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Forensic Psychology and Science
Introduction to Forensic Psychology by Covering a broad spectrum of topics, this text distinguishes between the different fields of forensic psychology for a non-specialist audience, and introduces students to the field with a variety of contemporary examples to illustrate major arguments.
Call Number: RA1148 .B37 2008 (South)
Publication Date: 2008-03-26
Current Perspectives in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Behavior by This analysis of the current trends in forensic psychology considers the following topics: police and investigative psychology; criminal and delinquent behaviour; victimology and victim services; psychology and the courts; and correctional psychology.
Call Number: HV6080 .C87 2008 (North, South)
Publication Date: 2008-03-26
Dictionary of Forensic Psychology by Over the past decade, forensic psychology has grown rapidly as a subject, with an increasing number of forensic psychologists working in demanding roles in prisons, secure training facilities, and high, medium and low security healthcare facilities as well as other parts of the criminal justice system. This Dictionaryis designed to meet the needs of both students and practitioners. It contains approximately 100 entries on key terms and concepts, arranged alphabetically and contributed by leading academic and practicing forensic psychologists.
Call Number: RA1148 .D53 2008 (South)
Publication Date: 2011-03-15
Encyclopedia of Psychology and Law by The interdisciplinary field of psychology and law appeals to students, psychological scientists, psychologist practitioners, and members of the legal and public policy professions, such as lawyers, judges, lawmakers, and other administrators of justice. This young field of research and practice is noted for its intellectual diversity, as it draws on all of the traditional sub-disciplines of psychology and on various domains of law, legal practice, and public policy. Although this diversity is in many respects a very desirable feature, it creates many challenges as well. In particular, the breadth of research and practice contributes to a dearth of comprehensive reference sources and makes it difficult for individual students, scientists, and practitioners to keep current with the growing knowledge base outside of their individual areas of expertise. The Encyclopedia of Psychology and Law addresses research and practice at the interface of psychology and law. It surveys the traditional subdisciplines of psychology: cognitive; developmental; social; clinical; biological; and industrial-organizational psychology. Published as two volumes and consisting of approximately 350 to 400 entries (1,000 printed pages), the Encyclopedia provides an authoritative and comprehensive A-to-Z list of topics in psychology and law of interest to students, scientists and practitioners. Entries vary in length from 1,000 to 3,000 words, are written in clear and concise language, and are designed to inform without overwhelming the reader. Entries are organized with the use of a reader's guide, which will contain such categories as criminal behavior and Treatment, juvenile offenders, eyewitness memory, forensic assessment and diagnosis, and trial processes.
Call Number: K346 .E53 2008 (Kent)
Publication Date: 2007-12-21
Erased by Based on five years of investigative reporting and research into forensic psychology and criminology, Erased presents an original profile of a widespread and previously unrecognized type of murder: not a "hot-blooded," spur-of-the-moment crime of passion, as domestic homicide is commonly viewed, but a cold-blooded, carefully planned and methodically executed form of "erasure." These crimes are often committed by men with no criminal record or history of violence whatsoever, men leading functional and often successful lives until the moment they kill the women, and sometimes children, they claimed to love. A surprising number go on to kill a second or even third wife or girlfriend, often in exactly the same way. In more than fifty chilling case studies, Marilee Strong examines the strange and complex psychology that drives these killers-from the murder a century ago that inspired the novel An American Tragedy to Scott Peterson, Mark Hacking, Jeffrey MacDonald, Ira Einhorn, Charles Stuart, Robert Durst, Michael White, Barton Corbin, and many others. Erased also looks at how these men manipulate the legal system and exploit loopholes in missing persons procedures and death investigation, exposing how easy it can be to get away with murder.
Call Number: HV6542 .S77 2008 (Downtown, Kent)
Publication Date: 2009-04-20
Forensics by Val McDermid is one of the finest crime writers we have, whose novels have captivated millions of readers worldwide with their riveting narratives of characters who solve complex crimes and confront unimaginable evil. In the course of researching her bestselling novels McDermid has become familiar with every branch of forensics, and now she uncovers the history of this science, real-world murders and the people who must solve them. The dead talk--to the right listener. They can tell us all about themselves: where they came from, how they lived, how they died, and, of course, who killed them. Forensic scientists can unlock the mysteries of the past and help serve justice using the messages left by a corpse, a crime scene, or the faintest of human traces.Forensics draws on interviews with some of these top-level professionals, ground-breaking research, and McDermid’s own original interviews and firsthand experience on scene with top forensic scientists. Along the way, McDermid discovers how maggots collected from a corpse can help determine one’s time of death; how a DNA trace a millionth the size of a grain of salt can be used to convict a killer; and how a team of young Argentine scientists led by a maverick American anthropologist were able to uncover the victims of a genocide. It’s a journey that will take McDermid to war zones, fire scenes, and autopsy suites, and bring her into contact with both extraordinary bravery and wickedness, as she traces the history of forensics from its earliest beginnings to the cutting-edge science of the modern day.
Call Number: HV8073 .M3327 2015 (Downtown)
Publication Date: 2015-07-07
Forensic Science by The only A–Z reference work on forensic science, one of the most intriguing and exciting fields in criminological studies. * 300+ A–Z entries covering all aspects of forensic science, including crime scene investigation, evidence identification, and the historical development of forensics * 30+ photographs illustrating techniques such as the examination of ink and handwriting, hairs and fibers, guns and ammunition, and foot and tire prints * Clear, descriptive entries, geared toward high school students and readers interested in criminology or criminal justice * Dozens of real life examples from the fields of criminology, justice, and forensic science, revealing the latest and most advanced techniques
Call Number: HV8073 .T55 2006 (Downtown, Kent)
Publication Date: 2006-03-24
Law Enforcement - Interrogations and Confessions
The Essentials of the Reid Technique by The leading interview and interrogation approach used throughout the world today, the Reid Techniquer was initially described in the first edition of Criminal Interrogation and Confessions by Fred E. Inbau. Considered the "Bible" for interviewing and interrogation techniques, the book is currently in its fourth edition and hundreds of thousands of investigators have received training in the Reid Technique. Now for the first time, an abridged and more affordable version of this best-selling book is available from the experts at John E. Reid and Associates, Inc. It makes an ideal supplement in Criminal Investigation courses. Essentials of the Reid Technique teaches readers how to spot and interpret verbal and nonverbal behaviors of deceptive (or truthful) people and how to move toward solid confessions from guilty persons. The book includes real-life scenarios and examples to help readers understand the effective and proper way that a suspect should be interrogated and the safeguards that should be in place to ensure the integrity of the confession.
Call Number: HV8073 .E83 2005 (South)
Publication Date: 2004-08-02
Criminal Interrogation and Confessions by The Fourth Edition of Criminal Interrogation and Confe ssions presents the Reid Technique of interviewing and interrogation and is the standard used in the field. The Fourth Edition presents interviewing and interrogation techniques, based on actual criminal cases, which have been used successfully by thousands of criminal investigators. This practical text is built around simple psychological principles and examines interrogation as a nine-step process that is easily understood by students. In October 2003 the Third Edition of Criminal Interrogation and Confessions was cited in the U.S. Supreme Court case Missouri v. Seibert to clarify interrogation techniques.
Call Number: HV8073 .I43 2004 (South)
Publication Date: 2003-12-10
Practical Aspects of Interview and Interrogation by What makes a person confess to a crime he did not commit? Was he coerced? Is he trying to protect someone else? Interrogation has come under attack as opponents focus on false confessions. However, most cases are still resolved by confession, not forensic evidence. Among the new topics covered in the Second Edition of this bestselling book, Practical Aspects of Interview and Interrogation focuses on why false confessions exist and how to avoid them. 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 Harrasser 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.
Call Number: HV8073 .Z85 2002 (South)
Publication Date: 2001-09-14
The Miranda Debate by This cogent, well-balanced anthology contains a diverse range of key writings on the complex issues raised by the United States Supreme Court's controversial 1966 ruling in Miranda v. Arizona. One of the most significant and influential judicial decisions on criminal procedure, Miranda remains at the forefront of today's debate about defendants' constitutional rights and crime control. The book contains four sections, each with an introduction by the volume editors that places the essays within a broader social context. The first section reviews the pre-Miranda law of confessions, Ernest Miranda's crime and his victim, the Miranda decision, and the ways in which the courts and police adjusted to the ruling. The second section explores the ethical, legal, and public policy dimensions of Miranda. Section three examines how Miranda works (or doesn't work) in the real-world setting of police interrogation and considers radically different interpretations of the empirical evidence. The book concludes with insightful discussions on the challenges and dilemmas that are likely to shape the future of Miranda.
Call Number: KF9625 .M57 1998 (Deerwood)
Publication Date: 1998-04-30
Miranda by One of the most significant Supreme Court cases in U.S. history has its roots in Arizona and is closely tied to the state’s leading legal figures. Miranda has become a household word; now Gary Stuart tells the inside story of this famous case, and with it the legal history of the accused’s right to counsel and silence. Ernesto Miranda was an uneducated Hispanic man arrested in 1963 in connection with a series of sexual assaults, to which he confessed within hours. He was convicted not on the strength of eyewitness testimony or physical evidence but almost entirely because he had incriminated himself without knowing it--and without knowing that he didn’t have to. Miranda’s lawyers, John P. Frank and John F. Flynn, were among the most prominent in the state, and their work soon focused the entire country on the issue of their client’s rights. A 1966 Supreme Court decision held that Miranda’s rights had been violated and resulted in the now-famous "Miranda warnings." Stuart personally knows many of the figures involved in Miranda, and here he unravels its complex history, revealing how the defense attorneys created the argument brought before the Court and analyzing the competing societal interests involved in the case. He considers Miranda's aftermath--not only the test cases and ongoing political and legal debate but also what happened to Ernesto Miranda. He then updates the story to the Supreme Court’s 2000 Dickerson decision upholding Miranda and considers its implications for cases in the wake of 9/11 and the rights of suspected terrorists. Interviews with 24 individuals directly concerned with the decision--lawyers, judges, and police officers, as well as suspects, scholars, and ordinary citizens--offer observations on the case’s impact on law enforcement and on the rights of the accused. Ten years after the decision in the case that bears his name, Ernesto Miranda was murdered in a knife fight at a Phoenix bar, and his suspected killer was "Mirandized" before confessing to the crime. Miranda: The Story of America’s Right to Remain Silent considers the legacy of that case and its fate in the twenty-first century as we face new challenges in the criminal justice system.
Call Number: KF224.M54 S78 2004 (Deerwood, Downtown, Kent)
Publication Date: 2004-10-01
The Violence of Care by Honorable Mention, 2015 Eileen Basker Memorial Prize presented by the Society for Medical Anthropology Every year in the U.S., thousands of women and hundreds of men participate in sexual assault forensic examinations. Drawing on four years of participatory research in a Baltimore emergency room, Sameena Mulla reveals the realities of sexual assault response in the forensic age. Taking an approach developed at the intersection of medical and legal anthropology, she analyzes the ways in which nurses work to collect and preserve evidence while addressing the needs of sexual assault victims as patients. Mulla argues that blending the work of care and forensic investigation into a single intervention shapes how victims of violence understand their own suffering, recovery, and access to justice—in short, what it means to be a “victim”. As nurses race the clock to preserve biological evidence, institutional practices, technologies, and even state requirements for documentation undermine the way in which they are able to offer psychological and physical care. Yet most of the evidence they collect never reaches the courtroom and does little to increase the number of guilty verdicts. Mulla illustrates the violence of care with painstaking detail, illuminating why victims continue to experience what many call “secondary rape” during forensic intervention, even as forensic nursing is increasingly professionalized. Revictimization can occur even at the hands of conscientious nurses, simply because they are governed by institutional requirements that shape their practices. The Violence of Care challenges the uncritical adoption of forensic practice in sexual assault intervention and post-rape care, showing how forensic intervention profoundly impacts the experiences of violence, justice, healing and recovery for victims of rape and sexual assault. Instructor's Guide
Call Number: RA1141 .M85 2014 (Deerwood)
Publication Date: 2014-08-29
Stalkers and Their Victims by Stalking is now a major social and legal issue, as well as a clinical problem for mental health professionals. This absorbing and informative book draws on the authors' extensive experience of working with stalkers and their victims in the clinical setting. Topics covered include: • The growing recognition of stalking as an issue of public, legal and scientific concern • The definition, classification and epidemiology of stalking • The impact on victims, and how this may be reduced • Same-gender stalking, stalking by proxy, workplace stalking, and the stalking of professionals, such as doctors and teachers • The association of stalking with physical and sexual assault • Anti-stalking laws internationally • Support and practical advice for victims • Assessing and managing the stalker With many case histories, and an approach that is at once scholarly and highly practical, this will be the definitive guide and reference for anyone with a professional or academic interest in this complex behaviour.
Call Number: HV6594 .M85 2000 (Kent, South)
Publication Date: 2000-04-27
Domestic Violence Sourcebook by Provides basic consumer health information about violence, stalking, harassment, and other forms of abuse, and discusses the physical, mental, and social effects of violence against intimate partners, children, teens, the elderly, immigrants, and other populations; gives strategies for prevention and intervention. Includes index, glossary of related terms and directory of resources.
Call Number: HV6626.2 .D685 2012 (Deerwood, South)
Publication Date: 2012-12-14
Bonded to the Abuser by Tens of thousands of children are removed from home each year due to some form of child maltreatment, usually physical neglect, physical abuse, or sexual abuse, although sometimes for emotional abuse as well. An additional significant number of children are victims of child maltreatment but remain in their home. Extensive research reveals the far reaching and long lasting negative impact of maltreatment on child victims, including on their physical, social, emotional, and behavioral functioning. One particularly troubling and complicated aspect is how the child victim forms (and maintains) a traumatic bond with his abuser, even becoming protective and defensive of that person despite the pain and suffering they have caused. This book will provide the reader with the essential experience of understanding how children make meaning of being maltreated by a parent, and how these traumatic bonds form and last. Through an examination of published memoirs of abuse, the authors analyze and reveal the commonalities in the stories to uncover the ways in which adult victims of childhood abuse understand and digest the traumatic experiences of their childhoods. This understanding can inform interventions and treatments designed for this vulnerable population and can help family and friends of victims understand more fully the maltreatment experience from the inside out. "
Call Number: RC569.5.C55 B25 2015 (South)
Publication Date: 2015-05-07
Crime Victims by A first in the field and true classic, CRIME VICTIMS: AN INTRODUCTION TO VICTIMOLOGY offers the most comprehensive and balanced exploration of victimology - a vital new and, at times, controversial branch of criminology - available today. The author examines the victims' plight, and is careful to place statistics from the FBI's Uniform Crime Report and Bureau of Justice Statistics National Crime Victimization Survey in context. The text systematically investigates how victims' currently are handled by the criminal justice system, analyzes the goals of the victims' rights movement, and discusses what the future is likely to hold. This seventh edition expands coverage of human trafficking, crimes on campus, identity theft, stalking, motor vehicle theft, and prisoners attacked behind bars. This student-friendly textbook will serve as a valuable home-library reference book for anyone interested in criminology and criminal justice.
Call Number: HV6250.3.U5 K374 2010 (South)
Publication Date: 2009-03-09
Predators by No Marketing Blurb
Call Number: HV6250.25 .C68 2007 (Downtown)
Publication Date: 2007-05-01
Eyewitness Testimony & Juries
True Witness by Honest but mistaken eyewitnesses are the leading cause of wrongful convictions in the United States. As the innocent go to prison their lives are shattered; as the criminal goes free, the public remains vulnerable. With a vivid cast of brilliant scientists, street-wise cops, and former prosecutors--all haunted by the legacy of wrongful convictions, some directly involved with one--Doyle sheds light on the intersection of personal ambition, legal and political principles, and scientific inquiry. He highlights real possibilities for improved identification, their challenges to the legal tradition, and persuasively argues that the promises of improved justice must be realized before another wrongful conviction lets the guilty go free. This is an important look at a pressing issue in the news with every exoneration.
Call Number: KF9756 .D69 2005 (Kent, South)
Publication Date: 2005-01-15
The American Jury System by How are juries selected in the United States? What forces influence juries in making their decisions? Are some cases simply beyond the ability of juries to decide? How useful is the entire jury system?
Call Number: KF8972 .J66 2003 (Deerwood)
Publication Date: 2003-03-11
American Juries by
Call Number: KF8972 .V53 2007 (Kent)
Publication Date: 2007-10-31
Acquittal by October 3, 1995. The shocking outcome of the O.J. Simpson trial leaves a nation divided. July 5, 2011. Casey Anthony walks free despite being convicted by millions on cable news and social media. There are times when something as supposedly simple as a just verdict rises to the level of cultural touchstone. Often these moments hinge on logic that seems flawed and inexplicable - until now. In Acquittal, leading trial consultant Richard Gabriel explains how some of the most controversial verdicts in recent times came to be. Drawing on more than twenty-eight years of experience, Gabriel provides firsthand accounts of his work on high-profile cases, from the tabloid trials of Casey Anthony, O.J. Simpson, Phil Spector, and Heidi Fleiss to the political firestorms involving Enron and Whitewater. An expert on court psychology and communications, Gabriel offers unique insights on defendants, prosecutors, judges, witnesses, journalists, and the most important people in the room- the jury. Through play-by-play breakdowns of the proceedings, Gabriel reveals the differences between a court of law and the court of public opinion, the convoluted mechanics behind jury selection, strategies for creating a careful balance of evidence and doubt, and the difficulties of providing a fair trial in the digital age. Along the way, Gabriel raises hard questions about not only the legal system but about the possibility of justice in an oversaturated media landscape. The courtroom is a natural theater. The stakes are high. The roles are all too familiar. And there is always the chance of a twist ending. Acquittal is a revelatory guide to this riveting, frustrating, fascinating world - the most unpredictable drama in American life. Advance praise for Acquittal 'Acquittalis the ultimate courtroom insider showing why Richard Gabriel and his team of trial consultants are on my speed dial.' Linda Kenney Baden, trial attorney and author of Remains Silentand Skeleton Justice 'A riveting read . . . Gabriel is the go-to trial consultant for high-profile cases.' Michael M. Baden, M.D., former chief medical examiner of New York City, host of the HBO Autopsy series, and author of Unnatural Deathand Dead Reckoning 'Fascinating stories from inside the legal landmark cases of the last twenty years. More than just a memoir or a journalistic account of these famous trials. Gabriel reveals the struggles, sorrows, twists, and turns as prosecutors, defense attorneys, and high-profile defendants wage battle in court and on the public stage.' Shawn Holley, celebrity attorney 'Acquittal is the essential book for anyone who wants to truly understand the justice system today.' Don Winslow, author of Savagesand Kings of Cool 'Truth is stranger than fiction, especially in the courtroom . . . Gabriel gives us surprising and dramatic new revelations about cases that we thought we knew. Acquittal's chapters are filled with real-life legal thrillers.' Michelle Ward, Ph. D., producer and host of the Investigation Discovery series Stalked- Someone's Watching 'Richard Gabriel doesn't just take you inside the courtroom of the nation's most watched trials, he takes you inside the minds of the players- their strategies and their moves. With explicit detail, Acquittal instantly captures your interest, presenting reality with the ease of the finest fiction novel. Except these cases were real and Gabriel lived them. While these are the cases we all followed on TV and in the newspapers, we now get to step inside the inner sanctum for insights not previously available into our nation's most notorious trials.' Paul Lisnek, J.D., Ph. D., author of The Hidden Juryand
Call Number: KF220 .G33 2014 (Kent)
Publication Date: 2014-06-03
Sexual and Homicidal Offenders
Suicidal Mass Murderers by On April 16, 2007, Cho Seung-Hui, a student at Virginia Tech with a history of mental illness, became the perpetrator of the most infamous school shooting in the history of the United States. In the aftermath of the killings and Cho's subsequent suicide, one primary question emerged: Why? Suicidal Mass Murderers: A Criminological Study of Why They Killexplores the answer to this and related questions. Detailing Cho's descent into madness that culminated in this tragic event, the book asks how we can: Identify and red flag the potentially dangerous Intervene early in their lives to prevent violence Mitigate potential damage Sequester, even involuntarily, the violent mentally ill Treat the dangerously mentally ill to being them back into meaningful lives Do all of this while protecting the patient's constitutional rights Exploring the concept of whether such violent acts can be predicted, the book reveals the potential warning signs to look for in suspect individuals. First responders, public health authorities, and clinicians must learn to detect these early indicators if there is any hope in preventing a catastrophe such as what occurred at Virginia Tech from ever happening again. John Liebert maintains a website with additional information. In 2013, he received the Perciball Pott Virtuous Surgeon Award from McGill University Faculty of Medicine.
Call Number: HV6515 .L38 2011 (South)
Publication Date: 2011-02-22
Inside the Minds of Mass Murderers by "Since the first recorded U.S. case of mass murder in 1949, massacres have been increasing each decade with workplace violence taking the lead as the most common form. The psychology of the killers, however, differs from that of spree, serial, or situational murderers. The red flags of a developing mass killer are obvious and predictable, Ramsland argues, and people who learn to recognize them may be able to defuse a potentially violent situation before it occurs. Using details from various cases, the author examines the different kinds of mass murders, from visionary to family to workplace, and the distinct psychological dynamics of the different types of murders. This book exposes the inner world of mass murderers and dismantles the stereotypes we hold about them."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Call Number: HV6515 .R253 2005 (Deerwood, Downtown, South)
Publication Date: 2005-01-01
Predators by Psychologist Anna Salter has been studying sexual offenders and their victims for more than twenty years. What she has learned in countless hours of interviews with sexual predators-from respected community leaders to clergymen and trusted family friends-will shock and outrage readers.What motivates sexual abusers? Why are so few caught? Drawing on the stories of abusers, told in their own words, Salter shows that sexual predators use sophisticated deception techniques and deliberately rely on misconceptions surrounding them to evade discovery. A man who raped more than ninety people tells how he fooled authorities by inserting elements of truth into his story. As recent reports of abuse by priests have shown, abusers often lead double lives in their communities. Two girls repeatedly raped in front of each other told Salter that their assaulter was "still moderator of the town meetings." Arguing that even the most knowledgeable among us can be fooled, Salter dispels the myths surrounding sexual predators and gives us the tools to protect our families and ourselves.
Call Number: HQ71 .S28 2003 (Downtown)
Publication Date: 2003-03-19
Sex Offenders and Public Policy by Presents different perspectives on sex offender policies and if treatment for sex offenders if effective.
Call Number: HV6592 .S44 2008 (Deerwood)
Publication Date: 2007-10-31
Psychopathy, Perversion, and Lust Homicide by A fascinating, if horiffic, study of the psychological and social histories of more than a dozen serial killers, and the red flags society missed that might have saved some victims.
Call Number: HV6592 .D64 2009 (Kent)
Publication Date: 2009-08-01
The Encyclopedia of Serial Killers by The Encyclopaedia of Serial Killers, Second Edition provides accurate information on hundreds of serial murder cases - from early history to the present. Written in a non-sensational manner, this authoritative encyclopaedia debunks many of the myths surrounding this most notorious of criminal activities. New major serial killers have come to light since the first edition was published, and many older cases have been solved (such as the Green River Killer) or further investigated (like Jack the Ripper and the ""Zodiac"" Killer). Completely updated entries and appendixes pair with more than 30 new photographs and many new entries to make this new edition more fascinating than ever. New and updated entries include: ""Axe Man of New Orleans""; BTK Strangler; Jack the Ripper; Cuidad Juarez, Mexico; John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, the Sniper Killers; Gary Leon Ridgway, the Green River Killer; and Harold Frederick Shipman.
Call Number: HV6245 .N49 2006 (Downtown)
Publication Date: 2006-02-01
Serial Killers by From ancient times to the present, serial killers have terrorized the public, claiming their victims with a variety of methods, including poisoning, stabbing, and shooting. Modern law enforcement agents have developed sophisticated techniques, such as DNA analysis and psychological profiling, to track and identify these killers. Covering key historical and contemporary cases, ""Serial Killers"" is a concise, objective introduction to this field of criminal investigation. This book includes such chapters as: Murder by Numbers; Monsters Among Us; Lethal Ladies; Still at Large; and, The Mind hunters. Cases covered include: Erzsebet Bathory; the Beltway Snipers; David Berkowitz, a.k.a. 'Son of Sam'; John Wayne Gacy; Micajah and Wiley Harpe; Jack the Ripper; Herman Webster Mudgett, aka 'H.H. Holmes'; Gary Leon Ridgway, a.k.a. 'The Green River Killer'; and, Aileen Wuornos.
Call Number: HV6529 .N48 2008 (Downtown)
Publication Date: 2008-07-01
I, Monster by No Marketing Blurb
Call Number: HV6515 .P48 2011 (South)
Publication Date: 2010-11-09
Legends, Monsters, or Serial Murderers? by Covering figures ranging from Catherine Monvoisin to Vlad the Impaler, and describing murders committed in ancient aristocracies to those attributed to vampires, witches, and werewolves, this book documents the historic reality of serial murder.
Call Number: HV6505 .G53 2012 (South)
Publication Date: 2012-02-01
The Wisdom of Psychopaths by In this engrossing journey into the lives of psychopaths and their infamously crafty behaviors, the renowned psychologist Kevin Dutton reveals that there is a scale of "madness" along which we all sit. Incorporating the latest advances in brain scanning and neuroscience, Dutton demonstrates that the brilliant neurosurgeon who lacks empathy has more in common with a Ted Bundy who kills for pleasure than we may wish to admit, and that a mugger in a dimly lit parking lot may well, in fact, have the same nerveless poise as a titan of industry. Dutton argues that there are indeed "functional psychopaths" among us--different from their murderous counterparts--who use their detached, unflinching, and charismatic personalities to succeed in mainstream society, and that shockingly, in some fields, the more "psychopathic" people are, the more likely they are to succeed. Dutton deconstructs this often misunderstood diagnosis through bold on-the-ground reporting and original scientific research as he mingles with the criminally insane in a high-security ward, shares a drink with one of the world's most successful con artists, and undergoes transcranial magnetic stimulation to discover firsthand exactly how it feels to see through the eyes of a psychopath. As Dutton develops his theory that we all possess psychopathic tendencies, he puts forward the argument that society as a whole is more psychopathic than ever: after all, psychopaths tend to be fearless, confident, charming, ruthless, and focused--qualities that are tailor-made for success in the twenty-first century. Provocative at every turn, The Wisdom of Psychopaths is a riveting adventure that reveals that it's our much-maligned dark side that often conceals the trump cards of success.
Call Number: BF637.S8 D88 2012 (Downtown)
Publication Date: 2012-10-16
Natural Born Celebrities by Jeffrey Dahmer. Ted Bundy. John Wayne Gacy. Over the past thirty years, serial killers have become iconic figures in America, the subject of made-for-TV movies and mass-market paperbacks alike. But why do we find such luridly transgressive and horrific individuals so fascinating? What compels us to look more closely at these figures when we really want to look away? Natural Born Celebrities considers how serial killers have become lionized in American culture and explores the consequences of their fame. David Schmid provides a historical account of how serial killers became famous and how that fame has been used in popular media and the corridors of the FBI alike. Ranging from H. H. Holmes, whose killing spree during the 1893 Chicago World's Fair inspired The Devil in the White City, right up to Aileen Wuornos, the lesbian prostitute whose vicious murder of seven men would serve as the basis for the hit film Monster, Schmid unveils a new understanding of serial killers by emphasizing both the social dimensions of their crimes and their susceptibility to multiple interpretations and uses. He also explores why serial killers have become endemic in popular culture, from their depiction in The Silence of the Lambs and The X-Files to their becoming the stuff of trading cards and even Web sites where you can buy their hair and nail clippings. Bringing his fascinating history right up to the present, Schmid ultimately argues that America needs the perversely familiar figure of the serial killer now more than ever to manage the fear posed by Osama bin Laden since September 11. "This is a persuasively argued, meticulously researched, and compelling examination of the media phenomenon of the 'celebrity criminal' in American culture. It is highly readable as well."—Joyce Carol Oates
Call Number: HV6529 .S32 2005 (Deerwood, Kent)
Publication Date: 2005-08-21
The Serial Killer Whisperer by From New York Times bestselling author Pete Earley—the strange but true story of a man who suffers a traumatic brain injury and as a result is given the ability to converse with the world’s most terrifying criminals. After suffering a horrific head injury, fifteen-year-old Tony Ciaglia discovered he could no longer control his emotions or social responses and found himself incapable of feeling disgust at the antisocial behavior of others. Eventually therapy and medication helped Tony largely overcome his emotional instability, and when his therapist suggested he develop a hobby, Tony acted on a whim and wrote to an imprisoned serial killer. To his astonishment, the killer wrote back. Tony’s hobby eventually turned into a full-blown obsession, and soon he was corresponding with dozens of serial killers who revealed heinous details about their horrendous crimes—even those they’d never been convicted of. The killers opened up to Tony; they trusted him, considered him a friend. Unable to feel disgust at the revolting stories, Tony began to fear that the potential for killing without guilt lurked within him, and he became suicidal. Ultimately, Tony found redemption and purpose by helping law enforcement officials solve crimes his connection uncovered, and before long, investigators from around the country were calling on him for assistance with cold cases. The Serial Killer Whisperer is not only the story of how Tony learned to use his gift in the interest of justice, but it is also an inspiring—albeit sometimes terrifying—tale of healing and closure for a man who has struggled to lead a normal life.
Call Number: HV6515 .E17 2012 (Kent, South)
Publication Date: 2012-01-10
Death in the City of Light by Death in the City of Light is the gripping, true story of a brutal serial killer who unleashed his own reign of terror in Nazi-Occupied Paris. As decapitated heads and dismembered body parts surfaced in the Seine, Commissaire Georges-Victor Massu, head of the Brigade Criminelle, was tasked with tracking down the elusive murderer in a twilight world of Gestapo, gangsters, resistance fighters, pimps, prostitutes, spies, and other shadowy figures of the Parisian underworld.nbsp;nbsp; The main suspect was Dr. Marcel Petiot, a handsome, charming physician with remarkable charisma.nbsp; He was the "People's Doctor," known for his many acts of kindness and generosity, not least in providing free medical care for the poor.nbsp; Petiot, however, would soon be charged with twenty-seven murders, though authorities suspected the total was considerably higher, perhaps even as many as 150. Who was being slaughtered, and why?nbsp; Was Petiot a sexual sadist, as the press suggested, killing for thrills?nbsp; Was he allied with the Gestapo, or, on the contrary, the French Resistance?nbsp; Or did he work for no one other than himself?nbsp; Trying to solve the many mysteries of the case, Massu would unravel a plot of unspeakable deviousness.nbsp; When Petiot was finally arrested, the French police hoped for answers.nbsp; But the trial soon became a circus.nbsp; Attempting to try all twenty-seven cases at once, the prosecution stumbled in its marathon cross-examinations, and Petiot, enjoying the spotlight, responded with astonishing ease.nbsp; His attorney, René Floriot, a rising star in the world of criminal defense, also effectively, if aggressively, countered the charges.nbsp; Soon, despite a team of prosecuting attorneys, dozens of witnesses, and over one ton of evidence, Petiot's brilliance and wit threatened to win the day. Drawing extensively on many new sources, including the massive, classified French police file on Dr. Petiot, Death in the City of Light is a brilliant evocation of Nazi-Occupied Paris and a harrowing exploration of murder, betrayal, and evil of staggering proportions.
Call Number: HV6248.P43 K56 2011 (Kent)
Publication Date: 2011-09-20
Law Enforcement - Criminal Profiling
Understanding Violent Criminals by What causes people to commit violent crimes? The case studies in this book enable readers to evaluate the motivations behind crimes ranging from arson to rape to gang violence. * Provides compelling insight into criminals who commit the acts of robbery, rape, murder, crimes against children, human trafficking, gang violence, and arson * Presents case studies and unpublished studies to discuss issues such as victim selection, belief systems, motivations, and decision making * Brings to light the psychological trauma that the victims of crimes experience and the impact that these experiences have on their personal and professional lives * Allows readers to compare and contrast the typologies of each of the criminals discussed in the text as well as the associated theories in order to identify any commonalities * Ideally suited for criminal justice students, police officers and investigators, private investigators, criminal justice professors, forensic psychologists, criminologists, and anyone with an interest in criminal behavior
Call Number: HV6080 .T546 2014 (South)
Publication Date: 2014-06-01
Conviction of the Innocent by Over the last several decades over 250 citizens convicted of major felonies were found innocent and were exonerated. Today, thanks to the work of psychologists and other criminal justice researchers, the psychological foundations that underlie conviction of the innocent are becoming clear. There is real hope that these findings can lead to positive reforms, reduce the risk of miscarriages of justice, and avoid the consequences of wrongful convictions to victims and society. In this book, Editor Brian Cutler presents a state-of-the-field review of current psychological research on conviction of the innocent. Chapter authors investigate how the roles played by suspects, investigators, eyewitnesses, and trial witnesses and how pervasive systemic issues contribute to conspire to increase the risk of conviction of the innocent. The chapters skillfully examine psychological perspectives on such topics as police interrogations, confessions, eyewitness identification, trial procedures, juries, and forensic science, as well as broader issues such as racism and tunnel vision within the justice system. This comprehensive volume represents an important milestone for research on miscarriages of justice. By bringing psychological theories and research to bear on this social problem, the authors derive compelling recommendations for future research and practical reform in police and legal procedures.
Call Number: HV7419 .C692 2012 (South)
Publication Date: 2011-08-15
Criminal Profiling by The authors aim to transform criminal profiling into a credible science and practice that reliably aids law enforcement investigation. They explore in detail how a science of profiling may be constructed and tested.
Call Number: HV8073.5 .H53 2006 (South)
Publication Date: 2006-03-15
Profiling by The true stories of how professional profilers help catch serial killers. Profiling reveals the confidential arsenal of tactics that real-life FBI investigators used to solve some of the most horrific murders in modern history. It begins with an overview of how profiling was first developed as a viable technique, followed by illustrated chapters that describe the specific parts of the profiling process: The FBI's crime scene analysis procedure Crime scene facts and evidence The organized and disorganized classifications of violent serial offenders Geographical profiling Types of rape and the clues they leave A serial killer's crime signature Identifying child abductors and abusers Profiling criminals through written documents How profilers work with other investigators and interrogators Profiling focuses on 50 notorious true crimes to explain profiling, describing how crime scene evidence is processed and revealing the psychological clues and how the profilers helped to solve the case. Some of these headline-grabbing cases are: The Black Dahlia murder investigation David Carpenter, the Trailside Killer Robert Hansen, a highly organized killer who abducted prostitutes and left them in the Alaska wilderness so he could hunt them with a rifle Ted Bundy Jeffrey Dahmer Profiling is the gripping behind-the-scenes story of a topic that has had fans of Criminal Minds and the CSI series glued to their television screens for many years.
Call Number: HV8073.5 .O94 2010 (Kent)
Publication Date: 2010-09-30
Profiling and Criminal Justice in America by An unbiased examination of profiling in the criminal justice system--one of the most hotly contested public policy issues--on the streets, in the courts, and in the jails and prisons of America. * Presents essays from scholars in the field on both sides of the debate to provide fair and objective information that allow readers to consider the interests of equality and fairness on one side versus public safety and crime fighting on the other * Examines profiling along a wide range of variables--race, religion, gender, and sexual orientation--rather than addressing only racial profiling * Covers more recent events in profiling such as Arizona SB 1070, the "Stop and Frisk" policy in New York City, and the TSA's profiling of Muslims as well as older cases such as Whren vs. United States * Provides summaries and analyses of key court cases relating to the permissibility and impermissibility of profiling
Call Number: HV9950 .B86 2015 (Downtown, North)
Publication Date: 2014-12-16
Murderous Minds by Is there a biological basis for evil? From neurological imaging to behavioral studies, Dean Haycock's account of the groundbreaking research reveals what scientists are learning about the psychopaths living among us. How many times have you seen a murder on the news or on a TV show like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and said to yourself, "How could someone do something like that?" Today, neuroscientists are imaging, mapping, testing and dissecting the source of the worst behavior imaginable in the brains of the people who lack a conscience: psychopaths. Neuroscientist Dean Haycock examines the behavior of real life psychopaths and discusses how their actions can be explained in scientific terms, from research that literally looks inside their brains to understanding how psychopaths, without empathy but very goal-oriented, think and act the way they do. Some don’t commit crimes at all, but rather make use of their skills in the boardroom. But what does this mean for lawyers, judges, psychiatrists, victims and readers--for anyone who has ever wondered how some people can be so bad. Could your nine-year-old be a psychopath? What about your co-worker? The ability to recognize psychopaths using the scientific method has vast implications for society, and yet is still loaded with consequences.
Call Number: RC555 .H39 2014 (Cecil, South)
Publication Date: 2014-03-06
Racial Profiling by In the United States, racial profiling affects thousands of Americans every day. Both individuals and institutions--such as law enforcement agencies, government bodies, and schools--routinely use race or ethnicity as grounds for suspecting someone of an offense. The high-profile deaths of unarmed people of color at the hands of police officers have brought renewed national attention to racial profiling and have inspired grassroots activism from groups such as Black Lives Matter. Combining rigorous research with powerful personal stories, this insightful title explores the history, the many manifestations, and the consequences of this form of social injustice.
Call Number: HV7936.R3 B46 2017 (Downtown)
Publication Date: 2017-01-01
Sentencing Sex Offenders by The sentencing of sex offenders in the United States has long been a controversial issue. As more is learned about the psychology of such offences, many people have begun to call for stricter, and sometimes unconventional, methods of punishing, rehabilitating, and tracking sex offenders. From a legal standpoint, it is important to determine how best to protect potential victims of such crimes without infringing on the constitutional rights of the criminals. ""Sentencing Sex Offenders"" takes a balanced approach, exploring this controversial topic from various points of view.
Call Number: KF9685 .H83 2009 (Cecil, Downtown)
Publication Date: 2008-12-01
Boys among Men by Images of youngsters in handcuffs and prison uniforms have become common on the nightly news in the United States. As America's fascination with crime and justice has grown, so has attention to the ways in which youthful offenders are charged, tried, and sentenced. While they may once have been viewed as misguided youth, more and more juveniles are being charged as adults and sentenced to adult prisons. Myers questions whether doing so is an effective deterrent for young offenders, if rehabilitation is out of the question, and if youth and society are better served by sending children away to adult prisons rather than juvenile detention facilities. These questions and others are addressed in this careful analysis of the history and evolution of transfer laws that are increasingly prevalent throughout the United States. The move toward charging juvenile delinquents as adult criminals initially coincided with an increase in violent crimes committed by youthful offenders. However, as such policies have grown and expanded, the methods by which youth are formally treated as adults in the criminal justice system have changed. Here, Myers examines the demographic, legal, criminal, and social characteristics of those youth who are waived to adult courts, assessing the nature, use, and effectiveness of punishment and rehabilitation efforts in modern juvenile and criminal justice systems. He concludes that as long as separate juvenile and adult justice systems are maintained, there will be a desire and perceived need for transferring some youth to adult court. However, he suggests that such transfers should be facilitated on a much more limited basis, while greater resources and funding for prevention and early intervention should be implemented to prevent youth from offending in the first place. This controversial topic receives a thorough accounting in this volume, which will open readers' eyes to the realities of juvenile delinquency and its treatment by the criminal justice system.
Call Number: HV9104 .M94 2005 (South)
Publication Date: 2005-06-01
Imprisonment by Presents both sides of various arguments pertaining to imprisonment around the world, covering topics such as the purpose for imprisoning people, sentencing, prison conditions, and the plight of political prisoners.
Call Number: HV8705 .I47 2010 (Downtown)
Publication Date: 2010-04-09
Class Race Gender and Crime by Class, Race, Gender, and Crime is a popular, and provocative, introduction to crime and the criminal justice system through the lens of class, race, gender, and their intersections. Almost 15 years after its first publication, the book remains the only non-edited book to systematically explore how the main sites of power and privilege in the U.S. consciously or unconsciously shape our understanding of crime and justice in society today. The fourth edition maintains the overall structure of the third edition including consistent headings in chapters for class, race, gender, and intersections with updated examples, current data, and recent theoretical developments incorporated throughout. Part I has been significantly revised, first providing students with an overview of the criminal justice system, its actors, and actions, then introducing students to key theories of crime criminals. Part II provides foundational information about class and economic privilege, race/ethnicity and white privilege, gender and male privilege, and their intersections. Part III looks thorough these lenses at the topics of victimization, criminal law, policing and criminal prosecution, and punishment. The fourth edition also welcomes a new co-author, Allison Cotton, to the team of Gregg Barak and Paul Leighton. The fourth edition of Class, Race, Gender, and Crime is a powerful introduction to the strengths and shortcomings of the criminal justice system."
Call Number: HV9950 .B34 2015 (North, South)
Publication Date: 2014-07-24