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Practical Aspects of interview and Interrogation

Written by two experts who have conducted over 15,000 interviews and interrogations from theft to homicide, this book expands on the valuable topics in the previous edition to include discussions of: Telephone interviewing False Confessions Field Interviewing Sexual Harassment Interviewing Confronting the Alleged Harasser Pre-employment Interviewing New Legal Aspects Frequently Asked Questions Covering the entire sequence of events that occur during the interview and interrogation process, this book provides a realistic building block approach that allows you to move from a preliminary accusation to an ultimate confession by applying practical rules to the process. It gives you the flexibility to select a number of different paths to proceed in an interrogation of a suspect. Useful in both the law enforcement and private sectors, Practical Aspects of Interview and Interrogation, Second Edition allows you to deal effectively with the complex problems of interviewing and interrogating victims, witnesses, suspects, and even potential employees.

Criminal Profiling

Criminal Profiling is a unique work centered on the deductive profiling method developed by the author and motivated by the limited knowledge available regarding the criminal profiling process. Deductive profiling is different from other forms of profiling in that 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 and emphasizes the most crucial tenet that any good criminal profiler should adhere to: the enthusiastic desire to investigate and examine the facts.

The Anatomy of Motive (Mark Olshaker) 

From legendary FBI profiler John Douglas and Mark Olshaker—authors of the nonfiction international bestsellers Mindhunter, Journey into Darkness, and Obsession—comes an unprecedented, insightful look at the root of all crime.

Every crime is a mystery story with a motive at its heart. With the brilliant insight he brought to his renowned work inside the FBI's elite serial-crime unit, John Douglas pieces together motives behind violent sociopathic behavior. He not only takes us into the darkest recesses of the midns of arsonists, hijackers, bombers, poisoners, assassins, serial killers, and mass murderers, but also the seemingly ordinary people who suddenly kill their families or go on a rampage in the workplace.

Douglas identifies the antisocial personality, showing surprising similarities and differences among various types of deadly offenders. He also tracks the progressive escalation of those criminals' sociopathic behavior. His analysis of such diverse killers as Lee Harvey Oswald, Theordore Kaczynski, and Timothy McVeigh is gripping, but more importantly, helps us learn how to anticipate potential violent bahavior before it's too late.

Investigations: 150 Things You Should Know

bulletComprehensive overview of investigation found anywhere
bulletEasily readable and accessible information supplies all the necessary elements for the beginner or expert investigator
bulletFurther investigative resources are listed in valuable appendices
By covering the essential tips and techniques for investigators, Investigations: 150 Things You Should Know becomes a useful reference. By further covering the legal guidelines that investigators must follow, it becomes indispensable. Through anecdotes, case studies, and documented procedures the authors of this book have amassed the most complete collection of investigative information available.
Get the Facts on Anyone: Find Out Confidential Information About Any Person or Organization

A unique, groundbreaking resource, this extraordinary guide was a runaway hit in its first edition. Now revised and expanded, the book reveals all the inside techniques that professional investigators use to find out almost anything about anyone.


The Art of Investigative Interviewing: A Human Approach to Testimonial Evidence (Charles Yeschke)

From the Publisher
* The most complete reference available to cover the psychological or 'human need' aspect of interviewing
* Offers a guide to 'affective' interviewing rather than the outdated and often illegal coercive tactics of the past

The writing style and organizational methodology used in The Art of Investigative Interviewing, A human approach to testimonial evidence is nontraditional and captures the reader's interest. The approach used by Mr. Yeschke is to use knowledge bases and disciplines not normally associated with this subject matter. Of particular interest is the psychological or 'human need' to construct. This is the single most important element of an interviewing text, as the urge to reveal information, or not to, is fundamentally based upon an interviewer's ability to correctly interpret human behavior.

Investigative Interviewing : Psychology and Practice

From the Publisher
This book provides a concise, practical guide to investigative interviewing based on psychological theory and research. It explains why certain guidelines should be followed and describes the underlying rationale for the investigative interviewing of any person, be they a suspect, witness, victim, complainant, or colleague. The book outlines what psychologists presently know about the most effective ways of interviewing witnesses/victims and suspects of all ages, including vulnerable groups.

Transnational Criminal Organizations, Cybercrime and Money Laundering: A Handbook for Law Enforcement Officers, Auditors, and Financial Investigators(James Richards)

From Booknews  
Addresses the history and relationships between various international criminal organizations (ICOs) and transnational criminal organizations (TCOs); money-laundering concepts, terms, and phrases; the background and makeup of the various state, federal, and law-enforcement and regulatory agencies involved in the local, national, and international fight against ICOs in general and money laundering in particular; the laws and treaties available to these agencies; and the mechanics of wire transfers and cyberbanking, and their corollary, cybercrime. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Money Laundering: A New International Law Enforcement Model

From the Publisher
This book gives a broad analysis of the legal issues raised by the international fight against money laundering. It offers an extensive comparative research of the criminal and preventive law aspects from an international perspective. Guy Stessens portrays money laundering as a new criminal trend threatening both national and international societies which must be addressed multilaterally through banking practice, international conventions, and with respect for human rights.


Sex Crime Investigation : The Complete Investigator's Handbook

From the Publisher
This book takes you step-by-step through how sex crime investigations are conducted and provides a clear and comprehensive look at the complexities and realities of the field that investigators and their agencies must learn to deal with, including selecting appropriate investigative personnel, gathering evidence at crime scenes, interviewing victims, interrogating suspected sex offenders and getting confessions, working with child sexual abuse victims, building solid cases for prosecution and more.


Confidential Informant Understanding Law Enforcement's Most Valuable Tool

From Booknews  
Explores the clandestine world of informants and their role in bringing criminals to justice, revealing the secrets of how to find them and make the most out of them. Examines all aspects of informant development and management, from motivation of the informant to legal problems that accompany the use of informants in criminal cases, using case studies in which informants played key roles in solving crimes. The author was formerly a narcotics agent, and is now with the criminal investigation division of the IRS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Interviewing and Interrogation

From Booknews  
A text for law enforcement investigators, combining class discussion with field applications, and including transcripts from actual interviews and interrogations, as well as communication examples from other sources. )

Serial Murder: Future Implications for Police Investigations

From the Publisher
In this essential guide for criminal justice professionals, an expert homicide investigator and researcher explores the daunting task of investigating serial murders. Robert D. Keppel presents five detailed profiles of savage killers, to demonstrate how the smallest procedural detail can assure or wreck successful prosecution, and suggests how investigators can plug the loopholes.




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