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Criminal Investigation A Practical Textbook for Magistrates, Police Officers and Lawyers 5th Edition By Gross

Contents

Preface
Introduction to the Second Edition

I. THE INVESTIGATOR :
1. General Considerations
2. The Duties of the Investigator
3. The Procedure of the Investigator
4. Preconceived Theories
5. Certain Qualities Essential to an Investigator
6. Knowledge of Men
7. Finding his Bearings
8. Preparation of Cases for Court
9. The "Expeditious" Investigator
10. Accuracy and Precision in Details

II. EXAMINATION OF WITNESSES AND ACCUSED :
1. General Considerations
2. Examination of Witnesses :
i. When a Witness Wishes to Speak the Truth :
a. Fundamental Considerations :
(i) Perception
(ii) Memory

b. Special Considerations :
(i) Strong Feeling as a Cause of Inaccuracy of Observation
(ii) Inaccurate Observations Following Wounds on the Head
(iii) Differences in the Observing Powers, Resulting from Differences in the Natural Qualities and Intellectual Culture of The Observer :
(a) Children
(b) Boys
(c) Girls
(d) Adolescents
(e) Middle-aged People
(F) Old People

2. Examination of Witnesses and Accused-continued :
i. When the Witness docs not Wish to Speak the Truth
ii. Pathological Lying

Examination of the Accused

III. INSPECTION OF LOCALITIES :
1. Preparation
2. What to do at the Scene of Offence
3. The Actual Description of the Scene of Offence
4. Search for Hidden Objects

IV. EQUIPMENT OF THE INVESTIGATOR
V. THE SCIENTIFIC EXPERT AND THE INVESTIGATOR :
1. The Selection and Packing of Material for Expert Examination :
i. Clothing
ii. Small Samples
iii. Bulky Samples
iv. Liquids
v. Organs and Body Fluids
vi. Blood and Bloodstains
vii. Labelling

2. The Role of the Medico-Legal Expert
3. The Role of the Chemist
4. The Role of the Biologist and Mineralogist
5. Expert Examination :
i. The Search for, and Identification of, Bloodstains
ii. Other Body Fluids
iii. Stomach Contents, Intestinal Contents and Excreta
iv. Hairs
v. Fibres
vi. Wood Fragments
vii. Dust and Debris :
a. Road and Footpath Dusts
b. Dust Deposited from the Air
c. Industrial Dusts
d. Occupational Dusts
e. Methods of Collecting and Examining Dusts

viii. Broken Glass
ix. Other Materials

6. Laboratory Aspects of Sexual Offences
7. Laboratory Aspects of Larceny and Breaking Offences :
i. Larceny :
a. Larceny of Tomatoes
b. Larceny of a Car Battery
c. Larceny of Fowls

ii. Breaking Offences :
a. Premises
b. Safe-breaking

8. Handwriting
9. Photography :
i. Importance of Photography from a Judicial Point of View
ii. Particular Cases of the Employment of Photography
iii. Recognition of Criminals from their Photographs

10. The Scientific Investigator: Fingerprints :
i. General Observations
ii. Fingerprint Identification
iii. Apparatus for Fingerprint Examination at Scenes of Crime
iv. Fingerprint Examination at Scenes of Crime
v. Palmprints
vi. Prints of the Bare Foot
vii. Packing Articles for Fingerprint Examination
viii. Single Fingerprint Collections
ix. Scenes of Crime Collections
x. Fingerprint Evidence
xi. Missing Persons
xii. Fingerprint v. Personal Identification
xiii. The Radio Transmission of Fingerprints
xiv. Fingerprints of Twins

VI. THE PRESS
VII. PRACTICES OF CRIMINALS :
1. Disguising the Face
2. False Names
3. Pretended Illnesses and Pains :
i. " Illness " of Witnesses or Suspects before the Court
ii. Sudden " Illness" of Accused or Witnesses when Under Examination :
a. Blindness
b. Deafness
c. Epilepsy
d. Fainting Fits
e. Insanity

4. Hand Signals
5. Secret Writing
6. Signals of Recognition

VIII. SLANG EXPRESSIONS COMMONLY USED BY THIEVES :
1. Arrest, Sentences, Prison, etc
2. Money, Cheques, etc
3. Jewellery
4. People
5. Places, Articles, etc
6. Miscellaneous Expressions

IX. CONSTRUCTION AND USE OF WEAPONS :
1. Firearms :
i. General Considerations
ii. Questions Involved in Firearms Examination
iii. Different Kinds of Firearms :
a. Guns (Including Rifles)
b. Shot-Guns :
(i) Types of Shot-Guns
(ii) Airguns
(iii) Bore of Shot-Guns
(iv) Barrels of Shot-Guns
(v) Explosive Action :
(a) Muzzle-Loaders
(b) Breech-Loaders

c. Rifles :
(i) Muzzle-Loading Rifles
(ii) Breech-Loading Rifles

b. Pistols
c. Revolvers
d. Sub-Machine Guns

iv. Ammunition :
a. Powder
b. The Projectile

v. Objects Hit by a Projectile

2. Cutting and Stabbing Weapons :
i. General Considerations
ii. Cutting and Stabbing Weapons Properly so Called :
a. Sword-Arms
b. Arms in the Form of a Knife
c. Arms in the Shape of a Lance or Spear
d. Oriental Weapons

X. DRAWING AND ALLIED ARTS :
1. General Considerations
2. Drawing :
i. Plan of the Interior of a House
ii. Sketch of Dwelling
iii. Sketch of the Environs of the House
iv. Sketch of a Larger Portion of Country
v. Reproduction of Drawings, Printed Matter, Etc

3. Drawing on Squared Paper
4. The National Grid
5. Modelling
6. Piecing Together Torn Paper
7. Preserving and Deciphering Burnt Paper

XI. FOOTPRINTS AND OTHER Impressions :
1. Footprints :
i. The Measurement of the Print
ii. The " Trace " Itself :
a. The Walking Image
b. The Line of Direction
c. The Line of March
d. The Line of the Foot
e. The Length of the Step
f. Other Kinds of Walking

iii. The Reproduction of Footprints

2. Casts :
i. General Considerations
ii. Casts of Impressions in Soil :
a. Plaster of Paris :
(i) Mixing the Plaster

b. Resin and Wax

iii. Internal Casting
iv. Impressions In Dust
v. Identification of Foot Impressions
vi. Taking Specimen Impressions
vi. Casts of Implement Marks, Tooth Marks, Etc :
a. Wood's Metal
b. Plastic Materials :
(i) Plasticine
(ii) Dental Composition

c. Plaster of Paris

vii. Tooth Marks
viii. Positive Casts
ix. Moulage-Casts of the Human Body :
a. Method of Use

x. Marks Made by Vehicles

3. The Redevelopment of Latent Impressions On Metals, Etc. :
i. Technique
ii. ' Re-Etching :
a. Cast Iron and Cast Steel
b. Wrought, Drawn and Forged Irons and Steels
c. Aluminium
d. Copper, Brass, German Silver and Other Copper Alloys
e. Stainless Steel
f. Lead (Motor-Car Batteries, Etc.)
g. Zinc
h. German Silver
i. Tin
j. Silver
k. Gold and Platinum
l. Wood
m. Leather
n. Rubber

iii. The Identification of Type Marks
iv. Fine Scratch and Depressed Marks

XII. CRYPTOGRAPHY
XIII. THEFT :
1. General Considerations
2. Thieves' Scouts and Spies
3. Thieves' Equipment
4. Accomplices
5. The Theft Itself
6. Burglary and Housebreaking :
i. Entering by the Window
ii. Entering by the Door :
a. Attacking the Door Itself
b. Attacking the Lock

iii. Entering in Other Ways

7. Pocket-Picking
8. Sneak Thefts
9. Thefts in Bazaars and Shops
10. Domestic Thefts

XIV. CHEATING AND FRAUD :
1. General Considerations
2. Falsification of Documents :
i. In General
ii. The Examination of False Documents :
a. Paper Testing
b. Inks :
(i) Age of Inks
(ii) Analysis of Inks

3. Coining
4. Mock Auctions and Rigged Sales
5. Card-Sharping, Cheating at Games, Confidence Tricks :
i. Card-Sharping and Cheating at Games
ii. Confidence Tricks

6. Types of Fraud :
i. Sharepushing
ii. Greyhound Racing Track Frauds
iii. Long Firm Frauds
iv. Fraud On Banks-"Kite Flying"
v. Frauds Relating to Antiquities and Works of Art :
a. Prehistoric Objects
b. Egyptian Antiquities
c. Antique Pottery
d. Glassware
e. Old COINS and Medals
f. Pictures
g. Articles of Earthenware, Stone and Porcelain
h. Manuscripts, Books and Bindings
i. Furniture and Upholstery
j. Weapons
k. Miscellaneous

XV. ARSON :
1. General Considerations
2. Quasi-Spontaneous Combustion :
i. Through Physical Causes
ii. Through Chemical Causes

3. Spontaneous Combustion Proper :
i. Spontaneous Combustion in Hay
ii. Cotton Fires
iii. Other Combustible Materials

4. Ignition Point and Flash Point-Appendix

XVI. ROAD ACCIDENTS
XVII. THE CRIMINAL RECORD OFFICE :
1. Records of Criminals
2. Prisoner's Property Index
3. Crime Index
4. Property Index
5. Stolen Motor-Vehicle Index
6. Publications

XVIII. INTERNATIONAL CRIME : INTERPOL


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Conflict of Laws 2e By Setalvad
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Law Relating to Handwriting Forensics by Sharma
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International Law 6e HB By shaw

Malcolm Shaw's engaging and authoritative International Law has become the definitive textbook for instructors and students alike, in this increasingly popular field of academic study. The hallmark writing style provides a stimulating account, motivating students to explore the subject more fully, while maintaining detail and academic rigour. The analysis integrated in the textbook challenges students to develop critical thinking skills. The sixth edition is comprehensively updated throughout and is carefully constructed to reflect current teaching trends and course coverage. The International Court of Justice is now examined in a separate dedicated chapter and there is a new chapter on international criminal law. The detailed references and reliable, consistent commentary which distinguished previous editions remain, making this essential reading for all students of international law whether they be at undergraduate level, postgraduate level or professional lawyers.


  • The definitive account of international law which provides an authoritative and comprehensive survey of the subject
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₦12,100
Plain Language for Lawyers 3e by Asprey
The idea that lawyers can - and should - write in plain language is not new. There have always been plain language lawyers. There just arena (TM)t enough of them. The plain language movement in Australia has been with us for decades. Plain language has been taught in law schools in Australia for almost 20 years. But still too many lawyers dona (TM)t write in language that clients, and other readers, can understand. Plain Language for Lawyers can help. Over the 18 years it has been in print and it has established itself in Australia and overseas as a comprehensive, entertaining and enormously useful text. It includes international references, contains practical advice, and can be read and enjoyed by anyone who is interested in plain language in the law. The 4th edition has been completely revised and updated. All cases, legislation and text references have been updated to 2009 Recent international developments in plain language are included Chapter 12, on the principles of legal interpretation, has been completely rewritten to cover the latest case law Chapter 13, the plain language vocabulary, has been extended Chapter 14, on email and the internet, has been updated, and includes the latest on defamation law Chapter 15 and 16, which cover document design for both print and the computer screen, have both been revised to include the latest research findings on typography, and the way we read and comprehend on-line material The global financial crisis has shown how complex legal and financial documents can conceal dangers for readers who dona (TM)t understand the legal risks of modern financial products. Now, more than ever, it is time for Plain Language for Lawyers.
₦10,000
Modern Legal Drafting : A Guide to Using Clearer Language 2e by Butt
In the second edition of this highly regarded text, the authors show how and why traditional legal language has developed the peculiar characteristics that make legal documents inaccessible to the end users. Incorporating recent research and case law, the book provides a critical examination of case law and the rules of interpretation. Detailed case studies illustrate how obtuse or outdated words, phrases and concepts can be rewritten, reworked or removed altogether. Particularly useful is the step-by-step guide to drafting in the modern style, using examples from four types of common legal documents: leases, company constitutions, wills and conveyances. Readers will gain an appreciation of the historical influences on drafting practice and the use of legal terminology. They will learn about the current moves to reform legal language, and receive clear instruction on how to make their writing clearer and their legal documents more useful.
₦7,500
Lloyd's Introduction to Jurisprudence, 2008 by Freeman
Lloyd s Introduction to Jurisprudence is the leading textbook on jurisprudence in the
 English-speaking world. It enables students to develop a good understanding of the
 theories of the different schools of jurisprudence, and to appreciate the contributions
 made to legal theory by leading jurists and others, from the Ancient Greeks to the
 postmodernists. Lloyd combines a substantial text with extracts from a wide range of
 authoritative sources. The works of more than 100 jurists are extracted, from Aristotle
 to Dworkin, and beyond. These are supported by detailed and well documented introductory
 sections a textbook in themselves which offer critical insight into the texts. The eighth
 edition has been updated throughout and contains substantial new writing including a new
 chapter on Dworkin s Interpretivism, as well as new sections on the theory of human rights,
 on Bourdieu s legal thought, on Nussbaum s frontiers of justice , on global justice, on Murphy
 s natural law. Amongst jurists extracted for the first time
 in this edition are Mark Murphy, Gustav Radbruch, William Edmundson, Kent Greenwalt,
 Scott Hershovitz, Gerald Postema and Jeremy Waldron.
₦14,400
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