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Crime Classification Manual. A Standard System for Investigating and Classifying Violent Crime. 3rd Edition

  • ID: 2330725
  • Book
  • May 2013
  • 576 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Praise for Crime Classification Manual

"The very first book by and for criminal justice professionals in the major case fields. . . . The skills, techniques, and proactive approaches offered are creatively concrete and worthy of replication across the country. . . . Heartily recommended for those working in the ′front line′ of major case investigation."
John B. Rabun Jr., ACSW, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

"[CCM] is an outstanding resource for students pursuing forensic science degrees. It provides critical information on major crimes, which improve the user′s ability to assess and evaluate."
Paul Thomas Clements, PhD, APRN–BC, CGS, DF–IAFN Drexel University Forensic Healthcare Program

The landmark book standardizing the language, terminology, and classifications used throughout the criminal justice system

Arranged according to the primary intent of the criminal, the Crime Classification Manual, Third Edition features the language, terms, and classifications the criminal justice system and allied fields use as they work to protect society from criminal behavior.

Coauthored by a pioneer of modern profiling and featuring new coverage of wrongful convictions and false confessions, the Third Edition:

  • Tackles new areas affected by globalization and new technologies, including human trafficking and internationally coordinated cybercrimes
  • Expands discussion of border control, The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and Homeland Security
  • Addresses the effects of ever–evolving technology on the commission and detection of crime

The definitive text in this field, Crime Classification Manual, Third Edition is written for law enforcement personnel, mental health professionals, forensic scientists, and those professionals whose work requires an understanding of criminal behavior and detection.

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Preface vii


1 Crime Classification: Past and Present 3

2 Criminal Investigative Concepts in Crime Scene Analysis 21John E. Douglas and Lauren K. Douglas

3 The Impact of the Internet, Technology, and Forensics on Crime Investigation 39John E. Douglas, Lauren K. Douglas, and Stefan R. Treffers

4 Local, Federal, and International Agencies 59

5 Classifying Crimes by Severity From Aggravators to Depravity 91Michael Welner


6 Criminal Enterprise Homicide 111

7 Personal Cause Homicide 165

8 Sexual Homicide 205

9 Extremist and Medical Homicide 237

10 Group Cause Homicide 263

11 Arson/Bombing 277

12 Rape and Sexual Assault 307

13 Nonlethal Crimes 367

14 Computer Crimes 399Allen G. Burgess

15 Increased Globalization of Crime 431Stefan R. Treffers

16 Mass and Serial Homicide 471

17 Poison and Biological Agents as Weapons 491Arthur E. Westveer, John P. Jarvis, Carl J. Jensen, III, and Anne M. Berger


18 Interviewing, Interrogation, and Criminal Confessions 507Gregory M. Cooper, Michael P. Napier, and Susan H. Adams

19 Wrongful Convictions: Causes, Solutions, and Case Studies 527Peter Shellem

About the Editors 545

About the Contributors 549

Citation Index 551

Name Index 555

Subject Index 557

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JOHN E. DOUGLAS has been an FBI agent for over thirty years. One of the most successful and best–known true crime authors in the country, his many books include the New York Times bestseller Mind Hunter, which first introduced the public to the idea of psychological profiles as a tool in hunting down killers.

ANN W. BURGESS, RN, DNSc, is the author of nine textbooks on psychiatric nursing and crisis intervention and ten books on assessment and treatment of child, adolescent, and adult sexual assault victims and serial offenders.

ALLEN G. BURGESS is a former associate professor in the College of Business Administration at Northeastern University in Boston.

ROBERT K. RESSLER, MS, is a twenty–year veteran of the FBI. He developed many of the programs that led to the formulation of the FBI′s National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime.

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