Law Enforcement and Crime

Emanuel T. Rhodes (Editor)

Series: Law, Crime and Law Enforcement
BISAC: LAW026000

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This book provides an overview of current analyses and developments pertaining to the law enforcement and crime. Chapter one analyzes individual elements of the polygraph examination in pre-employment cases in law enforcement agencies, and attempts to answer the following questions: How are existing standards “scientific”? What should be done to raise the level of quality control in this kind of examinations? Chapter two studies the use of insects as evidence and as a forensic indicator in law enforcement technology. Chapter three explores a public health approach to preventing child fatalities.

Chapter four discusses the prospects of the use of prison informers. Chapter five studies the homicide rates in the U.S. and their correlation with other publicly available data applying this nonstandard visualization technique; and a comparison of homicide rates in the U.S. to that of different Latin American countries is shown. The last chapter is an attempt to show that violence in American popular culture can be justified, and may even serve the story. The chapter will focus on depicting concrete scenes from Paul Verhoeven‘s 1987 film Robocop to prove that apart from showing violence, they actually raise important sociological and psychological matters.
(Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1
On the Issue of Pre-Employment Polygraph Examinations in Law Enforcement Agencies
(P. Herbowski and M. Leśniak, Assistant Profesor, Department of Forensic Sciences, The Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Silesia, Poland, and others)

Chapter 2
Forensic Entomology: Insects as Evidence: A Potential Tool as a Forensic Indicator in the Law Enforcement Technology
(Kaliyaperumal Karunamoorthi, Unit of Tropical Diseases, Department of Environmental Health,Faculty of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Jazan University,Jazan,Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)

Chapter 3
Child Fatality: The Utility of a Public Health Approach to Prevention Efforts
(Rohit Shenoi, Samantha Mathew, Angelo P. Giardino, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA, and others)

Chapter 4
Prison Informers: The Prospects of the use of them in Poland
(Piotr Herbowski, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminal Law, Faculty in Poznań, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poznań, Poland)

Chapter 5
Visualization of Homicide Rates in the US and Correlations with other Geostatistic Data Provided by Density-Equalizing Maps
(Karina I. Mazzitello and Julian Candia, Instituto de Investigaciones Cientıficas y Tecnologicas en Electronica, CONICET-UNMdP, Mar del Plata, Argentina, and others)

Chapter 6
Justifying Violence in American Popular Culture Using the Example of 1987’s Robocop
(Joanna Bogusławska, Faculty of Philology, The University of Gdańsk, Gdynia, Poland)

Index

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