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YOU CAN RUN... The police said it was an accident-a late-night crash on a fog-drenched Mississippi highway that took the life of Robin Spinney's deputy sheriff husband, Mac. Two years later Robin stumbles across his journal-and the frantic final entry-and she is certain Mac's death was no accident. Terrified, she goes to the only person she can trust with the damning evidence. In less than twenty-four hours he, too, is dead. Convinced she is in grave danger, Robin flees to Serenity, Maine, and attempts to build a new life for herself as Annie Kendall. BUT YOU CAN'T HIDE Davy Hunter is Serenity's reluctant temporary police chief. All he wants is to get through the next two months as quietly as possible, but Annie Kendall's arrival puts that idea on the shelf. Davy can see through the careful facade that Annie has constructed and knows that this woman is hiding something. With a past that won't disappear, Annie must decide if she can trust Davy enough to tell him the truth, or whether to take justice into her own hands.
When a priest with radical ideas and a parish council with traditional values lock horns over the beliefs they hold most sacred, there's bound to be controversy--and consequences. But murder crosses the line between committing a sin and committing a crime, turning a battle over faith into a battle for justice. And smack in the middle of the explosive case is Tulsa attorney Ben Kincaid. Kincaid rescued Father Daniel Beale once before. When the priest's renegade views and violent temper nearly cost him his position as rector of St. Benedict's Church, Ben intervened and saved the day. Now Beale is the prime suspect in the brutal murder of a female parishioner--though lack of evidence has left the case unsolved. But as Father Beale struggles to escape the shadow of suspicion, another woman is savagely slaughtered. And this time, Ben himself discovers Beale literally red-handed . . . with the blood of the victim. As Father Beale declares his innocence, Ben and his team feverishly work to build a defense that will deliver the man of God from a date with the death chamber. But each new revelation that emerges in the packed courtroom only serves to tilt the scales increasingly in the prosecution's favor. And Father Beale's own shocking testimony ignites a firestorm of controversy that could doom his last best hope for acquittal. In his heart and in his gut, Ben knows Father Beale is innocent. But proving it means taking a leap of faith that will plunge Ben into the whirlpool of dark secrets and dangerous intentions that surround St. Benedict's. And ultimately, it will force the idealistic attorney to confront the chilling face of evil in the most unexpected of places. Criminal Intent proves beyond a reasonable doubt that the author of Murder One has earned his critical reputation as the master of the courtroom drama whose novels of legal suspense consistently offer a one-of-a-kind reading experience. From the Hardcover edition.
Criminal Investigation: A Brief Introduction is written in an innovative "brief" format, making it more easily understood by students and more user-friendly for instructors. It presents crime detection as a field that relies heavily on past experiences of investigators as well as recent practical, forensic, and technological innovations. This new text blends scientific theories of crime detection with a practical approach to criminal investigation and follows the belief that sound criminal investigations depend understanding the science of crime detection procedures and the art of anticipating human behavior.
This useful resource for those currently in law enforcement covers emerging types of criminal activity such as consumer fraud, identity theft, computer crime, stalking, cyber- stalking, hate crimes, and the latest drug crimes.
Criminal Investigation: The Art and the Science, Sixth Edition, presents crime detection as a dynamic field relying heavily on the past experiences of investigators as well as recent practical and technological innovations. It explores the many external variables that can influence the investigator's success and the specific methods of crime detection and prosecution of law available today. The text focuses on the steps and considerations observed in an actual criminal investigation. Each chapter begins with recent stories of real crimes that are investigated by the police and set the stage for the rest of the chapter.
This text presents the fundamentals of criminal investigation and provides a sound method for reconstructing a past event (i. e. , a crime), based on three major sources of information -- people, records, and physical evidence. Its tried-and-true system for conducting an investigation is updated with the latest techniques available, teaching the reader new ways of obtaining information from people, including mining the social media outlets now used by a broad spectrum of the public; how to navigate the labyrinth of records and files currently available online; and fresh ways of gathering, identifying, and analyzing physical evidence.
Criminal justice is a social institution and a system. As a social institution, the system attempts to meet society's needs for law and order. In the United States, law and order must be won without unwarranted violations of civil liberties and civil rights. As a system, criminal justice depends on due process involving the police, the courts, and corrections at the federal, state, and local levels. Due process is provided through procedural laws with the goal of obtaining justice that is accurate, timely, fair, and humane. Criminal justice also is an academic discipline with a history, a future, and career paths for people who wish to provide public service. This service is built on definitions of crime, the gathering of crime data, and the development of criminal justice agencies and programs.
The book covers the traditional core of the criminal justice system (police, courts, and corrections), focusing on the decision- making and evaluation of criminal justice policies and practices. The author has taken a provocative view of the CJ system to encourage critical thinking, providing a realistic look at problems as well as new programs which offer promise for the future.
A 12-chapter, paperback brief text that is realistic, applied and practical. Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction is a realistic, applied, and practical text,which introduces students to the real world of criminal justice. Fagin uses clear and simple examples drawn from decades of experience to bring criminal justice alive for students. With a clear and readable style,the author places the criminal justice system in the broader context of American government. James Fagin is a recognized educator in the administration of justice; an expert in areas of contemporary concern, such as transnational terrorism, computer crime, and computer technologies in criminal justice; and has hands-on experience in law enforcement.
Criminal Justice: A Brief Introduction 6e continues to offer a trusted, authoritative and impeccably researched introduction to the criminal justice system in America. This book's freedom vs. safety theme, its unmatched timeliness, and its coverage of the newest criminal justice trends and technology helps readers think critically about the criminal justice system in a time when the issue of freedom vs. safety has never been more critical. The book's primary theme discusses the balance of freedom and safety between our society and the criminal justice system. Terrorism and security issues include up-to-date coverage of police terrorism response, including the most recent information on counter terrorism initiatives by America's police. Other hot topics include all the latest crime statistics, court cases, trends in the system and criminal justice news. Extensive coverage of technology and crime includes the latest law enforcement technology used to combat crime and technology used by criminals to commit crimes. Also includes extensive discussion of the juvenile justice system. For anyone with current or future criminal justice careers or those in law enforcement positions.
This textbook introduces the criminal justice system and particularly examines the roles played by police, courts, and corrections. Gaines (California State University) and Miller discuss measurements and explanations of crime, criminal law, police organization, pretrial procedures, criminal trials, punishment and sentencing, probation and community corrections, juvenile justice, the drug war, and cybercrime. The fifth edition adds a chapter on homeland security and sections on police strategies, jail overcrowding, and school violence. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
With gripping photos, an engaging magazine-like format, and riveting examples straight from today's headlines, CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN ACTION: THE CORE, 7th puts you in the center of the action. Providing just the right depth of coverage, this succinct book uses vivid cases and current events to demonstrate the core principles of the American justice system at work.
"Criminal Justice Today," 12/e, continues to lead as the gold-standard for criminal justice texts. Best-selling, student- and instructor-preferred, and time-tested--Schmalleger is the most current and popular text in the market. The text guides criminal justice students in the struggle to find a satisfying balance between freedom and security, and focuses on the crime picture in America and on the three traditional elements of the criminal justice system: police, courts, and corrections.
If you ask Lisa Storm, she'll say, "Let's face it, legal textbooks can be dry." She'll also tell you what you already know, "This is unfortunate because law, especially criminal law, is an intrinsically compelling topic." That is why she employs the "applied approach" (and takes it to a new level) to hold your students' attention and keep them alert. Criminal Law employs a variety of instructional techniques which will engage your students from start to finish. First, every chapter contains embedded videos, ethical scenarios, charts, diagrams, and/or tables to demonstrate the legal concepts and examples provided. These enhancements break up the text and also appeal to various learning styles.
Take the mystery out of criminal law Criminal law can be a maze of conflicting principles, strange jargon, and confusing procedures. Professor Paul Bergman unravels the mysteries with an engaging plain-English style that incorporates real-life examples, famous films, and entertaining hypotheticals. From arraignment through sentencing, from "abuse excuse" to vigilante, this handy desk reference explains it all. You'll get answers to questions such as: When can police officers enter your home? Is cyber-bullying illegal? Is intoxication ever a criminal defense? What are the "fruits of the poisonous tree"? Can the police search your car? Criminal Law: A Desk Referencewill assist students, bloggers, journalists, mystery writers, and anyone else interested in the criminal justice system or law enforcement. Paul Bergman is a UCLA Professor of Law and the author or coauthor of many books, including Represent Yourself in Court and The Criminal Law Handbook, both published by Nolo.
Demystify criminal law. Criminal law can be a maze of conflicting principles, strange jargon, and confusing procedures. Professor Paul Bergman unravels the mysteries with an engaging plain English style that incorporates real life examples, famous films, and entertaining hypotheticals. From arraignment through sentencing, from "abuse excuse" to vigilante, this handy desk reference explains it all. You'll get answers to questions such as: * When can police officers enter your home? * Is cyber bullying illegal? * Is intoxication ever a criminal defense? * What are the "fruits of the poisonous tree"? * Can the police search your car? Criminal Law: A Desk Reference will assist students, bloggers, journalists, mystery writers, and anyone else interested in the criminal justice system or law enforcement.
Criminal Law and Its Administration is designed specifically for criminal justice courses and sequences of courses covering both substantive and procedural criminal law. It uses the casebook method of instruction. It affords the opportunity for discussions as to the wisdom of the law as it now exists and the direction into which it may, or should be headed. Materials are presented in three parts: substantive criminal law, basic concepts regarding proof of guilt, and legal limitations upon law enforcement practices.
This teaching guide helps law student students establish a solid foundation in the processes of criminal law and understanding of the problems within. This revised edition has enhanced details on group criminality, international human rights, human trafficking etc.
Delving into one of the most fascinating areas of legal practice, this book shows the real world of prosecutors, defense attorneys and paralegals in criminal law. The author brings the study of criminal law alive. Actual examples of criminal cases are investigated and explained, defenses are explored, and appellate processes are examined.
Criminal law in plain English. The criminal justice system becomes increasingly complex each year with new laws affecting legal processes. The Criminal Law Handbook explains every part of a criminal case including: - arrests - booking - preliminary hearings - charges - bail - arraignment - search and seizure - plea bargains - sentencing - juveniles The revised edition covers the latest changes in criminal law, including U.S Supreme Court cases. Written by the authors of Represent Yourself in Court, Paul Bergman, J.D. and Sara Berman, J.D.
The goal of improving public health involves the use of different tools, with the law being one way to influence the activities of institutions and individuals. Of the regulatory mechanisms afforded by law to achieve this end, criminal law remains a perennial mechanism to delimit the scope of individual and group conduct. Utilising criminal law may promote or hinder public health goals, and its use raises a number of complex questions that merit exploration. This examination of the interface between criminal law and public health brings together international experts from a variety of disciplines, including law, criminology, public health, philosophy and health policy, in order to examine the theoretical and practical implications of using criminal law to improve public health.
The book combines the best features of a traditional law casebook with those of a textbook that helps students learn how to identify the issues and holdings from court decisions.
Focuses on the major topics in criminal law, including the federal insanity defense.
Cesare Lombroso is widely considered the founder of criminology. His theory of the "born" criminal dominated European and American thinking about the causes of criminal behavior during the late nineteenth century and the early twentieth. This volume offers English-language readers the first critical, scholarly translation of Lombroso's Criminal Man, one of the most famous criminological treatises ever written. The text laid the groundwork for subsequent biological theories of crime, including contemporary genetic explanations. Originally published in 1876, Criminal Man went through five editions during Lombroso's lifetime. In each edition Lombroso expanded on his ideas about innate criminality and refined his method for categorizing criminal behavior. In this new translation, Mary Gibson and Nicole Hahn Rafter bring together for the first time excerpts from all five editions in order to represent the development of Lombroso's thought and his positivistic approach to understanding criminal behavior. In Criminal Man, Lombroso used modern Darwinian evolutionary theories to "prove" the inferiority of criminals to "honest" people, of women to men, and of blacks to whites, thereby reinforcing the prevailing politics of sexual and racial hierarchy. He was particularly interested in the physical attributes of criminals--the size of their skulls, the shape of their noses--but he also studied the criminals' various forms of self-expression, such as letters, graffiti, drawings, and tattoos. This volume includes more than forty of Lombroso's illustrations of the criminal body along with several photographs of his personal collection. Designed to be useful for scholars and to introduce students to Lombroso's thought, the volume also includes an extensive introduction, notes, appendices, a glossary, and an index.
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