Criminal Investigation

Criminal Investigation : The Art and the Science

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For courses in Criminal Investigation. This book presents crime detection as a dynamic 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. The text is intended to meet the needs of both students and professors by presenting information in a logical flowlike the steps and considerations observed in an actual criminal more

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  • Paperback | 560 pages
  • 205.7 x 256.5 x 25.4mm | 1,202.03g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0131198777
  • 9780131198777

Table of contents

PART I: FUNDAMENTAL OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION. 1. Criminal Investigation: An Overview. 2. The Preliminary Investigation. PART 2: THE INVESTIGATION PROCESS. 3. Documenting the Crime Scene. 4. Search and Seizure. 5. Identification of Criminal Suspects. 6. The Criminal Intelligence Function. 7. Undercover and Surveillance Operations. 8. Making an Arrest. 9. Interviews and Interrogation. 10. Development and Management of Informants. PART 3: INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE. 11. Wrongful Death. 12. Robbery. 13. Assault and Related Offenses. 14. Sex Offenses. 15. Child Abuse and Neglect. PART 4: PROPERTY CRIMES. 16. Burglary. 17. Larceny-Theft. 18. Motor Vehicle Theft. 19. Arson and Bombings. PART 5: VICE CRIMES AND RELATED OFFENSES. 20. Drug Offenses. 21. White-Collar Crime. PART 6: PROSECUTION. 22. Preparation for Court. Appendix A: Physical Evidence. Appendix B: Cases. Appendix C: Glossary. more

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"This text overall is very well written and easy to understand. It is student and instructor friendly. It is not overburdened with technical jargon." -- Harold Frossard, Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, Ilshow more

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. The author welcomes communication and correspondence about his work and can be contacted at Columbia College, 1001 Rogers Street, Columbia, MO more

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