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    DescriptionInvestigating Murder provides a unique insight into how police detectives investigate and solve murders. Based upon fieldwork observation of murder squads at work, interviews with detectives and detailed analysis of police case files, it provides an original and innovative account of the practices and processes involved in the investigation of homicides, as well as some of the problems that are often encountered in the conduct of this work. Drawing upon the detailed empirical data collected, the book develops a conceptual framework for understanding the methods that detectives seek to utilise in order to identify suspects and construct a case against them. Situating such work in its social and legal context this major study shows how interviews, forensic evidence, and other investigative techniques are used by detectives to manufacture a narrative of the crime that sets out how the incident took place, and who did what to whom. In so doing, the book does much to further our understandings of detective work, how detectives understand their role, the problems they encounter and the solutions they manufacture to solve these problems. The description and analysis provided will be of interest to academic researchers and students in the fields of policing and criminology, as well as practitioners working in the criminal justice system.


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    Title
    Investigating Murder
    Subtitle
    Detective Work and the Police Response to Criminal Homicide
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Martin Innes
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 234
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199259427
    ISBN 10: 0199259429
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKW, 1DBKE
    BIC E4L: CRI
    LC subject heading:
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.3
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: JKVF
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: LAW026000
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: LE
    Libri: I-LE
    BISAC V2.8: LAN009000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: HV8079.H6
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17780
    BISAC V2.8: POL014000, SOC004000, LAW041000
    DC21: 363.259523
    DC22: 363.259523
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKW, 1DBKE, LNFJ, LNFX5
    DC22: 363.25/9523
    LC classification: HV8079.H6 I56 2003
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: LNFX5, LNFJ, JKVF
    Illustrations note
    numerous tables and figures
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    03 April 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Martin Innes was awarded his PhD in 1999 by the London School of Economics. In the same year he was appointed to a lectureship in sociology at the University of Surrey, where he teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the Sociology of Deviance and Social Control; Social Theory and Social Policy. His research focuses upon issues of policing and social control, crime investigation, and communication and social theory
    Review quote
    Investigating Murder provides a real insight into how police detectives investigate and solve murders. The depth and range of the research finding will be of interest to practitioners within the criminal justice system and to those engaged in academic study. The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice ... represents a qualitative study of the police response to homicide, which seeks to incorporate the practices, processes and problems that both guide and influence investigative activity. The Howard Journal of Criminal Justice ... the first major research study of police homicide investigations ... provides a ground-breaking analysis of the work and methods of police detectives and a unique insight into how they investigate and solve murders. Chichester Observer Supplement ... some revealing anecdotes from detectives. Policing Today
    Table of contents
    PART 1: SETTING THE SCENE ; 1. Detective Work ; 2. Murder ; 3. Law ; 4. The Social Organisation of Murder Squads ; PART 2: TOWARDS A THEORY OF CRIME INVESTIGATION ; 5. Information Work ; 6. Investigative Technologies ; 7. Investigative Methodology ; PART 3: THE PROCESS OF THE INVESTIGATION ; 8. Self-solvers ; 9. Whodunits ; 10. Murder Investigations In Extremis ; PART 4: CONCLUSION ; 11. Crime Investigation and the Creation of Collective Memory