The Crime Writer s Guide to Police Practice and Procedure

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 ...

Author: Michael O'Byrne

Publisher: Robert Hale

ISBN: 0719816629

Category: Criminal investigation

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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!

Crime Writers

This invaluable resource provides information about and sources for researching 50 of the top crime genre writers, including websites and other online resources.

Author: Elizabeth Haynes

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781591589143

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 204

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This invaluable resource provides information about and sources for researching 50 of the top crime genre writers, including websites and other online resources. * A timeline of major authors and events in the development of the crime fiction genre * Read-alike sections listing other authors whose works are similar in style or theme to those of ten major authors included in the book * Lists of major organizations and awards in the field of crime literature * A bibliography of online and print sources for biographical and critical information about crime genre authors

The Crime Writer s Reference Guide

Offers tips and techniques for making crime stories realistic, including the fundamentals of investigation, criminal motives, weapons, escape methods, legal terminology, and slang terms.

Author: Martin Roth

Publisher:

ISBN: 0941188493

Category: Reference

Page: 280

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Offers tips and techniques for making crime stories realistic, including the fundamentals of investigation, criminal motives, weapons, escape methods, legal terminology, and slang terms.

The Cambridge Companion to American Crime Fiction

This Companion examines the range of American crime fiction from execution sermons of the Colonial era to television programmes like The Sopranos.

Author: Catherine Ross Nickerson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521136068

Category: Fiction

Page: 190

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Examines the range of American crime fiction from execution sermons of the Colonial era to television programmes like The Sopranos.

Mystery Voices

A series of interviews with authors such as P.D. James and Julian Symons.

Author: Dale Salwak

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9780893701789

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 112

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A series of interviews with authors such as P.D. James and Julian Symons.

Criminal Justice

Breen, Jon L. Novel Verdicts: A Guide to Courtroom Fiction. 2d ed. Lanham,
Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 1999. ... Included are treatments of hard-boiled
detective stories, police procedurals, true crime writing, as well as discussion of
various ...

Author: Phyllis B. Gerstenfeld

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 158765220X

Category: Law

Page: 1318

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Contains 625 alphabetically arranged entries that examine various aspects of criminal justice in the U.S., covering criminals, codes and categories of law, law enforcement agencies, courts, corrections, the U.S. Constitution, and Supreme Court rulings. Includes a time line, personages and subject indexes, and other reference materials.

Crime and Thriller Writing

Crime. writing. and. reference. Benedict, Elizabeth, The Joy of Writing Sex,
Souvenir Press Ltd, 2002. Lawrence Block, Telling ... James, P. D., Talking About
Detective Fiction, Bodleian Library, Oxford, 2009. ... Some of these are: Armed
and Dangerous, a writer's guide to weapons by Michael Newton, 1990; Body
Trauma, ...

Author: Michelle Spring

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472529657

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Crime and Thriller Writing: A Writers' & Artists' Companion is an essential guide to writing in these exciting genres. PART 1 explores the nature and history of the genre and helpsyou get started with ideas, planning and research. PART 2 includes tips by bestselling crime writers: Mark Billingham, S.J. Bolton, Alafair Burke, Lee Child, N. J. Cooper, Meg Gardiner, Tess Gerritsen, Sophie Hannah, Jim Kelly, Laura Lippman, Gayle Lynds, Alex McBride, Val McDermid, Dreda Say Mitchell, Sara Paretsky, Jill Paton Walsh, George Pelecanos, Ian Rankin, Peter Robinson, S. J. Rozan, Guy Saville, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, Dana Stabenow, Andrew Taylor, Charles Todd and Laura Wilson. PART 3 contains practical advice--from shaping plots and exploring your characters to the meaning of writer's block, the power of the rewrite, and how to find an agent when your novel is complete.

Hillary Waugh s Guide to Mysteries Mystery Writing

Some years ago , an arrangement was made for Patrick Murphy , then Police
Commissioner of New York City , and officers of the Mystery Writers of America to
meet together at a press conference for the purpose of making a startling ...

Author: Hillary Waugh

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: UOM:39015021877868

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 196

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Provides a study of the mystery novel as art and as entertainment, traces the history of the genre from Edgar Allan Poe to Mickey Spillane, and analyzes the secrets of their success

St James Guide to Crime Mystery Writers

Author: Taryn Benbow-Pfalzgraf

Publisher: Saint James Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105020147562

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1264

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Provides information on the most influential English-language writers of the crime and mystery genre. Each entry includes author biographies; complete bibliographies; lists of critical studies; locations of manuscripts; the writer's own comments on his or her work, when available; and an essay written by an expert of the genre.

Howdunit Book of Police Procedure and Investigation

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 ...

Author: Lee Lofland

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 1582974551

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

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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!

Media and Crime

This book critically examines the complex interactions between media and crime.

Author: Yvonne Jewkes

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473917316

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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This book critically examines the complex interactions between media and crime. Written with an engaging and authoritative voice, it guides you through all the key issues, ranging from news reporting of crime, media constructions of children and women, moral panics, and media and the police to 'reality' crime shows, surveillance and social control. This third edition: Explores innovations in technology and forms of reporting, including citizen journalism. Examines the impact of new media including mobile, Internet and digital technologies, and social networking sites. Features chapters dedicated to the issues around cybercrime and crime film, along with new content on terrorism and the media. Shows you how to research media and crime. Includes discussion questions, further reading and a glossary. Now features a companion website, complete with links to journal articles, relevant websites and blogs. This is essential reading for your studies in criminology, media studies, cultural studies and sociology. The Key Approaches to Criminology series celebrates the removal of traditional barriers between disciplines and, specifically, reflects criminology’s interdisciplinary nature and focus. It brings together some of the leading scholars working at the intersections of criminology and related subjects. Each book in the series helps readers to make intellectual connections between criminology and other discourses, and to understand the importance of studying crime and criminal justice within the context of broader debates. The series is intended to have appeal across the entire range of undergraduate and postgraduate studies and beyond, comprising books which offer introductions to the fields as well as advancing ideas and knowledge in their subject areas.

A Companion to Crime Fiction

A Companion to Crime Fiction presents the definitive guide to this popular genre from its origins in the eighteenth century to the present day A collection of forty-seven newly commissioned essays from a team of leading scholars across the ...

Author: Charles J. Rzepka

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119675778

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 552

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A Companion to Crime Fiction presents the definitive guide to this popular genre from its origins in the eighteenth century to the present day A collection of forty-seven newly commissioned essays from a team of leading scholars across the globe make this Companion the definitive guide to crime fiction Follows the development of the genre from its origins in the eighteenth century through to its phenomenal present day popularity Features full-length critical essays on the most significant authors and film-makers, from Arthur Conan Doyle and Dashiell Hammett to Alfred Hitchcock and Martin Scorsese exploring the ways in which they have shaped and influenced the field Includes extensive references to the most up-to-date scholarship, and a comprehensive bibliography

American Book Publishing Record

Police murders - New Jersey - Lodi Case studies . 4 . Parole - New ... New York :
New Press , 2003 . p ... Criminal justice , Administration of Prychological aspects
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ISBN: STANFORD:36105111052911

Category: Books

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Twentieth century Crime and Mystery Writers

Author: Gerald Siegal

Publisher: Chicago : St. James Press

ISBN: UOM:39015031788394

Category: American fiction

Page: 1294

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**** Cited in Sheehy and BCL3. The foremost reference in the field, completely revised and updated, and now covering about 600 authors, mainly English-language writers whose work appeared during or since the time of Conan Doyle. The entry for each writer consists of a biography, a bibliography, and a signed critical essay. Living authors were invited to add a comment on their work; many of them accepted, and their remarks are both entertaining and enlightening. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Strictly Murder

Provides crime writers with essential information on all aspects of murder and its investigation and prosecution, including motives, methods, types, criminal profiles, police investigative tools and procedures, medical examiner and crime ...

Author: Martin Roth

Publisher:

ISBN: 1890085030

Category: Reference

Page: 208

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Strictly Murder! provides film, TV, and fiction writers with essential information on all aspects of murder and its investigation and prosecution, including -- types of murders -- methods -- motives -- criminal profiles -- police investigative tools and procedures -- medical examiner and crime lab tools and procedures -- criminal court procedures ... and much more. Unique to this book is the inclusion of a copy of an actual Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department "murder book" -- a law enforcement agency's complete paper trail, which follows a murder from the time it is first reported through the arrest of a suspect. A "murder book" collects every report made by every person connected with a murder investigation, including the first officer on the scene, forensic investigators, and detectives. Strictly Murder! also includes short chapters written by investigative, criminal profiling, and crime lab experts.

Crime Scene Investigation Procedural Guide

Crime Scene Investigation Procedural Guide gives the novice investigator the procedures for almost any crime scene imaginable while providing the seasoned pro a ready reference for crimes occurring even under the most unusual of circums

Author: Michael S. Maloney

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466557550

Category: Law

Page: 348

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Those tasked with investigating crime scenes come from a variety of backgrounds and varying levels of experience. Crime Scene Investigation Procedural Guide gives the novice investigator the procedures for almost any crime scene imaginable while providing the seasoned pro a ready reference for crimes occurring even under the most unusual of circums

The Art of Murder

police in recent British crime fiction , he is the figure who most successfully
humanises the force , avoiding the loneliness of many other figures and the ... St
James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers ( Detroit : St James Press , 1996 ) , ed
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Author: H. Gustav Klaus

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105023433928

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 204

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Texas Almanac and State Industrial Guide

Mystery detective fiction is no different . and crime fiction usually is very
conservative in that it A rich heritage of bad guys ... This competition ended with
the police proceWhen crime writing came into vogue , plots were set dural , for it
took the ...

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ISBN: 0914511149

Category: Almanacs, American

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