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

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-04-15
  • Publisher: Wiley

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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.

Author Biography

JOHN E. DOUGLAS has been an FBI agent for over thirty years. One of the most successful and best-known true crime authors in the country, his many books include the New York Times bestseller Mind Hunter, which first introduced the public to the idea of psychological profiles as a tool in hunting down killers.

ANN W. BURGESS, RN, DNSc, is the author of nine textbooks on psychiatric nursing and crisis intervention and ten books on assessment and treatment of child, adolescent, and adult sexual assault victims and serial offenders.

ALLEN G. BURGESS is a former associate professor in the College of Business Administration at Northeastern University in Boston.

ROBERT K. RESSLER, MS, is a twenty-year veteran of the FBI. He developed many of the programs that led to the formulation of the FBI's National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime.

Table of Contents

Part I:  The Classifications

Chapter 1 Crime Classification: Past and Present

Chapter 2 Criminal Investigative Concepts in Crime Scene Analysis

John E. Douglas and Lauren K. Douglas

Chapter 3 The Impact of the Internet, Technology and Forensics on Crime Investigation

John E. Douglas, Lauren K. Douglas and Stefan R. Treffers

Chapter 4 Local, Federal and International Agencies

Chapter 5 Classifying Crimes by Severity: From Aggravators to Depravity

Michael Welner

Part Two: The Classifications

Chapter 6 Criminal Enterprise Homicide

Chapter 7 Personal Cause Homicide

Chapter 8 Sexual Homicide

Chapter 9 Extremist and Medical Homicide

Chapter 10 Group Cause Homicide

Chapter 11 Arson/Bombing

Chapter 12 Rape and Sexual Assault

Chapter 13 Nonlethal Crimes

Chapter 14 Computer Crimes

Allen G. Burgess

Part III Crime Analysis and Investigation

Chapter 15 Increased Globalization of Crime

Stefan R. Treffers

Chapter 16 Mass and Serial Homicide

Chapter 17 Poison and Biological Agents as Weapons

Part IV Legal Issues

Chapter 18 Interviewing, Interrogation and Criminal Confessions

Gregory M. Cooper, Michael P. Napier & Susan H. Adams

Chapter 19 Wrongful Convictions: Causes, Solutions, and Case Studies

Peter Shellem

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