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Criminal investigation & detection

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We Are Bellingcat

We Are Bellingcat

Author: Eliot Higgins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2021

'In a world of disrupters, Eliot Higgins and Bellingcat have turned the world of intelligence gathering on its head . . . Their success is a wake-up call to governments who have been asleep at the wheel about what is needed to fight dictators and kleptocrats' Bill Browder, bestselling author of Red Notice After the Russian suspects in the Salisbury poisoning appeared on television, it took just under two weeks for the real identity of one of them to be revealed. This huge investigative coup wasn't pulled off by an intelligence organisation or a traditional news outlet. Instead it was made by Bellingcat, the open-source investigative unit that is redefining the way we think about news, politics and the digital future. We Are Bellingcat tells the story of how a school dropout created a whole new category of information-gathering and galvanised citizen journalists to solve some of the biggest stories of our time, using just their computer screens. It charts the tools that have developed for analysing data since the 1990s, from geo-location software that can pinpoint a precise place, to an app that can identify to the half hour the time of day when a photograph was taken. And it digs deep into some of Bellingcat's most successful investigations - the truth about the downing of Malaysia Flight 17 over the Ukraine, the sourcing of weapons in the Syrian Civil War, scoops into journalistic phone hacking - with the drama and detail of a crime novel.

We Are Bellingcat

We Are Bellingcat

Author: Eliot Higgins Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/02/2021

'In a world of disrupters, Eliot Higgins and Bellingcat have turned the world of intelligence gathering on its head . . . Their success is a wake-up call to governments who have been asleep at the wheel about what is needed to fight dictators and kleptocrats' Bill Browder, bestselling author of Red Notice After the Russian suspects in the Salisbury poisoning appeared on television, it took just under two weeks for the real identity of one of them to be revealed. This huge investigative coup wasn't pulled off by an intelligence organisation or a traditional news outlet. Instead it was made by Bellingcat, the open-source investigative unit that is redefining the way we think about news, politics and the digital future. We Are Bellingcat tells the story of how a school dropout created a whole new category of information-gathering and galvanised citizen journalists to solve some of the biggest stories of our time, using just their computer screens. It charts the tools that have developed for analysing data since the 1990s, from geo-location software that can pinpoint a precise place, to an app that can identify to the half hour the time of day when a photograph was taken. And it digs deep into some of Bellingcat's most successful investigations - the truth about the downing of Malaysia Flight 17 over the Ukraine, the sourcing of weapons in the Syrian Civil War, scoops into journalistic phone hacking - with the drama and detail of a crime novel.

Aquatic Death and Homicidal Drowning Investigation

Aquatic Death and Homicidal Drowning Investigation

Author: Andrea Zaferes, Walter F. (Lifeguard Systems, Shokan, New York, USA) Hendrick Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/01/2021

This book provides information regarding bodies found in aquatic environments, including bathtubs, buckets, sinks, pools, toilets, ponds, creeks, rivers, lakes, oceans, and wells. Besides homicides, the book includes accidents and fatalities from scuba diving, submerged vehicles and planes, boats, cold water immersion, ice covered water, falls from bridges, and water births. Topics include the assumption of an accident, what should cause suspicion in a drowning, negligence and abuse, securing a scene, profiling a scene, and interviewing a witness.

The Death of Camus

The Death of Camus

Author: Giovanni Catelli, Paul Auster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/11/2020

In 1960 a mysterious car crash killed Albert Camus and his publisher Michel Gallimard, who was behind the wheel. Based on meticulous research, Giovanni Catelli builds a compelling case that the 46-year-old French Algerian Nobel laureate was the victim of premeditated murder: he was silenced by the KGB. The Russians had a motive: Camus had campaigned tirelessly against the Soviet crushing of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, and vociferously supported the awarding of the Nobel Prize to the dissident novelist Boris Pasternak, which enraged Moscow. Sixty years after Camus' death, Catelli takes us back to a murky period in the Cold War. He probes the relationship between Camus and Pasternak, the fraught publication of Doctor Zhivago, the penetration of France by Soviet spies, and the high price paid by those throughout Europe who resisted the USSR.

The Klan Unmasked

The Klan Unmasked

Author: Stetson Kennedy, David Pilgrim Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/10/2020

Stetson Kennedy's infiltration and exposure of the KKK.

The International People's Tribunal for 1965 and the Indonesian Genocide

The International People's Tribunal for 1965 and the Indonesian Genocide

Author: Saskia Wieringa Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2020

The International People's Tribunal addressed the many forms of violence during the period of the massacres of 1965-1966 in Indonesia. It was held in The Hague, The Netherlands, in November 2015, to commemorate fifty years since the killings began. The Tribunal, as a people's court, holds no jurisdiction and was an attempt to achieve symbolic justice for the crimes of 1965. This book offers new and previously unpublished insights into the types of crimes committed in the 1965 genocide and how these crimes were prosecuted at the International People's Tribunal for 1965. Divided thematically, each chapter analyses a different crime - enslavement, sexual violence, torture - perpetrated during the Indonesian killings. The contributions consider either general patterns across Indonesia or a particular region of the archipelago. The book reflects on how crimes were charged at the International People's Tribunal for 1965 and focuses on questions relating to the place of people's tribunals in truth-seeking and justice claims, and the prospective for transitional justice in contemporary Indonesia. Positioning the events in Indonesia in 1965 within the broader scope of comparative genocide studies, the book is an original and timely contribution to knowledge about the dynamics of the Indonesian killings. It will be of interest to academics in the field of Asian studies, in particular Southeast Asia, Genocide Studies, Criminology and Criminal Justice and Transitional Justice Studies.

Stolen Lives

Stolen Lives

Author: Louise Hulland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2020

136,000 people in the UK are in some form of slavery. This is big business, generating more than GBP120 billion annually for criminal organisations across the world. Stolen Lives examines trafficking and slavery in Britain, hearing from those on the front line. Powerful and moving testimony from survivors reveals the individual stories behind the headlines and charts one young woman's terrifying and ultimately inspiring journey to freedom and independence. Finally, it shows us what we can do to make a difference.

Dirty Banker

Dirty Banker

Author: Niall F. Coburn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/2020

Memory Scanner

Memory Scanner

Author: Jessie Wright Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2020

Towards a Regime of Responsibility of Armed Groups in International Law

Towards a Regime of Responsibility of Armed Groups in International Law

Author: Laura Inigo Alvarez Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2020

Armed groups have played a predominant role in the violations of international humanitarian law and international human rights law committed in conflict settings. The increase in the number of non-international armed conflicts during the past decades has emphasised the need to address the multiple legal challenges posed by the actions of armed groups. In particular, there is considerable uncertainty regarding the framework of responsibility for armed groups in international law. While much has been written regarding their international (primary) obligations, the possibility of developing a responsibility framework for armed groups under international law has been underexplored. Consequently, the aim of this book is to examine how the principles of international responsibility could be developed and adjusted to account for armed groups as collective entities. This general aim has been divided into three specific objectives. First, the book analyses the concept of responsibility in international law and assesses the legal and practical reasons in favour of developing such a regime for armed groups. Second, it examines the viability of establishing a responsibility regime for armed groups based on rules of attribution. Third, it explores the possible legal consequences of responsibility applicable to armed groups, with a particular focus on the obligation to provide reparations to victims. In doing so, this book will argue that certain non-traditional sources of international law could be used to interpret and adapt international law to the current conditions of contemporary armed conflict.

Tactical Crime Analysis

Tactical Crime Analysis

Author: Derek J., PhD. Paulsen, Sean Bair, Dan Helms Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020

Research has shown that the majority of crimes are committed by persistent or serial offenders, with as little as seven percent of offenders accounting for approximately 60 percent of all crimes. By focusing police efforts on these prolific offenders and learning to identify, analyze, and resolve the crimes they commit, the law enforcement community can protect and defend the public much more effectively. Tactical Crime Analysis: Research and Investigation provides a comprehensive discussion on both the theoretical and practical aspects of crime series analysis, making it a critical resource for those engaged in crime prevention and investigation. Appropriate for all levels Written by a distinctive team of authors, each of whom combine academic credibility, police experience, and years of analytical success, this manual is designed for the novice, the working professional, and the veteran crime analyst. It provides an introduction to the realities of tactical crime analysis, assists current analysts in further developing their professional skills, and offers advanced insight for experts. Covering all aspects of serial crime investigation, the book explores: Major problems and issues within serial crime Offender spatial behavior Linkage analysis Investigative techniques Geographic profiling Next event forecasting Supplemental materials to enhance the text This multi-faceted resource includes an interview with a serial offender, case studies of solved serial crimes, and an accompanying website with supplemental material. An important addition to the reference shelf of analytical professionals, this resource provides a revealing glimpse into the machinations of the serial offender.

Introduction to Criminal Justice

Introduction to Criminal Justice

Author: Gary D. Will Jr. Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2020