Criminal Investigation: The Art and the Science

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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This book presents crime detection as a dynamic field relying heavily on the past experiences of investigators as well as recent practical and technological innovations. It explores the many external variables that can influence the investigator's success and the specific methods of crime detection and prosecution of law available in today.Fundamentals of criminal investigationExplores the fundamentals of criminal investigation as practiced by actual police officers on the job. Theory and practice-Blends scientific theories of crime detection with a practical approach to criminal investigation. Duties of both the uniformed officer and criminal investigatorOutlines the duties of each participant while considering the fundamental need for both groups to work in together. Role of criminal investigator-Emphasizes the role of criminal investigation as a law enforcement responsibility that must be conducted within the framework of the constitution and the practices of a democratic society.Law Enforcement professionals.

Table of Contents

Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation
Criminal Investigation: An Overview
The Preliminary Investigation
The Investigative Process
Field Notes, Documenting, & Reporting the Crime Scene
Report Writing & Documentation of the Investigation
Search & Seizure
Identification of Criminal Suspects
The Criminal Intelligence Function
Undercover & Surveillance Operations
Making an Arrest
Interviews & Interrogations
Development & Management of Informants
Interpersonal Violence
Wrongful Death
Assault & Related Offenses
Sex Offenses
Child Abuse & Neglect
Property Claims
Motor Vehicle Theft
Arson & Bombings
Vice Crimes & Related Offenses
Drug Offenses
Money Laundering & Computer-Assisted Crime
Preparation for Court
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