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Forensic Criminology





70.97€
ISBN - 9780123750716
Autor(es) - Wayne Petherick, Brent E. Turvey, Claire E. Ferguson
Editora - Academic Press
Ano de Edição - 2010
N º de Páginas -


N º de páginas: 624

Ano de Edição: 2010


Description

Forensic Criminology: the scientific study of crime and criminals for the purposes of addressing investigative and legal issues. It is a science, a behavioral science, and a forensic science. This text is intended to educate students in an applied fashion regarding the nature and extent of forensic casework that is supported by, dependent upon, and interactive with research, theory, and knowledge derived from criminology. It is also intended to act as a preliminary guide for practitioners working with and within related criminal justice professions. Particularly those involved with assisting investigations, administrative inquiries, legal proceedings or providing expert findings or testimony under oath. It is offered as an applied scientific sub-discipline within the domain of general criminology, as well as a roadmap to the forensic realm for the uninitiated.

Written by the authors of the best-selling Criminal Profiling, now in its third edition, and the groundbreaking Forensic Victimology, Forensic Criminology provides a bridge between the broad constructs of theoretical criminology and the forensic examination of individual cases. It serves as a textbook for college and university coursework, as a manual for practitioners, and as career guide for students.

Key Features

&bullApproaches the study of criminology from an applied standpoint, moving away from the purely theoretical
&bullContains relevant and contemporary case examples to demonstrate the application of forensic criminology
&bullProvides an integrated philosophy with respect to criminology, forensic casework, criminal investigations, and the law
&bullUseful for students and professionals in the area of criminology, criminal justice, criminal investigation, forensic science, and the law


Contents

Foreword by Daniel Kennedy, PhD
Preface by Brent E. Turvey, MS and Wayne Petherick, PhD

Part I , Forensic Criminology, the Forensic Criminologist, and the Law
Chapter 1: An Introduction to Forensic Criminology
Chapter 2: Anatomy of the Courtroom: A Legal Perspective - Ben Ihle
Chapter 3: Cognitive Ethos of the Forensic Examiner - Brent E. Turvey and Wayne A. Petherick

Part II , Forensic Examinations
Chapter 4: Forensic Criminological Assessments
Chapter 5: Criminal Profiling
Chapter 6: Forensic Victimology
Chapter 7: Premises Liability
Chapter 8: Forensic Criminology in Correctional Settings
Chapter 9: Miscarriages of Justice: Causes and Suggested Reforms

Part III , Working with Investigators and Forensic Specialists
Chapter 10: Law Enforcement Investigations: Essential Considerations
Chapter 11: The Criminal Investigator
Chapter 12: Criminal Defense Investigations
Chapter 13: Forensic Scientists
Chapter 14: Understanding the Role of Forensic DNA: A Primer for Criminologists
Chapter 15: Forensic Mental Health Experts

Part IV , Forensic Criminology in Practice
Chapter 16: Writing Forensic Reports
Chapter 17: The Nature and Role of Expert Forensic Testimony
Chapter 18: Ethics for the Forensic Criminologist

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