Crime Classification Manual: A Standard System for Investigating and Classifying Violent Crime

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Wiley, Mar 20, 2013 - Psychology - 544 pages
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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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User Review  - Em - Goodreads

This book is mainly a reference and has helped me a lot in understanding different types of violent crime and what distinguishes them. It also contains examples which helps. The third edition has recently been released. Read full review

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User Review  - Billy - Goodreads

Great resource for investigators trying to understand motive or the type of offender that committed a specific crime. This booked helped us solve a rape case when we needed to figure out how to ... Read full review

About the author (2013)

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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