9780834217119

Criminal Investigations

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  • ISBN13:

    9780834217119

  • ISBN10:

    0834217112

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-11-01
  • Publisher: ASPEN PUBLISHERS

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Summary

Provides a solid introduction to the basics of criminal investigation, including underwater investigation, explosion investigation, and forensic and legal considerations of an investigation.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgments xi
Introduction to Criminal Investigation
1(14)
Fundamentals of Forensic Science
2(3)
Criminal Investigation and the Scientific Method
5(2)
Importance of Forensic Evidence
7(1)
Objectives of an Investigation
8(1)
Investigator's Role
9(1)
Selecting Investigators
9(2)
The Legal Team
11(1)
Investigations and the Fourth Amendment
11(1)
Evidence Admissibility
12(3)
A Brief History of Criminal Investigation
15(10)
Law Enforcement Developments in London and New York City
16(2)
The Birth of Scientific Investigation
18(1)
Scientific Investigation in the United States
19(1)
The Growth of Forensic Science
20(5)
Defense Lawyers, Prosecutors, and Investigators
25(16)
The Defense
25(7)
The Prosecution
32(6)
Ethical Testimony
38(3)
The Crime Scene
41(39)
First Response
42(3)
Note Taking
45(1)
The Five Ws and an H
45(3)
Use of Notes
48(1)
The Walk-Through
49(1)
Recording the Crime Scene
50(2)
The Crime Scene Sketch
52(4)
Dry Land Crime Scene Searches
56(5)
Underwater Crime Scene Searches
61(11)
Mass Disasters
72(8)
The Law of Search and Seizure
80(20)
The U.S. Constitution and Due Process
80(3)
The Exclusionary Rule
83(3)
Search Warrants
86(2)
Warrantless Searches Based on Probable Cause
88(4)
Warrantless Searches Based on Reasonableness
92(8)
Investigative Tools
100(35)
Physical Evidence
100(1)
Mental Health Specialists and Law Enforcement
101(2)
Mental Health Professionals and the Courts
103(6)
Introduction to Firearms
109(11)
Firearms and Forensics
120(15)
Suspect Identification
135(22)
Fingerprints
135(13)
DNA Typing
148(4)
Composite Identifications
152(2)
Lineups
154(3)
Sources of Information
157(21)
Jay D. Jamieson
Eyewitnesses and Victims
158(1)
Informants
159(4)
Surveillance
163(3)
Interviewing
166(4)
Interrogation
170(4)
Psychological Profiling
174(4)
Blood Spatter
178(14)
Bloodstain Interpretation
179(1)
Bloodstain Mechanics
180(3)
Testifying about the Interpretation of Bloodstains
183(7)
Appendix 9-A: Glossary of Blood Spatter Terms
190(2)
Homicide
192(30)
Who Kills
194(1)
Homicide Investigations
194(3)
Identifying the Deceased
197(1)
Window-of-Death Determinations
198(5)
Forensic Entomology
203(2)
Gunshot Wounds
205(5)
Shotgun Wounds
210(2)
Sharp Force Deaths
212(2)
Blood Evidence
214(8)
Underwater Investigations
222(18)
Recovering Submerged Firearms
223(1)
Body Recovery
224(6)
Drowning
230(3)
Thermal Injuries
233(3)
Death from Explosions
236(4)
Assault
240(8)
Aggravated Assault
241(4)
Elements of Proof
245(1)
Homeowner Defenses
245(3)
Robbery
248(15)
Robbers
249(1)
Robberies
250(3)
Modus Operandi
253(5)
Processing the Robbery Crime Scene
258(2)
Robbery Checklist
260(1)
Prosecutorial Summary
261(2)
Sexual Assault
263(21)
Sexual Assault
264(3)
Aggravated Sexual Assault
267(4)
Gathering Evidence
271(9)
Sexual Assailant Profiling
280(4)
Theft and Burglary
284(13)
Burglary
285(7)
Motor Vehicle Theft
292(2)
Applicable Case Law
294(3)
Drug Offenses
297(35)
The Addict Myth
297(2)
Drug Analysis
299(5)
Narcotics
304(4)
Hallucinogens
308(7)
Depressants
315(1)
Stimulants
315(10)
Drug Regulation
325(1)
Drug Investigations
326(1)
Drug Prevention
327(3)
Appendix 16--A: Glossary of Street Drug Jargon
330(2)
Arson
332(20)
Investigation of Arson
332(5)
Arson Evidence
337(6)
Vessel Arson
343(2)
Vessel Explosions
345(1)
Arson Checklist
346(1)
Relevant Case Law
347(3)
Appendix 17--A: Glossary of Arson-Related Terms
350(2)
Terrorism
352(12)
Terrorists
352(3)
Weapons of Terrorism
355(1)
Investigating Terrorism
356(3)
Terroristic Kidnapping
359(1)
Hostage Negotiation
359(5)
Organized Crime
364(13)
Organized Crime Groups
365(6)
Organized Crime and Applicable Laws
371(1)
Investigating Organized Crime
372(2)
Investigative Grand Juries
374(3)
White-Collar Crime
377(15)
Money Laundering
378(1)
Confidence Swindles
379(1)
Forgery and Check Fraud
380(1)
Questioned Document Examination
381(2)
Computer-Assisted Crime
383(9)
Appendix A---Direct Examination of Fingerprint Experts 392(16)
Appendix B---Vehicular Drownings and Vehicle Recoveries 408(6)
Appendix C---Direct Examination of the Forensic Chemist 414(5)
Index 419(16)
About the Author 435

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