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Simply the most effective Law Enforcement and Forensic textbook series available that prepares students with the training, skills and knowledge to successfully obtain a rewarding career in law enforcement, CSI, and private security.

Songer Institute’s textbook offerings were established by a collaboration of experienced law enforcement and forensic personnel to provide books in an easy-to-read format. Comprised of current and former professors, federal agents and police officers, we recognize the need for textbooks that provide concise information on a variety of justice and forensic related matters, instrumental for both students and those interested in law enforcement careers.

Our writers, many who have taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, were astonished of how many students were unfamiliar with the police hiring process. Our books, Strategies for Police Applicants: The Oral Interview, and The Police Hiring Process: What to Expect, help prepare students by providing in-depth scenarios and requirements of the entire application and hiring process. Students that have purchased our series of books demonstrated more self-confidence and improved their critical thinking skills.

In addition, we have expanded our textbook offerings to include Introduction to Police Report Writing as well as our forensic science series – Practical Applications in Forensic ScienceForensic Death Investigation: A Practical Guide to the Medicological Investigation of Death and Research Paper Writing Guide for Criminal Justice and Forensic Investigation Scholars – as additional supplements to any Criminal Justice or Forensic Science Program.

The Songer Institute is currently expanding its series of book offerings to include Criminal Justice Ethics, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Criminology.  If you are a Subject Matter Expert (SME) and desire to write a book on a particular subject, we would love to hear from you.

For more information, contact mark@songerinstute.org.

The Police Hiring Process: What to Expect
ISBN: 978-1-61539-392-3
Understanding the Police Hiring Process will provide the candidate with the edge necessary to successfully become a law enforcement officer.
All areas of testing including Physical, Psychological, Medical and Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) test requirements.

Strategies for Police Applicants: The Oral Interview
ISBN: 978-1-61539-393-0
Police Oral Interview panel members determine within minutes if a candidate is the right fit for law enforcement. This book guides the candidate through every aspect of the Oral Interview process.

  • Example Interview Questions and Answers even for difficult ethical situations
  • Preparation techniques to improve Interpersonal and Communication skills relating to policing
  • Body Language – what is the Panel looking for?
  • Police Officer Ride-Along process, procedures and etiquette
  • The Police Chief’s interview

Introduction to Police Report Writing
ISBN: 978-1-61539-395-4
Proficient Police Report Writing is an integral part of becoming an effective law enforcement officer, and can often determine if a criminal is successfully prosecuted.

  • Proper grammar usage relating to policing, jargon and acronyms
  • Samples of the most common Police Reports such as the Face Sheet, Warrantless Arrests, Vehicle Reports, Narrative Supplemental, Missing Persons Report, etc.
  • Using the Uniform Crime Reporting format

Practical Applications in Forensic Science
PRICE: $108.60
This book provides a single-source practical guide to basic crime scene processing and investigation, and also discusses forensic science theories and concepts.

  • Officer safety and emergency care to the injured
  • Securing and controlling the crime scene
  • Search methods, scene documentation and photography
  • Overview of many highly specialized areas of forensic science
  • How forensic science plays a vital role in the US judicial system

Forensic Death Investigation, 2nd Edition
Dr. Michael Kane
PRICE: $89.95
A Practical Guide to the Medicolegal Investigation of Death is a guidebook written by a veteran death investigator specifically for field investigators and students alike.

  • Historical foundations, legal issues, identification methods of human remains, time of death estimation, and wound analysis
  • Specific areas addressed are deaths related to fire, asphyxiation, drowning, electrical, and motor vehicle accidents
  • Format that allows you to take this guide to the scene

Research Paper Writing Guide for Criminal Justice and Forensic Investigation Scholars
ISBN: 978-1-329-16778-0
PRICE: $89.95
This book contains the necessary information for college students to write successful research papers. Most research textbooks stop short at describing the step-by-step process of building and presenting research papers. This book does not. The textbook’s design walks students through the logical process of building research papers and presenting research findings both orally and in writing. The textbook serves as a primary textbook for courses involving research methods and paper writing or serves as an effective supplement to courses with major research paper components. The textbook contains several practical exercises and helpful tables as well.

  • APA Writing Guide and Paper Requirements
  • The Purpose Statement
  • Citing in APA Style
  • What is a Scholarly Journal?
  • The Literature Review
  • Critical Thinking: Analysis, Synthesis, and Evaluation
  • The Oral Presentation
  • Completing the Paper

Practical Ethics in Justice: The Wind that Bends the Grass
ISBN: 978-0-9829838-0-5
PRICE: $99.95

This book represents a practical approach to the complex study of ethics, morals, and philosophy. Too often, ethics-related textbooks overwhelm students with complicat- ed abstractions of philosophy, and subsequently, students do not appreciate the relevance of ethics and morals.

This book is written for the criminal justice and forensic science student and practi- tioner. The book is sectioned into three parts; ancient philosophy, applied ethics, and transformation ethics. The ancient philosophy section includes the primary paradigms of virtue ethics, utilitarianism, and deontological ethics, with a unique inclusion of Bushido, Japanese wisdom. The applied ethics section looks at ethics focused on criminal justice and forensic practitioners and positions. The last section, transformation ethics addresses a personal path to become ethical, or to practice moral habits. The book itself culminates into a practical tool used to help understand moral dilemmas or to assist the reader in understanding moral problems.

The 21 chapters themselves fit nicely into a semester, a chapter per lecture exclusive of examinations and other activity endeavors. There are several recommended activities throughout the book which can become class assignments or used by the casual reader for greater understanding of philosophies. Therefore, the book itself represents a training manual, a textbook, or even a self help book promoting the relevant moral and ethical understanding of the criminal justice and forensic science profession.