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Criminal Profiling, Fourth Edition: An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis

Now in its fourth edition, Criminal Profiling is an established text centered on the deductive profiling method developed by the author. Deductive... profiling is different from other forms of profiling in that it does not involve averaged, statistical profiles. Instead it focuses on criminal profiling as an investigative process, solving real crime through an honest understanding of the nature and behavior of criminals. It approaches each criminal incident as its own universe of behaviors and relationships. Throughout the text, the author illustrates the most crucial tenet that any good criminal profiler should adhere to: the enthusiastic desire to investigate and examine the facts. With 35% new content, this edition contains cases in each chapter, along with the latest advances in evidence-based profiling. Additional information has been added covering topics such as mass homicide, as well as the timely inclusion of a chapter on terrorist profiling and interviewing. Criminal Profiling, Fourth Edition, is an ideal companion for students and professionals alike, including investigators, forensic scientists, criminologists, mental health professionals, and attorneys. Readers will use it as a comprehensive reference text, a handbook for evaluating physical evidence, a tool to bring new perspectives to cold cases, and as an aid in preparing for criminal trials.* Best-selling author Brent Turvey defines the deductive profiling method, which focuses on examining the nature and behavior of criminals in order to solve crimes* Contributing authors represent law enforcement, academic, mental health, and forensic science communities for a balanced perspective* Completely revised with 35% new material including updates on the latest advances in evidence-based profilingNew to this edition* New cases in every chapter* New chapters in logic and reasoning* New chapter reviewing non-evidence based profiling methods* New chapter on mass homicide* New chapter on terrorist profiling and interviewing
 

Probation, Parole, and Community-Based Corrections: Supervision, Treatment, and Evidence-Based Practices (Connect, Learn, Succeed)

More than 8 million adults and juveniles are under correctional supervision in the United States, and even those who are confined will eventually be... supervised by professionals in the field of community-based corrections. The first scholars to do so, Gerald Bayens and John Smykla explain in this first edition of Probation, Parole, and Community-Based Corrections, that community-based corrections is more than just programs in the community. Utilizing the latest data, up-to-the-minute news, profiles of professionals working in the field, policy discussions, pedagogical tools, and international perspectives, the authors have created an exciting book for students learning about community-based corrections.
 

Cengage Advantage Books: Criminal Procedure for the Criminal Justice Professional

With CRIMINAL PROCEDURE FOR THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROFESSIONAL, Eleventh Edition, you'll have everything you need to develop a comprehensive... understanding of the legal rights, duties, and liabilities of criminal justice professionals. This timely book presents a uniquely practical, real-life approach to criminal procedure, which makes it an ideal reference book as you begin your career. Using clear and concise statements of criminal procedure law and understandable explanations of the reasoning behind the law, authors John N. Ferdico, Henry F. Fradella, and Christopher Totten clarify potentially confusing and obscure legal matters. Additionally, they reduce the complexity of criminal procedure law into simple, straightforward guidelines and recommendations, illustrated with interesting examples of actual cases.
 

Criminal Law and Procedure

Authoritative, comprehensive, and current, Criminal Law and Procedure, 6th edition delivers cutting-edge coverage of every aspect of the law and the... duties a paralegal is expected to perform. It strikes the ideal balance between theoretical law and cutting-edge developments as it explores foundational concepts as well as emerging trends such as cyber crime, new laws stemming from the Patriot Act, terrorism, and more.
 

Mass Communication Theory: Foundations, Ferment, and Future (Wadsworth Series in Mass Communication and Journalism)

MASS COMMUNICATION THEORY: FOUNDATIONS, FERMENT, AND FUTURE, Sixth Edition, introduces you to current and classical mass communication theories and... explains the media literacy movement in terms you can understand. Plus, this mass communication textbook helps you develop a better understanding of media theory so you can play a role in the media industry's future. Written in an accessible writing style, the text is designed to help you perform well on exams and succeed in the course.
 

The Child Savers: The Invention of Delinquency (Critical Issues in Crime and Society)

Hailed as a definitive analytical and historical study of the juvenile justice system, this 40th anniversary edition of The Child Savers features a new... essay by Anthony M. Platt that highlights recent directions in the field, as well as a critique of his original text. Platt's argues that the ""child savers"" movement was not altruistic but, instead, a punitive and intrusive attempt to control the lives of working-class urban adolescents. This edition places it in historical context and features an essay by Miroslava Ch??vez-Garc?-a examining how Platt's study has impacted many of the central arguments social scientists and historians face today.
 

Criminal Justice Today: An Introductory Text for the 21st Century (10th Edition)

The best-selling introduction to criminal justice book of all time, Criminal Justice Today 10/e, continues to set the standard with its hallmark... features of theme, technology, and time. The strengths of the book rest in the application of theoretical perspectives to current real world activities related to criminal justice issues. New technology and cases are also incorporated, bringing the book and reader together in current issues. Broken up into five sections, this comprehensive book addresses topics within Crime in America, Policing, Adjudication, Corrections, and Special Issues such as Drug Crime and Juvenile Justice.
 

Statistical Concepts for Criminal Justice and Criminology

This book is concept-based and focuses on the building blocks of statistical ideas. Covering the essential techniques-univariate tools, Chi-square,... t-test, analysis of variance, and Pearson's r-in a simple conversational style, the text explains the concepts behind each technique and how results are interpreted. Its emphasis is on understanding over mathematical calculations, and its goal is to give students a grasp of the role of variance and error. A chapter on graphical statistics complements the normal quantitative approaches and each technique is set in the context of how it is used to answer research questions.
 

The Juvenile Justice System: Delinquency, Processing, and the Law (6th Edition)

A market-leader, The Juvenile Justice System: Delinquency, Processing, and the Law explores all aspects of juvenile justice?from arrest, intake,... adjudicatory hearings, dispositions and aftercare. Known for its depth of coverage, it maintains a legal emphasis and covers the legal rights of juveniles and landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases. Up-to-date tables, figures and statistics give readers the most current perspective of juvenile justice trends. Chapter-opening scenarios, personality highlights and career snapshots use personal accounts to capture the essence of what it means to be part of the juvenile justice system. For courses in Juvenile Justice and Juvenile Delinquency
 

The Essential Elements of Public Speaking (4th Edition)

This brief, skills-oriented and highly interactive presentation of the essentials of public speaking emphasizes the latest research methods, as well as... critical thinking and listening skills. The Essential Elements of Public Speaking is a concise, yet comprehensive exploration of the essentials that the beginning public speaker needs to prepare, research, and present an effective public speech.