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Willan Publishing, Books Reviewed in 2009

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Police Corruption, Deviance, Accountability and Reform in Policing
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Author: Maurice Punch
ISBN: 978-1-84392-410-4
Publishers: Willan
Price: £21.99
Publication Date: June 2009
 
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Policing and corruption are inseparable. This book argues that corruption is not one thing but covers many deviant and criminal practices in policing which also shift over time. It rejects the 'bad apple' metaphor and focuses on 'bad orchards', meaning not individual but institutional failure. For in policing the organisation, work and culture foster can encourage corruption. This raises issues as to why do police break the law and, crucially, 'who controls the controllers'?
 
Corruption is defined in a broad, multi-facetted way. It concerns abuse of authority and trust; and it takes serious form in conspiracies to break the law and to evade exposure when cops can become criminals. Attention is paid to typologies of corruption (with grass-eaters, meat-eaters, noble-cause); the forms corruption takes in diverse environments; the pathways officers take into corruption and their rationalisations; and to collusion in corruption from within and without the organization. Comparative analyses are made of corruption, scandal and reform principally in the USA, UK and the Netherlands. The work examines issues of control, accountability and the new institutions of oversight.
 
It provides a fresh, accessible overview of this under-researched topic for students, academics, police and criminal justice officials and members of oversight agencies.
 
The police are meant to enforce the law and not abuse it. And yet the reality has been that policing and corruption are inseparable. This book sets out to explore that worrying but intriguing discrepancy between police as law enforcers and police as lawbreakers. Why do some officers bend and break rules, procedures and the law and why do some effectively become 'criminals'? And what measures should be taken to investigate, prevent and combat corruption?
 
In seeking answers to such questions this book argues that corruption is not one thing but covers many deviant and criminal practices in policing which also shift over time. It rejects the 'bad apple' metaphor and focuses on 'bad orchards', meaning not individual but institutional failure. For in policing the organisation, the nature of work and its culture can, sometimes foster and even encourage corruption. This raises issues as to why do police break the law and, crucially, 'who controls the controllers'?
 
Comparative analyses are made of corruption, scandal and reform principally in the USA, UK and the Netherlands. The work examines issues of control, accountability and the new institutions of oversight such as the IPCC at a time when external oversight has become increasingly high profile. Overall the book provides a fresh, accessible and much-needed overview of this under-researched topic for students, academics, police and criminal justice officials and members of oversight agencies.
 

Contents
 
List of abbreviations
Preface
1 Introduction
What is really real? Official paradigm and operational code(s)
Officer Dowd (New York)
2 What is corruption?
Definitions and forms of corruption
Police orrganisation, police culture and dirty work
Inclusion, moral career and slippery slope
3 The US: from pad to crew
Police corruption in America
New York and the NYPD
Chicago, LAPD and Sea Girt
Violence, drugs, police crime and corruption: New York, Miami and Los Angeles
Reform and good departments
Conclusion
4 The Netherlands: Amsterdam and the 'IRT' affair
Amsterdam
The 'IRT' affair
Conclusion
5 The UK: London, miscarriages of justice and Northern Ireland
London: the Met, Mark and investigations
Miscarriages of justice
Northern Ireland
Conclusion
6 'Creatures in between': pathways into police deviance
'Groovy Gang': the SERCS and Neil Putnam
Prince of the City: SIU and Bob Leuci
Joining and leaving 'the Club'
Conclusion
7 Scandal, reform and accountability
Scandal and reform
Police accountability in the UK
Police accountability in the US
Conclusion
8 Conclusion: sticky fingers and dirty hands
Sticky fingers
Dirty hands
Appendix: what can be done?
References
Index
 

Endorsements
 
"The book is superb. The standard, as far as I am concerned, for books on police deviance. Straightforward as well as entertaining, the book covers all that I think is known about the genesis, transmission, facilitation, reform, and control of police deviance." David Bayley (University at Albany, SUNY)
 
'At last, from the leading writer and researcher in this field, a comprehensive overview of the study of police misconduct and corruption. Maurice Punch is unrivalled in this field and anyone seeking a reliable guide should consult this book', Professor Tim Newburn, LSE
 
 
 

The Author
 
 
 
Maurice Punch is currently Visiting Professor at the Mannheim Centre for Criminology, London School of Economics and also at the School of Law, King's College, London. He has taught at universities in the UK, Europe and North America, and has published extensively in the fields of policing, corruption, accountability and corporate crime.


Sex Trafficking
International Context and Response
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Author: Marie Segrave Sanja Milivojevic & Sharon Pickering
ISBN: 978-1-84392-510-1
Publishers: Willan
Price: £22
Publication Date: June 2009
 
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Trafficking in persons, particularly the trafficking of women into sexual servitude (sex trafficking) has generated much attention over the past decade. This book provides a critical examination of the international and national frameworks developed to respond to this issue - focused both on the design of policy responses and their implementation. Uniquely it brings together, and brings to life, the voices of policymakers, non-government agencies and trafficked women. The analysis is grounded in rich empirical work and research in Europe, Asia, Australia and North America
 
This book examines how sex trafficking has been mobilized within anti-trafficking policies across the globe and offers a close examination of the dominant international framework, drawing upon a rich and diverse set of case studies: Australia, Serbia and Thailand. This analysis draws upon over100 interviews with trafficking 'experts' across the three nations-including policymakers, police, immigration authorities, socialworkers, lawyers, UN agencies, local and international NGOs, activists. Critically, it also draws upon the voices of women who have been trafficked.
 

Contents
 
Acronyms
Notes on conventions and presentation of data
Acknowledgements
Preface
 
1 Sex trafficking: mapping the terrain
Historical approaches
Recent developments in transnational crime
Research on trafficking in persons
The international policy context
National case studies
Research approach
Conclusion
 
2 Finding victims: the search and 'rescue'
Policy and implementation: an overview
Identifying victims: actors, sites, challenges and practices
Strategic victimisation: implementation and experiences
Conclusion
 
3 In the pursuit of justice: the criminal investigation
Official narratives
Alternative narratives: investigation from the perspective of victims
Conclusion
 
4 Support for victims: in the care of the state
Healing injured women's bodies: the framework
Detained or resuced? Immediate post-trafficking intervention in Serbia, Australia and Thailand
The shelter experience: stories from inside
Beyond the shelter: emerging forms of 'offshore' assistance
Conclusion
 
5 Realising justice: prosecution processes and outcomes
An overview of prosecution data
The pursuit of criminal justice outcomes: enabling discourses
The prosecution process
Prosecution outcomes
Conclusion
 
6 Repatrication: returning women home
Policies and practices in place
Repatriation
Rehabilitation and reintegration
Conclusion
 
7 Conclusion: forging new paths
Introduction
Sex trafficking
Future challenges and ways ahead
 
References
Index

 
Sanja Milivojevic (PhD, LL.B, LL.M) is a Lecturer at the University of Western Sydney (Australia) in Criminology and Policing Studies. Sanja researches in transnational crime; migrations and borders; gender and crime; transitional societies and transitional justice; victimology and legal studies. She has published in English and Serbian publications including International Handbook of Victimology, Temida, and Social Alternatives. She has also co-authored Trafficking in People in Serbia (with Nikoliæ-Ristanoviæ, Æopiæ, Simeunoviæ-Patiæ & Mihiæ, 2004, OSCE).
 
Sharon Pickering is an Associate Professor in Criminology at Monash University (Melbourne, Australia) who researches issues of policing, human rights, criminalisation and state crime. Sharon has written for the British Journal of Criminology, Policing and Society, Journal of Refugee Studies, Forced Migration Review, Women and Criminal Justice, Journal of Violence Against Women, Current Issues in Criminal Justice and has authored the books Women, Policing and Resistance in Northern Ireland (2002, Beyond the Pale) and Refugees and State Crime (2005, The Federation Press). She has also co-authored Critical Chatter: women and human rights in South East Asia (with Lambert and Alder, 2003, Carolina Academic Press) and Counter-Terrorism Policing ( with Wright-Neville and McCulloch, 2008, Springer). In 2004 she co-edited, with Lambert, Global Issues, Women and Justice (Federation Press) and, with Weber, co-edited Borders, Mobility and Technologies of Control (2006, Springer). She is currently working with Dr Leanne Weber on a book about Deaths at the Border and is writing a monograph on Women at the Border (2008).


Strategic Thinking in Criminal Intelligence
Edition: 2nd 2009
Format: Paperback
Author: Jerry H Ratcliffe (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-86287-734-4
Publishers: The Federation Press (Willan in UK)
Price: £28.99
Publication Date: June 2009
 

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The criminal environment is often one of rapid and significant change, and to be effective, law enforcement is now required to make long-term predictions, anticipate broadly, and think strategically. This level of effective planning has long been neglected by modern law enforcement, focused as it is with tactical investigations and operational outcomes. Strategic Thinking in Criminal Intelligence is designed to complement this drive for more strategic planning in law enforcement crime prevention and detection. It will be a vital resource for intelligence practitioners, managers and advanced students of policing, giving readers an insight into the philosophy and practice of leading strategic intelligence analysts.
 

Contents
 
1 The structure of strategic thinking, J. Ratcliffe
2 Developments in Australian strategic criminal intelligence, K. Rogers
3 Developments in UK criminal intelligence, J. Grieve
4 Strategic aspects of the UK National Intelligence Model, B. Flood and R. Gaspar
5 Rising to the collection challenge, O. Higgins
6 Intelligence research, J. Ratcliffe
7 Exploratory intelligence tools, C. Heldon
8 Risk and threat assessment: New approaches, N. Tusikov and R. Fahlman
9 Futures work in strategic criminal intelligence, N. Quarmby
10 Intelligence products and their dissemination, R. Mark Evans
11 Project management, P. Walsh
12 Multiagency partnerships, R. Guidetti
13 A practitioner's perspective of UK strategic intelligence, S. Christopher and N. Cope
14 Setting the strategic agenda, J. Sheptycki and J. Ratcliffe
Index


Reviews of the previous edition:

Strategic Thinking in Criminal Intelligence promotes the idea that the collective use of effective strategic planning in law enforcement is an important component of the intelligence cycle which may lead to the promotion of a “… stable political, civil and economic environment domestically and internationally.” … [It] is a collection of chapters by leading strategic intelligence analysts from across the global law enforcement community. Although the text is primarily aimed as a tool of reference for intelligence officers and researchers there is a loud warning resonating from the book. As a result of advanced technology available to both the good guys and the bad guys this text invites the reader to think about how the good guys can best stay one step ahead of the bad guys or be better prepared when inevitable international criminal activity happens. NSW Police News, Vol 84(4), April 2004

The book is structured as a seamless synthesis of the theoretical and practical operational aspects of criminal intelligence. … The book carves out a prominent niche for strategic crime intelligence in the edifice of law enforcement. The models prescribed advocate a strong, centralised intelligence effort, at the same time calling upon the local enforcers to gear up their operational and tactical capabilities. The articles are not only aimed at filling in the present intelligence gap and filling the existing vacuum, but also present models of perspective planning for the foreseeable future. This dimension gives us some valuable tips on the current thinking on the shape of things to come. The existing literature on this vital area is scarce, inadequate and surprisingly under-researched until recently. In this respect, the book under review is actually a pioneering effort, which makes it a must-read for the decision makers and policy planners in the area of law enforcement. Some of the presentations are quite theoretical, treating the project as a management exercise and analysing the complex interplay of the factors involved, which significantly impact the outcome. However, these articles, when juxtaposed with the actual experiences of the existing operating models in the UK and Australia, bring out the practical wisdom of the theoretical drill.

While the developed countries continue their research and experimentation on their criminal intelligence models, their experiences provide us with enriching insights, which could be a great help in evolving our own long overdue criminal intelligence mechanism. Senior decision makers – both in the bureaucracy and the police – will find this book an extremely valuable tool to understand the complexities of the problem and devise an efficacious criminal intelligence apparatus best suited to our needs and requirements. Amit Varma IPS, Criminal Investigation Department Review, August 2004, 26

With contributions from both Australia and the United Kingdom, this is an interesting and well written study that should appeal to anyone involved in intelligence gathering and analysis within police circles. Thames View, No 30, December 2005


Supermax - Controlling Risk through Solitary Confinement
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Author: Sharon Shalev
ISBN: 978-1-84392-408-1
Publishers: Willan
Price: £25
Publication Date: September 2009
 
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This book examines the rise and proliferation of 'Supermaxes', large prisons dedicated to holding prisoners in prolonged and strict solitary confinement, in the United States since the late 1980s.
 
Drawing on unique access to two Supermax prisons and on in-depth interviews with prison officials, prison architects, current and former prisoners, mental health professionals, penal, legal, and human rights experts, it provides a holistic view of the theory, practice and consequences of these prisons. Given the historic uses of solitary confinement, the book also traces continuities and discontinuities in its use on both sides of the Atlantic over the last two centuries.
 
It argues that rather than being an entirely 'new' form of imprisonment, Supermax prisons draw on principles of architecture, surveillance and control which were set out in the early 19th century but which are now enhanced by the most advanced technologies available to current day prison planners and administrators. It asks why a form of confinement which had been discredited in the past is now proposed as the best solution for dealing with 'difficult', 'dangerous' or 'disruptive' prisoners, and assesses the true costs of Supermax confinement.
 

Contents
1 Introduction: the supermax phenomenon
 
2 Solitary confinement as a penal strategy: a brief history
Solitary confinement as a tool of moral reform
Solitary confinement as a tool of behaviour modification
Solitary confinement as a risk management tool and the birth of the supermax doctrine
Continuities and discontinuities in the use of solitary confinement
 
3 Factors and actors in the rise of supermax prisons
The American Criminal Justice System - general trends
Economic interests and the 'prison industrial complex'
Professional interests: the case of the California Peace Officers Association (CCPOA)
 
4 Ideologies of control: discourses on the goals and roles of supermax prisons
The roles of supermax prisons
The goals of supermax prisons
Underlying ideologies, claims and theories about human nature
 
5 The bureaucratisation of control: prisoner classification and placement in supermax prisons
The roles of classification in the prison setting
The initial classification of prisoners
The 'Special Security' category: avenues into a supermax
Assignment to custody, programme and privilege groups
Reclassification/exit criteria: Snitch, Parole or Die
The power to classify in the context of supermax prisons
 
6 Technologies of control: the architectural design, physical fixtures and security arrangements in supermax prisons
Prison architecture
The architecture of control: 'new generation' supermax prisons
Pelican Bay State Prison Security Housing Unit: layers of isolation
Architecture as an agent of penal control
The design features of supermax prisons: positive or negative architecture?
 
7 Inside a supermax: daily routines and prisoner provision
'Inside, no one can hear you scream'
Non-routine out-of-pod activities: medial and dental appointments, law library and family visits
Maintaining order and discipline
 
8 The dynamics of control: views from the control room, views from the cells
Guarding super-predators and evildoers: views from the control room
Degraded and alone: views from the cells
 
9 Evaluating supermax confinement
Operational success?
Costs?
Proportionate and rational?
What next?
 
Appendix 1: Email responses to documentary film on supermaxes
 
Bibliography
Index

Reviews

'This is an extraordinarily important book, full of rare insights and invaluable information. Shalev uses a well balanced blend of theory and data - including observations, interviews, and official documents - to lay bare the harsh and dehumanizing realities of these draconian prison environments. She manages to penetrate and deconstruct the official rhetoric that is used to justify this problematic prison form, and provides a detailed, factual analysis that is at once troubling and highly instructive. The book is extremely well written, engaging, and astute. It is a must read for scholars, prison policy-makers, and interested citizens alike.'
 
Professor Craig Haney, University of California, Santa Cruz
 
'Supermax prisons are hidden from sight, deep in the inner structure of the American correctional system. Using publicly available information, official documents and intensive interviews, Sharon Shalev combines theoretical skill and a fine eye for empirical detail to ask and answer all the right questions about these extraordinary (and expanding) institutions. She shows clearly how the supermax is more than a modern high-tech version of solitary confinement and much more than risk-management by 'administrative segregation'. Shalev succeeds where much literature on imprisonment fails: comparing the 'internal' technologies of control - architectural design, techniques of constant surveillance, daily routine - with the 'external'€809d ideologies of justification. An important book.'
 
Stan Cohen, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, LSE
 
'The ''Supermax'' makes a high-technology contribution to the art of institutionalized inhumanity - offering architectural settings and regimes for physically isolating prisoners for protracted periods of time in extremely deprived circumstances, under the guise of achieving security-centered penological objectives. Sharon Shalev has provided us with a long-overdue authoritative, meticulously-researched portrait and thoughtful, scholarly analysis of this draconian innovation.'
 
Professor Hans Toch, School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany


Environmental Crime - A Reader
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Author: Rob White
ISBN: 978-1-84392-512-5
Publishers: Willan
Price: £ 32.99
Publication Date: August 2009
 
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Environmental crime is a topic of growing international importance. This book provides a general introduction and overview of this issue by presenting key articles and source material in the emerging area of green or environmental criminology.
 
The focus for the collection is environmental crime, itself an ambiguous concept, and one that has been defined in the broadest terms to include environmental harms of many different kinds. The articles and extracts reprinted in this Reader span a wide range of concerns - from issues of pollution, illegal disposal of waste and logging, through to prosecution of specific environmental offences and crime prevention as this pertains to trade in endangered species.
 
The book includes articles and extracts that challenge existing conceptualisations of environmental crime and human rights, as well as those that provide insight into what the '˜greening' of research and scholarship means for criminology as a field. The Reader draws upon work from many different sources, and from many different disciplines and perspectives.
 
The Reader is divided into three main sections: conceptualising environmental crime; dynamics of environmental crime and environmental law enforcement.
 
It is the most inclusive and up-to-date collection of its kind and will be an essential resource for students, academics, policy-makers, environmental managers, police, magistrates and others with a general interest in environmental issues.

Contents
 
Introduction: Environmental crime and eco global criminology, Rob White
Studying environmental crime: key words, acronyms and sources of information, Diane Heckenburg
 
Part One: Conceptualising Environmental Crime
 
Introduction
1 Crime, ecophilosophy and environmental harm, Mark Halsey and Rob White
2 Criminological semantics: conservation criminology - vision or vagary? F.J.W. Herbig and S.J. Joubert
3 Environmental issues and the criminological imagination, Rob White
4 The meaning of green: contrasting criminological perspectives, Michael J. Lynch and Paul B. Stretesky
5 Corporate environmental crimes and social inequality: new directions for environmental justice research, David R. Simon
6 Logging and legality: environmental crime, civil society, and the state, Penny Green, Tony Ward and Kirsten McConnachie
7 The World Bank and crimes of globalization: a case study, David O. Friedrichs and Jessica Friedrichs
8 Rights and justice on a shared planet: more rights or new relations? Ted Benton
9 For a nonspeciesist criminology: animal abuse as an object of study, Piers Beirne
10 An environmental victimology, Christopher Williams
11 Reflections on environmental justice: children as victims and actors, Sharon Stephens
12 Against 'green' criminology, Mark Halsey
 
Part Two: Dynamics of Environmental Crime
 
Introduction
13 Environmental crimes: profiting at the earth's expense, Charles W. Schmidt
14 Environmental crime in global context: exploring the theoretical and empirical complexities, Rob White
15 Environmental crime and pollution: wasteful reflections, Alan A. Block
16 Historical context and hazardous waste facility siting: understanding temporal patterns in Michigan, Robin Saha and Paul Mohai
17 Resisting toxic militarism: Vieques versus the U.S. Navy, Déborah Berman Santana
18 The politics of illegal dumping: an environmental justice framework, David N. Pellow
19 The impact of race on environmental quality: an empirical and theoretical discussion, Raquel Pinderhughes
20 Environmental genocide: Native Americans and toxic waste, Daniel Brook
21 The illegal market in Australian abalone, Rebecca Tailby and Frances Gant
22 Lobster poaching and the ironies of law enforcement, John L. McMullan and David C. Perrier
23 Crime, bio-agriculture and the exploitation of hunger, Reece Walters
24 Toxic crimes: examining corporate victimization of the general public employing medical and epidemiological evidence, Michael J. Lynch and Paul Stretesky
 
Part Three: Environmental Law Enforcement
 
Introduction
25 Combating international environmental crime, Duncan Brack
26 Transnational environmental crime in the Asia Pacific: an 'un(der) securitized' security problem, Lorraine Elliott
27 Police, law enforcement and the environment, Kevin Tomkins
28 Strengthening the weakest links: strategies for improving the enforcement of environmental laws globally, Anita Sundari Akella and James B. Cannon
29 When the heavenly gaze criminalises: satellite surveillance, land clearance regulation and the human-nature relationship, Robyn Luise Bartel
30 Reducing the illicit trade in endangered wildlife: the market reduction approach, Jacqueline L. Schneider
31 Corporate self-policing and the environment, Paul B. Stretesky
32 Can criminal law protect the environment? Helena Du Rées
33 Excuses, excuses: the ritual trivialisation of environmental prosecution, Paula de Prez
34 Environmental crime and the courts, House of Commons, Environmental Audit Committee
35 Thinking outside the 'black box': tailored enforcement in environmental criminal law, David C. Fortney
36 Reducing vulnerabilities to crime of the European waste management industry: the research base and the prospects for policy, Nicholas Dorn, Stijn Van Daele and Tom Vander Beken
Index


Handbook of Forensic Science.
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Authors: Edited by Jim Fraser and Robin Williams.
Contributors: Colin Aitken, Julie Allard, David Barclay, Bob Bramley, Hilary Buchanan, Paul Chamberlain, Christophe Champod, Tim Clayton, Amanda Cooper, Niamh Nic Daeid, Martin Evison, Jim Fraser, Mick Gardiner, Peter Gill, Max M. Houck, Graham Jackson, Alan Kershaw, Adrian Linacre, Lucy Mason, James Munday, Terry Napier, Paul Roberts, James Robertson, Claude Roux, Nick Tilley, Michael Townsley, Adrian Wain, Robin Williams, Sheila Willis, Tim Wilson.
ISBN: 978-1-84392-311-4
Publishers: Willan Publishing
Price: £34.99
Publication Date: 2009
 
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Forensic science has become increasingly important within contemporary criminal justice, from criminal investigation through to courtroom deliberations, and an increasing number of agencies of individuals are having to engage with its contribution to contemporary justice.
 
This Handbook aims to provide an authoritative map of the landscape of forensic science within the criminal justice system of the UK. It sets out the essential features of the subject, covering the disciplinary, technological, organizational and legislative resources that are brought together to make up contemporary forensic science practice.
 
It is the first full-length publication which reviews forensic science in a wider political, economic, social, technological and legal context, identifying emerging themes on the current status and potential future of forensic science as part of the criminal justice system. With contributions from many of the leading authorities in the field it will be essential reading for both students and practitioners.

Contents
 
Preface
 
1 The contemporary landscape of forensic science, Jim Fraser (University of Strathclyde) and Robin Williams (University of Durham)
 
Part 1 Forensic Science Practice
 
Introduction, Jim Fraser and Robin Williams
Section 1 Identifying individuals
2 The current status of DNA profiling in the UK, Peter Gill (University of Oslo and University of Strathclyde) and Tim Clayton (Consultant Forensic Scientist)
3 Fingerprints, Christophe Champod (University of Lausanne) and Paul Chamberlain (Senior Forensic Scientist, Forensic Science Service and Chair of ENFSI)
4 Forensic anthropology and human identification from the skeleton, Martin Evison (University of Toronto)
Section 2 Identifying and comparing materials
5 Drugs of abuse, Niamh Nic Daeid and Hilary Buchanan (University of Strathclyde)
6 Body fluids in sexual offences, Julie Allard (Consultant Forensic Scientist, Forensic Science Service)
7 Trace evidence, Max M. Houck (Director, West Virginia University Forensic Science Service)
8 Marks, Terry Napier (Forensic supplier to police forces)
Section 3 Reconstructing events
9 Bloodstain pattern analysis, Adrian Wain (National Scientific Lead, Forensic Science Service) and Adrian Linacre (University of Strathclyde)
10 Fire investigation policies and practices in the UK, James Munday (Fellow, Forensic Science Society) and Mick Gardiner (Gardiner Associates Fire Ltd)
 
Part 2 Forensic Science as Investigative Support
 
Introduction, Jim Fraser and Robin Williams
11 Forensic resources and criminal investigations, Amanda Cooper (Director of Information and Strategy, ACPO) and Lucy Mason (University of Oxford)
12 DNA databases, Bob Bramley (Former Chief Scientist, Forensic Science Service)
13 Using forensic science in major crime inquiries, David Barclay (Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen)
14 Forensic science in UK policing: strategies, tactics and effectiveness, Nick Tilley (Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science, UCL) and Michael Townsley (Griffith University)
 
Part 3 Reasoning and the evaluation of scientific evidence
 
Introduction, Jim Fraser and Robin Williams
15 Statistics and forensic science, Colin Aitken (University of Edinburgh)
16 Understanding forensic science opinions, Graham Jackson (University of Abertay, Dundee)
17 The science of proof: forensic sceince evidence in English criminal trials, Paul Roberts (University of Nottingham)
 
Part 4 Themes and Debates in Contemporary Forensic Science
 
18 Forensic science and the internationalisation of policing, Tim Wilson (Northumbria University)
19 Forensic science, ethics and criminal justice, Sheila Willis (Director of Forensic Science Laboratory, Ireland)
20 Professional standards, public protection and the administration of justice, Alan Kershaw (Chairman, ILEX Professional Standards Ltd)
21 The development and enhancement of forensic expertise: higher education and in-service training, Claude Roux (University of Technology, Sydney) and James Robertson (Adjunct or Honorary Professor at three Universities)
22 The future(s) of forensic investigations, Robin Williams and Jim Fraser
Glossary
Index
 
 

Review
 
This is an extremely large publication, with contributions from all the above experts in the many various aspects and different fields of forensic science. All of these contributions are in depth, many are complicated, and some contain enough information to be used as a complete guide or indeed book on the individual subject. As an indication of the size of this book; the Glossary section at the end consists of some twenty pages, and the Index is another nineteen pages.
 
The book is divided into four main parts, each of which has an introduction written by the two authors. There are twenty-two chapters in all. I do not intend to review each chapter or even each section individually, suffice to say that I will give my overall impression of this publication and its value to those it seeks to inform.
 
The book provides an in-depth overview of forensic science within criminal justice systems, particularly that of the United Kingdom, but not exclusively so. This publication includes many aspects of forensic science which have hitherto, in other books on the subject, been omitted. These include the disciplinary, organisational, legal and legislative resources that are brought together to make up what is today, a complicated and many faceted subject under the umbrella title of forensic science.
 
The book also reviews forensic science in wider scientific, political, economic, social and legal contexts.
 
The authors have attempted to define the necessary different, but nevertheless essential features of forensic science in order to demarcate it from other, closely related enterprises. As can be seen by the thirty expert and learned contributors listed above, most forensic practitioners are specialists and expert witnesses in their own fields, and as such they are trained to remain within their expertise, and they are reluctant, (with very good reason), to stray beyond them.
 
The authors have succeeded in bringing all these diverse specialists together, and combined their individual expertise and disciplines into a publication worthy of distinction. The two authors skilfully combine their knowledge and that of the individual experts at the beginning of each section in their introductions.
 
The approach taken by the authors is different from most other books on this subject, many of which, (and some of which I have earlier reviewed), have a much narrower disciplinary scope and technical focus. The authors have used a broad canvas approach which makes this book the most extensive and informative book on this subject that I have reviewed to date.
 
Given the extensive and detailed subject matter of this book, I suspect that many will not read it from cover to cover, however, I have no doubt that it will become an essential reference tool and font of information for students, practitioners, police officers, criminologists and lawyers. I would also like to recommend this book to lawmakers and politicians. Many others who now, or in the future may need to gain an advanced and detailed knowledge of this complicated and fascinating subject, or indeed just certain aspects of it, can do no better, in my view, than to refer to this publication.
 
I recommend this book to all who are looking to advance or enhance their knowledge of the whole subject of forensic science are perhaps just particular aspects of it.
 
Andy Day, 2009.


Criminology and Criminal Justice - A Study Guide
Category: Criminology and Criminal Justice
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Author: Peter Joyce
ISBN: 978-1-84392-336-7
Publishers: Willan Publishing
Price: £15.99
Publication Date: May 2009
 
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This book presents a summary of the key ideas that seek to explain criminal behaviour and the measures that have been developed to prevent crime. A broad overview of the criminal justice system is provided in order to explain the operations of the key criminal justice agencies and the processes that are involved in bringing offenders to justice. Readers are encouraged to develop the basic knowledge they have obtained in these areas by tackling a number of questions, making use of additional reading of key texts suggested in the book.
 
Attention is devoted to key sources from which information regarding crime and the criminal justice system can be explained. Good practice regarding the presentation and assessment of written work is also provided, in particular in connection with referencing. Readers are also introduced to the wide variety of methods that can be used to carry out criminological research and are invited to engage in exercises that include the marking of sample essays and the design of a questionnaire.
 
Interactive, containing a number of 'taking it further' exercises that are designed to encourage readers to extend their knowledge derived from the book into more complex areas, using additional material suggested in the book;
 
Guidance is given regarding how the 'taking it further' exercises should be answered, thus expanding the coverage devoted to crime and criminal justice in the main chapters of the book;
 
Comprehensive referencing guide including examples;
 
Organisations concerned with crime and criminal justice affairs and an indication of what online information can be obtained from them;
 
A glossary of key terms in criminology and criminal justice policy is also provided.
 

Contents
 
Introduction
 
1 The causes and prevention of crime and deviancy
 
2 The criminal justice process - an overview
 
3 Criminology sources
 
4 How to conduct criminological research
 
5 The presentation of written work
 
6 Studying criminology in higher education
 
7 Taking it further exercises
 
Key terms in criminology and criminal justice policy
 
Index
 

Endorsement
 
'Quite simply the best book a prospective undergraduate could read before turning up in September! Clearly explains most areas of Criminal Justice and assumes no prior knowledge.The study skill section would be invaluable throughout the first year of study and beyond. Already adopted as a recommended purchase to new students.' Dr Richard Peake, University of Leeds


An Introduction to Criminological Theory
Edition: 3rd
Format: Paperback
Author: Roger Hopkins Burke
ISBN: 978-1-84392-407-4
Publishers: Willan
Price: £22.99
Publication Date: May 2009
 
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This third edition provides a comprehensive and up to date introduction to criminological theory for students taking courses in criminology at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
 
The text is divided into five parts, the first three of which address ideal type models of criminal behaviour - the rational actor, predestined actor, and victimised actor models. Within these the various criminological theories are located chronologically in the context of one of these different traditions, and the strengths and weaknesses of each theory and model are clearly identified.

The fourth part of the book looks more closely at more recent attempts to integrate theoretical elements from both within and across models of criminal behaviour, while the fifth part addresses a number of key recent concerns of criminology - postmodernism, cultural criminology, globalisation and communitarianism.

Expanded and updated new edition of Roger Hopkins Burke's best-selling criminological theory textbook

Includes four completely new chapters on crime and the post-modern condition, cultural criminology, globalisation and the risk society, and radical communitarian criminology

Interdisciplinary text which recognises the value of legal, biological, psychological and sociological explanations of crime and criminal behaviour


Contents
 
Acknowledgements
Preface to the third edition
1 Introduction: crime and modernity
Part One: The rational actor model of crime and criminal behaviour
2 Classical criminology
3 Populist conservative criminology
4 Contemporary rational actor theories
Part Two: The predestined actor model of crime and criminal behaviour
5 Biological positivism
6 Psychological positivism
7 Sociological positivism
8 Women and positivism
Part Three: The victimised actor model of crime and criminal behaviour
9 Labelling theories
10 Conflict and radical theories
11 The gendered criminal
12 Critical criminology
Part Four: Integrated theories of crime and criminal behaviour
13 Socio-biological theories
14 Environmental theories
15 Social control theories
16 Left realism
Part Five: Crime and criminal behaviour in the age of moral uncertainty
17 Crime and the post-modern condition
18 Cultural criminology and the schizophrenia of crime
19 Crime, globalisation and the risk society
20 Conclusion: crime radical moral communitarian criminology
Glossary of terms
References
Author index
Subject index
 

The Author
 
Roger Hopkins Burke is Criminology Subject Leader, Division of Criminology, Public Health and Policy Studies, Nottingham Trent University. His current research interests are the development of criminological theory and young people and crime. Recent publications include Young People, Crime and Justice (Willan Publishing, 2008).


Computer Misuse Response, Regulation and the Law
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Author: Stefan Fafinski
ISBN: 978-1-84392-379-4
Publishers: Willan
Price: £25
Publication Date: April 2009
 
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This book is concerned with the nature of computer misuse and the legal and extra-legal responses to it. It explores what is meant by the term 'computer misuse' and charts its emergence as a problem as well as its expansion in parallel with the continued progression in computing power, networking, reach and accessibility. In doing so, it surveys the attempts of the domestic criminal law to deal with some early manifestations of computer misuse and the consequent legislative passage of the Computer Misuse Act 1990.
 
Having outlined the new criminal offences introduced by the 1990 Act, the book examines the extent to which the 1990 Act has been effective before considering the amendments made to it by the Police and Justice Act 2006 and their potential ramifications now they are in force. Having considered the position at domestic criminal law, the book turns to assess whether the solution to the effective regulation of computer misuse requires more than just the domestic criminal law, exploring the characteristics and purpose of the criminal law in the context of computer misuse.
 
The book then introduces theories of risk from realist, cultural and symbolic, 'risk society' and governmentality perspectives before considering the idea of a governance network as a means of responding to risk. It examines computer misuse and the role of the domestic criminal law in the light of these theories. It further examines potential new nodes of governance within this framework from the European Union, Council of Europe, Commonwealth, United Nations and Group of Eight. It considers whether there might be advantages in moving beyond the domestic criminal law in the response to computer misuse. The book then broadens the discussion of potential means of governance beyond the law to encompass extra-legal initiatives. It establishes a typology of these extra-legal initiatives and examines the contribution made by each to the governance of computer misuse.
 
Finally, this book concludes with an examination of the complex governance network and considers whether the regulation of computer misuse is only viable in a global networked society by a networked response combining nodes of both legal and extra-legal governance.
 
This book will be of interest to students of IT law as well as to sociologists and criminologists, and those who have a professional concern with preventing computer misuse and fraud.
 

Contents
1 Introduction
Part 1 Constructing the problem of computer misuse
2 The emergence of the problem of computer misuse
3 The evolution of the problem of computer misuse
4 Computer misuse and the criminal law
Part 2 The governance of computer misuse
5 The risk of computer misuse and its governance
6 The legal governance of computer misuse: beyond the domestic criminal law
7 The extra-legal governance of computer misuse
Part 3 Examining the solution
8 The constellation of control
Bibliography
Index
 

'Provides a comprehensive, valuable and timely critical review of the legal and extra-legal governance of computer misuse.'
 
Professor Martin Wasik CBE (Keele University)
'At a time of headlines about the rising threat of cybercrime, Dr Fafinski's meticulous study provides a calculated assessment of cybercrime and what modes of response can best protect the system and the public. His welcome book highlights shortcomings of the criminal law in responding to crimes against computer systems and offers important insights into productive alternative strategies.'
 
Professor Clive Walker (University of Leeds)


Crime Prevention
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Author: Nick Tilley
ISBN: 978-1-84392-394-7
Publishers: Willan
Price: £17.50
Publication Date: Feb 2009
 
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This book provides a concise and up-to-date account of crime prevention theory, practice and research in a form designed to be accessible and interesting to both students and practitioners. Readers will be equipped to think in an informed and critical way about what has been and might be done in practice to prevent crime at local and national levels. What is distinctive in the approach is the emphasis on crime reduction mechanisms, how they may be activated and the intended and unintended patterns of outcome produced. Each of chapters two to five takes this as its organizing principle. The key aim is to clearly convey ideas, arguments and evidence as simply as possible whilst doing justice to the material available.
 

This book:
 
Discusses what is done and can be done through the criminal justice system to respond to crime problems and the ways in which these responses might reduce crime;
 
Discusses what is done and can be done through the criminal justice system to respond to crime problems and the ways in which these responses might reduce crime;
 
Outlines preventive approaches to known offenders and those individuals who are at high risk of becoming prolific offenders
 
Considers the main mechanisms involved in situational crime prevention, the means of their activation and the contexts needed for them to produce their intended outcomes;
 
Discusses methodologies for deciding what to focus on in crime prevention and how to decide what measures to apply;
 
Summarises what have emerged as common misconceptions about the reduction of crime.
Contents

 
1 Introduction: what's to be done?
2 Criminal justice measures and mechanisms
3 Individual measures and mechanisms
4 Social measures and mechanisms
5 Situational measures and mechanisms
6 Implementation
7 Evaluation
8 Conclusion: what's to be done to improve crime prevention?
Annex: Norman Storey's tale (1946-2008)
References
Index
 

Comment
 
'This book is based on Nick Tilley's many years of experience in the crime prevention field. It is a must for those coming fresh to the challenges of crime reduction - both the academic and practitioner. It is written in Nick's easily accessible style but covers some complex issues. I can certainly recommend it.'
 
- Professor Gloria Laycock (UCL Jill Dando Institute of Crime Science)


Criminal Psychology
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Authors: Francis Pakes & Suzanne Pakes
ISBN: 978-1-84392-364-0
Publishers: Willan
Price: £14.99
Publication Date: March 2009
 
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This book provides an accessible introduction to the increasingly popular subject of criminal psychology. It explores the application of psychology to understanding the crime phenomenon, criminal behaviour, solving crimes, the court process and punishment, rehabilitation. It will be an invaluable resource for anybody taking courses in this field, in particular students taking the criminal psychology/forensic psychology components of the main A level psychology specifications. The book is fully in line with the new A level specifications being taught from September 2009. Each chapter includes case studies, key studies, evaluations and a range of discussion questions.
 
Apart from providing in depth and up-to-date knowledge on criminal psychology, the book is equally up-to-date on trends and issues in criminal justice today.
 

Contents
 
Introduction
1 Crime: the phenomenon
Applying psychology to crime
Approaches in criminal psychology
Are we living in a crime society?
How much crime?
What is a crime? Definitions, understandings and labels
Crime as a social construction
Counting crime versus understanding crime
Understanding fear of crime
2 The Causes of Crime
The question of 'why'
Biological and genetic explanations
Personality factors
Moral reasoning
Cognitive distortions
The causes of aggression and violence
Defining aggression
Conclusion
3 Solving crime
The nature of police work
Reassurance policing
Criminal investigation
Psychology and investigative interviewing
Detection of deception
False confessions
Offender profiling
Conclusion
4 Courtroom psychology
The nature of the criminal trial
Jury decision making
Eyewitness testimony
False or recovered memories
Extra-legal factors
Miscarriages of justice
5 Sentencing and punishment
Sentencing
Sentencing as a Human Process
Punishment in the United Kingdom
Does prison work?
Restorative Justice
Working with offenders
The Sex Offender Treatment Programme (SOTP)
Community orders
Conclusion
References
Index
 

The Authors
 
The authors are ideally qualified to write the book - Francis Pakes teaches this subject at the University of Portsmouth and has written extensively in the field; Suzanne Pakes teaches A level psychology at The Portsmouth Grammar School.


International Developments in Investigative Interviewing
Edition: 1st
Format: Hardback
Author: Edited by Tom Williamson, Becky Milne & Stephen P Savage
ISBN: 978-1-84392-276-6
Publishers: Willan
Price: £38.50
Publication Date: April 2009
 
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This book examines international developments in investigative interviewing. It analyses the cases and other factors leading to the paradigm shift in a number of countries, it considers issues that are of current interest to practitioners and academics including the continuing calls for the use of torture, whether it is possible to detect deception and the contribution of investigative interviewing methods to concepts of therapeutic and restorative justice. The book will respond to the recognition that there are currently no international human rights instruments that relate specifically to custodial questioning, it will also consist of a critical analysis of the attempts to influence investigator and prosecutor behaviour by recourse to human rights
 
This book will be essential reading for practitioners designing and delivering investigative interviewing training programmes as well as academics and students studying international criminal justice.
 

Contents
 
Foreword by John G.D. Grieve (University of Portsmouth)
Introduction, Tom Williamson, Becky Milne and Steve Savage
Part 1: Investigative interviewing and interrogation around the world
1 Investigative interviewing of suspects in Australia, Stephen Moston
2 Investigative interviewing in the UK, Andie Shawyer, Becky Milne and Ray Bull
3 Investigative interviewing in the Nordic region, Ivar Fahsing and Asbjørn Rachlew
4 Police interviewing in France, Belgium and the Netherlands: something is moving, Sylvie Clément, Marc van de Plas, Paul van den Eshof and Nicole Nierop
5 Police interrogation in Canada: from the quest for confession to the search for the truth, Michel St-Yves
6 Interview and interrogation: a perspective and update from the USA, Randy Borum, Michael G. Gelles and Steven M. Kleinman
Part 2: Current issues in interrogation and investigative interviewing
7 A critical analysis of the Utilitarian case for torture and the situational factors that lead some people to become torturers, Rod Morgan and Tom Williamson
8 Investigative interviewing as a therapeutic jurisprudential approach, Ulf Holmberg
9 Increasing cognitive load in interviews to detect deceit, Aldert Vrij, Ronald Fisher, Samantha Mann and Sharon Leal
10 Detecting deceit: current issues, Peter Bull
Index
 

The Late Tom Williamson was formerly a senior police officer, a chartered forensic psychologist and a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth.
 
See Obituary at http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/2007/mar/14/guardianobituaries.ukcrime
 
 

Review
 
'Investigative interviewing is an important milestone in an investigative strategy that has changed the way policing was conducted. The book helps to outline how this innovative approach to questioning was developed and how it has helped to shape the future of police inquiries across a number of international perspectives.'
 
- Professor John Grieve CBE QPM (University of Portsmouth and London Metropolitan University)

 
Foreword
 
John G.D. Grieve
 
Tom Williamson
 
Building from the analysis of mishandled interrogations and miscarriages of justice contained in his 1990 Kent University PhD, Williamson was at the forefront of a radical shift in police interview techniques and training, determined that the one-time emphasis on 'getting a cough' at any cost should be replaced by a neutral search for reliable and durable evidence. A committed Christian, the drive towards what Williamson called 'ethical policing' dominated his working life, from his time as a young officer in the early 1970s in A10, the Metropolitan Police anticorruption branch set up by the commissioner Sir Robert Mark.
 
After retiring from the service in 2001, Williamson's second, already-burgeoning academic career bloomed further, as a senior research fellow at Portsmouth University's Institute of Criminal Justice Studies Britain's biggest criminology department and a body that, ten years earlier, Williamson had been instrumental in establishing. At the time of his death from mesothelioma, the cancer linked with exposure to asbestos, he was still working on several academic pieces and books, and friends report that he retained his sweeping intellectual curiosity to the end.
 
Aside from his role as a thinker, writer and reformer, Williamson was also an operational detective par excellence.
(David Rose, Guardian obituary, 14 March 2007)
(my italics)
 
This book is one of those projects referred to by David Rose, and it is a labour of love to write this foreword - I knew Tom for over 30 years. I worked closely with him several times, first meeting as detective sergeants in the 1970s when he was in A10, the new police complaints branch in the Met (Metropolitan Police of London), when he investigated me! He left a very different service from the one we joined. Modestly, he never agreed that he had influenced it greatly.
 
Tom's most notable long-term strategic contribution to policing followed three years at university reading psychology (1979-82) at York, when, virtually single-handed, he designed, crafted, and then began the delivery of the strategic and tactical thinking that underpinned the police response to suspect interviews. This was due legally in response to the dramatic, paradigm-shifting demands on investigators of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act but also due ethically, as identified by Tom some years earlier. Initially and unbelievably, this was done as a detective inspector (in spite of some ill-informed senior obstruction) and was based on his research in his Third Year undergraduate degree. In turn, this was then informed by his doctorate studies as a senior officer, and, finally, as a well-respected academic, he unwaveringly drove investigative interviewing. In the Met, then nationally and ultimately internationally, he pursued his moral vision of what was practical and showed what was possible, when talking to suspects.
 
He was an excellent staff officer, thoughtful about the turbulent time ahead and the nature of current problems. Junior officers, like his students later, benefited from his patient and detailed challenges and tuition. His role in mentoring officers writing dissertations, not just in psychology but across a range of disciplines, has had wide beneficial consequences for the intellectual strata of policing.
 
He was in the best sense, almost guileless, in his absolute, unwavering conviction that there was only the right way to carry out some policing tasks. He had a simple faith in what he was doing that survived the complex, messy, ambiguous, sometimes corrupt, dirty world of policing in the fetid gutters of London. Human rights became one of his passions. He wrote about it, and he and I jointly taught some investigative courses where it figured at the forefront of his teaching. He was a regular attendee at church throughout his life.
He was still writing and editing material prolifically about his vision of a police science, knowledge based, that shared information with communities, and I was still discussing concepts with him when he was ill a fortnight before his death. Widely read in law, history
and policing, he was a great walker and conversationalist. Latterly, he was a meticulous writer on research and a skilled editor of others' works including my own.
 
This emphasis on Tom in no way diminishes the role played by his collaborators and contributors here; but I know they all saw this volume as his posthumous tribute, a continuing contribution by one of the great police reformers of our times.
 
John G.D. Grieve, CBE, QPM University of Portsmouth
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New Directions in Surveillance and Privacy
Categories: Crime and Crime Prevention, Criminology and Criminal Justice
Edition: 1st
Format: hardback
Author: Benjamin J. Goold & Daniel Neyland
ISBN: 978-1-84392-363-3
Publishers: Willan
Price: £35
Publication Date: April 2009
 
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The field of surveillance studies is developing at a rapid rate, fuelled by a deep unease about the future of individual privacy and growing interest in a number of questions that lie at the heart of the discipline. What information is held about us? To what extent is that information secure? How should new technologies be regulated? How will developments in surveillance affect our ordinary and everyday lives?
 
Deliberately multi-disciplinary in character, New Directions in Surveillance and Privacy examines these questions from a range of different perspectives, and includes contributions from leading academics in sociology, law, management studies, literary analysis and Internet studies. As privacy comes under increasing threat and surveillance extends into more and more areas of our daily lives, surveillance studies needs to develop in new directions, form new perspectives, and gain new insights. In keeping with this aim, the chapters of this book consider how individuals, organisations, and states gather, analyse, and share ever-increasing amounts of our personal and private information.
 
Divided into three sections, this book contains chapters touching on issues of legal regulation, changes in the technology of surveillance, and on the future of privacy and surveillance. In so doing, this new collection provides a unique and eclectic insight into the question of how the spread of surveillance is changing our lives and the societies in which we live.
 

Contents
 
Introduction: Where next for surveillance studies? Exploring new directions in privacy and surveillance, Daniel Neyland (University of Lancaster) and Benjamin J. Goold (University of Oxford)
 
Part One: Regulation
 
1 The limits of privacy protection, James B. Rule (Stony Brook University)
 
2 Building it in: the role of privacy enhancing technologies (PETs) in the regulation of surveillance and data collection, Benjamin J. Goold (University of Oxford)
 
3 Regulation of converged communications surveillance, Ian Brown (University of Oxford)
 
4 From targeted to mass surveillance: is the EU Data Retention Directive a necessary measure or an unjustified threat to privacy? Marie-Helen Maras (University of Oxford)
 
Part Two: Technologies and Techniques of Surveillance
 
5 Surveillance, accountability and organisational failure: the story of Jean Charles de Menezes, Daniel Neyland (University of Lancaster)
 
6 Perceptions of government technology, surveillance and privacy: the UK Identity Cards Scheme, Edgar A. Whitley (London School of Economics and Political Science)
 
Part Three: Surveillance Futures
 
7 'Ten Thousand Times Larger...': anticipating the expansion of surveillance, Kevin D. Haggerty (University of Alberta)
 
8 Since 'Nineteen Eighty Four': representations of surveillance in literary fiction, Mike Nellis (University of Strathclyde)
 

The Authors
 
Benjamin J. Goold is a University Lecturer in Law and a Fellow and Tutor at Somerville College, and a member of the Oxford University Centre for Criminology. His major research interests are in the use of surveillance technology by the police.
 
Daniel Neyland works on a broad portfolio of projects focused on issues of governance and accountability including surveillance technologies, the global textile trade, electronic waste, vaccines for neglected diseases, airports and security, traffic management and household recycling.


Criminal Investigation
An introduction to principles and practice
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback (also available in HB)
Author: Peter Stelfox
ISBN: 978-1-84392-337-4
Publishers: Willan
Price: £18.50
Publication Date: February 2009
 
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Criminal investigation has a high profile in the media, and has attracted widespread interest. Within the police it has been a rapidly developing field, important scientific and technological developments have had a considerable impact on practice, and important steps have been taken in the direction of professionalizing the whole process of investigation. Within police studies criminal investigation has now emerged as an important sub-discipline.
 
This book provides an authoritative and highly readable introduction to the subject from somebody ideally placed to write about it, focusing on how police practitioners carry out investigations. It looks systematically at the purpose and role of criminal investigation; the legal, policy and organisational context in which criminal investigation takes place; the evidence and information that criminal investigators seek; the process and methods of criminal investigation; the knowledge, techniques and decision making abilities that practitioners require to carry out criminal investigations; how and why it is that some crimes are solved and some are not; the supervision of criminal investigation; and a review of some of the key contemporary issues that have a bearing on criminal investigation.
 
Criminal Investigation will be essential reading for both policing practitioners (student police officers as well as officers taking higher levels of CPD within the police service) and students taking courses in criminal investigation, forensic sciences and investigation, police studies and police science, and other courses where knowledge of criminal investigation is required.
 

Contents
 
1 Crime and investigative practice
2 The development of investigative practice
3 Criminal law and policy
4 Information
5 The techniques of investigation
6 The investigation process and investigative decision making
7 The supervision of criminal investigation
8 How crimes get solved
9 Conclusion
References
Index
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Policing and the Legacy of Lawrence
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Author: Edited By Nathan Hall, John Grieve and Stephen P Savage
ISBN: 978 1843925057
Publishers: Willan
Price: £22
Publication Date: Feb 2009
 
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February 2009 marks the 10th Anniversary of the publication of the Inquiry into the events surrounding the investigation of the murder of Stephen Lawrence. This book marks this anniversary and examines various dimensions of the impact of Lawrence on policing policy and practice.
 
It identifies a series of dimensions and processes associated with British policing in terms of the role that the Lawrence agenda has had on forming and/or shaping policy and practice in that particular area, and in doing so assesses the extent to which the original recommendations and issues raised within the Lawrence Inquiry have been reflected in policy, practice and, importantly policing outcomes in service delivery.
 
The book integrates practitioner and academic reflection on the impact of Lawrence and includes contributions from some of the key policing figures who were involved in post-Lawrence implementation and development programmes. As such the book will be of interest to both an academic police studies/criminology audience and police-practitioner audiences.
 
Contents
 

Foreword by Doreen Lawrence OBE
Introduction: the legacies of Lawrence Nathan Hall (University of Portsmouth), John Grieve (University of Portsmouth and London Metropolitan University), and Stephen P. Savage (University of Portsmouth)
 
Part 1: Lawrence in Context
1 Stephen Lawrence as a miscarriage of justice, Stephen P. Savage, John Grieve, and Sam Poyser (Canterbury Christchurch University)
2 Violent racism, policing, safety and justice ten years after Lawrence, Ben Bowling (Kings College London)
3 Police engagement with communities post-Lawrence, Jeff Brathwaite (Independent Consultant on Independent Advisory Groups and Staff Associations)
Part 2: Lawrence and Operational Policing
4 '˜Practical cop things to do': the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry and changing the police mind-set, John Grieve
5 Doing the right thing: a personal and organisational journey of change in homicide investigation in the Metropolitan Police Service, Bill Griffiths (Metropolitan Police)
6 The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry: from intelligence failure to intelligence legacy? John Grieve
7 A story of Hydra, Public Inquiries and Stephen Lawrence, Jonathan Crego (Hendon Police College)
8 Independent advice, operational policing and the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry, John Azah (Kingston Racial Equality Council)
Part 3: Lawrence: Widening the Agenda
9 Police training and the impact of Lawrence, Phil Clements (University of Portsmouth) and John Jones (University of Portsmouth)
10 Talking a different language? Racist incidents and differing perceptions of service provision, Ben Crane (UK Police Officer) and Nathan Hall
11 Educational policy and the impact of the Lawrence Inquiry: the view from another sector, Nicola Rollock (University of London)
References
Appendix 1: The Stephen Lawrence Inquiry - A Selective Chronology and Context 1974-2008
Appendix 2: Recommendations of the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry
Index