Criminal Investigation

Criminal Investigation : The Art and the Science

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For undergraduate courses in Criminal Investigation.This dynamic book presents crime detection as a fascinating field relying heavily on the past experiences of investigators as well as recent practical and technological innovations. It explores the many external variables that can influence the investigator's success and the specific methods of crime detection and prosecution of law available in today's field. The text is intended to meet the needs of both students and professors by presenting information in a logical flow-like the steps and considerations observed in an actual criminal investigation.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 567 pages
  • 172.7 x 228.6 x 20.3mm | 816.48g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130912883
  • 9780130912886

About Michael D. Lyman

Michael Lyman is a member of the faculty of the Criminal Justice and Social Work Department at Columbia College, Columbia, Missouri. In addition to being a teaching faculty member, he serves the Department as the Director or Graduate Studies for the Master of Science in Criminal Justice and advisor of the Forensic Science Program. Prior to entering the field of college teaching, he was employed as a Special Agent for the Intelligence and Organized Crime Division (IOCD) of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and later as a Senior Intelligence Agent for the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. Dr. Lyman has authored several textbooks in criminal justice dealing with the areas of criminal investigation, policing, organized crime, and drug abuse. He received both his bachelor's and master's degrees from Wichita State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia.show more

Table of contents

1. Criminal Investigation: An Overview. 2. The Preliminary Investigation. 3. Documenting the Crime Scene. 4. Search and Seizure. 5. Identification of Criminal Suspects. 6. The Criminal Intelligence Function. 7. Making an Arrest. 8. Interviews and Interrogation. 9. Development and Management of Informants. 10. Wrongful Death. 11. Robbery. 12. Assault and Related Offenses. 13. Sex Offenses. 14. Child Abuse and Neglect. 15. Burglary. 16. Larceny-Theft. 17. Motor Vehicle Theft. 18. Arson and Bombings. 19. Drug Offenses. 20. White-Collar Crime. 21. Preparation for Court. Appendix A: Physical Evidence. Appendix B: Cases. Appendix C: Glossary. Index.show more

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