Criminal Investigation

Criminal Investigation : Basic Perspectives

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For a criminal justice course on basic or advanced criminal investigations.Comprehensive, practical, and well-balanced, this text is designed to help students discover both the art and science of criminal investigation- without resorting to technical minutia. It focuses on the legal significance of evidence in the field as it outlines the fundamentals of inquiry and then carefully details each element of investigation-from the preliminaries to case preparation for prosecutor review. Reflecting the most recent changes in techniques and their application to various crimes, it features real-life case studies to help students develop their ability to analyze, evaluate, and reason.show more

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  • Hardback | 371 pages
  • 177.8 x 231.1 x 20.3mm | 657.72g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 9th edition
  • 0130942081
  • 9780130942081

Table of contents

I. ELEMENTS OF INVESTIGATION. 1. Ethical Awareness. 2. The Crime Scene. 3. Witnesses and Evidence. 4. Recording the Crime Scene. 5. Basic Investigative Leads and Informants. 6. Major Investigative Techniques. 7. Laboratory and Technical Services. 8. Interrogation of Suspects. 9. Arresting the Accused Person. II. INVESTIGATING MAJOR CRIMES. 10. Physical Assaults. 11. Sexual Assaults. 12. Robbery. 13. Arson, Bombings and Hate Crimes. 14. Property Crimes. 15. A Trio of Crimes without Victims: Dangerous Drugs, Vice/Gambling, and Organized Crimes. 16. For Other Authorities. 17. The Investigator as a Witness. APPENDICES. A. Case Briefs. B. Drugs. C. Identity Theft: What to Do If It Happens to You. Glossary. Selected Bibliography. Index.show more

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