O'Hara's Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation

ISBN-10: 0398088454
ISBN-13: 9780398088453
Edition: 8th 2013
Authors: DeVere/D Woods
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Book details

Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Charles C. Thomas Publisher, Limited
Publication date: 2/14/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 624
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

Charles and Gregory O’Hara’s Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation has served as the “Bible” of criminal investigation for many years. The author of this new edition has prepared this text for a new generation of criminal investigators in such a way that they will learn what is meant by a complete investigation and acquaint themselves with the proofs of the most important crimes. In addition, they will become familiar with the employment of technical methods and services that are available. The tools of the investigator are referred to as the three “I’s,” namely, “Information,” “Interrogation,” and “Instru-mentation.” In view of this factor, the technological advancements in forensic science, practices of criminalistics, computerization, electronic databases, and the Internet are presented, including the time honored methods of collecting information that are still effective and utilized. Among the changes in this new edition include crime analysis, criminal profiling, theories of investigation, ethics of investigation, the “CSI” effect, cold case investigation, digital photography, computer crime and digital crime scenes, and the Internet as an investigative tool. The book presents an overview of criminal investigation, the investigative notebook and report, crime scene procedures and physical evidence, obtaining information through surveillance and informants, selected property offenses, violent crimes, drugs and gangs, and the investigator in court. The “Additional Reading” sections, at the end of each chapter and the glossary of useful criminal investigation terms have been updated. The presentation of material in this book is directed to the beginning student of investigation, but experienced investigators and supervisors will find this text an excellent resource.

Preface to the Eighth Edition
Introduction
Overview of Criminal Investigation
Methods of Investigation
The Investigative Report
Crime Scene Procedures and Physical Evidence
Crime Scene Procedures
Fingerprints
Impressions, Trace Evidence & Firearms
Care of Evidence
Obtaining Information
Observation & Identification
Interview and Interrogation
Sources of Information and Missing Persons
Informants, Surveillance and Undercover Assignments 244
Selected Property Offenses
Arson and Criminal Explosions
Larceny and Burglary
Economic Enterprise Crime
Selected Violent Crimes
Assault and Robbery
Violent Death Investigation
Sex Offenses
Drugs
The Investigator in Court
The Investigator in Court
Epilogue
Glossary
Index

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