Criminal Investigation

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-08-12
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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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, and its consistently praised art program including graphs, charts, and arresting photographs, depict the practical aspects of investigation and help to clarify difficult scientific concepts.The free Simulation CD gives students a series of interactive modules covering key aspects of criminal investigation. The PowerWeb passcard lets students access important contemporary articles about criminal justice from both the popular press and journals.

Table of Contents

In Appreciation Visual Walkthrough
Introduction to Investigation
The Evolution of Criminal Investigation and Criminalistics Introduction The Evolution of Criminal Investigation Historical Milestones of Criminalistics The Recent Past: Institutional and System Initiatives Key Terms/Review Questions/Internet Activities/Notes
Legal Aspects of Investigation Introduction The Bill of Rights and the States Arrest Search and Seizure Key Terms/Review Questions/Internet Activities/Notes
The Investigative Process
Investigators, the Investigative Process, and the Crime Scene Introduction Types of Offenses The Investigator and the Importance of Investigation Organization of the Investigative Process Types of Crime Scenes Organization of the Crime Scene Investigation Types of Evidence Typical Crime Scene Problems Rules for the Crime Scene Investigator Crime Scene Safety Issues The Crime Scene Search Suspended Searches, Debriefing, and Release of the Scene Underwater Crime Investigation Collection and Care of Evidence Visual Documentation of the Crime Scene Submission of Evidence to the Laboratory Generally Key Terms/Review Questions/Internet Activities/Notes
Physical Evidence Introduction Class versus Individual Characteristics Soil and Pollen Footwear, Feet, and Tires: Prints and Impressions Paint Glass Lamp Filament Analysis Fibers, Cloth Fragments, and Impressions String, Cord, and Rope Fingerprints Dental Evidence Hair Blood Lip Cosmetics and Lip Prints Firearms Tool Marks Questioned Documents Key Terms/Review Questions/Internet Activities/Notes
Interviewing and Interrogation Introduction Objectives of Interviewing and Interrogation Interviews and Interrogation: Similarities and Differences Qualifications of Interviewers and Interrogators Time, Place, and Setting of the Interview Preparation for the Interview or Interrogation Witnesses: Motivations, Perceptions, and Barriers The Reliability of Eyewitness Identification Hypnosis as an Investigative Tool Time, Place, and Setting of the Interrogation Interviewing Processes Interviewing Techniques Why People Confess Preinterrogation Legal Requirements In-Custody Interrogation The Interrogation Process Interrogation Techniques and Approaches Technological Aid The Importance of Listening Documenting the Interview Documenting the Interrogation Admissibility of Confessions and Admissions The Delay-in-Arraignment Rule Key Terms/Review Questions/Internet Activities/Notes
Field Notes and Reporting Introduction Field Notes The Six Interrogatory and Basic Investigative Questions Incident Reports Writing Effective Reports The Follow-Up Investigation and Supplemental Reports Key Terms/Review Questions/In ternet Activities/Notes
The Follow-Up Investigation and Investigative Resources Introduction The Decision to Initiate a Follow-Up Investigation The Follow-Up Investigation Process Guidelines for Conducting Photo and Live Lineups Special Techniques and Resources Intelligence Units and Analytical Technologies The Intelligence/Analytical Cycle Analytical and Investigative Tools National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime Combined DNA Index System The Internet Key Terms/Review Questions/Internet Activities/Notes
The Crime Laboratory Introduction Crime Laboratories Measures of Crime Laboratory Effectiveness Technologies Handling Evidence in the Laboratory ATF Forensic Science Laboratories The FBI Crime Laboratory Problems in Crime Laboratories Crime Scene Reconstruction Key Terms/Review Questions/Internet Activities/
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