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Criminal Investigation: The Art and the Science, CourseSmart eTextbook, 7th Edition

By Michael D. Lyman

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: May 30, 2013

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For courses in Criminal Investigation.


A practical guide for both students and practitioners in the field.


Written by a nationally recognized expert in criminal investigation and police procedure, Criminal Investigation: The Art and the Science, Seventh Edition, clearly and thoughtfully explains the fundamentals of criminal investigation and forensic science as practiced by police investigators across the nation. The text explores new and emerging techniques in forensic science and how they interface with evidence collection in the field and evidence analysis in the laboratory. Lyman focuses on the steps and considerations involved in actual criminal investigations and examines the many external variables than can influence an investigator’s success in the field.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation

CHAPTER 1      Foundations And History Of Criminal Investigation

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

CHAPTER 3      Processing the Crime Scene

Part 2 Follow-Up Investigative Processes

CHAPTER 4      Identification of Criminal Suspects: Field and Laboratory Services

CHAPTER 5      Legal Issues in Criminal Investigation

Part 3 Obtaining Information

CHAPTER 6      Interviews and Interrogations

CHAPTER 7      Criminal Intelligence and Surveillance Operations

CHAPTER 8      Management of Informants and Undercover Operations

Part 4 Crimes Against Persons

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, Child Fatalities, and Exploitation

Part 5 Crimes Against Property

CHAPTER 14    Theft-Related Offenses

CHAPTER 15 Arson, Bombings, and Terrorism

Part 6 Vice and Profit-Related Crime

CHAPTER 16 Special Investigations: Drug Trafficking and Gangs

CHAPTER 17 Special Investigations: White-Collar, Corporate, and Computer-Related Crimes

Part 7 Prosecution

CHAPTER 18 Preparation for Court

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$51.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-302771-6