The Anatomy Of Motive

Author: John Douglas

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471108376

Category: True Crime

Page: 320

View: 784


Legendary FBI profiling pioneer John Douglas's theory is that once you figure out the motivating force driving a perpetrator, you've got a good chance of cracking the case. In THE ANATOMY OF MOTIVE he uses cases from his own career to illustrate his argument. He takes us further than ever before into the dark corners of the minds of arsonists, hijackers, serial and spree killers and mass murderers. THE ANATOMY OF MOTIVE analyses such diverse killers as Lee Harvey Oswald and Timothy McVeigh - and helps us learn to anticipate potential violent behaviour before it's too late.

Why Kids Kill

Author: Peter Langman, PhD

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230618282

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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Ten years after the school massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado, school shootings are a new and alarming epidemic. While sociologists have attributed the trigger of violence to peer pressure, such as bullying and social isolation, prominent psychologist Peter Langman, argues here that psychological causes are responsible. Drawing on 20 years of clinical experience, Langman offers surprising reasons for why some teens become violent. Langman divides shooters into three categories, and he discusses the role of personality, trauma, and psychosis among school shooters. From examining the material evidence of notorious school shooters at Columbine and Virginia Tech to addressing the mental states of the violent youths he treats, Langman shows how to identify early signs of homicide-prone youth and what preventive measures educators, parents and communities can take to protect themselves from the tragedy.

Crime Classification Manual

Author: John Douglas,Ann W. Burgess,Allen G. Burgess,Robert K. Ressler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118421531

Category: Psychology

Page: 576

View: 2011


Praise for Crime Classification Manual "The very first book by and for criminal justice professionalsin the major case fields. . . . The skills, techniques, andproactive approaches offered are creatively concrete and worthy ofreplication across the country. . . . Heartily recommended forthose working in the 'front line' of major caseinvestigation." —John B. Rabun Jr., ACSW, Executive Vice President and ChiefOperating Officer, National Center for Missing and ExploitedChildren "[CCM] is an outstanding resource for students pursuing forensicscience degrees. It provides critical information on major crimes,which improve the user's ability to assess and evaluate." —Paul Thomas Clements, PhD, APRN-BC, CGS, DF-IAFN DrexelUniversity Forensic Healthcare Program The landmark book standardizing the language, terminology,and classifications used throughout the criminal justicesystem Arranged according to the primary intent of the criminal, theCrime Classification Manual, Third Edition features thelanguage, terms, and classifications the criminal justice systemand allied fields use as they work to protect society from criminalbehavior. Coauthored by a pioneer of modern profiling and featuring newcoverage of wrongful convictions and false confessions, theThird Edition: Tackles new areas affected by globalization and newtechnologies, including human trafficking and internationallycoordinated cybercrimes Expands discussion of border control, The Bureau of Alcohol,Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and Homeland Security Addresses the effects of ever-evolving technology on thecommission and detection of crime The definitive text in this field, Crime ClassificationManual, Third Edition is written for law enforcement personnel,mental health professionals, forensic scientists, and thoseprofessionals whose work requires an understanding of criminalbehavior and detection.

Eco-warriors, Nihilistic Terrorists, and the Environment

Author: Lawrence E. Likar

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313392366

Category: Political Science

Page: 274

View: 586


The first book to thoroughly address the topic, this volume examines the ideologies, tactics, and goals of environmental terrorists and offers a security planning methodology to defend against their attacks. * Maps of environmental hot spots that are areas of potential threat * Attack-tree schematics * Photographs

Journey Into Darkness

Author: John E. Douglas,Mark Olshaker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439107815

Category: True Crime

Page: 400

View: 2887


In the #1 New York Times bestseller Mindhunter, John Douglas, who headed the FBI's elite Investigative Support Unit, told the story of his brilliant and terrifying career tracking down some of the most heinous criminals in history. Now, in Journey into Darkness, Douglas profiles vicious serial killers, rapists, and child molesters. He is straightforward, blunt, often irreverent, and outspoken, but takes pains not to glorify any of these murderers. Some of the unique cases Douglas discusses include: -The Clairemont killer -The schoolgirl murders -Richmond's First Serial Murderer -The brutal and sadistic murder of Suzanne Marie Collins -Polly Klaas' abduction and murder by Richard Allen Davis, -The tragedy that lead to the creation of Megan's Law With Journey into Darkness, Douglas provides more than a glimpse into the minds of serial killers; he demonstrates what a powerful weapon behavioral science has become. Profiling criminals helps not only to capture them, but also helps society understand how these predators work and what can be done to prevent them from striking again. Douglas focuses especially on pedophiles and child abductors, fully explaining what drives them, and how to keep children away from them. As he points out, "The best way to protect your children is to know your enemy." He includes eight rules for safety, a list of steps parents can take to prevent child abduction and exploitation, tips on how to detect sexual exploitation, basic rules of safety for children, and a chart, based on age, which details the safety skills children should have to protect themselves. In his review for Mindhunter in The New York Times Book Review, Dean Koontz said, "Because of his insights and the power of the material, he leaves us shaken, gripped by a quiet grief for the innocent victims and anguished by the human condition." Journey into Darkness continues this perilous trip into the psyche of the serial killer, but also offers a glimmer of hope that profiling may enable law enforcement to see the indicators of a serial killer's mind and intervene before he kills, or kills again.

State Power and Asylum Seekers in Ireland

Author: Steven Loyal,Stephen Quilley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319919350

Category: Social Science

Page: 190

View: 6539


This book aims to account for the reception, treatment and sometimes, eventual deportation, of asylum seekers in Ireland, by analysing how they are framed and dealt with by the Irish state. Both historically and theoretically grounded, it will discuss contemporary immigration policies and issues in light of the overall social, historical, and economic development of Irish society and state immigration policy. State Power and Asylum Seekers in Ireland will be of interest to scholars and students in the fields of historical sociology, sociological theory and social policy, with a focus on discourses of patterns of European migration, the changing role and function of the state and its policies, and the psycho-social experience of asylum seekers.

Criminal Behavior

Author: Jacqueline B. Helfgott

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412904870

Category: Social Science

Page: 605

View: 6045


Rich in historical and contemporary theory and research, Criminal Behavior: Theories, Typologies, and Criminal Justice is a comprehensive core text that provides an interdisciplinary overview of criminal behavior by examining relevant crime theories, explanations of how and why crime typologies are developed, literature reviews for major crime categories, and discussions of how crime theories and crime typologies are used throughout the criminal justice process. Focusing on relevant themes and current issues, this text also looks closely at categorizations of criminal behavior, the relationship between crime and pop culture, mass media, and computer technology, and gender issues and crime. This engaging book applies theory and research to real-world criminal justice practice. Key Features and Benefits: Applies theory and research to concrete examples of criminal justice practice in law enforcement, public safety, courts/law, and corrections Explores real-world examples and contemporary issues–using chapter-opening vignettes, illustrative photos and graphs, boxed real-life case studies, and an interdisciplinary framework—making the text lively and engaging Views crime as a dynamic, changing phenomenon and examines how mass media and computer technology shape criminal behavior in a unique chapter on crime, media, and technology that addresses cybercrime and copy cat crimes—topics that fascinate students Examines feminist issues and cultural criminology, reviewing the role of gender and culture in shaping criminal behavior Boasts full chapters on political crime and economic crime—subjects often ignored in other texts Includes comparative information throughout, giving students an international perspective, as well as topical coverage relating to race, ethnicity, and gender issues Ancillaries A Student study site at www.sagepub.com/helfgottstudy includes self-quizzes, e-flashcards, NPR and Frontline audio and video clips, SAGE Journal articles, and more. Instructor Resources on CD include test questions, PowerPoint slides, and in-class exercises. Contact Customer Care at 1.800.818.7243 to request a copy. Intended Audience This core text offers contemporary insight on criminal behavior for undergraduate and graduate students in criminology and criminal justice, psychology, and related fields.

Private Security and the Law

Author: Charles P. Nemeth

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351731157

Category: Computers

Page: 739

View: 3277


Private Security and the Law, Fifth Edition, is a singular resource that provides the most comprehensive analysis of practices in the security industry with respect to law, regulation, licensure, and constitutional questions of case and statutory authority. The book begins with a historical background of the security industry, laws and regulations that walks step-by-step through the analysis of the development of case law over the years as it applies to situations commonly faced by security practitioners. It describes the legal requirements faced by security firms and emphasizes the liability problems common to security operations, including negligence and tortious liability, civil actions frequently litigated, and strategies to avoid legal actions that affect business efficiency. In addition, chapters examine the constitutional and due-process dimensions of private security both domestically and internationally, including recent cases and trends that are likely to intensify in the future. Updated coverage new to this edition includes developments in statutory authority, changes to state and federal processes of oversight and licensure, and special analysis of public-private cooperative relationships in law enforcement. Key features include: Up to date case law analysis provides cutting edge legal treatment of evolving standards Complicated material is presented in a straight-forward, readable style perfect for the student or security professional Includes over 200 tables and figures that illustrate concepts and present critical comparative data on statutes and regulations National scope provides crucial parameters to security practitioners throughout the U.S. Numerous case studies, case readings, and case examples provide real-world examples of security law and litigation in practice Private Security and the Law, Fifth Edition is an authoritative, scholarly treatise that serves as a valuable reference for professionals and an introduction for students in security management and criminal justice programs regarding the legal and ethical standards that shape the industry.

Museum Rhetoric

Author: M. Elizabeth Weiser

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271080221

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

View: 2644


In today’s diverse societies, museums are the primary institutions within the public sphere in which individuals can both engage critical thought and celebrate community. This volume uses the lens of rhetoric to explore the role these societal repositories play in establishing and altering cultural heritage and national identity. Based on fieldwork conducted in over sixty museums in twenty-two countries across six continents, Museum Rhetoric explores how heritage museum exhibits persuade visitors to unite their own sense of identity with that of the broader civic society and how the latter changes in response. Elizabeth Weiser examines what compels communities, organizations, and nations to create museum spaces, and how museums operate as sites of both civic engagement and rhetorical persuasion. Moving beyond rhetorical explorations of museums as “memory sites,” she shows how they intentionally straddle the divides between style and content, intellect and affect, and unity and diversity, and why their portrayal of the past matters to civic life—and particularly studies of nationalism—in the present and future. Deeply researched and artfully argued, Museum Rhetoric sheds light on the public impact of cultural and aesthetic heritage and opens avenues of inquiry for scholars of museum studies and public history.

The Psychology of Cyber Crime: Concepts and Principles

Author: Kirwan, Gráinne

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1613503512

Category: Computers

Page: 372

View: 6998


As more individuals own and operate Internet-enabled devices and more critical government and industrial systems rely on advanced technologies, the issue of cybercrime has become a crucial concern for both the general public and professionals alike. The Psychology of Cyber Crime: Concepts and Principles aims to be the leading reference examining the psychology of cybercrime. This book considers many aspects of cybercrime, including research on offenders, legal issues, the impact of cybercrime on victims, punishment, and preventative measures. It is designed as a source for researchers and practitioners in the disciplines of criminology, cyberpsychology, and forensic psychology, though it is also likely to be of significant interest to many students of information technology and other related disciplines.