Crime's Nemesis (Historical Forensics and Criminology)

Author: Luke S. May

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781616460839

Category: Law

Page: 172

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CSI: 1930s. Luke S. May (1892-1965) was one of the earliest consulting scientific detectives, specializing in forensic investigations. He was integral in the development of techniques, instruments, and facilities for scientific criminology. In Crime's Nemesis, May recounts the methods solving a variety of crimes, including murder and forgery. True crime fans will find these precursors to modern criminology a fascinating window to the development of crime-solving.
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Forensic Criminology

Author: Andy Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136233989

Category: Social Science

Page: 438

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This text provides an examination of the aetiological development of forensic criminology in the UK. It links the subjects of scientific criminology, criminal investigations, crime scene investigation, forensic science and the legal system and it provides an introduction to the important processes that take place between the crime scene and the courtroom. These processes help identify, define and label the ‘criminal’ and are crucial for understanding any form of crime within society. The book includes sections on: • the epistemological and ontological philosophies of the natural sciences; • the birth of scientific criminology and its search for the criminal ‘body’; • the development of early forms of forensic science and crime scene investigation; • investigating crime; • information, material and evidence; • crime analysis and crime mapping; • scientific support and crime scene examination; and • forensic science and detection methods and forensics in the courtroom. The text combines coverage of historical research and contemporary criminal justice processes and provides an introduction to the most common forensic practices, procedures and uses that enable the identification and successful prosecution of criminals. Forensic Criminology is essential for students of criminology, criminal justice, criminal investigations and crime science. It is also useful to those criminal justice practitioners wishing to gain a more in-depth understanding of the links between criminology, criminal investigations and forensics techniques.
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Forensic Criminology

Author: Wayne Petherick,Brent E. Turvey,Claire E. Ferguson

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780123785732

Category: Law

Page: 624

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Forensic Criminology gives students of criminology and criminal justice an introduction to the forensic realm and the applied forensic issues they will face when working cases within the justice system. It effectively bridges the theoretical world of social criminology with the applied world of the criminal justice system. While most of the competing textbooks on criminology adequately address the application and the social theory to the criminal justice system, the vast majority do not include casework or real-world issues that criminologists face. This book focuses on navigating casework in forensic contexts by case-working criminologists, rather than broad social theory. It also allows criminology/criminal justice instructors outside of the forensic sciences the ability to develop and instruct a core course that might otherwise be considered beyond their expertise, or in conflict with forensic courses taught in chemistry, biology, or medical programs at their institutions because of its focus on criminology and criminal justice careers. With its practical approach, this textbook is well-suited for forensic criminology subjects being taught and developed in law, criminology, and criminal justice programs around the world. Approaches the study of criminology from an applied standpoint, moving away from the purely theoretical Contains relevant and contemporary case examples to demonstrate the application of forensic criminology Provides an integrated philosophy with respect to criminology, forensic casework, criminal investigations, and the law Useful for students and professionals in the area of criminology, criminal justice, criminal investigation, forensic science, and the law
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Principles and Practice of Criminalistics

The Profession of Forensic Science

Author: Keith Inman,Norah Rudin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420036939

Category: Law

Page: 392

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Expanding on ideas proposed by leading thinkers throughout the history of forensic science, Principles and Practice of Criminalistics: The Profession of Forensic Science outlines a logical framework for the examination of physical evidence in a criminalistics laboratory. The book reexamines prevailing criminalistics concepts in light of both technical and intellectual advances and provides a way of conceptualizing physical evidence from its origin through its interpretation. Conceptually, the book explains what forensic scientists do and discusses the philosophical and practical considerations that affect the conduct of their work. To be sure, some of the ideas challenge conventional wisdom on the subject, and as such, are bound to provoke discussion among members of the forensic community. Against this background, Principles and Practice of Criminalistics: The Profession of Forensic Science is a tremendously valuable reference for professionals involved in forensic science and other related fields.
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Crime and Punishment: A History of the Criminal Justice System

Author: Mitchel Roth

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495809888

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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Authoritative and engaging, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT: A HISTORY OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM, 2e delivers a comprehensive examination of the history of the criminal justice system. Roth begins with a discussion of system’s roots in the ancient world and Great Britain and carries the narrative all the way through the 21st Century and the impact of terrorism and white collar crime on today’s criminal justice institutions. Written by a historian and criminologist, the text goes in depth to demonstrate how history has shaped the present criminal justice system and how it affects public policy being established today. It offers intriguing insight into the people--such as Robert F. Kennedy and J. Edgar Hoover--and events--like the Innocence Project--that impacted the evolution of the American system. In addition to its thorough coverage of history, the Second Edition explores the issues challenging today’s system, such as Ponzi schemes, medical marijuana, the Second Chance Act, faith-based initiatives, prison gangs, and much more. Covering criminal justice both chronologically and topically, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT couples recent trends with historical analysis to equip readers with a thorough understanding of today’s criminal justice system. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Manual of Forensic Taphonomy

Author: James Pokines,Steven A. Symes

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439878439

Category: Law

Page: 496

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Forensic taphonomy is the study of the postmortem changes to human remains, focusing largely on environmental effects—including decomposition in soil and water and interaction with plants, insects, and other animals. While other books have focused on subsets such as forensic botany and entomology, Manual of Forensic Taphonomy is the first update of the entire domain in more than ten years and the first book to consider distinguishing among multiple types of taphonomic changes. Edited by two of the most distinguished experts in the field, this volume examines taphonomic alterations to bone and related taphonomic processes common to cases of forensic interest. Specific chapters address a range of issues related to: Varying burial environments Animal scavenging and transport Fluvial and human transport Cultural modifications Marine environments Subaerial weathering Thermal alteration Recovery methods used in collecting the remains The book discusses inherent variations in survivability of different bones, degradation of DNA in different environments, and organisms involved in soft-tissue decomposition which result in skeletonization. It also describes microscopic alterations, color changes, macroscopic physical damage of multiple types, and bone loss through dispersal away from the location of initial body deposition. The authors present methods that can be employed to determine the timing of taphonomic damage (perimortem vs. postmortem) as well as checklists for the collection of microscopic and macroscopic taphonomic data. The ability to recognize taphonomic characteristics and discriminate between osseous alterations with similar appearances but dissimilar origins is essential to those engaged in the analysis of skeletal remains. This volume is an ideal guide for students and non-specialists as well as a reference manual for professionals.
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Der Baumeister von Norwood

Die Wiederkehr von Sherlock Holmes

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841209521

Category: Fiction

Page: 36

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Der Fall scheint klar: Der Baumeister wurde von seinem einzigen Erben ermordet. Der Verdächtige beteuert seine Unschuld, und Sherlock Holmes glaubt ihm. Da taucht auch schon ein neues Indiz auf.
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Canadian criminology

perspectives on crime and criminality

Author: Margaret Jackson,Curt Taylor Griffiths,Alison Hatch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 518

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Zodiac

Auf der Spur eines Serienkillers

Author: Robert Graysmith

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641028922

Category: Fiction

Page: 306

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„Ich töte Menschen, weil es mir so viel Spaß macht.“ Jahrelang versetzte ein als Zodiac berühmt gewordener Serienkiller Kalifornien in Angst und Schrecken und spielte mit der Polizei ein grausames Katz-und-Maus-Spiel. Regisseur David Fincher (Se7en, Fight Club) verfilmt die Geschichte einer unglaublichen Mordserie mit u. a. Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr. und Gary Oldman.
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Leben auf dem Mississippi

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: nexx verlag gmbh

ISBN: 3958705804

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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»Leben auf dem Mississippi«, der 1883 erschienene, autobiographische Bericht beschreibt Mark Twains Leben als Lotse von 1857 bis 1861 auf verschiedenen Mississippi-Dampfern und das bunte, abenteuerliche Leben auf dem Fluss. »Nach dem fernen Westen« schildert seine Erlebnisse und Eindrücke, die er während einer zwanzigtägigen Fahrt mit der Postkutsche von St. Joseph nach Carson City, Nevadas Hauptstadt, erlebte.
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Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Sonnensturm

Roman

Author: Åsa Larsson

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641126479

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Im schwedischen Kiruna sind die Winter dunkel und klirrend kalt. Eines düsteren Tages beleuchtet das Polarlicht eine gespenstische Szenerie: Viktor Stråndgard liegt tot in der Kirche. Nicht das erste Mal. Als Jugendlicher war er nach einem Unfall scheintot, hatte Kontakt mit Gott und Engeln. Dieses Erlebnis hat ihn zum umschwärmten Star einer einflussreichen Sektengemeinde gemacht. Jetzt wurde er brutal erstochen, und zwei furchtlose Frauen sind entschlossen, Licht in das Dunkel zu bringen. Rebecka Martinsson, eigentlich Steueranwältin in Stockholm, eilt in ihren Heimatort zurück, um Viktors Schwester beizustehen. Doch Sanna ist inzwischen Hauptverdächtige, und auch Rebecka wird von der Vergangenheit eingeholt. Die hochschwangere Polizeiinspektorin Anna-Maria Mella nimmt die Ermittlungen auf. Aber die Kirchenmitglieder sind so schweigsam wie die Kirchenmauern. Ist die brüderliche Liebe in Hass umgeschlagen? Oder ist der Täter außerhalb der Kirche zu suchen? Unerbittlich, witzig und höchst raffiniert schildert Åsa Larsson die Suche der beiden Frauen nach der Wahrheit und hält die Spannung mit funkelnden Dialogen und psychologischem Tiefsinn bis zum fulminanten Schluss. Åsa Larssons erster Thriller begeistert mit atmosphärischer Dichte, spannendem Detailwissen und ist durchwirkt mit schwarzem Humor. Eine außergewöhnliche Autorin am Beginn einer internationalen Karriere. Ausgezeichnet als bestes schwedisches Krimidebüt 2003.
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Words on Cassette

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Audiobooks

Page: N.A

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From hell

ein Melodrama in sechzehn Teilen

Author: Alan Moore,Eddie Campbell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783936480535

Category:

Page: 555

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Keine zweite Chance

Roman

Author: Harlan Coben

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641084350

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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„Als die erste Kugel in meine Brust einschlug, dachte ich an meine Tochter.“ Als Marc Seidman wieder zu Bewusstsein kommt, liegt er auf der Intensivstation, seine Frau ist tot, und von seiner sechs Monate alten Tochter Tara fehlt jede Spur. Doch Tara lebt: Eine Lösegeldforderung trifft ein, die Marc neue Hoffnung gibt. Die Entführer geben Marc allerdings nur eine Chance, seine Tochter wieder zu sehen. Doch die Lösegeldübergabe geht schief ...
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Die Monogramm-Morde

Ein neuer Fall für Hercule Poirot

Author: Sophie Hannah

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455170269

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

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Eine Sensation! Hercule Poirot ermittelt wieder. 1920 erschien der erste Kriminalroman von Agatha Christie. Seither haben sich ihre Bücher weltweit mehr als zwei Milliarden Mal verkauft. Jetzt haben die Erben von Agatha Christie erstmals der Veröffentlichung eines neuen Romans zugestimmt, der die beliebteste Figur der Schriftstellerin wieder zum Leben erweckt. Die Bestsellerautorin Sophie Hannah ist seit ihrem dreizehnten Lebensjahr ein großer Fan von Agatha Christie: »Es ist Hercule Poirot und Miss Marple zu verdanken, dass ich Krimiautorin geworden bin. Ich fühle mich unendlich geehrt, dass man mir dieses wunderbare Projekt anvertraut hat.«
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