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Criminal Investigation: The Art and the Science, CourseSmart eTextbook, 6th Edition

By Michael D. Lyman

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Feb 12, 2010

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For courses in Criminal Investigation.


Criminal Investigation: The Art and the Science, Sixth Edition, presents crime detection as a dynamic field relying heavily on the past experiences of investigators as well as recent practical and technological innovations. It explores the many external variables that can influence the investigator's success and the specific methods of crime detection and prosecution of law available today. The text focuses on the steps and considerations observed in an actual criminal investigation. Each chapter begins with recent stories of real crimes that are investigated by the police and set the stage for the rest of the chapter.

Table of Contents

Part I: Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation

1: Foundations Of Criminal Investigation

2: The Crime Scene: Field Notes, Documenting And Reporting

3: Processing The Crime Scene


Part II: Post-scene Follow-up Investigative Processes

4: Identification Of Criminal Suspects: Field And Laboratory Processes

5: Legal Issues In Criminal Investigation


Part III: Obtaining Information

6: Interviews And Interrogations

7: Criminal Intelligence And Surveillance Operations

8: Management Of Informants And Undercover Operations


Part IV: Crimes Against Persons

9: Death Investigations

10: Robbery

11: Assault And Related Offenses

12: Missing And Abducted Persons

13: Crimes Against Children: Child Abuse And Child Fatalities


Part V: Crimes Against Property

14: Theft—Related Offenses

15: Arson, Bombings And Terrorism


Part VI: Vice and Profit-Related Crime

16: Gangs, Organized Crime And Drugs

17: White-Collar And Computer Crime


Part VII: Prosecution

18: Preparation For Court

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$59.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-507854-9