The Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations series was created by Vernon J. Geberth, a retired New York City Police Department lieutenant commander who is an author, educator, and consultant on homicide and forensic investigations. With books by authors who are nationally recognized experts in their respective fields, this series is designed to provide contemporary, comprehensive, and pragmatic information to the practitioner involved in criminal and forensic investigations.
Practical Drug Enforcement
DiMaio's Forensic Pathology
Practical Homicide Investigation Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques, Fifth Edition
By Michael D. Lyman
September 01, 2022
Criminal investigation is a dynamic endeavor impacted by changes in human nature, statutory and constitutional laws, and methods of operation. New challenges are constantly posed for the investigator and the investigation of drug offenses is no exception. It takes advanced skills to keep pace with ...
By Vincent J.M. DiMaio, D. Kimberley Molina
September 28, 2021
The first two editions of Forensic Pathology have been highly touted as the definitive, go-to text reference on forensic pathology and this latest edition is no exception. DiMaio’s Forensic Pathology, Third Edition is fully updated to include the many advancements that have occurred in the field ...
By Vernon J. Geberth
May 12, 2015
Renowned for being THE definitive resource for homicide investigators, Practical Homicide Investigation: Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques details the recognized protocols used by investigative divisions of major police departments throughout the world. The text is used in most police ...
By Thomas P. Carney
December 10, 2019
Because of the sensitive nature of sex crimes, police officials must develop a specialized set of interviewing skills to effectively investigate them. Written by former Commanding Officer of the Manhattan Special Victims Squad Thomas P. Carney, Practical Investigation of Sex Crimes: A Strategic and...
By Thomas Gersbeck
May 07, 2019
The threat variables associated with military ordnance are enormous, requiring the application of a structured process to identify unknown munitions. The focus of Practical Military Ordnance Identification, Second Edition is the application of a practical deductive process to identify unknown ...
By Ross M. Gardner, Donna Krouskup
November 02, 2018
Every action performed by a crime scene investigator has an underlying purpose: to both recover evidence and capture scene context. It is imperative that crime scene investigators must understand their mandate—not only as an essential function of their job but because they have the immense ...
By D. K. Molina, M.D., Veronica Hargrove
August 23, 2018
Forensic professionals, particularly medical examiners—often working through heavy caseloads—require quick and easy access to reliable sources of information to help interpret toxicology results. While several in-depth resources are available, they are often large, cumbersome, and contain more ...
By William J. Bodziak
July 26, 2016
The utilization of footwear impression evidence continues to evolve with new materials, equipment and techniques, providing an increased ability to detect, record, enhance, and examine this form of evidence. Recently developed technology now allows investigators to more efficiently or, in some ...
By William J. Bodziak
September 17, 1999
Reviewed and recognized as the most authoritative source in the field, this book describes the methods used worldwide to recover and identify footwear impressions from the scene of a crime. In this new edition, everything, including the original twelve chapters, bibliography, appendix, etc., ...
By Tracy Harpster, Susan H. Adams
December 20, 2016
This book provides police investigators and homicide detectives with a practical method of analyzing 911 homicide calls to uncover the truth. A structured analysis of 911 homicide calls can directly aid in developing investigative leads, planning interviews and solving cases. Case examples present ...
By Rachel Walton
July 25, 2017
This book, now in its second edition, is the first and most exhaustive text covering the still growing popularity of cold case investigations which locate perpetrators and free the innocent. The new edition adds approximately 80 pages of content, including material on clandestine graves and ...
By James T. Thurman
July 18, 2017
Now in its Third Edition, Practical Bomb Scene Investigation explores the investigative process that improvised explosive device (IED) specialists undertake at the scene of an explosion. Providing easy-to-understand, step-by-step procedures for managing and processing a bomb scene, it enables ...