Title: Evvie Drake Starts Over
Author: Linda Holmes
Call #: FIC HOL
Title: Evvie Drake Starts Over
Author: Linda Holmes
Call #: FIC HOL
Author: Diana Palmer
Series: Long, Tall Texans Series, #47
Call #: FIC PAL
Title: Lost and Found
Author: Danielle Steel
Call #: FIC STE
Title: Big Sky
Author: Kate Atkinson
Series: Jackson Brodie Series, #5
Call #: FIC ATK
Title: The Lemon Sisters
Author: Jill Shalvis
Call #: FIC SHA
Title: Summer of ’69
Author: Elin Hilderbrand
Call #: FIC HIL
Now in our Reference collection for use in the library, “this comprehensive manual can be used throughout the reader’s college and professional careers to help improve research and writing skills. It includes common types of criminal justice papers, covers the writing process, grammar, writing mechanics and page formatting, and focuses on research strategies” (Publisher).
Designed for students or practicing lawyers as “a succinct exposition of the law … by outstanding authorities … in a compact format for convenient reference.” Each chapter includes suggestions for further reading. Indices include an alphabetical table of case titles, and a cross-referenced key word index.
The book is arranged topically and covers: “animal anti-cruelty laws, industrial and agricultural uses of animals, torts and other claims for harm done to animals, as well as federal, state and local regulation of animal ownership and use, animal rights activism, hunting, fishing and other recreational uses of animals, animals in entertainment, issues arising when animals are the subject of a contract or the intended beneficiary of a will or trust, remedies for harm done to animals, international animal law, and anticipated future legal developments in the field” (Publisher).
“The only reference guide to Supreme Court cases organized both topically and chronologically within chapters so that readers understand how cases fit into a historical context, the 17th edition has been updated with 20 new cases, including landmark decisions on such topics as campaign finance, Obamacare, gay marriage, the First Amendment, search and seizure, among others. Updated through the end of the 2017 Supreme Court session, this book remains an indispensable resource for undergraduate and law school students, lawyers, and everyone interested in our nation’s laws and Constitution” (Publisher).
It contains over 500 case summaries. Appendices include a list of Supreme Court justices since 1789, the Constitution, and a glossary of legal terms. Cross references include an alphabetical list of cases, and the cases indexed by Chief Justice, as well as a comprehensive key word index.
“Designed for students taking an interviewing course, law enforcement and government investigators, corporate security officers, attorneys, and loss prevention professionals, this updated second edition of the best-selling Essentials of the Reid Technique: Criminal Interrogation and Confessions teaches readers how to identify and interpret verbal and nonverbal behaviors of both deceptive and truthful people, and how to move toward obtaining solid confessions from guilty persons using the Reid Technique. The Reid Technique is built around basic psychological principles and presents interrogation as an easily understood nine-step process. Separated into two parts, What You Need to Know About Interrogation and Employing the Reid Nine Steps of Interrogation, this book will help readers understand the effective and proper way that a suspect should be interrogated and the safeguards that should be in place to ensure the integrity of the confession” (Publisher).
A new chapter discusses legal issues concerned with interrogation and confessions. This edition contains new photos throughout, and real-world scenarios and examples including insights into how people behave when they are trying to lie. Each chapter concludes with exercises to aid in learning.
“An accessible introduction to the way in which botanical evidence is identified, collected and analysed in criminal cases … This book is written for those who have no formal background working with plants. It can be used as a practical guide for students taking forensic science courses, law enforcement training, legal courses, and as a template for plant collection at any scene where plants occur and where rules or laws are involved. Veterinarians, various environmental agencies, anthropologists, and archeologists are examples of disciplines that are more recently in need of plant evidence … The format of the book is designed to present the reader with all the information needed to conduct a botanical analysis of a crime scene; to highlight the forensic significance of the botanical evidence that may be present; how to collect that evidence in the correct manner and preserve and store that evidence appropriately; [and] how to conduct a laboratory analysis of the plants.” (Publisher) Illustrated throughout with high resolution photographs, the book also includes model lab and evidence data logs, chapter summaries, references, and an index.
“This book is intended as a resource for students, microbiologists, investigators, pathologists, and other forensic science professionals. Forensic Microbiology focuses on newly emerging areas of microbiology relevant to medicolegal and criminal investigations: postmortem changes, establishing cause of death, estimating postmortem interval, and trace evidence analysis. Recent developments in sequencing technology allow researchers, and potentially practitioners, to examine microbial communities at unprecedented resolution and in multidisciplinary contexts. Detailed study of microbes facilitates the development of new forensic tools that use the structure and function of microbial communities as physical evidence. Chapters cover: experiment design, data analysis, sample preservation, the influence of microbes on results from autopsy, toxicology, and histology, decomposition ecology, and trace evidence.” (Publisher) Illustrated throughout with high resolution photographs. Each chapter is written by specialists and includes its own extensive references.
“Building on the success of the first Edition—the first pure textbook designed specifically for students on the subject—Fundamentals of Fingerprint Analysis, Second Edition provides an understanding of the historical background of fingerprint evidence, and follows it all the way through to illustrate how it is utilized in the courtroom. [The book is in three sections,] with each chapter building on the previous one using a pedagogical format. The first explains the history and theory of fingerprint analysis, fingerprint patterns and classification, and the concept of biometrics […] The second section discusses forensic light sources and physical and chemical processing methods. Section three covers fingerprint analysis with chapters on documentation, crime scene processing, fingerprint and palm print comparisons, and courtroom testimony …[New to this edition are] such topics as the biometrics and AFIS systems, new and emerging chemical reagents, and more” (Publisher). Illustrated throughout with high resolution photographs. Appendices include procedural diagrams, potential hazards of the chemicals mentioned, and model testimony.
Intended for culinary research; also useful for written and oral presentations on the topic of marijuana legalization and medicinal use. “A comprehensive history of cannabis as a unique culinary ingredient, from ancient India and Persia to today’s explosive new market. Cannabis, the hottest new global food trend, has been providing humans with nutrition, medicine, and solace […] since the earliest cavepeople discovered its powers. In colorful detail, the book explores the debate over the cannabis plant’s taxonomy and nomenclature, then follows as it co-evolves with humans throughout history, beloved by the masses, reviled by the elite, and shrouded in conflict and secrecy. […] Along the way, Robyn Griggs Lawrence explores the medicinal qualities of cannabis and its resurgence as a both a recreational drug and a respite from various illnesses and ailments. With recipes and stories throughout, this work is sure to entertain and inform readers about the history of cannabis as an edible ingredient in a variety of foods.” — Publisher
This book will be of interest for history, political science, and security studies. “A diverse, comprehensive, and highly accessible set of thirty-three readings by leading experts in the field. […] features coverage of many topics including methods of intelligence collection, intelligence analysis, the danger of intelligence politicization, relationships between intelligence officers and the policymakers they serve, covert action, counterintelligence, accountability and civil liberties, and the global struggle against ISIS. New articles focus on a range of important historical and current topics in intelligence, including the President’s Daily Brief, Social Media intelligence (“SOCMINT”), drone warfare, and the implications of Edward Snowden’s controversial intelligence leaks.” — Publisher
Useful for historical research as well as political science and security studies, this paperback edition of the acclaimed 2013 book is fully updated and revised. It is a history of North Korea, but the topical organization and extensive index make it easy for readers to drill right down to specific information. The author draws on sources ranging from international intelligence to personal interviews. “A native of the former Soviet Union … [Lankov] lived as an exchange student in North Korea in the 1980s. He has studied it for his entire career, using his fluency in Korean and personal contacts to build a rich, nuanced understanding. […] Lankov substitutes cold, clear analysis for the overheated rhetoric surrounding this opaque police state. After providing an accessible history of the nation, he turns his focus to what North Korea is, what its leadership thinks, and how its people cope with living in such an oppressive and poor place. He argues that North Korea is not irrational, and nothing shows this better than its continuing survival against all odds.” — Publisher