CRC Press Publishes New Edition of the Definitive Resource for Homicide Investigators

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CRC Press / Taylor & Francis Group, is pleased to announce the release of the latest edition of one of its all-time bestselling titles, “Practical Homicide Investigation: Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques” by Vernon J. Geberth, now in its Fifth Edition.

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There are no other homicide investigation textbooks that are as comprehensive and useful as this text has proven to be over the last 32 years.

CRC Press / Taylor & Francis Group, is pleased to announce the release of the latest edition of one of its all-time bestselling titles, “Practical Homicide Investigation: Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques” by Vernon J. Geberth, now in its Fifth Edition. Renowned for being the definitive resource for homicide investigators, this book details the recognized protocols used by investigative divisions of major police departments throughout the world. The text is used in most police academies, including the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia.

Before he passed away in 1998, legendary homicide detective Pierce R. Brooks—lead investigator for the LAPD on the investigation of the "Onion Field" killer and who later pioneered the profiling and tracking of serial killers—wrote in the Third Edition’s Foreword: “This book leaves no question that now more than ever, a homicide investigation must be based on a mix of the practical and the scientific. In fact, the new chapters and revised materials, along with the descriptive photos in this text … will place this edition in the category of a police text classic, an authoritative standard on the subject, and make this book the most complete homicide textbook available on the market today.”

The latest edition of this bestseller is fully illustrated with over 250 new photographs and diagrams and over 900 full-color figures total. The book includes three new chapters along with fully revised chapters with new case histories and techniques that reflect the latest forensic methods and modern investigative procedures. Highlights of the Fifth Edition include a newly revised "Homicide Investigator’s Checklist," a new chapter on the latest DNA technology, and updated chapters on death notifications, sex-related homicide, management for police administrators, suicide investigation, narcotics-related homicides, and homosexually based homicides.

Eminent author, lecturer, consultant, trainer and expert witness Vernon J. Geberth incorporates his more than four and a half decades of real-world law enforcement experience in this quintessential reference. Vernon J. Geberth, M.S., M.P.S., is a retired New York City Police Department lieutenant commander who is a world-renown author, homicide and forensic consultant and series editor of The Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations series by CRC Press.

“Practical Homicide Investigation has been and will continue to be THE definitive source of homicide investigation because it provides the most practical information tactics, procedures and up-to-date forensic techniques available to the practitioner,” says Vernon J. Geberth. “There are no other homicide investigation textbooks that are as comprehensive and useful as this text has proven to be over the last 32 years.”

For more information about “Practical Homicide Investigation: Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques, Fifth Edition”, please visit: http://ow.ly/N6Akf

About CRC Press: CRC Press is a premier publisher of science, technology and medical reference books, textbooks and online content, reaching around the globe to collect essential reference material and the latest advances for researchers, academics, professionals and students. CRC Press is a member of Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business. For more information, visit http://www.crcpress.com

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