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Criminal Investigation

By Michael D. Lyman

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Feb 9, 2012


Criminal Investigation: A Brief Introduction is written in an innovative “brief” format, making it more easily understood by students and more user-friendly for instructors. It presents crime detection as a field that relies heavily on past experiences of investigators as well as recent practical, forensic, and technological innovations. This new text blends scientific theories of crime detection with a practical approach to criminal investigation and follows the belief that sound criminal investigations depend understanding the science of crime detection procedures and the art of anticipating human behavior.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1    Foundations of Criminal Investigation

Chapter 2    The Crime Scene: Field Notes, Documenting, and Reporting

Chapter 3    Processing the Crime Scene



Chapter 4    Identification of Criminal Suspects: Field and Laboratory Processes

Chapter 5    Legal Issues in Criminal Investigation



Chapter 6    Interviews and Interrogations

Chapter 7    Criminal Intelligence and Surveillance Operations

Chapter 8    Management of Informants and Undercover Operations



Chapter 9    Death Investigations

Chapter 10    Robbery

Chapter 11    Assault and Related Offenses

Chapter 12    Missing and Abducted Persons

Chapter 13    Crimes against Children: Child Abuse and Child Fatalities



Chapter 14    Theft-Related Offenses

Chapter 15    Arson, Bombings, and Terrorism



Chapter 16    Terrorism and National Security Crimes

This title is also sold in the various packages listed below. Before purchasing one of these packages, speak with your professor about which one will help you be successful in your course.

Package ISBN-13: 9780134385952

Includes this title packaged with:

  • Community Policing and Problem Solving: Strategies and Practices, 6th Edition
    Ken Peak, Ronald W. Glensor
  • Policing America: Challenges and Best Practices, Student Value Edition, 8th Edition
    Kenneth Peak
  • Criminal Procedure: From First Contact to Appeal, Student Value Edition, 5th Edition
    John L. Worrall
  • Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science, Student Value Edition, 11th Edition
    Richard Saferstein

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Purchase Info

ISBN-10: 0-13-257092-0

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-257092-3

Format: Book

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We recommend Criminal Investigation (Justice Series), 2nd Edition as a replacement.

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