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

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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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This Book Has Everything 30 mai 2013
Par Lita Perna - Publié sur Amazon.com
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If you have read about true crime you've probably read John E. Douglas, Ann W. Burgess, and Robert K. Ressler. These experts and Allen G. Burgess are the authors of this Crime Classification Manual.

If you are curious enough to read this review I think this 544 page volume (plus index) will fascinate you. The manual, according to the authors has received notice from FBI Investigative profilers, law enforcement officers, corrections and parole staff, mental health staff and students in forensic and criminal justice studies.

The crime Classification Manual is similar to the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) used by the psychiatric community to diagnose patients and facilitate communication and research (and debate) within the mental health field.

The stated purpose of this volume is to:

Standardize terminology within the criminal justice field; facilitate communication within the CJ field and between criminal justice and mental health; educate the CJ system and the public, and to develop a data base for investigative research.

The manual is divided into three sections: Crime analysis and Investigation, Classification of Crime Categories and Legal Issues.

Each crime includes victimology, crime scene indicators, staging, common forensic findings and investigative considerations and is followed by a case study.

There are five chapters about Homicide, and chapters about Arson/Bombing, Rape and Sexual Assault, Nonlethal Crimes, Computer Crimes, Increased Globalization of Crime, Mass and Serial Homicide and Poison and Biological weapons.

What makes this book so fascinating are the case studies.

This is a reference book. It is not the kind of book that is meant to be read from cover to cover but here's a warning: you may plan to spend only minutes with this manual but you'll wind up spending hours.

This book is a must read for anyone who is interested in true crime.
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A solid reference that makes for surprisingly good reading. 31 mai 2013
Par C.J. Hustwick - Publié sur Amazon.com
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I found the Douglas, Ressler, & Burgess book to be quite compelling reading with good classifications which make it easy for the layman to absorb the basic profiles of criminological classifications. It combines historical, anecdotal, and case studies along with a solid legal framework for any given subject. While not quite a professional text, it can serve the needs of psychologists and law enforcement personnel equally.
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Evil, Twisted Minds 23 avril 2013
Par haskpts - Publié sur Amazon.com
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This review is for the Third Edition of Crime Classification Manual.

As one who always wonders why it is the female spouse whom poisons the husband with arsenic I jumped to chapter 17 "Poison And Biological Agents As Weapons" and as pointed out the case of Dorothea Puente (7 confirmed poisonings). Of interest were a couple of male dominated poisonings.

The shrinks have their DSM's (Diagnostic And Statistical Manual Of Mental Disorders) The upcoming DSM 5 will be published in May 2013.

Now, the updated CCM includes coverage of new technologies and a global persepective. The book follows the DSM's method of subdividing major categories (Arson/Bombing) has 47 such subdivisions.

Of course both John Douglas & Robert Ressler are famous from their many TV crime shows, it is nice to also be able to peruse some of their writings. The anatomy of motives and the methods used are clearly outlined in 17 chapters.

Of course as in mental health texts, it is possible to fall under multiple categories ... this is clearly pointed out. The FBI method of profiling, offender profiling & forensic psychology make up the bulk of the book. 2 chapters at the end address interviewing/interrogation techniques as well as wrongful convictions to help "balance" the book out.

Those who have followed Forensic Psychiatrist Dr. Michael Stone's "Most Evil" TV show will find the book of similar interest. Most Evil
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Academic Text, But Interesting! 15 mai 2013
Par Bucky - Publié sur Amazon.com
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First, although this book is written in clear, easy-to-understand language, it is not really intended for laypersons. To get the most out of this book, you'd best be very familiar with the legal/psychological aspects of crime. Laypeople hoping for true crime type stories are bound to be disappointed. The closest comparison I can make is that this book is kind of like the DSM of criminology. For example, rape, its various perpetrators, and types and motivations are discussed in great detail, most of it legal and psychological. Real life cases, where applicable, are used to highlight the type of crime being discussed, but only in the briefest of fashions. If you are a student, professional in the field, or crime writer, this book will be of great interest. It's very well-organized and well-written.
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All Detectives Need to Study This 14 juillet 2013
Par Richard J. Johnson - Publié sur Amazon.com
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Crime Classification Manual: A Standard System for Investigating and Classifying Violent Crimes John E. Douglas, Ann W. Burgess, Robert K. Ressler, I first read this book as a required textbook during my investigative career. This book was written primarily as a tool for law enforcement investigators. Investigators in the field of violent crime can use behavioral science for providing a character type for each of the main crime classes. This book is an extremely well-organized collection of research, information and statistical data related to sexual homicides and what that distinguishes them from other types of motivated murders. This book is a study founded by the FBI Behavioral Science Unit, that illustrates the development of criminal profiling techniques and insights into the mind-set of sexual killers.This book is an excellent resource for all homicide detectives. It is essential reading for an understanding of serial-killer behavior and detection. You may find it dry if it's not your field of interest. I still have mine and go through it as needed for research.
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