False Allegations - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128012505, 9780128013601

False Allegations

1st Edition

Investigative and Forensic Issues in Fraudulent Reports of Crime

eBook ISBN: 9780128013601
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128012505
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 8th July 2017
Page Count: 362
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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


Criminal investigators, criminal and civil attorneys, and forensic science programs, sociology / criminology programs, and criminal justice programs

Table of Contents

1. False Allegations: An Intro
2. False 9-1-1 Calls
3. False Allegations of Child Abuse
4. False reports in the Workplace
5. False Reports of Physical Injury
6. Welfare and Medicaid / Medicare Fraud
7. False Reports of Theft, Burglary, and Robbery
8. False Allegations of Sexual Assault
9. False Reports of Abduction
10. False Reports of Homicide
11. Psychological Aspects of Malingering and False Reporting
12. Special Populations: The Distraught and Mentally Ill
13. Special Populations: College Students
14. Special Populations: Sex Workers
15. Special Populations: The Military
16. Special Populations: Law Enforcement
17. The BARFI – Universal Indicators of False Reporting


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