"INTERNET LAW BOOK REVIEWS" - Provided by Rob Jerrard LLB LLM (London)

Books from Charles C Thomas Reviewed in 2012


Tactical Counter Terrorism: The Law Enforcement Manual of Terrorism Prevention
Edition: 1st
Format: Hardback
Author: Dean T. Olson
ISBN: 978-0-398-08721-0
E-Book: 978-0-398-08723-4
Publishers: CC Thomas
Price: £42.17
Publication Date: 2012

Publisher's Title Information

Police officers on the beat, officers on patrol, all cops - local, state, tribal and federal, 750,000 strong - doing what they do every day are the first and most effective line of defense against terrorist acts committed in the Homeland. This manual is designed to overcome the failure of our national counter-terrorist strategy to better utilize local cops in homeland security by providing essential and practical knowledge local officers can use to identify terrorist precursor activities and more effectively interdict and prevent terrorist attacks from occurring. The goal is to acquaint officers with proactive “first preventer” knowledge and tactics so they can make police counterterrorism an integral part of their duties. Numerous case studies flesh out concepts such as terrorism, homeland security, terrorist threats posed by different terror groups, police counterterrorism intelligence, lone wolf terrorism, behavioral indicators of Islamist radicalization, terrorist tradecraft, terrorism indicators and warning signs, the terrorist attack cycle, terrorist attack tactics such as sniping, weapons of mass destruction, arson, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), suicide bombing tactics and surveillance detection techniques. This manual is an excellent source of basic to intermediate training for intelligence analysts, members of Joint Terrorism Task Forces, criminal intelligence investigators, and all police officers.

Contents

Preface
Chapter
1. Introduction and overview
2. Know your adversary: terrorist groups active in the homeland
3. Know your adversary: terrorist tradecraft
4. The terrorist attack cycle: terrorism Indicators and warning signs
5. Terrorist attack tactics: improvised explosive devices
6. Terrorist attack tactics: suicide bomber
7. Terrorist attack tactics: mall shootings, Fedayeen and small unit attacks, sniper, hostage
Taking/kidnapping, attacks on motorcades
8. Terrorist attack tactics: miscellaneous
Methods, weapons of mass destruction, cbrne, and arson
9. Police counterterrorism intelligence
10. Case studies and lessons learned
Name Index
Subject Index


How Cops Die: Understanding and Preventing Duty-Related Deaths
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Author: By Jody Kasper
ISBN: 978-0-398-08821-7
Publishers: CC Thomas
Price: $29.95
Publication Date: 2012

Publisher's Title Information

The purpose of this unique book is to provide police officers and administrators with a simple and effective handbook to improve the safety of police employees. It is research-based and uses the most up-to-date statistics from the Department of Justice, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, and the Uniform Crime Report. The first chapter of this book contains a complete list of actual cases of officer deaths during 2010. This list provides an overview of how officers are dying in the line of duty. After a problem is identified and discussed in one chapter, the next chapter details strategies that can be implemented to reduce injury and death by employees. Additional topics include specific problems including traffic fatalities, assaults on officers, police homicides, physical health, psychological health, moonlighting, shift work, substance abuse, heart disease, nutrition, suicide, and family issues. The importance of comprehensive wellness programs, and the interconnectedness of employee morale with health and safety are examined. This book has detailed the true causes of Job-related police officer injury and death. It has also identified effective strategies that police personnel at all levels can do to prevent these tragedies from continuing to occur. These recommended strategies will prove useful for officers and administrators alike

Contents

Preface
Chapter
1. Officers Killed in the Line of Duty, 2010
Part 1: On-Duty Deaths
2. The Numbers: An Overview of On-Duty Deaths
3. The #1 Killer: Traffic Accidents
4. Preventing Traffic Deaths: Successful Strategies
5. The #2 Killer: Police Homicides
6. Preventing Police Homicides: Successful Strategies.
Part 2: Duty-Related Deaths
7. Employee Physical Health: Beyond Foot Chases and Fights
8. Improving Physical Health: Successful Strategies
9. Employee Mental Health: Seeing the Big Picture
10. Maintaining Good Mental Health: Successful Strategies
Part 3: Administrator's Guide
11. Developing a Comprehensive Wellness Program: Departmental Assessments.
12. Working Toward Wellness: Getting a New Wellness Program Off the Ground
13. Employee Morale: The Root of Safety and Wellness

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Police Ethics: Crisis in Law Enforcement Edition:
Edition: 3rd Edition
Format: Hardback
Author: Tom Barker
ISBN: 9780398086152
Publishers: CC Thomas
Price: £25.02 $45.95
Publication Date: 2011
 

Publisher's Title Information

This third edition has been comprehensively revised, expanding the information in the previous edition on the long-standing challenge of implementing effective, responsible, and acceptable practices in ethical police work. The author's unique perspective provides insights not found elsewhere and presents them in an informative, fact-filled, and encouraging way. The text is based on the premise that ethical crisis has always existed in law enforcement and stresses that policing is and always has been a “morally dangerous occupation.” The moral dangers of policing are discussed in detail and emphasize how crucial ethical standards are for police officers. Four critical and primary questions addressed in the text are: Is law enforcement a profession? Can law enforcement officers be professional? What forms of behavior are the major law enforcement ethical violations? Can police ethical violations be controlled? Several chapters also thoroughly review the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics and include very up-to-date examples of notable violations by individual officers and police departments. Additional topics include major police corruption issues, including corrupt practices and corruption control; abuse of authority; and getting effective control of unethical behavior. The goal of this timely new edition is to provide officers, law enforcement managers, and city administrators with only the most current information, tools, and skills in identifying and dealing with unethical police behavior. It is valuable to both new and seasoned officers in a significant effort to make policing a true profession that is real and not rhetoric.

Contents

Preface
Chapter
1. Policing a morally dangerous occupation
2. Professional/occupational ethics
3. Law enforcement code of ethics paragraph 1
4. Law enforcement code of ethics paragraph 2
5. Law enforcement code of ethics paragraph 3
6. Law enforcement code of ethics paragraph 4 and 5
7. Major law enforcement ethical violations
8. Police corruption
9. Corrupt practices and corruption control
10. Abuse of authority
11. Controlling police unethical behaviour
12. Conclusion
References
Index

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Multicultural Perspectives in Criminal Justice and Criminology.
Edition: 3rd
Format: Hardback
Authors: James E. Hendricks, Bryan D. Byers, Kiesha Warren-Gordon
ISBN: 9780398086633
Publishers: CC Thomas
Price: 336.03
Publication Date: 2012

Publisher's Title Information

This third edition of 'Multicultural Perspectives in Criminal Justice and Criminology' has been slimmed down from previous editions. Chapters have been combined and subjects updated throughout. In keeping with the theme of previous editions, this third edition addresses cultural diversity, criminal justice, and criminology. As an edited anthology, this book represents the work of national scholars who have expertise in criminal justice issues in a multicultural context. The book includes original work addressing such diversity issues as gender, race, ethnicity, and sexuality in criminal justice and criminology. In addition, types of crime, juvenile justice issues, training, and college curricula are also discussed. This is the only book, to date, which attempts to examine the multifaceted nature of the criminal justice system as a whole with a focus on multiculturalism. This text promises to bridge the gap between research and practice in the area of promoting cultural awareness and sensitivity. The book should appeal to those teaching undergraduate or graduate courses in criminal justice or criminology. It should also be of particular interest to criminal justice personnel, criminologists, and students of criminal justice/criminology with an interest in diversity issues.

Contents

Introduction
Chapter
1. Multicultural Issues and Perspectives
Cindy Hendricks and Angela M. Nickoli
2. Race and Criminal Justice
Jerome B. McKean
3. Native Americans in Criminal Justice
Kurt D. Siedschlaw and James N. Gilbert
4. Latinos: The Conceptualization of Race
Laura B. Myers, Myrna Cintron, and Kathryn E. Scarborough
5. Asian Americans and the Criminal Justice System
Taiping Ho and Cindy Hendricks
6. Gays and Lesbians in the Criminal Justice System
James S. Arnott
7. Hate Crime in Contemporary American Society:
A Sociolegal Approach
Bryan D. Byers and Lori A. Spillane
Name Index
Subject Index


PRINCIPLES OF INVESTIGATIVE DOCUMENTATION: Creating a Uniform Style for Generating Reports and Packaging Information
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Authors: Philip A Becnel IV & Scott James Krischke
ISBN: 9780398086978
Publishers: CC Thomas
Price: £18.90
Publication Date: 2012

Publisher's Title Information

This is the only book in existence that discusses the process of documenting an investigation from start to finish. It presents just about everything an investigator needs to know regarding how to document an investigation. The first chapter discusses the five primary principles of investigative documentation: taking comprehensive notes; documenting every effort to contact witnesses and all surveillance; preparing reports whenever there is any possibility of needing to testify; taking verbatim statements from hostile witnesses and declarations from friendly witnesses; and providing all case documents to the client or maintaining a document retention plan. The second chapter details the numerous misconceptions pertaining to investigative documentation. This chapter sets the stage for the remaining chapters on note-taking, running resumes, reports, statements, and documentation retention. Each chapter is broken down into four or five sections that approximate the methods used to complete that particular documentary endeavor. The book also contains an exhaustive appendix that many investigators will find to be very useful, including: one that lists hundreds of abbreviations that investigators may find helpful when taking notes; sample reports that readers may use as templates for generating their own reports; an alphabetic stylebook that is based on styles used by the media and federal law enforcement agencies that provides a quick tool for properly referencing abbreviations, names, capitalization and numerals, among other topics; and several sample statements and declarations to show what these documents, when completed, are supposed to look like. This is an advanced book for people who already have the necessary skills to do an investigation. By following the principles outlined in this book, investigators will see the quality of their investigations improve markedly and ultimately be more successful

Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: Five Principles of Investigative Documentation
Chapter 2: Misconceptions Related to Documentation
Chapter 3: Privilege and Confidentiality
Chapter 4: Note Taking
Chapter 5: Running Resumes
Chapter 6: Reports
Chapter 7: Statements


ON THE EDGE: Recent Perspectives on Police Suicide
Edition: 1st
Format: Hardback
Authors: John M. Violanti, Andrew F. O'Hara, Teresa T. Tate
ISBN: 978-0-398-08632-9
Publishers: CC Thomas
Price: $39.95
Publication Date: 2011

Publisher's Title Information

In this book, the authors extend their academic research and knowledge on the subject to a national level. Two of the authors, who have personally dealt with the aftermath of suicide, add a realistic description of what it is like to be “on the edge.” Andy O'Hara, who survived his near suicide and describes the feelings and pain he felt during that crisis period, and Teresa Tate, whose husband died by suicide, will add immeasurably to the understanding of this problem.
Chapter One discusses police suicide rates and the ongoing controversy that surrounds this area of research. In Chapter Two, the authors describe two in-depth analyses of national police suicide rates. Chapter Three is based on a conceptual model of the career span of a police officer and trauma within that span that may exacerbate conditions for suicide. Chapter Four presents a discussion of factors that may help to protect police officers from suicide. In Chapter Five, Andy O'Hara discusses his own journey to the edge and how such decisions may come about in police officers. In Chapter Six, Andy O'Hara presents a description of his newly developed program, “Badge of Life,” which seeks to “depower” police trauma and, instead, “empower” the officer. In doing so, they will be prepared not only for stress but for trauma before it occurs and know what to do when it does. In Chapter Seven, the aftereffects of suicide are explored and how police support can help to ameliorate psychological distress and trauma associated with an officer's death. Teresa Tate, founder and leader of the survivor group S.O.L.E.S. (Survivors of Law Enforcement Suicide), presents actual cases of police survivors derived from her personal interviews with these survivors. In the final chapter, the authors conclude with a description and critical analysis of present programs for police suicide prevention. Law enforcement practitioners, researchers and therapists, as well as police organizational policymakers, will benefit from the discussions presented in this book.

Contents

Preface
Chapter
1. THE CONTROVERSY OF POLICE SUICIDE
RATES
John M. Violanti
2. RECENT NATIONAL STUDIES ON POLICE
SUICIDE
John M. Violanti and Andrew F. O'Hara
3. PATHWAYS TO POLICE SUICIDE: TRAUMA
STRESS ACROSS THE CAREER
John M. Violanti
4. WHY POLICE OFFICERS DO NOT COMMIT
SUICIDE: PERSONAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL RESILIENCY
John M. Violanti
5. THE REALITY OF POLICE SUICIDE: TO THE
EDGE AND BACK
Andrew F. O'Hara
6. LOOKING FOR NEW PREVENTION ALTERNATIVES: THE BADGE OF LIFE
EMOTIONAL SELF-CARE TRAINING
Andrew F. O'Hara
7. SURVIVORS: THE PERSONAL TRAGEDY OF
POLICE SUICIDE
Teresa T. Tate
8. WHAT NEXT? PREVENTION EFFORTS
Andrew F. O'Hara, Teresa T. Tate, and John M. Violanti
Index

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