Crime Classification Manual A Standard System for Investigating and Classifying Violent Crime

ISBN-10: 1118305051

ISBN-13: 9781118305058

Edition: 3rd 2013

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Description: A thorough revision of the landmark book that standardized the language, terminology, and classifications used throughout the criminal justice system, Crime Classification Manual, Third Edition now adds new coverage of areas affected by globalization and new technologies, as well as new crime scene examples and analyses. Coauthored by accomplished experts in the field, it is the definitive crime classification text for law enforcement personnel, mental health professionals, forensic scientists, and those whose work brings them into contact with either offenders or victims of violent crime.

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Book details

List price: $57.50
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 5/17/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 5.90" wide x 8.90" long x 1.90" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Criminal profiler John E. Douglas worked for the FBI's Investigative Support Unit for 25 years. He is an Air Force veteran and doctor of education and has written or coauthored more than 100 criminology texts and research papers. In his study of the criminal mind, Douglas interviewed convicted murders, rapists, kidnappers and assassins that included Charles Manson, Sirhan Sirhan, Richard Speck, John Wayne Gacy, David Berkowitz, James Earl Ray and Ted Bundy, to name a few. Through this research, he learned how criminals think, and to see the world, the victims and the crime scenes through their eyes as well as perfected the art of psychological profiling to catch serial killers. Jack Crawford, a major character in the Thomas Harris novels Red Dragon and The Silence of the Lambs, was directly based on Douglas.. "Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit," which is co-written with Mark Olshaker, is a psychological study that tells the real life story of the Investigative Support Unit of the FBI and the country's most notorious serial killers. It's a memoir of Douglas' time with the FBI and shows how this special force assisted state and local police in solving some of the most celebrated serial murder and rape cases. Olshaker and Douglas' first fictional work together was "Broken Wings." It tells how former profiler Jake Donovan and a special team of former agents investigate the apparent suicide of the director of the FBI. Also written with Olshaker were the titles "The Anatomy of Motive," "Obsession," and "Journey into Darkness." "Sexual Homicide: Patterns and Motives" was written with Robert K. Kessler and Ann W. Burgess, both former FBI agents. These three authors, along with Allen G. Burgess, also wrote "Crime Classification Manual," which classifies the three major felonies of murder, arson and sexual assault and standardizes the language and terminology used throughout the criminal justice system.

Preface
Crime Analysis and Investigation
Crime Classification: Past and Present
Criminal Investigative Concepts in Crime Scene Analysis
The Impact of the Internet, Technology, and Forensics on Crime Investigation
Local, Federal, and International Agencies
Classifying Crimes by Severity From Aggravators to Depravity
The Classifications
Criminal Enterprise Homicide
Personal Cause Homicide
Sexual Homicide
Extremist and Medical Homicide
Group Cause Homicide
Arson/Bombing
Rape and Sexual Assault
Nonlethal Crimes
Computer Crimes
Increased Globalization of Crime
Mass and Serial Homicide
Poison and Biological Agents as Weapons
Legal Issues
Interviewing, Interrogation, and Criminal Confessions
Wrongful Convictions: Causes, Solutions, and Case Studies
About the Editors
About the Contributors
Citation Index
Name Index
Subject Index
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