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Criminal Investigation, CourseSmart eTextbook, 8th Edition

By James N. Gilbert

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: May 6, 2009

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Criminal Investigation is designed to help students develop an analytical understanding of the investigative process. Assuming no prior knowledge of the field, the book uses an accessible, authoritative style to discuss basic investigative techniques, major types of property and violent crime and the history and future of the field. Unique to this text, it links specific investigative techniques to specific crimes and explains the relationship of criminalistics to the investigative process. This edition retains its overall design, while incorporating new investigative profiles, additional websites, a revised chapter on computer crime and updated techniques and methodology. 

Table of Contents

1.      Historical Origins of Criminal Investigation

2.      Introduction of basic concepts

3.      The Investigative Method

4.      Note-Taking and Reports

5.      The Crime Scene Focus

6.      Interviewing

7.      Traditional Sources of Information

8.      Computer-Aided Investigations and Computer Crime

9.      Burglary

10.  Robbery

11.  Homicide and Aggravated Assault

12.  Rape and Sexual Offenses

13.  Larceny

14.  Narcotics and Drug Investigations

15.  Youth Gang Investigations

16.  Special Investigations

17.  Suspect Identification

18.  The Investigator in Court

19.  The Future of Criminal Investigation

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$63.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-504335-6