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Police Intelligence
Totality of Circumstances

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ISBN 9781032180939
March 29, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
500 Pages 36 Color & 188 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Police Intelligence: Totality of Circumstances is an essential resource and is designed for any  individual who may encounter the field of criminal justice, whether the person is a police chief who oversees the department’s standard operating procedures, a police officer who enforces the law, a civilian who is expected to follow the law, a lawyer who may challenge an action in court, or a judge who will interpret the law. This book, in part, applies math and logic to laws and policies to objectively assess them. Laws and policies are written as English logical statements. English logical statements can be converted into mathematical logical statements, which can be objectively assessed via Boolean algebra. Specifically, truth tables, Venn diagrams, flowcharts, logic gates, and logic circuits can all be used to assess laws, policies, and proper police actions. For example, mathematically it is not a glass, blue, marble means almost the exact opposite of it is not glass, not blue, and not marble. In addition, one must consider existential and universal quantifiers, conditional statements, and subsets to correctly interpret laws and policies. Thus, it is important for individuals to understand how to mathematically assess English logical statements (e.g., the law) because if they do not, opponents in court may do it for them.

This book is important because collecting and understanding information and effectively communicating are vital skills in law enforcement. It discusses different reference points for assessing good behavior, different lenses of truth, limitations of information, and assumptions. Furthermore, it examines a variety of ways to collect and assess information, which include interrogation techniques, interviewing techniques, an interrogatory and a deposition, ciphering and deciphering messages, body language, handwriting analysis, job interview questions, and crime scene search patterns.

The chapters present a methodological reasoning process that is sorely lacking among police agencies— and one that is essential for developing critical thinking skills and carrying out orders within legal confines. Police Intelligence: Totality of Circumstances is an indispensable resource for helping students and officers to collect and assess information. Whether it is verbal or nonverbal information, ciphered messages, or using different bases for numeric communication, individuals in criminal justice should learn to think outside the box to collect and understand available information.

Table of Contents

1. U.S. Constitutional Law  2. Grammar, Math, Theories, and Persuasion  3. Intelligences, Reasoning, and Flowcharting  4. The Law, Truth Tables, and Venn Diagrams  5. The Law, Logic Gates, and Logic Circuits  6. Probable Cause Affidavit, Information, Evidence, and Search Warrant  7. Code Communication  8. Meaning of Truth  9. Interrogatory and Deposition  10. Interviewing and Identifying Suspects  11. Body Language  12. Interrogation Techniques  13. Individuals with Disabilities  14. Science & Truth  15. Media, Cybercrime, Technology, and Special Situations  16. Qualitative Information  17. Resume, Job Interview, and Oral Presentations  18. Crime Scene Investigations

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Wayne L. Davis is an Assistant Professor and Chair of the criminal justice program at Columbia College in SC. He received his Ph.D. from the Capella University, a master’s degree in business administration from Madonna University, and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan-D. Dr. Davis has worked as an electrical engineer at Ford Motor Company and has worked for city, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. Dr. Davis has obtained his helicopter pilot license, an emergency medical technician certificate, an advanced open water scuba diving certificate, an amateur radio license, and three U.S. patents. In addition, Dr. Davis has served as editor-in-chief of the Lincoln Memorial University Journal of Social Sciences.

Paul J. Leslie, Ed.D. is a psychotherapist, researcher, international trainer, and author in Aiken, South Carolina. Paul has a doctorate in Counseling Psychology and is a licensed professional counselor in the states of Georgia and South Carolina. Paul’s work primarily focuses on the applications of strategic and resource-directed approaches to psychotherapy. He is presently the coordinator of the psychology program at Aiken Technical College in South Carolina.

Ashley B. Davis has a M.A. in French and a bachelor’s degree in French and Japanese from Michigan State University. She is currently working in Japan as a coordinator of international relations for Otsu City and as a consultant for MICE affairs.