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Criminal Investigation: Basic Perspectives, CourseSmart eTextbook, 11th Edition

By Paul B. Weston, Charles A. Lushbaugh

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Feb 25, 2008

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For courses in basic and advanced criminal investigation.

 

This well-established text brings together the authors’ more than 50 years of investigation experience and focuses on the fundamentals of inquiry and each element of investigation. The text reflects the most recent investigative techniques and technology and features real-life case studies to help students develop their ability to analyze, evaluate, and reason. Its approach is concise and manageable and this edition includes a new chapter on rules of evidence, a new chapter on terrorism, new case studies and new review questions to reinforce each concept.  

Table of Contents

PART 1 —THE INITIAL INVESTIGATION

CHAPTER 1 — The Initial Investigation

CHAPTER 2 — Direct and Circumstantial Evidence

CHAPTER 3 Rules of Evidence

CHAPTER 4 — Recording the Crime Scene

CHAPTER 5 — Laboratory and Technical Services

CHAPTER 6 — Basic Investigative Leads and Informants

CHAPTER 7 — Major Investigative Techniques

CHAPTER 8 — Interviewing and the Detection of Deception

CHAPTER 9 — Interrogation Process

CHAPTER 10 — Arresting the Accused Person

 

PART 2 — INVESTIGATING MAJOR CRIMES

CHAPTER 11 — Crimes of Violence

CHAPTER 12 — Sexual assaults

CHAPTER 13 — Robbery

CHAPTER 14 — Arson, Bombing and Hate Crimes

CHAPTER 15 — Property Crimes

CHAPTER 16 — Dangerous Drugs  

CHAPTER 17 — Special Investigations

CHAPTER 18 — TERRORISM

CHAPTER 19 — THE INVESTIGATOR AS A WITNESS and ETHICAL AWARENESS

 

Appendix A — Case Briefs  

Appendix B — Federal Controlled Substances 

Appendix C — Identity Theft: What to do if it happens to you 

Appendix D — Answers to chapter review questions

 

Glossary 

Selected Bibliography 

Index

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