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Criminal investigation & detection

See below for a selection of the latest books from Criminal investigation & detection category. Presented with a red border are the Criminal investigation & detection books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Criminal investigation & detection books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Cold Case Homicides

Cold Case Homicides

Author: R.H. Walton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2021

This book, now in its second edition, is the first and most exhaustive text covering the still growing popularity of cold case investigations which locate perpetrators and free the innocent. The new edition adds approximately 80 pages of content, including material on clandestine graves and investigating cold gang cases. The book merges theory with practice through the use of case histories, photographs, illustrations and checklists that convey essential, fundamental concepts while providing a strong, practical basis for the investigative process.

Scientific Examination of Documents

Scientific Examination of Documents

Author: David Ellen, Stephen Day, Christopher Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2021

Revised and expanded to reflect the most recent innovations in the field, The Scientific Examination of Documents, Fourth Edition is a handy, accessible volume detailing current best-practices for forensic document examination. Since the first edition published in 1989, there have been drastic changes in the field of forensic document examination-both from the use of the analytic techniques available to the professional examiner-and the changes to technology in office and printing equipment and inks. The purpose of analyzing any material used in the production of a questioned document, such as an ink or a piece of paper, is to compare it with another material elsewhere in the questioned document itself-or on another document-to determine whether or not they share a common origin. There may also be a need to provide information for the investigator about the possible origins of the document. This latest edition reflects the myriad changes and advances that have occurred in the last 10 to 15 years. Topics covered include: current thinking on handwriting interpretation; accidental and deliberate modification of handwriting; the proper collection of samples; a discussion of shredded documents; professional accreditation standards, qualifications, and training; and modern digital imaging and analysis of documents and handwriting utilizing software and imaging, including reconstruction of an image from erasures, obliteration and other document altering methods. A new section addresses cognitive bias and Chapter 8 is completely updated to cover the advances in print and photocopied documents, based on current technology, and analytical developments in the comparison of such documents. Key features: Discusses issues regarding handwritten, photocopied, and printed documents-including inkjet versus digital printing Presents the advances and capabilities modern office fax, photocopy, and printing technologies-and implications for document examination Details and reinforces the importance of ensuring proper scientific methods during an examination Addresses current Raman spectroscopy, UV-VIS, mass spectroscopy, and SEM analysis techniques Highlights the importance, and implications, of biological and fingerprint evidence from documents that can be collected, examined, and utilized in a case The Scientific Examination of Documents, Fourth Edition serves as an invaluable resource to established professionals, those just entering the field, and legal and investigative professionals outside the discipline who have a professional interest dealing with questioned documents in the course of their work.

The Klan Unmasked

The Klan Unmasked

Author: Stetson Kennedy, David Pilgrim Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/2021

We Are Bellingcat

We Are Bellingcat

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

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'John le Carre demystified the intelligence services; Higgins has demystified intelligence gathering itself' Financial Times 'Uplifting . . . Riveting . . . What will fire people through these pages, gripped, is the focused, and extraordinary, investigations that Bellingcat runs . . . Each runs as if the concluding chapter of a Holmesian whodunit' Telegraph 'We Are Bellingcat is Higgins's gripping account of how he reinvented reporting for the internet age . . . A manifesto for optimism in a dark age' Luke Harding, Observer How did a collective of self-taught internet sleuths end up solving some of the biggest crimes of our time? Bellingcat, the home-grown investigative unit, is redefining the way we think about news, politics and the digital future. Here, their founder - a high-school dropout on a kitchen laptop - tells the story of how they created a whole new category of information-gathering, galvanising citizen journalists across the globe to expose war crimes and pick apart disinformation, using just their computers. From the downing of Malaysia Flight 17 over the Ukraine to the sourcing of weapons in the Syrian Civil War and the identification of the Salisbury poisoners, We Are Bellingcat digs deep into some of Bellingcat's most successful investigations. It explores the most cutting-edge tools for analysing data, from virtual-reality software that can build photorealistic 3D models of a crime scene, to apps that can identify exactly what time of day a photograph was taken. In our age of uncertain truths, Bellingcat is what the world needs right now - an intelligence agency by the people, for the people.

We Are Bellingcat

We Are Bellingcat

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

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'John le Carre demystified the intelligence services; Higgins has demystified intelligence gathering itself' Financial Times 'Uplifting . . . Riveting . . . What will fire people through these pages, gripped, is the focused, and extraordinary, investigations that Bellingcat runs . . . Each runs as if the concluding chapter of a Holmesian whodunit' Telegraph 'We Are Bellingcat is Higgins's gripping account of how he reinvented reporting for the internet age . . . A manifesto for optimism in a dark age' Luke Harding, Observer How did a collective of self-taught internet sleuths end up solving some of the biggest crimes of our time? Bellingcat, the home-grown investigative unit, is redefining the way we think about news, politics and the digital future. Here, their founder - a high-school dropout on a kitchen laptop - tells the story of how they created a whole new category of information-gathering, galvanising citizen journalists across the globe to expose war crimes and pick apart disinformation, using just their computers. From the downing of Malaysia Flight 17 over the Ukraine to the sourcing of weapons in the Syrian Civil War and the identification of the Salisbury poisoners, We Are Bellingcat digs deep into some of Bellingcat's most successful investigations. It explores the most cutting-edge tools for analysing data, from virtual-reality software that can build photorealistic 3D models of a crime scene, to apps that can identify exactly what time of day a photograph was taken. In our age of uncertain truths, Bellingcat is what the world needs right now - an intelligence agency by the people, for the people.

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.

Murder at 144

Murder at 144

Author: Theresa Fanelli, Anthony Moscato Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2020

Inviting students to assume the role of a lead investigator on a case, Murder at 144: Student Investigative File is an active problem-solving text containing hypothetical crimes and fact patterns. The opening section of the text describes a crime that has been called into the local police department. Students review crime scene illustrations, follow case updates, and use example legal documentation to build their case. The investigation culminates in a charge and other court-related outcomes that require the research of relevant case law. Throughout the text, students learn how to solve the crime while using appropriate investigative techniques and correct application of the law. Investigative updates and worksheets are included to help students organize and build their case while learning professional record-keeping and report writing skills. This affordable text/workbook helps students foster their knowledge of crime scene procedures, investigative techniques, interviews, subpoenas, probable cause, search warrants, complaints, arrest warrants, direct versus indirect evidence, plain view evidence, and more. Murder at 144: Student Investigative File is part of From the Files of Fanelli and Moscato: An Investigative Criminal Justice Series, a collection of scenario-based textbooks and active learning materials that help students cultivate critical thinking and investigative skills while applying their knowledge of key criminal justice principles, techniques, and theories.

The Forensic Studies Anthology

The Forensic Studies Anthology

Author: Delbert Rounds Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2020

The Forensic Studies Anthology provides students with highly valuable, class-tested readings that introduce them to forensic studies and underscore the importance of forensic evidence within the criminal justice system. The anthology features 12 chapters divided into three major parts. Unit I focuses on forensic thinking and the skills forensic scientists must possess to be successful in the field. These readings speak to the importance of preserving and recording evidence, the dangers of individualization fallacy, and how critical it is for politicians and leaders to invest in science and forensics to support the investigation and solving of crimes. In Unit II, students read articles about technology and science. They learn about the use of mobile data in criminal investigations, video forensics, forensic dentistry, and the careers of histotechnicians, who specialize in preparing biological slides for examination. The final section is focused on improving forensics and includes readings that discuss digital evidence, balancing fairness in cases involving DNA, post-conviction remedies, and using a logical framework in DNA cases, with the Amanda Knox case serving as an example. Designed to inspire critical thought and ethical practice, The Forensics Studies Anthology is an ideal supplementary resource for foundational courses in forensics, criminal justice, and criminology.

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.

Advanced Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Operations

Advanced Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Operations

Author: Robert J Girod Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2020

Tradecraft is a term used within the intelligence community to describe the methods, practices, and techniques used in espionage and clandestine investigations. Whether the practitioner is a covert agent for the government or an identity thief and con man, the methods, practices, tactics, and techniques are often the same and sometimes learned from the same sources. Advanced Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Operations: Tradecraft Methods, Practices, Tactics, and Techniques reveals how intelligence officers and investigators conduct their tradecraft. You'll learn how to plan an operation, how to build an identity and cover story for deep cover operations, and how to detect those who have created false identities for illegal purposes. You'll also get insight into the technical aspects of intelligence (the INTs), counterintelligence, and criminal investigations, and legal considerations for conducting intelligence investigations. Topics include: A discussion of black bag operational planning HUMINT (human intelligence)-the gathering of information from human sources DAME (defenses against methods of entry), forced entry into buildings, safes and combination locks, and automobile locks PSYOPS (psychological operations) and the use of social networks ELINT (electronic intelligence) and SIGINT (signals intelligence)-electronic interception of intelligence, bugs, wiretaps, and other communications interceptions EMINT (emanations intelligence), which concerns the emanation of data, signals, or other intelligence from C4I systems IMINT (imagery intelligence), involving any intelligence gathered using images Intelligence files and analytical methods Based upon the author's training and experience over more than three decades as a law enforcement investigator and military officer, as well as research conducted as an attorney and in academia, the book provides you with an insider perspective on sensitive covert and overt operations and sources. Supplemented with roughly 140 illustrations and photos, this collection of special skills and reference materials is essential to the professional investigator and intelligence operative.

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