Author: Harvey Wallace
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 2012-02
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Written and Interpersonal Communication Methods for Law Enforcement is a practical and easy to read guide to oral and written communications in the law enforcement and criminal justice fields. It helps students master communication skills, theories, and issues; provides practical examples and exercises; and includes helpful guides for improving spelling, vocabulary, and overall writing. The text includes both general theories and techniques to improve communication, and specific guidelines for writing documents common in the field, such as affidavits and search warrants.
Increasing concerns about the accountability of criminal justice professionals at all levels has placed a heightened focus on the behavior of those who work in the system. Judges, attorneys, police, and prison employees are all under increased scrutiny from the public and the media. Ethics for Criminal Justice Professionals examines the myriad of ethical issues that confront law enforcement, judicial system, and correctional personnel. Easy to read, practical, and filled with real-life scenarios, this comprehensive volume sheds light on an often complicated and controversial topic. The book begins by defining the subject matter, explaining what ethics is, and what it is not. It explores the concept of false moral identity, examines difficult decisions that arise from attorney-client privilege, and discusses problematic issues such as officer gratuities. Next, the book provides a historical review of the concept of ethical reasoning, examining different religious and cultural influences and exploring ethics from various schools of philosophy. Ethics and police officers The authors discuss management and corruption, the causes and effects of abuse of authority, police perjury, and the practice of lying to obtain a confession. They explore the role of prejudice and discrimination in unethical behavior and review legislation designed to curb such practices. Ethics in the courtroom Shifting to issues that arise in the courtroom, the book addresses prosecutorial and judicial misconduct, discovery violations, the presentation of inadmissible evidence, discretion to prosecute, and defense counsel ethics. Ethics in the prison system Finally, the book explores issues that arise with respect to correction. The authors examine the four purposes of punishment: retribution, deterrence, incapacitation, and rehabilitation, as well as the death penalty and methods of execution. Each chapter ends with a set of review questions to test comprehension and a series of exercises further clarifies the material. Interspersed with the content are real-life vignettes that help to ground the theoretical concepts in practice and actual court cases that illustrate the principles. Ample references are provided to inspire further study of issues for which often there are no easy answers.
Author: Ray Bull
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2014-02-10
This edited volume reviews the latest research on investigative interviewing in order to provide insights on the psychological processes of the person being interviewed as well as to offer guidelines for conducting credible and useful interviews. Critical and controversial areas are highlighted (eg. false confessions, child interviewing) in order to bring clarity to how these interrogations are to be conducted. Chapters focus on these areas to provide comprehensive views of theoretical, evidence-based background, as well as practical considerations of interrogation settings and procedures. The contributors are internationally respected scholars in the field of psychology and law with particular expertise in the interviews that are critical to legal proceedings. And attention is given to the criminal justice system in international perspective.
Author: Michael Biggs
Release Date: 2015-08-11
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Just the Facts: Investigative Report Writing can be used for all courses in law enforcement report writing in any criminal justice program. It is also a suitable reference for investigators. Just the Facts brings together all the simple rules and techniques students need to write effective investigative reports in law enforcement. Its user-friendly methodology works in any context, with any crime, regardless of the case’s complexity. Each chapter focuses on one major component of the report writing process, carefully building on what has already been learned. Coverage includes: investigation basics, note taking, narrative writing, describing persons and property, crime and arrest reports, writing interviews and search warrants, and more. Updated with new Learning Objectives, writing exercises, and expanded content the Fifth Edition retains its focus on consistency, simplicity, and thoroughness in documenting the results of an investigation.
Author: Larry S. Miller
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2017-03-07
Genre: Political Science
Outstanding first-line supervisors are essential to the success of any law enforcement agency, yet many officers lack the supervision training necessary to excel. Effective Police Supervision immerses readers in the group behaviors and organizational dynamics supervisors must master in order to lead their teams and to help create an effective police department. Combining behavioral theory and updated case studies, this core text, now in its eighth edition, is a vital tool for all college students pursuing criminal justice courses on supervisory practices, as well as police officers preparing for promotional exams.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2014-09-19
Genre: Political Science
This book provides an overview of effectively collecting, understanding, and presenting information. First, this book examines various situations via math, grammar, and logic. It is important for officers to apply math and English to the law so that they may be able to effectively articulate their actions in court. For example, laws and police actions can be evaluated via truth tables and Venn Diagrams. Second, this book discusses interrogation techniques and body language. Manipulating a suspect and collecting the right information in a legal and effective manner is a part of police work. Third, this book presents a deposition. The defense lawyer may ask certain questions in order to discredit the officer or to undermine the officers report. Police officers should ask themselves the purpose of each question that is being asked during a deposition. Fourth, this book presents some resume information and typical job interview questions for potential police officers. Knowing what kinds of questions will be asked during an interview and effectively communicating to potential employers is essential. Fifth, this book discusses code information and handwriting comparisons. Code information may be important in a prison environment and handwriting comparisons allows for a totality of circumstance exercise. Sixth, this book discusses assumptions and limitation associated with information. Magic is a useful tool to demonstrate how flawed assumptions may lead to inaccurate conclusions. Seventh, this book provides a table that can be used to generate impromptu speeches. Various words can be randomly selected and the reader can use the words to create a short story. Eighth, this book discusses how to handle situations that deal with special situations and individuals who have disabilities. Finally, this book discusses various search techniques for evidence collection.
Author: Aric W. Dutelle
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release Date: 2016-01-20
"An Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation" serves to eliminate warped impressions influenced by the media, and clearly identifies and explains the crime scene investigative process, components, methods, and procedures.
Author: George J. Thompson, PhD
Release Date: 2010-10-12
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Improve communication, resolve conflicts, and avoid the most common conversational disasters through simple, easily remembered strategies that deflect and redirect negative behaviour. Verbal Judo is the martial art of the mind and mouth that can show you how to be better prepared in every verbal encounter. Listen and speak more effectively, engage people through empathy (the most powerful word in the English language), avoid the most common conversational disasters, and use proven strategies that allow you to successfully communicate your point of view and take the upper hand in most disputes.
This manual offers guidelines for writing at all levels of law enforcement. It teaches and give practice using guidelines for producing professional reports that reflect positively on the writer. It is designed to be equally effective for individual study by working law enforcement officers or for course work by police science students. It presents the general features of law enforcement reports and the steps in producing them. Also covered are principles of clear writing, grammar, spelling and punctuation. Although the manual focuses on investigative reports, the principles of effective writing apply to any written work.
Author: Debbie J. Goodman
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
Release Date: 2014-05-27
Genre: Political Science
This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. The most complete and up-to-date guide to writing in law enforcement: covers every aspect of effective writing, including report writing elements, basic writing skills, and interpersonal skills for ethically identifying the most effective information to include. Report It In Writing, 6E is the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to effective report writing for all law enforcement and public safety professionals. Organized in an easy-to-follow A to Z format, it covers both report writing elements and basic writing skills, as well as the interpersonal skills that are indispensable to effective information gathering. Throughout, integrated exercises focus on identifying basic facts and reinforcing basic rules of the English language. This edition contains many new exercises, as well as expanded 100-question pre- and post-tests, helping students more effectively review spelling, punctuation, grammar, proofreading, chronological order, and much more. Readers will find new or expanded coverage of many crucial topics, including ethical investigation and reporting; listening and rapport; observation, description, and other key topics.
Author: Egan K. Green
Release Date: 2017-09-29
Genre: Political Science
The Police Manager, 8th Edition, is a major update, with a completely fresh chapter on school resource officers, based on a new case study, and a new chapter on managing high-profile events. Every police agency today faces the possibility of controversy, and the need to train managers to deal appropriately with the media and the public continues to increase. Green, building on the foundation laid by Ronald Lynch in prior editions, gives practical, field-tested guidance to students and professionals who aspire to leadership roles in law enforcement, providing a comprehensive explanation of issues and challenges that they will face as police supervisors. The book is divided into four parts, covering historical and philosophical underpinnings, behavioral aspects of police management, functional aspects of police management, and major issues in modern police work. This eighth edition is ideal for police management courses in U.S. undergraduate criminal justice programs, as well as for law enforcement practitioners preparing for promotional examinations. The text is also appropriate for broader criminal justice management courses.
Author: Robert S. Beardsley
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date: 2012-03-06
Communication Skills in Pharmacy Practice helps pharmacy and pharmacy technician students learn the principles, skills, and practices that are the foundation for clear communication and the essential development of trust with future patients. This text's logical organization guides students from theory and basic principles to practical skills development to the application of those skills in everyday encounters. Sample dialogues show students how to effectively communicate, and practical exercises fine tune their communication skills in dealing with a variety of sensitive situations that arise in pharmacy practice.
Author: Steven M. Cox
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Release Date: 2013-01-23
Genre: Political Science
Focusing on the thought-provoking, contemporary issues that underscore the challenging world of policing, Introduction to Policing, Second Edition (by Steven M. Cox, William P. McCamey, and Gene L. Scaramella) balances theory, research, and practice to give students a comprehensive overview of both the foundations of policing and the expanded role of today's police officers. The engaging, easy-to-understand writing style and stories from the field, coupled with unique coverage of the issues of policing in multicultural communities and the impact of globalization on policing, make this book a must-have for policing courses.
Author: Steven A. Beebe
Release Date: 2017-01-01
Emphasizes the importance of relating to others Interpersonal Communication: Relating to Others offers students a uniquely Canadian perspective on the importance of focusing on others in a variety of interpersonal relationships and contexts. The importance of being other-oriented-being mindfully considerate of the thoughts, needs, and values of others- was the foundation of the first six Canadian editions of Interpersonal Communication: Relating to Others, and it continues as the central theme of the seventh Canadian edition. Updated to include new research, statistics and Canadian content, this edition offers exceptional coverage of diversity and an expanded discussion integrated throughout on technology's impact on communication and its relevance to communication in students' daily lives. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Companion Website access does not come packaged with this content. 0134617266 / 9780134617268 Interpersonal Communication: Relating to Others, Seventh Canadian Edition Plus Companion Website without eText -- Access Card Package, 7/e Package consists of: 0134276647 / 9780134276649 Interpersonal Communication: Relating to Others, Seventh Canadian Edition 0134604768 / 9780134604763 Companion Website without eText -- Valuepack Access Card -- for Interpersonal Communication: Relating to Others, Seventh Canadian Edition