Criminal Investigation : The Art and the Science

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-01-11
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Criminal Investigation: The Art and the Science, Sixth Edition,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 today. The text focuses on the steps and considerations observed in an actual criminal investigation. Each chapter begins with recent stories of real crimes that are investigated by the police and set the stage for the rest of the chapter.

Table of Contents

Part I: Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation

1: Foundations Of Criminal Investigation

2: The Crime Scene: Field Notes, Documenting And Reporting

3: Processing The Crime Scene


Part II: Post-scene  Follow-up Investigative Processes

4: Identification Of Criminal Suspects: Field And Laboratory Processes

5: Legal Issues In Criminal Investigation


Part III: Obtaining Information

6: Interviews And Interrogations

7: Criminal Intelligence And Surveillance Operations

8: Management Of Informants And Undercover Operations


Part IV: Crimes Against Persons

9: Death Investigations

10: Robbery

11: Assault And Related Offenses

12: Missing And Abducted Persons

13: Crimes Against Children: Child Abuse And Child Fatalities


P art V: Crimes Against Property

14: Theft—Related Offenses

15: Arson, Bombings And Terrorism


Part VI: Vice and Profit-Related Crime

16: Gangs, Organized Crime And Drugs

17: White-Collar And Computer Crime


Part VII: Prosecution

18: Preparation For Court

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Criminal Investigation August 10, 2011
This book is the textbook for my Principles of Criminal Investigations class, part of my Investigative Services major in Criminal Justice. It very accurately illustrates what criminal investigation is about, it is very much about the factual part of investigations. Also it is not just about investigating the scene of a crime but it's very vividly describes crimes and criminals as well as other aspects of the investigation like the psychology and methods involved in divert viewing.
This is a must have for any future investigator.
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