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  • Report Writing for Criminal Justice Professionalsby Larry S. Miller; John T. Whitehead

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    The criminal justice process is dependent on accurate documentation. Criminal justice professionals can spend 50-75% of their time writing administrative and research reports. Report Writing for Criminal Justice Professionals, Fifth Edition provides practical guidance--with specific writing samples and guidelines--for providing strong reports. Much... more...

  • Evaluating Police Tacticsby J. Pete Blair; M. Hunter Martaindale

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 20.95

    The approach that should be used by law enforcement officers in order to safely and effectively enter a room is a point of contention among many police trainers. Based on five experiments conducted over a two-year period, Evaluating Police Tactics demonstrates that the conventional wisdom is not optimal. Using the scientific method to systematically... more...

  • The First Familyby Mike Dash

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 7.99

    Before the notorious Five Families dominated U.S. organized crime, there was the one-fingered criminal genius Giuseppe Morello and his lethal coterie. Combining first-rate scholarship and pulse-quickening action, Mike Dash brings to life this little-known story, following the rise of the Mafia in America from the 1890s to the 1920s, from the villages... more...

  • The Invisible Hookby Peter T. Leeson

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 16.95 US$ 15.42

    Pack your cutlass and blunderbuss--it's time to go a-pirating! The Invisible Hook takes readers inside the wily world of late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century pirates. With swashbuckling irreverence and devilish wit, Peter Leeson uncovers the hidden economics behind pirates' notorious, entertaining, and sometimes downright shocking behavior.... more...

  • The Stickup Kidsby Randol Contreras

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    Randol Contreras came of age in the South Bronx during the 1980s, a time when the community was devastated by cuts in social services, a rise in arson and abandonment, and the rise of crack-cocaine. For this riveting book, he returns to the South Bronx with a sociological eye and provides an unprecedented insider?s look at the workings of a group... more...

  • The Ferguson Reportby Theodore M. Shaw; United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division

    The New Press 2015; US$ 9.99

    On August 9, 2014, Michael Brown, an unarmed African American high school senior, was shot by Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. For months afterward, protestors took to the streets demanding justice, testifying to the racist and exploitative police department and court system, and connecting the shooting of Brown with the deaths of Trayvon... more...

  • Personality Assessment in Police Psychologyby Peter A. Weiss

    Charles C Thomas 2010; US$ 58.95

    In recent years, personality assessment by professional psychologists has taken on an increasingly important role in the field of police work. Most importantly, personality assessment instruments have been utilized in the pre-employment psychological screening of police officer candidates. This psychological screening takes place at the end of the... more...

  • Life Sentenceby Christie Blatchford

    Doubleday Canada 2016; US$ 28.95

    A beloved crime reporter revisits some of her biggest assignments and passes judgement on our judicial system?and especially its judges?in this national bestseller. When Christie Blatchford wandered into a Toronto courtroom in 1978 for the start of the first criminal trial she would cover as a newspaper reporter, little did she know she was also... more...

  • Death Investigationby Terry L. Castleman

    Charles C Thomas 2000; US$ 29.95

    This handbook will be a practical and useful resource for police death investigators. It defines the role of the police death investigator, and it contains the various aspects of death as well as the many causes of death. The book is broken down into two distinct sections - one for in-depth reading and the other as a quick reference section for review.... more...

  • Explosives and Bomb Disposal Guideby Robert Lenz

    Charles C Thomas 1976; US$ 49.95

    By Robert R. Lenz, Explosive Ordnance Consultant. Over ten years of active bomb disposal work throughout the world and four years as an instructor in the U.S. Naval School, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, highlight the career of the author. The author has developed a course of instruction on clandestine and sabotage devices and has developed tools and... more...