Rossmo’s Criminal Investigative Failures set for release

Advanced praise is coming in for Kim Rossmo’s book, Criminal Investigative Failures, for which I contributed a chapter:

This topic is vitally important for not only understanding the causes and prevention of failures, but for understanding and measuring success.
—John Eck, University of Cincinnati, Department of Criminal Justice

The concepts and strategies outlined in this book are invaluable for helping to accomplish an investigator’s primary objective: ‘find the truth.’ For those of us who care deeply about investigative excellence and justice, particularly police investigators, this book is a ‘must read.’
—Doug A. LePard, Deputy Chief Commanding Investigation Division, Vancouver Police Department, Canada,

The book outlines realistic strategies for avoiding investigative pitfalls including:

· Cognitive biases, such as tunnel vision, that lead to mistakes in reasoning
· Organizational traps, such as groupthink, that investigators fall prey to within their agencies
· Probability errors, such as the prosecutor’s fallacy, in forensic science and criminal profiling

The Dangers of Assumptions and Organizational Ego (Gee, I wonder who that refers to?)

You can pre-order it on Amazon. Hell, contribute to the scholarship emdowment and I’ll sign a copy for you!


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