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Anti-terrorism, Forensic Science, Psychology In Police Investigations

1st Edition

By John S Major


432 pages

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This book presents a broad selection of the papers presented at IDENTA '85 on various topics, including counter-terrorism; Israel's experience with terrorism; police and terrorism; and psychological methods, forensic science and voice identification in criminal investigation. The conference on International Congress on Technologies for Police Identification & Counter-Terrorism, was held in 1985 in Jerusalem.

Table of Contents

Note -- Introduction -- Keynote Speech: The Honourable Haim Bar Lev Minister of Police State of Israel -- Keynote Speech: The Honourable Moshe Arens -- Keynote Speech: The Role of Forensic Science in Criminal Investigation -- Facing Unconventional Terrorism -- The Terrorism of Left-Wingers in the Federal Republic of Germany and the Combat Against the Terrorists -- Firearms Examination in a Terrorist Situation -- Documents & Forgery in Terrorist Operations -- Forensic Ballistics in Counter-Insurgency Warfare -- Trends in Palestinian Terrorism -- The Reemergence of Jewish Terrorism in Israel -- International Terrorism a New Threat to Information Systems Security -- The Israel National Police Bomb Disposal Unit -- Survey of Selected Terrorist Devices -- A Method for Estimating the Accuracy of Individual Control Question Tests -- A Built-In Validity in Polygraph Field Examinations (1) -- Validity of the Control Question Test in Two Levels of the Severity of Crimes -- Assessing Polygraph Accuracy: The importance of choosing an evaluation technique which is compatible with the way the examinations were conducted -- Decision Rules in Polygraph Examination -- Computerized Polygraph Interpretations and Detection of Physical Countermeasures -- The Psychological Stress Evaluator: A Validation Field Study -- The Effect of Similarity on Psychophysiological Responsitivity to Pictorial and Verbal Stimuli -- Hypnosis in Police Investigation: Principles and Safeguards -- Field Kits – Forensic Examinations Outside the Lab -- The Role of the Forensic/Clinical Specialist (Police Surgeon) -- Sexual Abuse Field Kits in the United Kingdom -- The System for Evidence Collection from Sexual Assault Victims in Israel -- Evidence Technicians -- Computer-Based Methods for Forensic Speaker Recognition -- The Current Status of Voice Identification in Police Investigation in Israel -- Forensic Applications of Automatic Speaker Verification -- “Hitler Diaries” Case History, Examination Results, Handling in Court -- Hitler Diary Forgery -- Techniques for Detecting Documents Created by Photocopy Machines -- Surveillance Under Adverse Weather Conditions: Wavelength Filtering Considerations -- Analysis of Explosives in the Israel Forensic Science Laboratory -- Recent Advances in Laser Latent Fingerprint Development -- Speedometer Examination for Traffic Accident Reconstruction -- Determination of Firing Distance by Total Nitrite -- A Simple Adaptation of the Microspectrophotometer Docuspec Tm/I for the Comparison of Small Quantities of Luminescent Materials -- Forgeries of the USSR Drivers License -- Handwriting Characteristics of Arabs Writing Hebrew -- Identification of the Dead Can Chiropodists Help? -- The Identification of the Seriously Damaged Body Using Non-Dental Data -- An Approach to Laboratory Automation -- Central Collections of Physical Evidence and Possibilities of Support Through Use of Computers -- Computerization of Fraudulent Cheques Collection -- A Collection of Tool Marks Made by Self-Locking Pliers on Broken Cylinder Locks -- An Experimental Video-Disc Based Fingerprint Retrieval System -- Automatic Digital Defocus Restoring Filter -- Future Priorities in Forensic Science Research and Development in the Federal Republic of Germany -- Shi’ite Terrorism

About the Author

Major, John S

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General