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Widely recognized as the most accurate and comprehensive text in the field, this practical, step-by-step introduction to criminal investigation gives students a logical framework for understanding the investigative process. Major sections cover current issues such as environmental crime, the looting of archaeological sites, videotaping of crime scenes, street gangs, and drugs. Case studies throughout the text emphasize the applied technique of criminal investigation. Graphs, charts, and arresting photographs found throughout the text depict the practical aspects of investigation and help to clarify difficult scientific concepts. The tenth edition has been significantly updated with new content to reflect new statistical data, technology, procedures, and law.
Table of Contents
Criminal Investigation 10e Part 1 Introduction to Investigation Chapter 1: The Evolution of Criminal Investigation and Criminalistics Chapter 2: Legal Aspects of Investigation Part 2 The Investigative Process Chapter 3: Investigators, the Investigative Process, and the Crime Scene Chapter 4: Physical Evidence Chapter 5: Interviewing and Interrogation Chapter 6: Field Notes and Reporting Chapter 7: Follow-Up Investigation Chapter 8: The Crime Laboratory Part 3 Crimes Against Persons Chapter 9: Injury and Death Investigation Chapter 10: Sex-Related Offenses Chapter 11: Crimes Against Children Chapter 12: Robbery Part 4 Crimes Against Property Chapter 13: Burglary Chapter 14: White-Collar Crime and Larceny Chapter 15: Vehicle Thefts and Related Offenses Chapter 16: Computer Crime Chapter 17: Agricultural, Wildlife, and Environmental Crimes Chapter 18: Arson and Explosives Part 5 Drugs, Terrorism, and Homeland Security Chapter 19: Recognition, Control, and Investigation of Drug Abuse Chapter 20: Terrorism Part 6 Conclusion Chapter 21: The Trial Process and the Investigator as a Witness