Criminal Investigative Failures


Author: D. Kim Rossmo
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420047523
Category: Law
Page: 400
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Avoid Major Investigative Traps What causes competent and dedicated investigators to make avoidable mistakes, jeopardizing the successful resolution of their cases? Authored by a 21-year police veteran and university research professor, Criminal Investigative Failures comprehensively defines and discusses the causes and problems most common to failed investigations. More importantly, it outlines realistic strategies for avoiding investigative pitfalls. Illuminated with case studies, this practical resource examines three main reasons for investigative failure: Cognitive biases, such as tunnel vision, that lead to mistakes in reasoning Organizational traps, such as groupthink, that investigators fall prey to within their agencies Probability errors, such as the prosecutor’s fallacy, in forensic science and criminal profiling The Dangers of Assumptions and Organizational Ego Authoritative contributors from a variety of disciplines elaborate on the aforementioned core points with commentary and case studies of well-known crimes. Written in a quick-to-grasp style, this useful text provides practical advice for avoiding investigative failures. It is an invaluable reference for investigators looking to prevent future failures of justice and find the truth.

Criminal Investigation


Author: Kären M. Hess,Christine Hess Orthmann,Henry Lim Cho
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305855434
Category: Social Science
Page: 752
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Easy to read and well-organized, CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION, 11th Edition delivers a field-based approach to modern investigative principles and practices that is strongly grounded in current research. Demonstrating techniques and practical applications, the book introduces long-standing tools, practices, and policies alongside the latest innovations in technology and science to give readers and future criminal justice professionals a broad perspective of criminal investigations today. Topics covered include D.N.A. evidence, terrorism and homeland security, the increasing standard of proof for stop vs. search/arrest vs. conviction, cybercrime, crimes against children, forensics and physical evidence, investigative photography and sketching, identity theft, white-collar crime, and ethics, among many others. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

An Introduction to American Policing


Author: Dennis J. Stevens
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449647243
Category: Law
Page: 610
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Introduction to American Policing: An Applied Approach connect criminal justice, criminology, and law enforcement knowledge to the progress of the police community. Case studies, narratives from violators, and current research coverage help students recognize the central theories and practical (documented) realities of American law enforcement. Students are encouraged to consider the way some believe policing should be while examining evidence about the way it is. This text will also provide a current description of local and state police organization partnerships with federal organizations and of the efforts accomplished by federal law enforcement agencies including the Department of Homeland Securities (DHS).

Library of Congress Subject Headings


Author: Library of Congress. Cataloging Policy and Support Office
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress
Page: N.A
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California Public Sector Employment Law


Author: Bruce Barsook,Christopher E. Platten,Carol A. Vendrillo
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 157911492X
Category: Law
Page: 684
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This must-have resource comprehensively covers the many legal issues that particularly affect California public sector agencies and their officers and employees. Written and edited by an outstanding team of skilled experts who are members of The State Bar of California's Labor and Employment Law Section, the book is divided into four parts: • The Hiring Process; • Wage and Hour Laws; • Public Sector Employee Rights, Obligations and Protections; and • Public Agency Rights, Obligations and Liabilities. Within these main categories, many subjects are unique to the public sector, such as retirement, due process, conflicts of interest, free speech, contracting out governmental services, open meeting laws, political activities, and public safety employees. Other subjects, such as wage and hour law, leaves of absence, hiring, privacy rights, and various litigation issues, cover areas that affect both the public and private sectors. Although issues that apply to the private sector are covered, the emphasis in this book is on the unique issues that affect the public sector.

Criminal Investigation


Author: Michael Palmiotto
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761827481
Category: Law
Page: 348
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Michael Palmiotto's Criminal Investigation is often described as one of the most realistic and accessible texts in the study of Criminal Justice. In this Third Edition which has been substantially updated from previous editions Palmiotto provides greater coverage of case screening, more sources of information, and in-depth analyses of special investigations. Designed for a one-semester or two-quarter course in criminal justice, police science, and police academy programs, this text will provide students studying criminal investigation an invaluable introduction to the field. Test bank and power point presentations are available upon course adoption.

Introducing Forensic and Criminal Investigation


Author: Jane Monckton-Smith,Tony Adams,Adam Hart,Julia Webb
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857027522
Category: Social Science
Page: 232
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This book is a lucid and practical guide to understanding the core skills and issues involved in the criminal investigation process. Drawing on multiple disciplines and perspectives, the book promotes a critical awareness and practical comprehension of the intersections between criminology, criminal investigation and forensic science, and uses active learning strategies to help students build their knowledge. The book is organised around the three key strategic phases in a criminal investigation: - Instigation and Initial Response - The Investigation - Case Management Each strategic phase of the investigative process is carefully explained and examined. Alongside this practical approach, theoretical perspectives and academic research are laid bare for students. Introducing Forensic and Criminal Investigation is essential reading for students in criminology, criminal justice, policing, forensic psychology and related courses.

U.S.S. Iowa tragedy

an investigative failure : report of the Investigations Subcommittee and Defense Policy Panel of the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, second session, March 5, 1990
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Investigations,United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Defense Policy Panel
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Transportation
Page: 48
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Criminal Investigation

An Introduction to Principles and Practice
Author: Peter Stelfox
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134733208
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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Criminal investigation has a high profile in the media, and has attracted widespread interest. Within the police it has been a rapidly developing field. Important scientific and technological developments have had a considerable impact on practice, and significant steps have been taken in the direction of professionalizing the whole process of investigation. Within police studies criminal investigation has now emerged as an important sub-discipline. Criminal Investigation provides an authoritative and highly readable introduction to the subject from somebody ideally placed to write about it, focusing on how police practitioners carry out investigations. It looks systematically at the purpose and role of criminal investigation; the legal, policy and organizational context in which criminal investigation takes place; the evidence and information that criminal investigators seek; the process and methods of criminal investigation; the knowledge, techniques and decision making abilities that practitioners require to carry out criminal investigations; how and why it is that some crimes are solved and some are not; the supervision of criminal investigation; and a review of some of the key contemporary issues that have a bearing on criminal investigation. Criminal Investigation will be essential reading for both policing practitioners (student police officers as well as officers taking higher levels of CPD within the police service) and students taking courses in criminal investigation, forensic sciences and investigation, police studies and police science, and other courses where a knowledge of criminal investigation is required.

Criminal Investigation


Author: Becker,Ronald F. Becker,Aric W. Dutelle
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449602150
Category: Law
Page: 576
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Designed for Criminal Investigation courses, this thoroughly revised and updated Fourth Edition integrates criminal investigation with forensic science and legal foundations. It provides an in-depth look at the investigative process as well as the ethical considerations that apply. Discussions on investigative procedures, detailed figures, and real-life examples enhance the reader’s understanding and demonstrate how to effectively apply the techniques and tools presented. This ideal resource covers all aspects of criminal investigation pertaining to all types of crimes, not just homicide. It contains chapters on assault, aggravated assault, sexual assault, robbery, theft, burglary, arson, terrorism, cybercrime, and more. The integrated and accessible approach of the Fourth Edition will provide the reader with a solid foundation in criminal investigation techniques and procedures, as well as the applicable forensic and constitutional considerations. Criminal Investigation, Fourth Edition can be bundled with these online lab manuals and workbook, that along with the student companion website, provide your students with a solid foundation in criminal investigation. Ask your sales representative for discount bundle pricing and ISBN information. -Criminal Investigation Workbook, by Aric Dutelle -Basic Laboratory Manual for Forensic Science, by Ann Wolbert Burgess -Laboratory Manual for Criminalistics and Forensic Science, by Sherry T. Brown Key Features: -Chapters have been reorganized, and some combined, to include new up-to-date and relevant material. -Readers will learn how investigations are connected to a team that is much larger than those charged with the investigation of the crime, which includes first responders, forensic personnel, and prosecutors.

Managing and Coordinating Major Criminal Investigations, Second Edition


Author: Robert F. Kilfeather
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439849231
Category: Law
Page: 335
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The process of controlling criminal investigations is a complex matter, yet it has frequently been minimized or neglected in police management publications. But knowing how to properly plan for an event, make resource agreements with other participants in the investigation, and implement a coordinating system within the agency is critical to proper case control in a department. Now in its second edition, Managing and Coordinating Major Criminal Investigations details a methodology that is adaptable to any existing record or control system. This new edition features an expanded outline format, more detailed instructions, and updated case systems. It also reflects the introduction of new technology developed since the benchmark first edition. Designed so that users can determine the necessary requirements to meet their individual needs, the book aids in the thinking and direction required to accomplish this task. Decisionmakers in small and large agencies can tailor the system to their specifications, retaining flexibility to decide the applications, degree of implementation, and usage. Filled with concrete, specific guidelines and time-tested wisdom from a law enforcement veteran, this book provides police supervisors with the essential tools needed to improve or develop a systemic approach to the control of major investigations. More importantly, it helps to create the necessary mindsets required in supervisors to manage any major crime effectively.

Criminal Investigation


Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1478460970
Category: Education
Page: 25
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Facts101 is your complete guide to Criminal Investigation. In this book, you will learn topics such as The Structure and Content of Criminal Investigations, The Role of Evidence in Criminal Investigations, The Law and Criminal Investigation, and Physical Evidence plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Afghanistan: the Perfect Failure

A War Doomed by the Coalition's Strategies, Policies and Political Correctness
Author: John L. Cook
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479720712
Category: History
Page: 223
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LONG BOOK DESCRIPTION: Unparalleled access to all levels of the Afghan government and coalition forces is the result of John Cooks tenure in Afghanistan. Over the past four and a half years, he has developed an intimate and alarming insight into what has become a hand-wringing quagmire of politically correct, socially and culturally sensitive policies and programs that continue to be implemented, and that can only result in catastrophic failure for the United States, the coalition and the average Afghan. Mr. Cook offers unprecedented insight as he digs deep to rip away at the misguided and destructive policies, including the infamous Rules of Engagement that doom our soldiers for the sake of political correctness and cultural sensitivity. This raw and disturbing account covers the truths regarding the appalling and cruel treatment of women, the squandering of foreign aid by, and corruption of, the Karzai-centric government that includes the betrayal of its own people. He presents eye-opening insight into the tribal structure that has traditionally guided the Afghan mindset and, despite efforts to westernize, will not go away. He details the inexplicable and infuriating policies regarding failures associated with poppy eradication, and it is the poppies that are the fuel for terrorist activities. He further provides explanations for the Talibans continuing control and the problems associated with our well-intentioned but misguided counterinsurgency strategies against the Taliban and al Qaeda - strategies that fail our mission and our soldiers. In this reasoned, forceful and intellectually honest treatise, he also courageously dissects the disturbing role of Islam and forces the reader to come face to face with the reality that Islam, not the Taliban, is the real enemy in Afghanistan. After reading Afghanistan: The Perfect Failure, we can only conclude we must no longer turn a blind eye to what is happening in Afghanistan. Mr. Cooks dissection is powerful and provocative. The American public deserves more than the thin veil of reporting that has been done on the subjects in this expose. Due to his longevity in this war torn country and high- level access, few, if any, have had the opportunity to gain the inside and knowledge afforded John Cook; none have had the courage to publicly reveal the shameful truth.

Practical Criminal Investigations in Correctional Facilities


Author: William R. Bell
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420040647
Category: Law
Page: 328
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AN INSIDE LOOK INTO INVESTIGATING THE MOST VIOLENT SUB-CULTURE IN THE WORLD Once an offender is behind bars, many people believe that he is no longer a threat to society. However, the felonious activities of confined inmates reach out into society every day. These inmates run lucrative drug operations, commit fraud, hire contract murders, and commit a multitude of criminal offenses from inside the walls of our prisons. This book provides an in-depth resource guide to the relatively new field of corrections investigation. Illustrating the differences between street and prison investigations, Practical Criminal Investigations in Correctional Facilities provides a detailed list of how tos as well as numerous captivating case histories and photographs of actual crime scenes and evidentiary items. Chapters on intelligence gathering, undercover operations, and the use of confidential informants will aid you in the complex crimes that sometimes even involve officers and civilians. The book also covers legal aspects such as warrants, court preparation, and testimony to help you take a case from investigation to prosecution. Prison investigators must be able to respond effectively to every crime imaginable, from a grizzly homicide to a complex fraud case. Whether you're a long-time administrator or a novice criminal justice professional, Practical Criminal Investigations in Correctional Facilities gives you sound advice on how to handle crime in a community in which 100% of the population are convicted felons. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Coming from a family whose involvement with law enforcement dates back to the Civil War, William Bell's own education and career spans more than thirty years. Greatly influenced by his father, a retired Police Inspector, he began with the Dearborn, Michigan, Police Department where his responsibilities included work in road patrol, SWAT, undercover narcotics, and pattern crime. For nearly twenty years the author has been employed by the Colorado Department of Corrections, where he ultimately gained his expertise with the Criminal Investigation Division. He is noted for taking the investigation of prison crime into the streets.

Run to Failure: BP and the Making of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster


Author: Abrahm Lustgarten
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393083160
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 400
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It was Big Oil's nightmare moment, and the dominoes began falling years before the well was drilled. Two decades ago, British Petroleum, a venerable and storied corporation, was running out of oil reserves. Along came a new CEO of vision and vast ambition, John Browne, who pulled off one of the greatest corporate turnarounds in history. BP bought one company after another and then relentlessly fired employees and cut costs. It skipped safety procedures, pumped toxic chemicals back into the ground, and let equipment languish, even while Browne claimed a new era of environmentally sustainable business as his own. For a while the strategy worked, making BP one of the most profitable corporations in the world. Then it all began to unravel, in felony convictions for environmental crimes and in one deadly accident after another. Employees and regulators warned that BP’s problems, unfixed, were spinning out of control, that another disaster—bigger and deadlier—was inevitable. Nobody was listening. Having reported on business and the energy industry for nearly a decade, Abrahm Lustgarten uses interviews with key executives, former government investigators, and whistle-blowers along with his exclusive access to BP’s internal documents and emails to weave a spellbinding investigative narrative of hubris and greed well before the gulf oil spill.

Errors of Justice

Nature, Sources and Remedies
Author: Brian Forst
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521528825
Category: Law
Page: 254
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Forst takes a new perspective on the assessment of criminal justice policy.

Cold Case Homicides

Practical Investigative Techniques
Author: R.H. Walton
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420003949
Category: Law
Page: 672
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Written by a seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience in law enforcement, Cold Case Homicides: Practical Investigative Techniques provides effective and accessible information to those responsible for investigating and resolving previously examined - but still unsolved - cold case homicides. 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. It combines proven techniques from forensics, psychology, and criminal investigation, and focuses on technologies that may not have been available at the time of the crime. This guide defines the characteristics of a cold case homicide; details various investigative methods used by law enforcement agencies; explores the actual experiences of detectives in re-opening case files; and presents current technologies such as ViCAP, HITS, and TracKRS used in the identification of cases related to the re-opened case, or its perpetrator. It also highlights technological changes that contribute greatly to law enforcement's abilities to solve cold case homicides such as computerized print technology, the specificity of DNA, and the expanding data banks that enable the linkage of previously unknown suspects to the crimes they committed. Addressing methods particularly valuable to cold cases, Cold Case Homicides: Practical Investigative Techniques assists the investigator in being prepared, focused, objective - and successful in obtaining the truth.