing extensive case material, this book covers the historical background and has been thoroughly updated to include the latest Supreme Court decisions and other developments in criminal justice today. The author team also publish "splits" of this text, CRIMINAL LAW and CRIMINAL PROCEDURE (2000), as well as some legal texts with the #1 law publisher, WestGroup. ... Read more


58. Proactive Police Management, Sixth Edition
by Edward A. Thibault, Lawrence M. Lynch, Bruce R. McBride
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Asin: 0131122991
Catlog: Book (2003-07-23)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Sales Rank: 114344
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Based upon the authors' extensive experience inpolicing, and management, this introduction to the day-to-day rigors of a police department stresses that management is only effective if it is based upon a combination of both theory and practice. Using a proactive rather than a reactive approach, it stresses that police managers anticipate events through planning, use police personnel and resources effectively, and deliver a whole range of police services to the community.This comprehensive book covers police culture, police organizations, operating principles, proactive police leadership, communication and information management, 21st century technology, community policing, basic line functions, administrative functions, human resource management, training policies, proactive planning, collective bargaining, and the future of proactive police management.A useful reference for police managers and others in law enforcement. ... Read more


59. Drunk Driving Defense
by Lawrence Taylor
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Catlog: Book (1999-11-01)
Publisher: Aspen Law & Business Publishers
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Now you can rely on the expertise of the lawyer whose name has become synonymous with drunk driving defense. Lawrence Taylor covers every step of the police action and legal process, from the breathalyzer and field sobriety tests to witness preparation and jury instructions. With his detailed guidance you'll be able to:

* Overcome chemical evidence presumptions
* Identify nonspecific blood alcohol analysis
* Weigh effects of acetone and acetaldehyde
* Prove false instrument readings caused by radio frequency interference and other phenomena
* Expose physiological defects of horizontal gaze nystagmus
* Establish grounds for impeachment of the arresting officer.

The Fourth Edition features a wealth of practice materials, including:

* Forms used by police and other agencies
* Examples of successful motions used by experienced defense attorneys
* Verbatim cross and direct examinations of police officers, eyewitnesses, and chemical experts
* Checklists
* Suggested voir direand opening and closing statements. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Drunk Driving Defense, 5th edition -- great book!
This new edition is even better than the previous editions -- which were great! Updated laws, new scientific studies on breath alcohol analysis and field sobriety tests, new sample pretrial motions and cross-examinations, jury selection, license suspensions, etc. I particularly found the detailed checklists helpful, along with the sample cross-examinations of the cop on things like DUI symptoms, nystagmus, field sobriety tests and breath tests. Taylor's book became my bible years ago, and this new edition is even bigger and better!

4-0 out of 5 stars Good General Ideas but Not Good for a Practice
I am an attorney who defends people accused of driving under the influence in California. This review assumes that you are also an attorney, not necessarily in California.

As any attorney will know the laws of one state are not binding, although they may be influencial. Mr. Taylor's book has an excellent overview of the laws of th 50 states. I read this book and learned alot about how I could defend my clients better. Unfortately, DUI laws change more then most. The laws cited here, even when they were applicable to California were old. While you can update them in your library, I would prefer a book where I didn't have to do that as often. As such, I would recommend this book, as one of many, to give you an idea about the general state of the laws and some ideas about human chemistry/biology. But, for a practical guide, I would recommmend his other book "tailored" for California. Still it is a good book, it is well written, and I do recommend it. ... Read more


60. Criminal Law (Sum & Substance CD Series)
by Joshua Dressler
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Asin: 0314261435
Catlog: Book (2001-10-01)
Publisher: West Publishing Company
Sales Rank: 342070
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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This audio CD overviews the sources and nature of criminal law. Examines the theories of punishment, actus reus, mens rea, mistake of fact, and actual and proximate causation. Also addresses various defenses and criminal acts. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Overview
These tapes provide a great overview for exam study. I also used to the tapes to determine how I would structure my essay answers. Worth the price. Note that the content of the tapes is similar to Dressler's "Understanding Criminal Law." The tapes provide an advantage, howevever, because Dressler often gives exam strategies on the tapes.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Overview
The lecture is value packed, a terrific course overview. Methodical and thoughtfully designed. It was a great supplement to my studies. Interestingly, the author, wrote the textbook assigned to my class. I also would highly recommend Dressler's "Casenote" Criminal law outline as source for tons of practical hypo's. ... Read more


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