Book Review- Howdunit: Police Procedure and Investigations

Howdunit Book of Police Procedure and Investigation: A Guide for Writers - Lee Lofland

An excellent introduction to police procedure for crime writers. Lee gives you an insider's view on the various police departments and training procedures. His personal experience is invaluable as it helps any mystery writer add a touch of realism to their work. I found the book well-organized and easy to read. Since the book is organized into chapters covering different elements of police procedure, it is not necessary to read them in chronological order. The book is great for reference because I can come back to it any time and start reading any particular chapter that I require to write my book.


Overall, a well-written guide to police procedure that is great for those looking for an introduction to the American legal system and police procedure.