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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 compelling photographs found throughout the text depict the practical aspects of investigation and help to clarify difficult scientific concepts.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Evolution of Criminal Investigation and Forensic Science
Chapter 2: Legal Aspects of Investigation
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: The Follow-Up Investigation and Investigative Resources
Chapter 8: The Crime Laboratory
Chapter 9: Injury and Death Investigation
Chapter 10: Sex-Related Offenses
Chapter 11: Crimes Against Children
Chapter 12: Human Trafficking
Chapter 13: Robbery
Chapter 14: Burglary
Chapter 15: Larceny/Theft and White-Collar Crime
Chapter 16: Vehicle Thefts and Related Offenses
Chapter 17: Cyber Crime
Chapter 18: Agricultural, Wildlife, and Environmental Crimes
Chapter 19: Arson and Explosives Investigations
Chapter 20: Recognition, Control, and Investigation of Drug Abuse
Chapter 21: Terrorism
Chapter 22: The Trial Process and the Investigator as a Witness