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1. Criminal Profiling, Third Edition:
2. Profiling Violent Crimes: An Investigative
3. Spiritual Profiling: How Jesus
4. Profiling The Criminal Mind: Behavioral
5. The Black Dragon: Racial Profiling
6. Criminal Profiling: Developing
7. Brotherhood of Corruption: A Cop
8. Stories in the Time of Cholera:
9. Forensic Psychologists Casebook:
10. Criminal Psychology And Personality
11. Criminal Profiling: International
12. Racial Profiling: Research, Racism,
13. Geographic Profiling
14. Criminal Profiling, Second Edition:
15. Serial Crime: Theoretical and
16. MicroRNA Profiling in Cancer:
17. Good Cop, Bad Cop: Racial Profiling
18. Profiling Your Date: A Smart Woman's
19. The Color of Guilt & Innocence:
20. Genetic Testimony: A Guide to

1. Criminal Profiling, Third Edition: An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis
by Brent E. Turvey
Hardcover: 816 Pages (2008-04-30)
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Asin: 0123741009
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Now in its third edition, Criminal Profiling is established as an industry standard text. It moves evidence-based criminal profiling into a full embrace of the scientific method with respect to examining and interpreting behavioral evidence. If focuses on criminal profiling as an investigative and forensic process, helping to solve crime through an honest understanding of the nature and behavior of the most violent criminals. Throughout the text, the author outlines specific principles and practice standards for Behavioral Evidence Analysis, focusing on the application of theory and method to real cases.

Criminal Profiling, Third Edition, is an ideal companion for students and professionals alike, including investigators, forensic scientists, criminologists, mental health professionals, and attorneys. With contributing authors representing law enforcement, academic, mental health, and forensic science communities, it offers a balanced perspective not found in other books on this subject. Readers will use it as a comprehensive reference text, a handbook for evaluating physical evidence, a tool to bring new perspectives to cold cases, and as an aid in preparing for criminal trials.

* Best-selling author Brent Turvey defines the deductive profiling method, which focuses on examining the nature and behavior of criminals in order to solve crimes
* Contributing authors represent law enforcement, academic, mental health, and forensic science communities for a balanced perspective
* Completely revised with 35% new material including updates on the latest advances in evidence-based profiling

New to this edition
* New cases in every chapter
* New chapters in logic and reasoning
* New chapter reviewing non-evidence based profiling methods
* New chapter on mass homicide
* New chapter on terrorist profiling and interviewing ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Reading!
Highly recommended read for those fascinated by crime and interested in learning about the most effective of Criminal Profiling methods.

5-0 out of 5 stars Must have for anyone studying criminology or forensics!
Great book, with a lot of important information for people interested in proper investigation methods!

5-0 out of 5 stars Criminal Profiling:An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis
An excellent book.I use it as a supplemental source for my Criminal Profiling course.

2-0 out of 5 stars Too bad author's 'axe to grind' gets in the way of good info
I found the pertinent information concerning profiling very useful. The other 80% of the book is a continuous diatribe against the five founding members of the BSU as well as anyone ever professionally connected to them.

I would not recommend this book.

Michael Stokes

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent resource
What I enjoy most about this book is the precision given to the vast detail of criminal profiling. Many people believe it to be like television portrays, however this book acts as a field manual teaching the techniques necessary for good teamwork and investigation into crime. I only wish it also had a practicum book for field work. By far, the best book I've read on criminal profiling. Definitely worth buying and highly recommended for academia as well! ... Read more

2. Profiling Violent Crimes: An Investigative Tool
Paperback: 344 Pages (2008-12-01)
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Asin: 1412959985
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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"Excellent book, I have used this for my Criminal Behavior course for a number of years. Very authoritative."
-Harry Cramer, Quincy University

The Fourth Edition of this best-selling text provides students with the most up-to-date information on the increasingly popular field of psychological profiling. Well-known authors Ronald M. Holmes and Stephen T. Holmes build upon their continued research and involvement in field investigation as a source of relevant and often high-profile case studies to illustrate theory and application of the methods discussed. The text is particularly readable and engaging, making frequent use of illustrative tables and figures and presenting occasional photos.

New to the Fourth Edition

  • Offers a new chapter on Lizzie Borden (Chapter 14), analyzing this historic murder case with fresh insight and a unique analysis while retaining the chapter on Jack the Ripper, a classic unresolved serial murderer
  • Covers more recent events such as the killings at Northern Illinois University and Virginia Tech
  • Provides a new section on Santeria and the occult to understand the dogma and icons of these teachings and investigates reasons behind crimes committed by some followers
  • Offers guidance to students for online graduate programs, seminars, and degrees in criminal profiling
  • Includes updated tables and crime statistics throughout the text
  • Presents new photos to offer authentic representations of violent crimes and offenders

Intended Audience
This best-seller has long been a successful supplemental text for undergraduate criminology and criminal justice courses, including Criminal Investigation, Criminal Profiling, Violent Crimes, Criminal Behavior, Field Investigation, and Forensic Psychology.

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5-0 out of 5 stars :)
This item came WAY before the expected arrival date and was in the condition the seller stated it would be.I was very satisfied with it :)

5-0 out of 5 stars Forensic Science
Thanks to books like this and Amazon, I am now a Criminalist without being broke.

5-0 out of 5 stars Profiling Violent Crimes:An Investigative Tool
Excellent information.Provides the novice writer and anyone else interested in investigating crime, a good background regarding types of criminals, investingation of the crime scene, etc.Well worth the purchase.

1-0 out of 5 stars You have to be kidding!!This is total garbage!!
Holmes and Holmes make a feeble attempt to discredit the FBI in chapter one.What is ironic is the fact that 95% of the quality profiling theory contained in this "book" is cited from FBI authored sources.Mr. Holmes can't have it both ways.Mr. Holmes bashes the FBI and discredits their methods of profiling and at the same time almost his entire text is referencing the FBI journals on profiling written by Douglas, Ressler, Hazelwood and others.He constantly references the Crime Classification Manual, Sexual Homicide: Patterns and Motives, and the early 1980's articles written on profiling by the FBI.

This book is written at junior high school level.The mistakes are numerous and the wording is awkward and choppy.There is no depth at all to anything presented in this book.Anyone who actually finds value in this garbage should read "Profilers: Leading investigators take you inside the criminal mind," and "Sexual Homicide: Patterns and Motives."The first of these contains a compilation of the ACTUAL articles that Mr. Holmes's entire book is based on.

I will never read another book by Ronald Holmes again.

5-0 out of 5 stars Profiling Violent Crimes is a Great Tool
This has been a great help for my wife. She is gone back to school and this book has greatly helped her in her classes. Amazon's prices was much less about 40% cheaper than the book store and other websites. ... Read more

3. Spiritual Profiling: How Jesus Interacted with 8 Different Types of People. . .and Why it Matters for You
by Tom Hovestol
Paperback: 288 Pages (2010-08-01)
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Jesus’ world was far more religiously pluralistic than most of us imagine. He grew up and headquartered His ministry in “Galilee of the Gentiles.” He regularly rubbed shoulders with polytheistic and superstitious Romans, with philosophical and sophisticated Greeks, with hard-partying pagans, and with God-fearing Africans.

The Bible tells us that Jesus, unlike His fellow countrymen, did not avoid the despised and syncretistic Samaritans. Nor did Jesus shun the Jews who were considered persona non grata in the local synagogues, like those who worked for the occupying government, or who rejected Hebrew ways in favor of Greek, or who lived hellion lifestyles. Moreover, Jesus interacted with individuals representing all of the major sects of Judaism – Sadducees, Pharisees, Zealots, and Essenes. And these included a huge variety of spiritual expression from the emotional to the contemplative, from the spontaneous to the staid, from Bible-thumpers to compassion-lovers, from those who push religion to the four corners of their lives while others passionately seek to push it to the four corners of the globe.

Is there some way to categorize, organize and understand the varieties of spiritual expression that Jesus encountered? Is it possible that the kinds of people Jesus dealt with in His day are similar to the ones we face today? Are there prototypical and stereotypical religious patterns to which people gravitate? And why do we do so? If we lived in Jesus’ day, what spiritual “camp” would be most like ours? How would Jesus approach us? What would he do with us? What would our Spiritual Profile be?

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5-0 out of 5 stars Thought Provoking
Spiritual Profiling is one of the most enlightening books that I have ever read.The authors premise is that we can improve ourselves and our relationships by simply recognizing that Jesus dealt with certain personality types that we deal with today.Learning what those are and how to interact will help us engage with others. ... Read more

4. Profiling The Criminal Mind: Behavioral Science and Criminal Investigative Analysis
by Dr. Robert Girod Sr.
Paperback: 293 Pages (2004-12-08)
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Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Profiling the Criminal Mind is, as the subtitle indicates, is a text and reference on behavioral science and criminal investigative analysis for investigators, forensic scientists, prosecutors, behavioral scientists, and academics. This compilation combines crime scene forensics and experience with behavioral science to get into the criminal's mind and interpret crime scenes.

A practical guide to applied criminology, the author brings together his years of experience as a detective/investigator and professor of criminology and criminal justice to outline an inter-disciplinary approach to analyzing crime scenes and crime scene behavior.

Multi-discipline sleuths and researchers into the criminal mind will find this combined approach to analysis a valuable strategic approach to the study of violent criminal behavior.

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3-0 out of 5 stars A bit shallow
This book provides a very brief overview on a broad range of topics, but does not give much depth.However, it does give a valuable list of resources for further study.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good book, but probably not for someone with basic knowledge
I received this book extremely fast after ordering and was very excited to begin reading it.With my excitement rising, I began to read the preface and slowly my excitement began to fade.I am not an extremely fast reader and have not had a lot of experience with profiling or even psychology/behavioral science for that matter and the text seems to be based on someone having previous knowledge of the subject.After reading many books, there are two main types, written by a "writer" and written by a knowledgeable professional.This book was written by a knowledgeable professional and can be easily seen by the authors word/sentence structure choice as well as his ability to have his writing flow.

That said, the book is very interesting and I have not put it down, but the way it is written makes it difficult for the average reader.It goes through the basics of criminology and profiling allowing the reader to start from the beginning and work their way up to the more advanced material.The book often lists statistics for certain aspects such as type of crime percentage.It keeps your interest and once I start reading, its hard to put it down.

Overall, I would rate the writing/understanding as expressed by the stars, but content wise, the book is great.If you are interested in profiling or behavioral science and have a basic understanding of concepts, this book is for you.It takes a little while to get used to the writing style, but once you get the hang of it, you are not going to want to put it down.

4-0 out of 5 stars Interesting reading
I was recently introduce to watching shows like Criminal Intent, Criminal Minds, Profiler and that lead to my interest on reading up on the human mind...and more specifically the criminal mind.

This book was very through with introducing all aspects involved with criminal profiling and my only disappointment was that there were not more case studies examples to flesh out the theory that was given in the book.

The ability to explain the scientific process of behavioural science and criminal investigative analysis in a straight forward easy to understand manner amazes me. This would give me a deeper appreciation with the interaction of the shows im watching.

Definately recommend to people who are interested with having a basic understanding of the criminal mind and the police investigation process.

4-0 out of 5 stars Nice read!
I was excited to read this book and I'm glad I did. It was a little bit boring in the beginning because it starts with the basics and basic psychology and I already know most of the stuff. But it is a very good beginners book, I'm a nurse so nothing to do with forensics but have always been interested in these things. Glad I bought it.

2-0 out of 5 stars Just the Facts
The work tends to be dry and mechanical, very much a textbook style.Dr. Girod would have done well to take a creative writing course at some point during his stellar academic career. ... Read more

5. The Black Dragon: Racial Profiling Exposed
by Joseph Collum
Hardcover: 410 Pages (2010-09-17)
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In a fast-paced true story that reads like a novel, The Black Dragon: Racial Profiling Exposed is a "passionate and much-needed account of the struggle to put an end to police profiling on the New Jersey Turnpike," according to Professor Frank Askin, Distinguished Professor of Law and Director Constitutional Litigation Clinic, Rutgers Law School/Newark. "From the case of the long-haired travelers in the '70s through legal efforts to halt racial profiling in the '90s and beyond, Joseph Collum has made a major contribution to the protection and advancement of civil rights in New Jersey and the country as a whole." ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Riveting, a must read.
One feels the tensions, the manacing stops and questions from the Troopers.A non-fiction account that reads like a gripping suspense novel, where the reader expects a surprise and is not disappointed.

4-0 out of 5 stars racial profiling versus stereotype
Until I read this book I supported racial profiling because I confused profiling with stereotyping. But stereotypes are based on data, and whether true or not arestatistical. Profiling is probability, a forecasting process. In itself, there is nothing wrong with profiling, it is in its use that the trouble occurs, and in "The Black Dragon" profiling is misused to abuse constitutional issues and the State of New Jersey's Troopers abuse the prohibition against unlawful search and seizure profligately. Collum reconstructs the stopping of cars on the New Jersey Turnpike and how the people inside the stopped cars are manhandled, interrogated and terrified into consenting to illegal actions on the part of the troopers based solely on skin color. Unfortunately, if Collum's work is searched it shows that these illegal actions bring results, large numbers of drug runners are caught although they are primarily black, from the profile used. The profile can be changed, but is not, bacause it is so successful. When the profile is examined it is shown to be unjust since it is race specific. Collum attacks it on that basis, but I think it can be successfully defended, Collum does not nor does he try, he shows how it is incorrectly used by biased troopers with the bias extended to the highest echelons of law enforcement and thus is wrong. From his standpoint, and from his point of view it is wrong, unconstitutional and should be deleted. I agree with this, but only because the troopers are not made to use profiling correctly. The book does not report on this variation, profiling is inherently wrong. The book deserves reading, however, for showing how flaws develop and are not corrected.

5-0 out of 5 stars Black Dragon Must Read to Keep Discussion Going on Racial Profiling
The Black Dragon keeps the racial profiling dialogue going to help us heal at a time with Muslim and other hatred issues there has to be discussion. Author Collum personalized this incredibly important story. Oprah, this is your thing, pick up the discussion. ... Read more

6. Criminal Profiling: Developing an Effective Science And Practice (Law and Public Policy: Psychology and the Social Sciences)
by Scotia J. Hicks, Bruce D. Sales
Hardcover: 293 Pages (2006-03-30)
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This book aims to transform criminal profiling into a credible science and practice that will reliably aid law enforcement investigation. Builds on existing practice and research and calls for empirical information that can lead to a sound new science of criminal profiling. ... Read more

7. Brotherhood of Corruption: A Cop Breaks the Silence on Police Abuse, Brutality, and Racial Profiling
by Juan Antonio Juarez
Hardcover: 320 Pages (2004-08-01)
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A former Chicago cop exposes shocking truths about the abuses of powerwithin the city's police department in this memoir of violence, drugs, andmen with badges. Juarez becomes a police officer because he wants to make adifference in gang-infested neighborhoods; but, as this book reveals, heends up a corrupt member of the most powerful gang of all-the Chicago policeforce. Juarez shares the horrific indiscretions he witnessed during hisseven years of service, from the sexually predatory officer, "X", whoroutinely stops beautiful women for made-up traffic offenses and flirts withdomestic violence victims, to sadistic Locallo, known on the streets asLocoman, who routinely stops gang members and beats them senseless. Workingas a narcotics officer, Juarez begins to join his fellow officers incrossing the line between cop and criminal, as he takes advantage of hisposition and also becomes a participant in a system of racial profilinglegitimized by the war on drugs. Ultimately, as Juarez discusses, hisconscience gets the better of him and he tries to reform, only to be broughtdown by his own excesses. From the perspective of an insider, he tells ofwidespread abuses of power, random acts of brutality, and the code ofsilence that keeps law enforcers untouchable. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good Read
This book was a page turner.Goodness, at times I didn't know if I was more interested in this guy's personal or professional life.I really would like for him to have gotten back with Ana though...... But I do think she stayed way to long and put up with too much of his crap.

Nonetheless, this guy is just a guilty as the people he was around.I'm glad he is not on the force, settled down, and became a teacher and got married.I do think he exaggerated some of the stories though.I also don't think he is as innocent as he claims to be.

Lastly, I really couldn't put this book down.It was that good!

5-0 out of 5 stars A courageous, sophisticated memoir with the soul of a novel.
Anyone who wants an inside look into the often-disturbing culture of inner-city policing should not hesitate to purchase this book.Mr. Juarez writes candidly and courageously about the problems and conflicts of law enforcement, but he also writes a moving account of his own personal journey.Stories of the author's upbringing in a working class, inner-city Chicago neighborhood are heavily drawn upon as Jaurez comes to analyze and ultimately question the morality of the entire criminal justice system, from the beat cop to the courthouse to the national agenda of the War on Drugs and War on Crime.The power of this book lies in the author's ability to take a sophisticated, broad view of the institutional prejudices of the American criminal justice system while providing deeply personal, and jarringly unfiltered accounts of life on the street.

This book is brutally honest and pulls no punches as it provides specific details of the underhanded practices of crooked cops: framing suspects, violent abuse, violent intimidation, theft, bribery, and vandalism.The book also details what seems like the very routine practice of falsifying reports to cover-up the offenses listed above, justify an unlawful arrest, or to guarantee a conviction.Mr. Juarez takes pains to emphasize that the overwhelming majority of the victims of such crimes are impoverished minorities.He even details how policies are emplemented specifically to avoid targeting middle and upper-class offenders.

Even though the officer exposes what seems to be widespread corruption and an institutional bias against poor minorities, I found it very fair.Juarez in no way exempts himself and provides numerous accounts of his own misdeads and his complicity in not speaking out when confronted with other officers' criminal acts.He also provides many examples of honest, hardworking cops and seems to conclude that the biggest problem facing criminal justice lies less with the individuals that make up the system than with the system itself.

As said in the title of this review, this memoir reads like a page-turing novel.Even given the disturbing details of misdeads and injustice, there were strong elements of an uplifting nature in this memoir as well.The author's own personal journey is inspiring and admirable.If only more of us had the courage to take an honest look at ourselves and the shortcomings of theinstitutions that surround us, we would find our culture in a better place.One can only hope this book might inspire others to that calling.

5-0 out of 5 stars the truth is crazier than fiction!!!
this book is wild.the author joins the police force and discovers a world of privilege and violence.he often uses these things to his advantage, though he isn't violent and racist like many of the other cops.then he ends up getting fired for a really dumb reason (although he probably should have been fired for not doing his job earlier!)

overall this book shows a police force that keeps down minorities and punishes people for stupid things like smoking pot.also they use force in a completely inappropriate fashion for their own pleasure.the one that sticks out in my mind is when they come across a homeless guy trying to stay dry, and they totally ruin his day for no reason except cruelty.another time, a couple of cops destroy these black guys' nice car just for the hell of it.it's pretty obvious where the likes of NWA got their lyrical inspiration!whether you think the author is immature or not isn't really the issue.by the way he handles his romantic relationships, it's pretty obvious he was immature!but he was also a good guy surrounded by a bunch of jerks who enabled each other in their "brotherhood," much like A STREET GANG.ironic, huh?as for judging the police force, well this book was written a while ago.it's possible things have changed a lot since then.i don't know.these cops certainly aren't the calm, super-rational, protocol-following types you see on the show "cops," that's for sure.there are good and bad people in any profession.there are great cops.of course regardless of what kind of job the police are doing, many laws and societal changes need to take place in america, instead of basically arresting people for being poor and the author addresses thatthis book is full of drama and interesting stuff.i enjoyed it.

5-0 out of 5 stars honest hard hitting account
I want to thank Mr. Juarez for writing such and honest hard-hitting account of his years as an officer in the Chicago Police Department. You have shown that anyone who puts on the badge must confront not only the bad actors in our society but also the demons
nestled in one's own psyche. This is cautionary tale with a deeply redeeming ending; a must-read for anyone who is considering a career in law enforcement.

4-0 out of 5 stars An honest look at the individual's contribution to a damaged system.
The storyline itself is enough to make a compelling read:ex-cop lays bare his once-secret past while exposing the prejudices of a flawed justice system. But Juarez's memoir is more than a salacious tell-all. It's an honest accounting of his own role within this system, and shines a desperately needed spotlight on the lack of personal accountability within our civic institutions.

Juarez has been called selfish and jaded by members of his own department for describing in intimate detail the brutal beatings, racially-motivated harrassment, theft and drug use rampant within the Chicago PD. But what these critics fail to acknowledge is that Juarez places these personal experiences against a framework of documented descrimination within the department and without. The juxtaposition of his detailed, in-your-face narrative against these statistics reveals how each of us bears responsibility for the larger status quo.

While the transition between chapters occasionally calls attention to the fact that this is his first book, Juarez's unflinching honesty, vivid descriptions, and educator's insight reveals an American system with real problems that must be addressed. It comes at a time when our country is in dire need of self-reflection, and it offers a fantastic example of how each and every one of us contributes, for better or for worse, to our larger community. ... Read more

8. Stories in the Time of Cholera: Racial Profiling during a Medical Nightmare
by Charles L. Briggs, Clara Mantini-Briggs<br> M.D. M.P.H.
Paperback: 456 Pages (2004-09-24)
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Cholera, although it can kill an adult through dehydration in half a day, is easily treated. Yet in 1992-93, some five hundred people died from cholera in the Orinoco Delta of eastern Venezuela. In some communities, a third of the adults died in a single night, as anthropologist Charles Briggs and Clara Mantini-Briggs, a Venezuelan public health physician, reveal in their frontline report. Why, they ask in this moving and thought-provoking account, did so many die near the end of the twentieth century from a bacterial infection associated with the premodern past?
It was evident that the number of deaths resulted not only from inadequacies in medical services but also from the failure of public health officials to inform residents that cholera was likely to arrive. Less evident were the ways that scientists, officials, and politicians connected representations of infectious diseases with images of social inequality. In Venezuela, cholera was racialized as officials used anthropological notions of "culture" in deflecting blame away from their institutions and onto the victims themselves. The disease, the space of the Orinoco Delta, and the "indigenous ethnic group" who suffered cholera all came to seem somehow synonymous.
One of the major threats to people's health worldwide is this deadly cycle of passing the blame. Carefully documenting how stigma, stories, and statistics circulate across borders, this first-rate ethnography demonstrates that the process undermines all the efforts of physicians and public health officials and at the same time contributes catastrophically to epidemics not only of cholera but also of tuberculosis, malaria, AIDS, and other killers. The authors have harnessed their own outrage over what took place during the epidemic and its aftermath in order to make clear the political and human stakes involved in the circulation of narratives, resources, and germs.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Exactly as promised, timely shipping, very happy!
Book was exactly as promised in listing and arrived in excellent condition in a timely manner. ... Read more

9. Forensic Psychologists Casebook: Psychological profiling and criminal investigation
Paperback: 432 Pages (2005-06-01)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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This book aims to demonstrate how forensic psychology contributes to police investigations, providing practical information about the type of reports provided by psychologists and behavioural advisors, and set within a broader theoretical context. It asks the question 'What do practitioners actually do when they provide advice for the police and the courts and how do they do it?' The contributors to the book are all experts in the field of offender profiling and behavioural investigative advice. The chapters provide valuable insights into particular case details, the ethical and legal consequences of advice, coverage of the relevant theoretical context, explanations for conclusions drawn, practical difficulties in preparing reports, potential pitfalls, and an account of how cases are resolved. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Psychological Profiling- It may after all be of help.
Crime Profiling originated in popualr writings of FBI Special Agents like Douglas and Ressler and caught the imagination of the world with Hollywood films like the 'Silence of the Lamb' and TV series like 'Profiliers', 'Cracker'. The last decade has seen acdemics attacking some of the fundamental postulates of the popular ideas on 'Offender Profiling". Today for each book advocating 'Offender Profiling' there is another book criticising 'Offender Profiling' and the battle lines were getting drawn with serious academics beginning to distance themselves from the Profiling Programme. As a practioner ( I work as a senior police officer in India) I was becoming cynical about salvaging anything from the initial promise of profiling as a helpful tool in investigating difficult crimes.
This book is the first serious attempt to bridge the gap and create a possible middle ground. It tells us the extent to which a criminal investigation can be enriched by inputs from serious academics and the manner in which such advice should be dealt with. I think it is a must-read for Police Officers and legal practioners around the world and should now show us the way to develop further collaboration between academics and practioners to make psychological profiling tenable and scientific.
The book avoids unnecessary academic jargons so typical of complex academic journals and is in the jenre of academic writings that are making a serious effort to reach out to practioners like me.
Great Job. ... Read more

10. Criminal Psychology And Personality Profiling (Forensics: the Science of Crime-Solving)
by Joan Esherick
Library Binding: 112 Pages (2005-11-30)
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Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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3-0 out of 5 stars for kids
This is clearly a book for young adults or older kids. As such I find it brilliant in introducing criminal profiling.
It never gets in to deep, and the reason for the three star rating is that it doesnt get beyond informing the reader.
The book lacks questions for the reader to reflect upon, and though the subject is exciting, it doesnt inspire or challenge the reader.

3-0 out of 5 stars real basics for everyone
the only thing that this book has basics...
what is criminal psychology, what you can do with that, etc...

good for the high school students to understand what is criminal psychology, or the undergrad students can have an idea about post-grad degrees...

i finished it in one day...

5-0 out of 5 stars Criminal psychology and Personality Profiling (Forensics: The Science of Criminal Solving)
I think this book was very helpful for me and college student nation wide.
It gave me more of an idea of what I have to study and accomplish for my furture.

Sheri Trocki

4-0 out of 5 stars "an excellent resource for high school guidance counselors or young students"~JC Angelcraft
"Criminal Psychology and Personality Profiling" by Joan Esherick is a small, quick-read book (112 pgs) featuring small excerpts from actual case studies, fast facts, and elucidating definitions that demarcate the differences between careers that use psychology for purposes of solving crime, and helping in the justice process.This is an excellent resource for high school guidance counselors or young students interested in learning more about this career path.

In Chapter 1: The book addresses the questions, "What is Criminal Psychology" and "How Criminal Psychology works." It also helps the reader to understand the difference between criminal psychologists and profilers.The chapter also features an interesting section on real "Psychic" profilers whom have had success in helping police agencies fight crime.

Chapter II expounds on the many roles of the criminal psychologist e.g. crime scene analyst, detective, federal agent, probation officer, court advocate, educator, teacher, professor, trainer et al. The chapter discusses the various contexts where criminal psychology may be applied and renders general details as to the tasks performed by a professional in the field.

Chapter III discusses in more detail the duties and responsibilities of the criminal profiler.It gives the reader a taste of police training outlining what a good profiler should know such as "Key Murder Elements for profilers," "The Four Assumptions of the Profiler," "Traits of Organized, Disorganized, and Mixed Offenders."

Chapter IV relates the history of criminal profiling in fiction as well as non fiction contexts comparing today's conclusions on what constitutes a criminal profile with findings taken from the past.The chapter features an interesting story where the OSS--the Office of Strategic Services (America's first Spy agency)-- made an effort to profile Adolph Hitler at the zenith of his aggression during WWII.It also discusses the famous Boston Strangler Albert De Salvo a case where profiling failed to help.

Chapter V covers the generalities of crime specific profiling using for its purposes such examples as the Atlanta child murders.The chapter explains the definition of a serial killer and the kinds of crimes best suited for profiling.

Chapter VI is the final chapter of this intensive and informative read on the forensic science of criminal psychology and criminal profiling.This last chapter gives the reader a sober view of the many dangers faced by criminal psychologists and the limitations of the profession.It emphasizes the emotional cost that such a career can place on marriages and family and ends with a small list of famous cases that were never solved.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great for my daughter
My daughter is 14 and very interested in criminal psychology. I found this book to be great for her. It is not over detailed but it gives enough information to spark more curiosity about the field and to answer questions that TV shows leave her asking. I am impressed with this book and hope there are more in the series. ... Read more

11. Criminal Profiling: International Theory, Research, and Practice
Paperback: 418 Pages (2010-11-02)
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In this book, renowned profiler Dr. Richard Kocsis presents a distinct approach to profiling called Crime Action Profiling or CAP. The volume explains the scope and methodology employed in the studies that the author has undertaken over the past decade and a half. CAP adopts the view that profiling essentially represents a psychological technique that has its foundations in the disciplinary knowledge of forensic psychology.

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12. Racial Profiling: Research, Racism, and Resistance (Issues in Crime & Justice)
by Karen S. Glover
Paperback: 173 Pages (2009-07-16)
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This book is a critical examination of mainstream research on racial profiling. Through qualitative analysis of interviews with people of color who have experienced racial profiling, it offers an alternative understanding of racialized law and the traffic stop as the manifestation of racialized law enforcement. ... Read more

13. Geographic Profiling
by D. Kim Rossmo
Hardcover: 376 Pages (1999-12-28)
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Asin: 0849381290
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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As any police officer who has ever walked a beat or worked a crime scene knows, the street has its hot spots, patterns, and rhythms: drug dealers work their markets, prostitutes stroll their favorite corners, and burglars hit their favorite neighborhoods. But putting all the geographic information together in cases of serial violent crime (murder, rape, arson, bombing, and robbery) is highly challenging. Just ask the homicide detectives of the Los Angeles Police Department who hunted the Hillside Stranglers, or law enforcement officers in Louisiana who tracked the brutal South Side rapist.Geographic Profiling introduces and explains this cutting-edge investigative methodology in-depth. Used to analyze the locations of a connected series of crimes to determine the most likely area of offender residence, geographic profiling allows investigators and law enforcement officers to more effectively manage information and focus their investigations.This extensive and exhaustive work explains geographic profiling theories and principles, and includes an extensive review of the literature and research in the areas of criminal profiling, forensic behavioral science, serial violent crime, environmental criminology, and the geography of crime. For investigators and police officers deployed in the field, as well as criminal analysts, Geographic Profiling is a "must have" reference. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars a must-have for investigators
For those who don't know the name, Rossmo is the detective / mathematician whose pioneering work on criminal profiling in Canada has helped re-shape the way investigators worldwide track down serial offenders. By mathematically studying the location and distribution of crimes, Rossmo developed a way of pinpointing the most likely location of the offender's home base. This book explains his work.

Written as a textbook, "Geographic Profiling" is clearly organized, packed with well-documented research, and is both theoretical enough to satisfy university researchers and practical enough to inform the rest of us. The book can at times be dense and a little tough to wade through, but it's worth it.

Even though you might gulp when you see the inexplicably high price tag on this book, if you're interested in understanding geographic profiling and the different ways that temporal and spatial crime distribution can assist in investigation, pick up a copy. You'll be glad you did.

5-0 out of 5 stars Ground breaking and well researched
This book is a real innovation in the field of crime research. The area of criminal profiling is populated by no shortage of Walter Mittys with no empirical grounding, so is it refreshing to find a text that cements the theories of this complex and fascinating area with empirical analysis of real cases. The text is well written and opens up a new area of criminal behaviour analysis to students and police officers alike. This book will undoubtedly become a key text in the field of criminal profiling and a welcome replacement to the long list of dull criminal psychology books that do not tell you anything useful, because the ivory tower authors have no practical experience.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Complete Guide to the Subject
This book is packed with information and offers a complete summary of pertinent research on serial arson, serial homicide, rape, and crime paths. It is the bible of geographic profiling. You won't find a more informative, well-researched, or complete book anywhere.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Book That Students Actually Read!
I use this book in my Geographic Profiling course and the students read it and keep it(they don't sell it after the final exam).The bibliography alone is worth the price of the book. Rossmo presents an excellent piece of cutting-edge research that is written to effectively communicate with a broad audience.

5-0 out of 5 stars Innovative and Comprehensive
Dr. D. Kim Rossmo has done an excellent job of presenting the theories and practice of criminal profiling in general, and geographic profiling in specific. His book is thoroughly researched and based on empirical studieswhich demonstrate he is a true pioneer in criminology. It should be notedthat geographic profiling can only be tested on solved cases, since it isessential to know where the criminal lives to prove of the validity of anygeographic profiling methodology. Dr. Rossmo has proven that geographicprofiling is a useful tool to support investigations of serial crimes.Well-written, comprehensive, and innovative--this work could be used as atextbook in any criminology class covering the field of criminal profiling. ... Read more

14. Criminal Profiling, Second Edition: An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis
by Brent E. Turvey
Hardcover: 717 Pages (2002-05-13)
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Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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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.

This Second Edition contains the same core knowledge that made the first edition a best-seller while introducing a wealth of new material. This expanded and thoroughly revised edition includes a completely new set of case studies including the Sam Sheppard trial. New chapters include expanded coverage on false reports, psychological autopsies, criminal profiling in court, stalking, domestic homicide, sexual asphyxia, and staged crime scenes.

Contributors include: John J. Baeza, Eoghan Casey, W. Jerry Chisum, Dana S. La Fon, Michael McGrath, Wayne Petherick.

A unique approach - centred on the author's Deductive Profiling method
The work addresses related issues, such as ethics, clinical perspectives and the essential role of the task force
Written in a style accessible to a wide audience - from the detective performing hands-on casework to the academic in the classroom
Ideal text for courses on criminal profiling or investigative strategy in serial crime and as a supplement to courses involving criminology, arson, stalking, sex crimes or death investigation. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Best there is
While the price can be a bit daunting, know that its well worth the pocket change. Turvey's book is beyond the best in criminal analysis, breaking down each of the many departments within the field and "spelling it out" for those who are less aware of the field.

5-0 out of 5 stars Informative Text book
This book is very informative and easy to read. If you can find it used and in good condition - it's worth buying. If you are a student or in law enforcement, it's a must! I think the resell value holds well due to the wealth of knowledge you can find in this book. If you're a CSI fan - I think it is safe to say, it's a very interesting read. It's all real and you will find 'graphic' photos - if you're not able to handle this - I suggest you don't purchase it. There is alot to absorb and I wouldn't call it light reading.

1-0 out of 5 stars This is a book on criminal profiling written by someone who hasn't ever solved a crime
I was disappointed that this book did little more than travel over already broken ground. This book does little more than criticize several well known FBI profilers such as Robert Ressler, John Douglas, Gregg McCrary, Ray Hazelwood, and Pete Smerick while heaping praise on Brent Turvey who has never solved any real crimes that I know. In one passage it states that Turvey came up with the insight that "Criminals lie about their crimes after having unlimited access to Jerome Brudos. In the 1980's Robert Ressler and John Douglas made it a point to read up all the case files and other information available prior to interviewing each of the subjects in their early studies; Edmund Kemper, Charles Manson, Monte Rissell, Son of Sam David Berkowitz, Ted Bundy, William Hierens, and Jerry Brudos. Ressler and Douglas stated that because these notorious criminals had been in prison for so long they'd each thought up all kinds of ways to justify their crimes to make themselves sound more sympathetic. I was also struck by the childish attitude of the book that theirs is only one way to perform profiling. This book sheds no new light on profiling and doesn't discuss any new cases, instead it skips aroundthe highlights of other old cases and heaps criticisms on the real profilers who solved the crimes. Don't waste your time or money on this.

1-0 out of 5 stars Avoid the self proclaimed "criminal profiler"
Brent Turvey has placed some nice pictures and logical ideas in his book however, the reader must keep in mind that Mr Turvey is a self proclaimed "criminal profiler."The book is worth a flip through but not recommended to be on your shelf, if you work in the field of forensic psychology.It is this reader's recommendation to stick to books written by Dr. David Canter, Dr. Laurence Alison and academic journals if you are involved on hands on work in the field.

1-0 out of 5 stars Do not buy this book
This book is awful I can't beleave I spent money on it. Brent Turvey must have been turned down for a FBI's BSU for a job. Now he spends his time writing books that make people dUmbEr and slaming some of the best Profilers in the world. Do yourself a favor and save your money and I'll tag it under juck. ... Read more

15. Serial Crime: Theoretical and Practical Issues in Behavioral Profiling
by Wayne Petherick
Hardcover: 280 Pages (2005-11-07)
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Serial Crime: Theoretical and Practical Issues in Behavioral Profiling successfully connects concepts and creates links to criminal behavior across crimes -murder, sexual assault, and arson- something no other book available does. The connection of serial behavior to profiling, the most useful tool in discovering behavior patterns, is new to the body of literature available and serves to examine the ideal manner in which profiling can be used in conjunction with psychology to positively affect criminal investigations.

* Provides a theoretical and practical foundation for understanding the motivation and dynamics in a range of serial offenses

* Illustrates the promise, purposes and pitfalls of behavioral profiling in the investigation of various serial crimes

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5-0 out of 5 stars Serial Crime Review
I purchased Serial Crime as a companion to my Criminal Profiling textbook. Serial Crime was perfect because the book reiterated some of the same topics that I was already studying while touching on other facets of criminal behavior. Serial Crime was written in plain terms which made it easy to comprehend, interesting, and highly informative. A must read for anyone intrigued with human behavior. ... Read more

16. MicroRNA Profiling in Cancer: A Bioinformatics Perspective
Hardcover: 300 Pages (2009-10-01)
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This volume contains adaptations and critical reviews of the recent state-of-the-art microRNA research studies, ranging from technological advances in microRNA detection and profiling, clinically oriented microRNA profiling in several human cancers, to a systems biology analysis of global patterns of microRNA regulation of signaling and metabolic pathways. Interactions with transcription factor regulatory networks and mathematical modeling of miRNA regulation are also discussed.
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17. Good Cop, Bad Cop: Racial Profiling and Competing Views of Justice in America (Studies in Crime and Punishment, V. 10.)
by Milton Heumann, Lance Cassak
 Paperback: 246 Pages (2003-07)
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Good Cop, Bad Cop looks at the rise of racial profiling, one of the most important and hotly debated topics in criminal justice, and traces its development from its origins in criminal profiling, through the use of profiles in drug trafficking prevention efforts in airports and on the U.S. highways, until it became synonymous with racial discrimination by law enforcement. The authors draw upon an extensive body of primary sources, social science literature, and court cases to examine how law enforcement, legislators, and the courts have handled racial profiling. They also review the debate over racial profiling, offering arguments made by its opponents and defenders before and after the events of September 11 and describe its development as both a legal and a cultural concept. ... Read more

18. Profiling Your Date: A Smart Woman's Guide to Evaluating a Man
by Caroline Presno
Paperback: 256 Pages (2007-09-04)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The smart woman’s guide to dating and relating


To get into a man's heart, you have to get into his head. With this insider's guide to evaluating a man, Caroline Presno, Ed.D., P.C.C. teaches women how to apply psychotherapists' tricks of the trade to finding Mr. Right. Caroline Presno has developed systematic ways to ‘profile’ a man for his degree of commitment readiness, his aptitude for love and intimacy, his chance of lying, or being unfaithful, his tendency toward big, bad personality problems like narcissism and paranoia, and his ability to fulfill his potential.

Profiling Your Date answers the pressing questions every woman has: 'What type of man should I be looking for? Who should I steer clear from? Is this a healthy relationship for me to be in right now? Is there a better relationship out there for me?'
Profiling Your Date helps you to dissect his behavior and probe his thinking to reveal red flags that indicate it is time to move on. For example:


* He is quick to acknowledge everyone else’s flaws, but not his own. 
* He needs constant excitement and gets bored easily - he will eventually get bored with you. 
*He puts your relationship on fast-forward and isolates you from your family and friends. 
*He calls you at the last minute, spends a lot of time out with the boys, and lets you pursue him more than he pursues you.  

Whether you are in love or looking for love, you can learn who to ‘profile’ into your life, and who to ‘profile’ out. Caroline Presno will show you how.



CAROLINE PRESNO, Ed.D., P.C.C. is a psychotherapist as well as a doctor of education.  She has honed her profiling techniques through academic research, clinical experience, and her own always-exciting dates – which led her to her “one.”  She can be heard weekly as “Dr. Caroline” on the Clear Channel network.



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5-0 out of 5 stars Thoughtful, intelligent read
This book a refreshing change from the majority of dating and self-help books because it was actually intelligently written while still being interesting. The author arms you with valuable information about personality types but leaves it up to you to decide what to do with it (because the reader is, of course, intelligent!). I found it useful not only in the dating realm, but in trying to figure out patterns within other relationships (friends, bosses, etc.). I actually want to re-read it. The only other self-help books I've found to be as useful were Melody Beattie's.

5-0 out of 5 stars Smart Woman's Guide
Sometime's even smart women need a little guidance! I really liked the approach that Caroline took with this book, not following the trend of other dating books by trying to be quirky with catchy lingo or too hip. She came across like one smart woman to another...even a little therapist thrown in but not in an obvious way. I felt like I was listening to a friend tell me like it is, someone who actually cared about my well-being so I was willing to sit and listen. She hits on all the basic topics but still allows the reader to make up her own mind. Certainly every situation out there can't be black and white so it was refreshing to read that I had options for once. I was most interested in the commitment phobic men chapters and how to see the warning signs rather than someone who just isn't interested in me. I felt that I learned something by reading this, all without feeling juvenile. This book works for all ages and I hope other smart women will pick it up!

5-0 out of 5 stars don't let the title fool you!!!
Had the pleasure of meeting author YEARS ago when a friend of mine, C. Guajardo was her friend and lived in Ohio.Mrs C G recommended this book after my divorce and making my way back into singlehood.Boy did this book give me some clarity on my former marriage.. Hope it helps for the next one too... A MUST READ For SINGLE GIRLS!!!!

1-0 out of 5 stars Creating problems where problems don't exist
Who said that thinking like a therapist was a pre-requisite to dating?No one did, and no one should take this book seriously.Why?

"Profiling Your Date" is one of those types of books written to help you solve a problem where a problem does not exist, chiefly, how to determine using a pre-set guide what red-flags to look for as you, the woman, begin your "analysis" of your date.

What the "doctor" fails to understand, or perhaps simply does not understand is that, whether you are a man or whether you are a woman isn't the heart of the matter.Both men and women have preferences in their desires for members of the opposite sex, and in the dating arena it simply is ludicrous for any one (again, man or woman) to base their prefernces on psychological criteria developed by someone else, aka, the "doctor".

Quite simply, the "doctor" has forgotten that dating was and is as natural and as much a part of normal life as waking up in the morning, shaving, showering, getting dressed and going about your business.It is second nature:there isn't second guessing or guess work.You don't need to buy a book, take a course or read a seminar.The doctor forgets that there are no "dating" experts:they don't exist, because there is no need.I mean, come on:who learns how to drive, gets their license and still drives around with an instructor in the car?No body.

If you want to date, just do it.Be yourself, and take as little personal baggage into the adventure as you possibly can.Both men and women (mature men and women) prefer others who, yes, are attractive, appealing and possess physcial traits that they admire and adore.But equally as important, men and women intrinsically know, from their unique perspective, if you, the member of the opposite sex, know yourself, like yourself and offer to yourself and to others the harmony, passion and romance which are key ingredients in making dating or a long term relationship work.

Believe me...please believe me!This book will screw you up into thinking your date has problems, when in fact, if you discover anything wrong with him or her, it will actually be a reflection of the short comings you have failed to come to grips as being your own.

Doctor - do us a favor...don't become an M.D.Thanks.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great tips!
I bought this book and have read it all the way through. It has great tips that even I can use. Just because I'm a guy doesn't mean I can't use these tips on how to profile someone and then use them to profile women. ... Read more

19. The Color of Guilt & Innocence: Racial Profiling and Police Practices in America
by Steve Holbert, Lisa Rose
Paperback: 340 Pages (2004-08)
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The Color of Guilt and Innocence: Racial Profiling and Police Practices in America is the only book of its kind to receive national acclaim by scholars, special interest groups, and law enforcement organizations as the most comprehensive book ever written on the subject of racial profiling by police. The book is unique in that it objectively explores this controversial subject from the perspective of victims, civil rights advocates, and law enforcement officers. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Interesting
I bought this for my husband at the time when he wanted to pursue law enforcement - he read it fairly quickly and held his interest.Nothing "new" but nonetheless intriquing.

5-0 out of 5 stars Takes an urgent and serious topic head-on
The Color Of Guilt & Innocence: Racial Profiling And Police Practices In America by law enforcement veteran Steve Holbert and attorney Lisa Rose is a highly readable discussion of the all too common practice of racial profiling in America. Discussing data collection and analysis programs used to help determine whether racial profiling takes place, issues of civil liberty, police reaction to accusations, and much more, The Color Of Guilt & Innocence takes an urgent and serious topic head-on without losing itself in excessively confusing terminology or philosophy. Highly recommended.

5-0 out of 5 stars Finally somebody gets it
I have been a cop for 17 years. I was skeptical of another book on racial profiling that bashes cops. A friend of mine gave me this book to read for training, and i was very surprised that someone finally got it.There is so much about this topic that the public does not know. This book finally gives a cops perspective and tells why, in most cases, cops are not racist.Every person in America racially profiles, and this book explains why. I was fascinated by the in depth discussion in one chapter that explains racism. The book also opened by eyes to the harm the victims suffer at the hands of some cops. I think everyone has something to learn from this book. The book finally sheds some light on data collection and why it will not work. Instead of re-hashing the same old "solutions," the book actually explores some innovative new ideas that should be implemented by law enforcement. Thanks for covering this subject in a whole new light!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Incredible and comprehensive work on this subject
I am an avid reader on the subjects of civil rights and racial profiling. This book, simply put, is incredible. I thought I had a firm opinion on the subject, but after reading this book, I really see that there are two sides to this complicated issue. All is not always what you see. This book covers every possible aspect of this subject, and delves into areas that I have not seen covered before. I had never before considered the side of law enforcement, nor did I understand what was really going on behind the scenes. I also never really viewed this subject outside of the "black and white" issue.The authors reminded me that racial profiling effects every one of us. Now I can more effectively become involved in the fight towards racial justice with a more focused understanding of why racial profiling occurs and what can be done to stop this practice. I highly recommend this book. ... Read more

20. Genetic Testimony: A Guide to Forensic DNA Profiling (Booklet)
by Charlotte A. Spencer
Paperback: 48 Pages (2003-07-24)
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DNA Forensics explains the subject of modern DNA profiling in straightforward language, and is aimed at readers with little background in science or biotechnology. A valuable resource for people needing to be informed about the methods, uses, and shortcomings of DNA profiling, it introduces basic concepts of genetics and biotechnology in the context of one of the most important developments in modern criminal investigation.This book raises controversial questions about the uses and potential misuses of DNA forensics; and illustrates issues by presenting recent criminal cases involving DNA profiling.A useful reference for law offices, legal clinics, law enforcement, defense lawyers, prosecutors, judges and the media, as it provides basic explanations of the science of, and issues surrounding, DNA forensics. ... Read more

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