Crime Classification Manual: A Standard System for Investigating and Classifying Violent Crime

Crime Classification Manual: A Standard System for Investigating and Classifying Violent Crime

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By (author) John Douglas, By (author) Ann W. Burgess, By (author) Allen G. Burgess, By (author) Robert K. Ressler

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 576 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 226mm x 41mm | 703g
  • Publication date: 17 May 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1118305051
  • ISBN 13: 9781118305058
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white tables
  • Sales rank: 445,881

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A thorough revision of the landmark book that standardized the language, terminology, and classifications used throughout the criminal justice system, Crime Classification Manual, Third Edition now adds new coverage of areas affected by globalization and new technologies, as well as new crime scene examples and analyses. Coauthored by accomplished experts in the field, it is the definitive crime classification text for law enforcement personnel, mental health professionals, forensic scientists, and those whose work brings them into contact with either offenders or victims of violent crime.

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JOHN E. DOUGLAS has been an FBI agent for over thirty years. One of the most successful and best-known true crime authors in the country, his many books include the New York Times bestseller Mind Hunter, which first introduced the public to the idea of psychological profiles as a tool in hunting down killers. ANN W. BURGESS, RN, DNSc, is the author of nine textbooks on psychiatric nursing and crisis intervention and ten books on assessment and treatment of child, adolescent, and adult sexual assault victims and serial offenders. ALLEN G. BURGESS is a former associate professor in the College of Business Administration at Northeastern University in Boston. ROBERT K. RESSLER, MS, is a twenty-year veteran of the FBI. He developed many of the programs that led to the formulation of the FBI's National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime.

Table of contents

Preface vii PART I CRIME ANALYSIS AND INVESTIGATION 1 Crime Classification: Past and Present 3 2 Criminal Investigative Concepts in Crime Scene Analysis 21 John E. Douglas and Lauren K. Douglas 3 The Impact of the Internet, Technology, and Forensics on Crime Investigation 39 John E. Douglas, Lauren K. Douglas, and Stefan R. Treffers 4 Local, Federal, and International Agencies 59 5 Classifying Crimes by Severity From Aggravators to Depravity 91 Michael Welner PART II THE CLASSIFICATIONS 6 Criminal Enterprise Homicide 111 7 Personal Cause Homicide 165 8 Sexual Homicide 205 9 Extremist and Medical Homicide 237 10 Group Cause Homicide 263 11 Arson/Bombing 277 12 Rape and Sexual Assault 307 13 Nonlethal Crimes 367 14 Computer Crimes 399 Allen G. Burgess 15 Increased Globalization of Crime 431 Stefan R. Treffers 16 Mass and Serial Homicide 471 17 Poison and Biological Agents as Weapons 491 Arthur E. Westveer, John P. Jarvis, Carl J. Jensen, III, and Anne M. Berger PART III LEGAL ISSUES 18 Interviewing, Interrogation, and Criminal Confessions 507 Gregory M. Cooper, Michael P. Napier, and Susan H. Adams 19 Wrongful Convictions: Causes, Solutions, and Case Studies 527 Peter Shellem About the Editors 545 About the Contributors 549 Citation Index 551 Name Index 555 Subject Index 557