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Police procedure & investigation : a writer's guide

Author: Lee Lofland
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : F+W Publications, Inc., ©2007.
Series: Writer's digest books
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Not everything yon see on your favorite crime show is accurate. In fact, a lot of it is flat out wrong. With Police Procedure & Investigation, you can finally get all your facts straight. Author Lee Lofland draws on his nearly two-decade career in law enforcement to provide you with a true insider's look at fighting crime."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Lofland
ISBN: 9781582974552 1582974551
OCLC Number: 181784485
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: Short-listed for Macavity Award (Nonfiction) 2008
Description: pages cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Law enforcement in America --
Ch. 2. The police academy --
Ch. 3. Police officers : their duties and equipment --
Ch. 4. Detectives --
Ch. 5. Arrest and search procedures --
Ch. 6. Homicide, murder, and manslaughter --
Ch. 7. Crime scene investigation --
Ch. 8. Fingerprinting --
Ch. 9. DNA --
Ch. 10. Autopsy --
Ch. 11. Drugs, not money, are the root of all evil --
Ch. 12. Tell it to the judge : courts and the legal process --
Ch. 13. Prisons and jails --
Ch. 14. Con air : coffee, tea, or handcuff key? --
Ch. 15. The death penalty --
Ch. 16. C.S. ... I don't think so --
App. A. Glossary of terms --
App. B. Police 10 codes --
App. C. Drug quantity table --
App. D. Federal sentencing table.
Series Title: Writer's digest books
Other Titles: Police procedure and investigation
Responsibility: by Lee Lofland ; foreword by Stuart Kaminsky.
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Useful to write a police story, this book provides an insight into a cop's world: the terminology used by police officers; a look at the tools of the trade; legal terms; courtroom terminology; jail,  Read more...

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