New Books
Forensic Ecology Handbook: From Crime Scene to Court
Edited by Nicholas Márquez-Grant & Julie Roberts
This handbook, intended for practitioners of forensic science, covers all aspects of forensic ecology in death investigation. It brings together the forensic applications of anthropology, archaeology, entomology, botany, and palynology, as well as sedimentology, all in one volume.
An Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation (2nd Ed.)
Written by Aric W. Dutelle
This title provides an overview of the practical application of forensic science in crime scene investigation. Focusing on the day-to-day aspects involved in crime scene investigation, the text describes the methodologies and technologies employed by crime scene personnel.
The Police Manager (7th Ed.)
Written by Egan K. Green, Ronald G. Lynch, & Scott R. Lynch
Intended as a “practical, field-tested guidance for students and professionals who aspire to leadership roles in law enforcement,” this text explains the issues and challenges that are faced by police supervisors. The book provides historical context as well as current issues facing modern police work.
Research Methods in Human Skeletal Biology
Edited by Elizabeth A. DiGangi & Megan K. Moore
Designed as an intermediary text to fit between introductory textbooks for undergraduates and advanced texts for graduate students and professionals, this book aims to assist students in developing a research focus and learning appropriate methods in order to build a strong foundation for future work.
Civil Liability in Criminal Justice (6th Ed.)
Written by Darrell L. Ross
This text references hundreds of cases, including the latest U.S. Supreme Court decisions, in civil liability suits against police and corrections officers and their agencies. It introduces the reader to civil liability generally and the federal law specifically, while indicating steps to minimize the risk of litigation.
Forensic DNA Biology: A Laboratory Manual
Written by Kelly M. Elkins
This manual presents a collection of novel laboratory experiments intended for advanced undergraduate students and those new to the field of forensic DNA biology and DNA typing. It serves as a natural companion to Fundamentals of Forensic DNA Typing by John Butler.
The Science of Crime Scenes
Written by Max M. Houck, Frank Crispino, & Terry McAdam
This book emphasizes the need to overcome the perception that crime scene work is merely “bagging and tagging”. The text provides in-depth detail of the science behind the scene and demonstrates the latest methods and technologies—as well as the philosophy and history behind crime scene work.
Criminal Law (10th Ed.)
Written by Joycelyn M. Pollock
Criminal justice students will find this text to be a combination of a casebook and a textbook. The introductory book covers substantive criminal law and explores its principles, sources, distinctions, and limitations. This edition provides new expanded coverage of terrorism and associated law.
Introduction to Crime Scene Photography
Written by Edward M. Robinson
This introductory text takes the previous work of the author, Crime Scene Photography (2nd Ed.), and presents it in a way that is easy to understand for the layperson with little to no photography experience. The book initiates the novice to all the essentials of basic crime scene photography techniques.
World Criminal Justice Systems (8th Ed.)
Written by Richard J. Terrill
This comparative text takes a country-by-country approach to understanding major foreign criminal justice systems. The book compares the systems of England, France, Japan, South Africa, Russia, and China. It also includes a chapter on Islamic law that uses Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Turkey as main examples.

Criminology: Explaining Crime and Its Context
Written by Stephen E. Brown, Finn-Aage Esbensen, & Gilbert Geis
The authors of this text explore the crime problem, its context, and the causes of crime, and include discussion of the relativity of crime. While the prevalence of the scientific method in the field of criminology is highlighted, the impact of ideology on explanations of crime is the cornerstone of the book.


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Forensic Podiatry (Part Two of Two)

THE DISCIPLINE of forensic podiatry—or, in other words, the examination of pedal evidence—has progressed significantly over the past ten years. It is no longer a question of “What can you do with a footprint?” but rather, “Who can we use to evaluate the footprint?” Cases involving pedal evidence, especially bloody footprints and issues of determining shoe sizing or fit issues compared to questioned footwear, have become more common over the past two or three years.