Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Kings of Peace Pawns of War or Footwear Impression Evidence Detection Recovery and Examination Second Edition

Kings of Peace, Pawns of War: The Untold Story of Peace-Making

Author: Harriet Martin

"In the complex process of turning war into peace, international conflict mediators play an increasingly pivotal role. Yet almost nothing is known about these influential individuals. In Kings of Peace, Pawns of War, six of the world's leading mediators talk in detail for the first time about their efforts to secure peace in Iraq, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Cyprus, Iraq and Aceh." Former war correspondent Harriet Martin draws on unparalleled access to top-level mediators at work on the international scene today. Thus she is able to provide for the first time important insights into a profession rarely subjected to public scrutiny. She investigates the tactics they use to keep the two sides talking, and their drive to complete what is often a thankless task. She exposes how the warring parties, and also the international backers of a mediation, will manipulate a peace effort - and the mediator himself - in order to retain the upper hand.

Books about: The Necessary Revolution or How to Work a Room

Footwear Impression Evidence Detection, Recovery and Examination, Second Edition

Author: William J Bodziak

Reviewed and recognized as the most authoritative source in the field, this book describes the methods used worldwide to recover and identify footwear impressions from the scene of a crime.

In this new edition, everything, including the original twelve chapters, bibliography, appendix, etc., has been clarified, updated and expanded. This edition includes updated and new information on recovery procedures and materials such as lifting, photography and casting; chemical enhancement; updated information about footwear manufacturing; footwear sizing; and known impression techniques and materials. WHAT'S NEW IN THE SECOND EDITION: Besides updating and expanding the twelve original chapters, Footwear Impression Evidence: Detection, Recovery and Examination, Second Edition adds three new chapters: one chapter on barefoot evidence, which concerns impressions made by the naked or sock-clad foot or those which remain in abandoned or discarded footwear; another new chapter on several cases in which the footwear impression evidence was of primary importance in bringing about a conviction or confession; and finally, a new chapter on the footwear impression evidence in the O.J. Simpson criminal and civil cases.


Sherlock Holmes makes it sound easy, but retired US Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Bodziak says that until a few years ago, footprints were rarely used and then usually poorly. He describes the methods used worldwide to detect and retrieve footwear impressions at the crime scene, to photograph and enhance the impressions, and to evaluate the evidence being examined. He also explains pertinent elements of footwear manufacture. He draws from seminars and classes at the FBI Academy and those hosted by other forensic laboratories. To the first edition (no date noted) the second adds three chapters on barefoot evidence, some actual case applications, and efforts and conclusions from the O. J. Simpson criminal and civil cases. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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