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 the evolution of policing and investigation, four new case studies, and new review questions to reinforce each concept.
Table of Contents
PART I: THE INITIAL INVESTIGATION
1. Evolution of Policing and Investigation
2. Rules of Evidence and Arrest
3. The Crime Scene
4. Circumstantial Evidence
5. Laboratory and Technical Services
6. Basic Investigative Leads and Investigative Techniques
7. Interviewing and Interrogation
PART II: INVESTIGATING MAJOR CRIMES
8. Crimes of Violence
9. Sexual Assaults
11. Arson, Bombing and Hate Crimes
12. Property Crimes
13. Dangerous Drugs
14. Special Investigations
16. 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
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Criminal Investigation: Basic Perspectives, CourseSmart eTextbook, 12th Edition
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