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This new edition presents the basic principles of criminal investigation in a practical, down-to-earth style. It discusses interviewing and interrogating suspects and witnesses, gathering and preserving evidence, conducting surveillance, writing reports, establishing modus operandi, and using technical resources, as well as current investigative procedures used in the handling of crime scenes. It also covers the prevention and suppression of crimes, the apprehension of criminals, and gives special attention to helping students understand the legal aspects of collecting and processing evidence to ensure that their work stands up in court.
Table of Contents
Part 1: An Orientation to Investigation Chapter 1: Basic Grounding and Overview Chapter 2: The Preliminary Investigation Chapter 3: Preserving the Crime Scene Chapter 4: Physical Evidence Chapter 5: Criminal Patterns Part 2: Gathering and Organizing Information Chapter 6: Interviews and Interrogations Chapter 7: Fingerprints Chapter 8: From Surveillance to Records and Files Chapter 9: Writing Reports Part 3: Crimes Against People Chapter 10: Robbery Chapter 11: Assault Chapter 12: Sexual Assault and Rape Chapter 13: Kidnapping and Extortion Chapter 14: Homicide Part 4: Crimes Against Property Chapter 15: Burglary Chapter 16: Larceny/Theft Chapter 17: Motor Vehicle Theft Chapter 18: Arson and Bombing Investigations Part 5: Enterprise Crimes Chapter 19: Organized Crime Chapter 20: White-Collar Crimes Chapter 21: Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Part 6: Terrorism and Cyberpredators Chapter 22: Terrorism and Cyberpredators