False Allegations,
Edition 1 Investigative and Forensic Issues in Fraudulent Reports of Crime
By Brent E. Turvey, John O. Savino and Aurelio Coronado Mares

Publication Date: 08 Jul 2017

False Allegations: Investigative and Forensic Issues in Fraudulent Reports of Crime provides investigators and forensic examiners with a reference manual comprised of objective protocols for managing cases. It helps them understand the nature and extent of false allegations to more accurately identify false allegations should they present in casework. It also prepares users on how to confront and explain false allegations, including instances where colleagues and supervisors may be steeped in bias, denial or self-interest.

Responding law enforcement agencies have a duty of care to investigate all reported crime, to recognize and uncover false allegations, and prevent them from causing harm to the innocent. Failure to do so can result in miscarriages of justice. When law enforcement fails in their duty of care, they are also exposed to civil liability from those that have been falsely accused.

Key Features

  • Presents a first of it’s kind forensic textbook on a subject that has been highly politicized
  • Written by qualified investigative and forensic professionals who work cases and give expert testimony
  • Offers applied protocols to conduct forensic investigations and evaluations, including red flags
  • Based on the most recent scientific research, practice and protocols
  • Includes extensive case examples used to augment a variety of different false report models
About the author
By Brent E. Turvey, Forensic Criminologist Director, The Forensic Criminology Institute (Sitka, Alaska, United States); Senior Partner, Forensic Solutions, LLC (Sitka, Alaska, United States); Partner, The Behavioral Sciences Lab (Aguascalientes, Mexico); John O. Savino, Law Enforcement Agency, State of Florida and Aurelio Coronado Mares, Director of Forensic Psychology Programs, The Forensic Criminology Institute, USA
Book details
ISBN: 9780128012505
Page Count: 362
Retail Price : £78.95
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  • Bowers, Forensic Testimony: Science, Law, and Expert Evidence, 9780123970053, Oct 2013, $99.95
  • Cooley and Turvey, Miscarriages of Justice, 9780124115583, Jul 2014, $89.95
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