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This area of the Books section is devoted to providing you with tools, techniques and tips about being an investigative journalist, reporter or researcher. By its very nature, this section contains a wide variety of related subjects including technology, forensics, investigative strategies, reporting, and interviewing. This section may also be of interest to fiction writers working on crime stories. News writers will find other books of interest in our section about the craft of Writing.

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Investigative Reporting Investigative Reporting for Print and Broadcast. Utilizing instructional text, case histories, and analysis of important published investigative stories such as the Watergate investigation by the Washington Post, the book explains how reporters get story ideas and follow them through to production. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

Investigative Journalism Investigative Journalism: Context and Practice. This book explores the history, theory and practice of investigative journalism around the world. Starting with a history of investigative journalism and examining key events such as Watergate and the Thalidomide tragedy, author Hugo de Burgh and his colleagues explain the investigative journalism process, ethics, and the influence of the Internet. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

Reporter's Handbook The Reporter's Handbook: An Investigator's Guide to Documents and Techniques. A great reference resource for reporters, editors and other journalists, this book lists hundreds of American sources (in both the private and public sector) that are crucial for researching stories on topics as such the environment, transportation, health care, government agencies, insurance, housing, financial institutions, international investigation, utilities, and non-profit organizations. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

Lifting the Lid Lifting the Lid: A Guide to Investigative Research outlines how journalists -- even those on the tightest of budgets -- can produce well-researched story pieces. This book covers the investigation of individuals, corporations, local and central governments, health care providers, political parties and volunteer groups. The book includes a chapter on law and ethics and also takes the reader through various investigative journalism case studies. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

Investigative Reporting Investigative Reporting: A Study in Technique discusses how investigations can be found and undertaken, how informants can be persuaded to yield information and how (and where) this information can be verified. Author David Spark also discusses journalistic ethics and legal constraints that must be addressed by reporters doing investigative work. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

Watchdog Journalism in South America Watchdog Journalism in South America explores the rise of critical journalism in four countries: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Peru. Drawing upon interviews with journalists and editors and analyzing selected news stories from each country, author Silvio Waisbord offers a unique look at the significant differences between critical reporting in developing democracies and that already in place in the United States and European democracies. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

Computer Forensics Computer Forensics: Computer Crime Scene Investigation provides a complete overview of computer forensics from its definition to crime scene investigation, seizure of data, determining the "fingerprints" of the crime, and tracking down the criminal. The book focuses on solving the crime rather than information security and provides useful information for reporters working on white-collar crime stories, including embezzlement and corporate fraud pieces. Includes a CD-ROM. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

Crime Scene Investigation Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation, Sixth Edition examines concepts, field-tested techniques and procedures, and technical information concerning crime scene investigation. This comprehensive text has been widely adopted by police academies, community colleges, and universities. Provides a solid background for reporters working the crime beat. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

Introduction to Forensic Sciences... Introduction to Forensic Sciences, second edition provides a thorough introduction to forensic medicine for students and others interested in forensics. Written by over a dozen contributors, the book also includes many illustrations. Provides good background for reporters working the crime beat. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

Medicolegal Investigation of Death Spitz and Fisher's Medicolegal Investigation of Death: Guidelines for the Application of Pathology to Crime Investigation is oriented to forensic pathologists, criminal investigators, and attorneys -- and embraces all aspects of the pathology of trauma as it is witnessed daily by law enforcement, interpreted by forensic pathologists, and used by prosecution and defense lawyers. Provides a solid background for reporters working the crime beat. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

Financial Investigation Financial Investigation and Forensic Accounting offers a thorough examination of current methods and legal concerns for the detection and prosecution of economic crime, including gambling, fraud and money laundering. Written by an I.R.S. agent with 15 years experience in fraud investigation, the book guides law enforcement and prosecutors from detection through indictment and conviction. Good background for reporters working the crime beat or doing stories on financial malfeasance. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

Kirk's Fire Investigation Kirk's Fire Investigation, 5th Edition, provides improved technology to help both the field investigator and laboratory scientist. Includes information on various types of fires including structural, brush and forest, automobile, fabric, and chemical. Emphasis throughout the text is on how criminalists and other investigators find clues and provide evidence. A great resource for reporters covering suspected arsons, serious traffic accidents, fires and insurance frauds. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

Criminalistics Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science (7th Edition) presents the techniques, skills, and problems of the modern crime laboratory, and is aimed at readers who have no technical background in the forensic sciences. The book focuses on the technologies that police and other investigators use to arrest criminals and technically link them to crime scenes. A solid resource for reporters covering stories that rely heavily on forensic analysis or for mystery writers seeking plot line verification. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

Criminal Profiling Criminal Profiling: An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis is an excellent book for those trying to understand how serial killers think and operate. Author Brent Turvey introduces the deductive profiling method he developed from existing profiling methods, psychological theory, and the forensic sciences, explains how this strategy can be used to apprehend and prosecute criminals. Useful for all investigative reporters, but especially appropriate for crime reporters and crime writers. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

Handbook of Computer Crime Investigation Handbook of Computer Crime Investigation: Forensic Tools & Technology is an in-depth text that provides a detailed guide for investigators who are already familiar with digital evidence. The text helps readers master the forensic analysis of computer systems with a three-part approach covering tools, technology, and case studies. Useful for reporters and writers covering the crime beat. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

Criminal Investigation Criminal Investigation gives readers a clear framework for understanding the investigative process. Major sections cover issues such as environmental crime, videotaping of crime scenes, street gangs, and drugs. Now in its seventh edition, Criminal Investigation has been revised and updated, and includes a new chapter dealing with "Elder Crime". Click here to purchase copies of this book.

Forensic Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering Forensic Geotechnical and Foundation Engineering shows how professionals conduct forensic geotechnical and foundation investigations. Clearly written and easy to use, this book explains how to investigate structural damage; evaluate settlement and soil problems, and analyze damage from earthquakes and other natural disasters. Click here to purchase copies of this book.

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