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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.
Michael D. Lyman is Professor of Criminal Justice at Columbia College of Missouri, located in Columbia, MO. In addition to being a teaching faculty member, he serves as the program Coordinator for the Master of Science of Criminal Justice Program and the founder of the college’s Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science Program. Before entering the field of college teaching, he was employed as a criminal investigator for state police organizations in Kansas and Oklahoma and has taught literally thousands of law enforcement officers in the proper police techniques and methods of professional criminal investigation. Dr. Lyman has authored numerous textbooks in criminal justice dealing with the areas of criminal investigation, policing, organized crime, drug enforcement, and drug trafficking. He received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Wichita State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Missouri–Columbia. He has been called upon on an estimated 300 occasions by law enforcement and the legal communities to review criminal investigations and render the results of his evaluations and his opinions in federal court proceedings nationwide. Textbooks such as this are an ongoing work in progress, and the author welcomes communication and correspondence about his work. Dr. Lyman can be contacted at Columbia
College, 1001 Rogers Street, Columbia, MO 65216 or at email@example.com. Thank you for using this textbook.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 Foundations And History Of Criminal Investigation
CHAPTER 2 The Crime Scene: Field Notes, Documenting, and Reporting
CHAPTER 3 Processing the Crime Scene
CHAPTER 4 Identification of Criminal Suspects: Field and Laboratory Services
CHAPTER 5 Legal Issues in Criminal Investigation
CHAPTER 6 Interviews and Interrogations
CHAPTER 7 Criminal Intelligence and Surveillance Operations
CHAPTER 8 Management of Informants and Undercover Operations
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
CHAPTER 14 Theft-Related Offenses