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From 1962 to 1970, Richard H. Ward was a member of the New York Police Department, rising to the rank of detective.  After the leaving the NYPD, Richard Ward began an academic career as the Coordintor of Student Activities with the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  Currently, Richard Ward is the Associate Bice President for Reseach and Special Programs with the Sam Houston State University (Texas). 


Richard Ward is the author of Countering Terrorism: A Manual for Law Enforcement and Introduction to Criminal Investigation.  Richard Ward is the co-author of Homeland Security, Criminal Investigation: A Method of Reconstruction of the Past; Quest for Quality; An Anti-Corruption Manual for Administrators in Law Enforcement; and, Police Robbery Control Manual.  Richard Ward is the editor of Extremist Groups: An Inernational Compilation of Terrorist Organizations, Violent Political Groups, and Issue-Oriented Militant Movements; Terrorism and the New World Disorder; International Terrorism: Operational Issues; Managing Police Corruption: International Perspectives; International Terrorism: The Domestic Response; Police and Law Enforcement; and, Foundations of Criminal Justice.


According to the book description of Criminal Investigation: A Method of Reconstruction of the Past, “This text presents the fundamentals of criminal investigation and provides a sound method for reconstructing a past event (i.e., a crime) based on three major sources of information—people, physical evidence and records. More than a simplistic introductory text, yet written in an easy-to-read, user-friendly format, it offers a broad approach to criminal investigation. Updates to this edition include reorganization of the material into three sections, the merging of some chapters, and a new chapter on “Increasing Threats and Emerging Crime.”

According to one reader of Criminal Investigation: A Method for Reconstructing the Past, “The text is divided into four sections with thirty chapters. New in this edition is a chapter on automobile theft. Earlier editions of the book were required reading for the International Association for Identification's crime scene certification course and I expect that will continue to be true with this edition.  The third edition continues to be bound in paperback which was one my main complaints from the second edition. The dimensions of the book of the been changed resulting in a rather more solid feel to this edition. I'd still prefer to see it in hard cover, however, I understand some of the cost factors involved, which lead to the use of a paper cover.

The third edition also includes a 228 page study guide. The instructors edition includes both an instructors guide, and a set of PowerPoint slides, although I didn't receive the slides with my review copy. Given the popularity of PowerPoint presentations I have to believe this is a valuable addition for those that are using the text in a college course. Overall the book continues to be well written and illustrated with appropriate photographs or illustrations.  Section one is the Foundation and Principles of Criminal Investigation. Part A is the Sources and Uses of Information, which includes the History of Criminal Investigation, Uses of Physical Evidence, Using People as a Source of Information, and investigations involving records and files.

Section one Part B Seeking and Obtaining Information from People and Records, includes detailed information on Interviews, using Records and Files and Informants. Part C follow-up measures includes chapters on Surveillance, Eyewitness Identification (which includes sketches, composites and line-ups) and two chapters on Interrogation. Section two: Applying the Principles to Criminal Investigation, includes a chapter on Reconstructing the Past, and chapters on specific crimes including Homicide, Robbery, Rape, Burglary and Arson.

Section three is specialized investigations and includes Terrorism, Computers, White-collar Crime and Crimes Involving Vehicles.  Section four is specialized topics and includes chapters on What is Crime? Managing Criminal Investigations, Controlling Investigations through Constitutional Law, Evidence and Effective Testimony. Chapters which review the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, and the Lindbergh kidnapping, a chapter on Satanism, Cults and Ritual Crime (which in my opinion is still a waste of paper) and a chapter on Raids.

The text also includes five appendices: FBI suggestions for Packaging Physical Evidence, Photographing a Crime Scene, the Vicap Crime Analysis Report, Missing Person Checklist and a Glossary.  Given the breadth of the material presented, the authors can't go into great detail about any particular subject, however, each of the chapters includes an extensive list of supplemental readings.  The third edition continues to be an excellent introductory text on criminal investigation and remains one of my top recommendations.”

According to one reader of Countering Terrorism: A Manual for Law Enforcement Administration, “This volume is a no-nonsense overview that provides a framework for federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to develop a counter-terrorism program. As the product of a federally-funded study, this volume provides solutions you can actually use. Ward, who heads the University of Illinois at Chicago's Office of International Criminal Justice made certain that this volume was accessible and usable to law enforcement personnel at all levels. Highly recommended.”

Terrorism and the New World Disorder
Office of Intl Criminal Justice  More Info
Anti-Corruption Manual for Administrators in Law Enforcement
Richard H. Ward  More Info

International Terrorism: The Domestic Response (Studies in Terrorism)
Richard H. Ward  More Info
Probation Aide Project [of the] Nassau County Department of Probation: Final report : Phase II
Richard H Ward  More Info

International Responses to Terrorism: New Initiatives
University of Illinois Press  More Info
Police robbery control manual
Richard H Ward  More Info

Countering Terrorism: A Manual for Law Enforcement Administration
Office of International Criminal Justice  More Info
Extremist Groups: An International Compilation of Terrorist Organizations, Violent Political Groups, & Issue-Oriented Militant Movements
Jeffrey A. Builta  More Info

Homeland Security: An Introduction
Richard H. Ward  More Info
Police and Law Enforcement 1972: An AMS Anthology
James T.; Fowler, Austin; Ward, Richard H. Curran  More Info

Beyond the barriers toward 2000 A.D.: crime, criminals, justice, victims
Richard H. Ward  More Info
Community Policing for Law Enforcement Managers
Diane Pub Co  More Info

Criminal Investigation: A Method for Reconstructing the Past
James W. Osterburg  More Info
Managing police corruption: International perspectives
Richard H Ward  More Info
Introduction to Criminal Investigation
Richard H Ward  More Info
Police and Law Enforcement
AMS Press  More Info
Quest for Quality: A Publication of the Joint Commission on Criminology and Criminal Justice Education and Standards
Richard H. Ward  More Info

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