Criminal Investigations

Criminal Investigations : A Scenario-Based Text for Police Recruits and Officers

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For Criminal Investigation courses.

A hands-on text designed to enhance students' understanding of basic criminal investigations, Criminal Investigation uses real life scenarios that are geared toward the practical application of investigative tools, concepts and protocols. The text invites students to play the role of the investigator or officer by challenging them to make reality-based decisions as if they were on the scene. The methods used in the text are based on well-founded adult learning principles that help students retain relevant concepts and practices. Extensively field tested in both academy and academic settings over the past 10 years.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 200.7 x 269.2 x 12.7mm | 385.56g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0130895806
  • 9780130895806

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"A SCENARIO-BASED TEXT FOR POLICE RECRUITS AND OFFICERS" Offers real-life scenarios that a student needs to truly understand criminal investigation. Topics include: Crime Scene Searches Crime Scene Photography Diagramming Fingerprinting Evidence and Chain of Custody Crimes against Property and People Surveillance Techniques Informants Drug and Vice Bombs and Explosives Organzied Crime and Terrorists A former criminal investigator, author James McAuliffe has created scenarios "based upon actual experiences from the field, " which place the student "inside" a situation and make the explanation of the subject matter more clear and returnable for recall and application purposes. McAuliffe has taught Criminal Investigations at a community college and in an academy setting for nearly a decade, and this workbook is ideally suited for both groups.
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Table of contents

(NOTE: Each chapter contains Discussion Questions, Summary, Quiz, and Crossword Puzzle.)

1. Preliminary and Follow-Up Investigation Procedures.

2. Crime Scene Search Procedures.

3. Crime Scene Drawing and Diagramming.

4. Crime Scene Photography Techniques.

5. Lifting Latent Prints and Fingerprinting.

6. Evidence Handling Procedures and Chain of Custody Concepts.

7. Crimes against Property Preliminary Investigation of Archaeological Sites and Artifacts.

8. Death Investigations.

9. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Procedures.

10. Crimes against Persons Preliminary Investigation.

11. Surveillance Techniques and Development of Information Sources.

12. Narcotics, Dangerous Drugs, and Vice Crimes.

13. Bombs/Explosive Violations Organized Crime Familiarization and Terrorists.
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