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Criminal Investigation: A Brief Introductionis written in an innovative "brief" format, making it more easily understood by students and more user-friendly for instructors. It presents crime detection as a field that relies heavily on past experiences of investigators as well as recent practical, forensic, and technological innovations. This new text blends scientific theories of crime detection with a practical approach to criminal investigation and follows the belief that sound criminal investigations depend understanding the science of crime detection procedures and the art of anticipating human behavior.
Table of Contents
PART I FUNDAMENTALS OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION
Chapter 1 Foundations of Criminal Investigation
Chapter 2 The Crime Scene: Field Notes, Documenting, and Reporting
Chapter 3 Processing the Crime Scene
PART II FOLLOW-UP INVESTIGATIVE PROCESSES
Chapter 4 Identification of Criminal Suspects: Field and Laboratory Processes
Chapter 5 Legal Issues in Criminal Investigation
PART III OBTAINING INFORMATION
Chapter 6 Interviews and Interrogations
Chapter 7 Criminal Intelligence and Surveillance Operations
Chapter 8 Management of Informants and Undercover Operations
PART IV CRIMES AGAINST PERSONS
Chapter 9 Death Investigations
Chapter 10 Robbery
Chapter 11 Assault and Related Offenses
Chapter 12 Missing and Abducted Persons
Chapter 13 Crimes against Children: Child Abuse and Child Fatalities