Criminal Investigation

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-02-15
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall

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Criminal Investigation: An Analytical Perspectiveis based on the fundamental premise that an understanding of criminalevidenceis the foundation upon which all other knowledge of criminal investigation should be built. Other texts focus primarily on thetechniquesof evidence collection but in so doing, they miss other very important material namely, the value of evidence in establishing proof that may only be covered in college-level criminal investigation courses. Criminal Investigationexamines the problems, strengths, and weaknesses of various forms of evidence, and explainswhyproper evidence collection procedures are important. An understanding of these issues requires thorough analysis of them. It is in these ways thatCriminal Investigationprovides an analytical perspective.

Table of Contents

The Investigation of Crime
Criminal Investigation and Evidence Defined
Types of Criminal Investigations
Information Theory and the Criminal Investigation Process
The Role of Chance, Accident, and Discovery in Criminal Investigations
The Role of Logic, Analysis, and Inference in Criminal Investigations
Criminal Investigation in the Context of the Criminal Justice System
Levels of Investigations
The History of Criminal Investigation
The Importance of History in Understanding the Present and Future
The Evolution of the Investigative Task: English Developments
The Evolution of the Investigative Task: American Developments
What Comes Next?
The Structure and Content of Criminal Investigations
Forms of Police Action
Stages of the Reactive Criminal Investigation Process
Other Reactive Investigative Strategies
Outcomes of Reactive Investigations
Undercover Investigations
Outcomes of Undercover Investigations
Other Proactive Strategies
Outcomes of Other Proactive Strategies
The Role of Evidence in Criminal Investigations
The Meaning of Criminal Evidence
Standards of Proof
Types of Evidence
The Functions of Evidence
The Law and Criminal Investigations
Important U.S. Supreme Court Cases
Basic Legal Terminology
The Rules and Admissibility of Evidence
Constitutional Constraints on the Collection of Evidence
Physical Evidence
The Role of Physical Evidence in the Criminal Investigation Process
The Role of Physical Evidence in the Criminal Justice Process
The Crime Scene and Associated Procedures
Types of Physical Evidence
DNA Analysis and Its Impact on the Usefulness of Physical Evidence
The Role of Crime Laboratories in Criminal Investigations
Interviews Defined
Types of Witnesses
Types of Information Obtained from Witnesses
Methods of Eyewitness Identification
Value of Eyewitness Identifications in Establishing Proof
The Memory Process and the Identification Task
Why Is Eyewitness Identification Evidence often Inaccurate? Guidelines for the Collection of Eyewitness Evidence
Investigative Tools in Interviewing
Interrogations Defined
The Psychology of Persuasion
The Role of Police Deception in Interrogations
The Ingredients of a Successful Interrogation
Steps in the Interrogation of Suspects
The Issue of False Confessions
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