Criminal Investigation Basic Perspectives

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  • Edition: 11th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-02-25
  • Publisher: Pearson
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This well-established text brings together the authorsrs" more than 50 years of investigation experience and focuses on the fundamentals of inquiry and each element of investigation. The text reflects the most recent investigative techniques and technology and features real-life case studies to help students develop their ability to analyze, evaluate, and reason. Its approach is concise and manageable and this edition includes a new chapter on rules of evidence, a new chapter on terrorism, new case studies and new review questions to reinforce each concept.

Table of Contents

The Initial Investigation
The Initial Investigation
Direct and Circumstantial Evidence
Rules of Evidence
Recording the Crime Scene
Laboratory and Technical Services
Basic Investigative Leads and Informants
Major Investigative Techniques
Interviewing and the Detection of Deception
Interrogation Process
Arresting the Accused Person
Investigating Major Crimes
Crimes of Violence
Sexual assaults
Arson, Bombing and Hate Crimes
Property Crimes
Dangerous Drugs
Special Investigations
The Investigator as a Witness and Ethical Awareness
Case Briefs
Federal Controlled Substances
Identity Theft: What to do if it happens to you
Answers to chapter review questions
Selected Bibliography
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