Dr Jerry Ratcliffe is Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, Temple University, Philadelphia. He has previously worked for the Australian Institute of Criminology as a Senior Research Analyst, and at Charles Sturt University as a Lecturer in Policing (Intelligence) in the School of Policing Studies. Prior to academia, he served for eleven years with the Metropolitan Police in London (UK) on patrol and with the Diplomatic Protection Group. In 2007, Dr Ratcliffe was awarded the Professional Service Award for outstanding contributions to criminal intelligence analysis by the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA).
Investigating White-Collar Crime explains two basic questions every investigator must answer when beginning a financial investigation: What am I trying to prove? and How am I going to prove it This book examines the criminal elements unique to embezzlement and fraud that often confound investigators, whose lack of expertise in accounting and auditing makes it difficult for them to prove the offenses. Chapters are included on criminological theory and the law related to white-collar crime, embezzlement, fraud, identity theft, accounting and auditing theory for investigators, financial interviewing and interrogation techniques, subpoenas and search warrants, evidence and documentation, proving illicit transactions, and case preparation and report writing. The author examines these issues from the practical view of a white-collar crimes investigator who helps police investigators gain a better understanding in detecting, investigating and preventing white-collar crime. Information is also contained on recent highly-publicized cases and explains how the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989 and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 can benefit investigators who work such cases. With interest in the newest white-collar crime on the rise, the author has included a new chapter dedicated to identity theft. Additionally, the book contains new ratio analysis tools and explains how to use Benford's Law to discover fraudulent receipts.
Practice Crime Scene Processing and Investigation, Third Editionprovides the essential tools for what crime scene investigators need to know, what they need to do, and how to do it. As professionals, any investigator’s master is the truth and only the truth. Professional ethics demands an absolute adherence to this mandate. When investigators can effectively seek, collect, and preserve information and evidence from the crime scene to the justice system—doing so without any agenda beyond seeking the truth— not only are they carrying out the essential function and duty of their job, it also increases the likelihood that the ultimate goal of true justice will be served.
Richly illustrated—with more than 415 figures, including over 300 color photographs—the Third Edition of this best-seller thoroughly addresses the role of the crime scene investigator in the context of:
Understanding the nature of physical evidence, including fingerprint, biological, trace, hair and fiber, impression, and other forms of evidence
Assessing the scene, including search considerations and dealing with chemical and bioterror hazards
Crime scene photography; scene sketching, mapping, and documentation; and the role of crime scene analysis and reconstruction
Bloodstain pattern analysis and discussion of the body as a crime scene
Special scene considerations, including fire, buried bodies, and entomological evidence
Coverage details the importance of maintaining objectivity, emphasizing that every action the crime scene investigator performs has an underlying purpose: to both recover evidence and capture scene context.
Outlines the responsibilities of the responding officer, from documenting and securing the initial information to providing emergency care
Includes three new chapters on light technology and crime scene processing techniques, recovering fingerprints, and castings
Addresses emerging technology and new techniques in 3-D Laser scanning procedures in capturing a scene
Provides a list of review questions at the end of each chapter
Practice Crime Scene Processing and Investigation, Third Editionincludes practical, proven methods to be used at any crime scene to ensure that evidence is preserved, admissible in court, and persuasive.
Course ancillaries including PowerPoint® lecture slides and a Test Bank are available with qualified course adoption.
how to analyze crime problems and what questions to ask,
why the PANDA model is your key to crime reduction,
key features of criminal behavior relevant to police commanders,
the current research on what works in police crime prevention,
why to set up systems to avoid surprises and monitor crime patterns,
how to develop evidence of your effectiveness,
forming a crime reduction plan, tracking progress,
and finally, how to make a wider contribution to the policing field.
Crammed with useful tips, checklists and advice including first-person perspectives from police practitioners, case studies and chapter summaries, this book is essential reading both for police professionals taking leadership courses and promotion exams, and for students engaged with police administration and community safety.
Twenty years after his famous memoir, the man who literally wrote the book on FBI criminal profiling opens his case files once again. In this riveting work of true crime, he spotlights four of the most diabolical criminals he’s confronted, interviewed and learned from. Going deep into each man’s life and crimes, he outlines the factors that led them to murder and how he used his interrogation skills to expose their means, motives, and true evil. Like the hit Netflix show, The Killer Across the Table is centered around Douglas’ unique interrogation and profiling process. With his longtime collaborator Mark Olshaker, Douglas recounts the chilling encounters with these four killers as he experienced them—revealing for the first time his profile methods in detail.
Going step by step through his interviews, Douglas explains how he connects each killer’s crimes to the specific conversation, and contrasts these encounters with those of other deadly criminals to show what he learns from each one. In the process, he returns to other famous cases, killers and interviews that have shaped his career, describing how the knowledge he gained from those exchanges helped prepare him for these.
A glimpse into the mind of a man who has pierced the heart of human darkness, The Killer Across the Table unlocks the ultimate mystery of depravity and the techniques and approaches that have countered evil in the name of justice.
GIS and Crime Mapping provides essential information and reference material to support readers in developing and implementing crime mapping. Relevant case studies help demonstrate the key principles, concepts and applications of crime mapping.
This book combines the topics of theoretical principles, GIS, analytical techniques, data processing solutions, information sharing, problem-solving approaches, map design, and organisational structures for using crime mapping for policing and crime reduction. Delivered in an accessible style, topics are covered in a manner that underpins crime mapping use in the three broad areas of operations, tactics and strategy.Provides a complete start-to-finish coverage of crime mapping, including theory, scientific methodologies, analysis techniques and design principles. Includes a comprehensive presentation of crime mapping applications for operational, tactical and strategic purposes. Includes global case studies and examples to demonstrate good practice. Co-authored by Spencer Chainey, a leading researcher and consultant on GIS and crime mapping, and Jerry Ratcliffe, a renowned professor and former police officer.
This book is essential reading for crime analysts and other professionals working in intelligence roles in law enforcement or crime reduction, at the local, regional and national government levels. It is also an excellent reference for undergraduate and Masters students taking courses in GIS, Geomatics, Crime Mapping, Crime Science, Criminal Justice and Criminology.