Howdunit Book of Police Procedure and Investigation

Author: Lee Lofland
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781582976921
Format: PDF
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Not everything you see on your favorite crime show is accurate. In fact, a lot of it is flat out wrong. Police Procedure & Investigation helps you get your facts straight about the inner workings of law enforcement. With a career in law enforcement that spanned nearly two decades, author Lee Lofland is a nationally acclaimed expert on police procedures and crime scene investigations who consults regularly with best-selling authors and television producers. Now you can benefit from his years of experience with Police Procedure & Investigation. This comprehensive resource includes: More than 80 photographs, illustrations, and charts showing everything from defensive moves used by officers to prison cells and autopsies Detailed information on officer training, tools of the trade, drug busts, con air procedures, crime scene investigation techniques, and more First-person details from the author about his experiences as a detective, including accounts of arrests, death penalty executions, and criminal encounters Police Procedure & Investigation is the next best thing to having a police detective personally assigned to your book!

Police Procedural

Author: Russell L. Bintliff
Publisher: Writers Digest Books
ISBN: 9780898795967
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Offers mystery writers information about police administration, the structure of a detective division, the rules of evidence, the investigation of crimes, arrest procedures, interrogation, and the courts

Howdunit Forensics

Author: D P Lyle
Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.
ISBN: 1599634414
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Just because you don't have all the tools and training of a full-time medical examiner, doesn't mean you can't learn your way around a crime scene. In Forensics, award-winning author and TV show consultant D.P. Lyle, M.D., takes each area of forensics–from fingerprint analysis to crime scene reconstruction–and discusses its development, how the science works, how it helps in crime solving, and how you as a writer might use this technique in crafting your plot. This comprehensive reference guide includes: Real-life case files and the role forensic evidence played in solving the crimes A breakdown of the forensics system from its history and organization to standard evidence classification and collection methods Detailed information on what a dead body can reveal–including the cause, mechanism, and manner of death The actual steps taken to preserve a crime scene and the evidence that can be gathered there, such as bloodstains, documents, fingerprints, tire impressions, and more Forensics is the ultimate resource for learning how to accurately imbue your stories with authentic details of untimely demises.

Howdunit

Author: John Boertlein
Publisher: Writers Digest Books
ISBN:
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Includes the best of this crime series, along with 13 new chapters.

Scene of the Crime

Author: Anne Wingate
Publisher: Writers Digest Books
ISBN:
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Provides information on how evidence is measured, collected, identified, and analyzed, the timetable of activity at a crime scene, and technical terms and professional techniques used

Just the Facts Ma am

Author: Greg Fallis
Publisher: Writers Digest Books
ISBN: 9780898798234
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With practical information and extensive detail, former PI Fallis uses real-life scenarios to show writers how investigative professionals gather evidence, interview witnesses, determine motives and find the answers they seek.'

Private Eyes

Author: Hal Blythe
Publisher: Writers Digest Books
ISBN: 9780898795493
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Offers mystery writers information on how real private investigators work, and describes an actual case from first contact to solution

More Forensics and Fiction

Author: D P Lyle
Publisher: Medallion Media Group
ISBN: 1605423971
Format: PDF, ePub
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This compilation of medical and forensic science questions from crime writers around the world provides insight into medical and forensic science as well as a glimpse into the writer’s creative mind. How do hallucinogenic drugs affect a blind person? Will snake venom injected into fruit cause death? How would you perform CPR in a helicopter? What happens when someone swallows razor blades? How long does it take blood to dry? Can DNA be obtained from a half-eaten bagel? D. P. Lyle, MD, answers these and many more intriguing questions. The book is a useful and entertaining resource for writers and screenwriters, helping them find the information they need to frame a situation and write a convincing description. TV viewers, readers who enjoy crime fiction, and those who want to know more about forensic science can keep up with the news and understand the science behind criminal investigation. From traumatic injuries to the coroner’s office, the questions and answers are divided into five parts, making it a compendium of the incredible information that lies within the world of medicine and forensics.

The Crime Writer s Guide to Police Practice and Procedure

Author: Michael O'Byrne
Publisher: Robert Hale
ISBN: 9780719816628
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This new, fully updated edition of The Crime Writer’s Guide to Police Practice and Procedure is the essential detective in your pocket – something to reach for when your writing needs that short, sharp shock of modern-day investigating. Every writer has paused at some key point in the development of their story to wonder what happens in real life. How would the murder in my story be investigated by the police? How far can I go without leaving holes in the plot? Can I use low count DNA to identify the killer? How does a cop react to a bloated body or, even worse, just part of one? Written with answers to these questions in mind, this is the essential guide to police procedures and practice written specifically for writers. A handy reference book to dip into, or a textbook to guide you from the outset while you are still developing your plot, this second edition of The Crime Writer’s Guide to Police Practice and Procedure will leave you confident that you have covered all angles of your thriller. It would be a crime not to read it!