Criminal Investigation

ISBN-10: 0495093408
ISBN-13: 9780495093404
Edition: 8th 2007 (Revised)
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Description: This text stresses the practical procedures, techniques, and applications of private and public investigations to provide students with a solid foundation in criminal investigation. It seamlessly integrates coverage of modern investigative tools  More...

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List price: $313.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 5/16/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 704
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.784
Language: English

This text stresses the practical procedures, techniques, and applications of private and public investigations to provide students with a solid foundation in criminal investigation. It seamlessly integrates coverage of modern investigative tools alongside discussion of established investigation policies, procedures, and techniques for the law enforcement officer. The 8th Edition features updated, enhanced coverage of such important topics as terrorism and homeland security, cybercrime, forensics and physical evidence, federal law enforcement investigations, report writing, crimes against children, photography and sketching, preparing and presenting cases in court, and identity theft.

The late Wayne W. Bennett graduated from the FBI National Police Academy, held an LLB degree in law, and served as the Director of Public Safety for the Edina, Minnesota, Police Department as well as Chief of Police of the Boulder City, Nevada, Police Department.

K�ren Matison Hess, PhD., (d. 2010) wrote extensively in law enforcement and criminal justice, gaining a respected reputation for the consistent pedagogical style around which she structured each textbook. She developed the original edition of MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION IN LAW ENFORCEMENT with Wayne Bennett and carried it through four very successful revisions; much of her work and influence remains unchanged in this new edition.

Preface
Introduction
Criminal Investigation: An Overview
Criminal Investigation Definitions
Goals of Criminal Investigations
Basic Functions
Characteristics of an Effective Investigator
An Overview of the Investigative Process
The Preliminary Investigation: Basic Considerations
Crime Scene Investigators
The Follow-Up Investigation
Computer-Aided Investigation
Problem-Oriented Policing
Investigative Productivity
The Investigative Function: The Responsibility of All Police Personnel
Interrelationships with Others-Community Policing
Major-Case Task Forces
Federal Law Enforcement Resources
Avoiding Civil Liability
Summary
Checklist
Discussion Questions
Media Explorations
References
Cases Cited
Basic Investigative Responsibilities
Documenting the Crime Scene: Note Taking, Photographing, and Sketching
Field Notes: The Basics
Characteristics of Effective Notes
Filing Notes
Investigative Photography: An Overview
Basic Photographic Equipment
Training in and Using Investigative Photography
Types of Investigative Photography
Identifying, Filing, and Maintaining Security of Evidence
Admissibility of Photographs in Court
Crime Scene Sketches: An Overview
The Rough Sketch
Steps in Sketching the Crime Scene
File the Sketch
The Finished Scale Drawing
Computer-Assisted Drawing
Admissibility of Sketches and Drawings in Court
Summary
Checklists
Discussion Questions
Media Explorations
References
Writing Effective Reports
The Importance of Reports
Uses of Reports
The Audience
Common Problems with Many Police Reports
The Well-Written Report: From Start to Finish
Taping and Dictating Reports
Computerized Report Writing
Evaluating Your Report
Citizen Online Report Writing
The Final Report
A Final Note on the Importance of Well-Written Reports
Summary
Checklist
Discussion Questions
Media Explorations
References
Searches
Legal Searches and the Fourth Amendment
The Exclusionary Rule
The Crime Scene Search
Search Patterns
Other Types of Investigatory Searches
Use of Dogs in a Search
Summary
Checklist
Discussion Questions
Media Explorations
References
Cases Cited
Forensics/Physical Evidence
Definitions
Investigative Equipment
Crime Scene Integrity and Contamination of Evidence
Processing Evidence: From Discovery to Disposal
Frequently Examined Evidence
Evidence Handling and Infectious Disease
Summary
Checklist
Discussion Questions
Media Explorations
References
Cases Cited
Obtaining Information
Sources of Information
Interviewing and Interrogating
The Interview
The Interrogation
Questioning Children and Juveniles
Evaluating and Corroborating Information
Scientific Aids to Obtaining and Evaluating Information
Use of Psychics and Profilers
Sharing Information
Summary
Checklist
Discussion Questions
Media Explorations
References
Cases Cited
Identifying and Arresting Suspects
Identifying Suspects at the Scene
Locating Suspects
Identifying Suspects
Surveillance, Undercover Assignments, and Raids: The Last Resort
Surveillance
Undercover Assignments
Raids
Legal Arrests
Avoiding Civil Liability When Making Arrests
Summary
Checklists
Discussion Questions
Media Explorations
References
Cases Cited
Investigating Violent Crimes
Death Investigations
Classification of Deaths
Elements of the Crime
Challenges in Investigation
Equivocal Death
Suicide
Preliminary Investigation of Homicide
Discovering and Identifying the Victim
Estimating the Time of Death
The Medical Examination
Unnatural Causes of Death and Method Used
The Homicide Victim
Witnesses
Suspects
Cold Cases
Death Notification
Strategies for Reducing Homicide
Summary
Checklist
Application
Discussion Questions
Media Explorations
References
Case Cited
Assault, Domestic Violence, Stalking, and Elder Abuse
Assault: An Overview
Classification
Elements of the Crime
Special Challenges in Investigation
The Preliminary Investigation
Investigating Domestic Violence
Investigating Stalking
Investigating Elder Abuse
Summary
Checklist
Application
Discussion Questions
Media Explorations
References
Cases Cited
Sex Offenses
Investigating Obscene Telephone Calls
Investigating Human Trafficking
Classification of Sex Offenses
Rape/Sexual Assault
Sex Offenders
Challenges to Investigation
The Police Response
The Victim's Medical Examination
Interviewing the Victim
Interviewing Witnesses
Taking a Suspect into Custody and Interrogation
Coordination with Other Agencies
Prosecution of Rape and Statutory Charges
Civil Commitment of Sex Offenders after Sentences Served
Sex Offender Registry and Notification
Summary
Checklist
Application
Discussion Questions
Media Explorations
References
Cases Cited
Crimes against Children and Youths
Classification
Other Terminology
The Extent of the Problem
The Effects of Child Abuse
Challenges to Investigation
The Initial Report
The Police Response
Interviewing Abuse Children
Sample Protocol
Evidence
The Suspect
The Pedophile
Child Pornography and Sexual Exploitation
Internet Sex Crimes against Children
Prostitution of Juveniles
Missing Children: Runaway or Abducted?
Mass Murders in Our Schools
Children as Witnesses in Court
Preventing Crimes against Children
Summary
Checklist
Application
Discussion Questions
Media Explorations
References
Cases Cited
Robbery
Robbery: An Overview
Classification
Elements of the Crime: Robbery
Special Challenges in Investigation
The Preliminary Investigation
Proving the Elements of the Offense
The Complete Investigation
False Robbery Reports
Summary
Checklist
Application
Discussion Questions
Media Explorations
References
Investigating Crimes Against property
Burglary
Burglary versus Robbery
Classification
Elements of the Crime: Burglary
Establishing the Severity of the Burglary
Elements of the Crime: Possession of Burglary Tools
The Burglar
Responding to a Burglary Call
The Preliminary Investigation
Determining Entry into Structures
Determining Entry into Safes and Vaults
Obtaining Physical Evidence
Modus Operandi Factors
Effective Case Management
Recovering Stolen Property
The Offense of Receiving Stolen Goods
Preventing Burglary
Summary
Checklist
Application
Discussion Questions
Media Explorations
References
Larceny/Theft, Fraud, and White-Collar Crime
Larceny/Theft: An Overview
Elements of the Crime
Classification of Larceny/Theft
Found Property
The Preliminary Investigation
Types of Larceny/Theft
Proving the Elements of the Crime
Fraud
White-Collar Crime
Summary
Checklist
Application
Discussion Questions
Media Explorations
References
Motor Vehicle Theft
Motor Vehicle Identification
Classification of Motor Vehicle Theft
Elements of the Crime
Motor Vehicle Embezzlement
The Preliminary Investigation
Insurance Fraud
Cooperating Agencies in Motor Vehicle Theft
Recognizing a Stolen Motor Vehicle or an Unauthorized Driver
Recovering an Abandoned or Stolen Motor Vehicle
Combating Motor Vehicle Theft
Preventing Auto Theft
Thefts of Trucks, Construction Vehicles, Aircraft, and Other Motorized Vehicles
Summary
Checklist
Application
Discussion Questions
Media Explorations
References
Arson, Bombs, and Explosives
Classification of Fires
Elements of the Crime
Classification of Arson
The Model Arson Law
The Arsonist
Police and Fire Department Cooperation
Other Sources of Assistance in Investigating Arson
Special Challenges in Investigation
Responding to the Scene
The Preliminary Investigation
Search Warrants and Fire Investigations
Investigating Vehicle Arson
Prosecuting Arsonists
Preventing Arson
Investigating Bombings and Explosions
Responding to a Bomb Threat
Investigating Bomb Explosions
Summary
Checklist
Application
Discussion Questions
Media Explorations
References
Cases Cited
Other Challenges to the Criminal Investigator
Computer Crime and Its Evolution into Cybercrime
The Scope and Cost of the Problem
Terminology and Definitions
Classification and Types of Computer Crimes
Special Challenges in Investigation
Search Warrents
Investigative Tools and Equipment
The Preliminary Investigation
Forensic Examination of Computer Evidence
Legal Considerations in Collecting and Analyzing Computer Evidence
Follow-Up Investigation
Legislation
Security of the Police Department's Computers
The Investigative Team
Resources Available
Preventing Computer Crime
Summary
Checklist
Application
Discussion Questions
Media Explorations
References
A Dual Threat: Drug-Related Crime and Organized Crime
Seriousness and Extent of the Drug Problem
Legal Definitions and Problems
Identification and Classification of Controlled Drugs
Investigating Illegal Possession or Use of Controlled Substances
Investigating Illegal Sale and Distribution of Controlled Substances
Clandestine Drug Laboratories
Indoor Marijuana Growing Operations
Investigative Aids
Agency Cooperation
Drug Asset Forfeitures
Preventing Problems with Illegal Drugs: Community Partnerships
Organized Crime: An Overview
Applicable Laws against Organized Crime
Major Activities of Organized Crime
The Threat of Specific Organized Crime Groups
Organized Crime and Corruption
The Police Response
Agencies Cooperating in Investigating Organized Crime
Methods to Combat Organized Crime
The Decline of Organized Crime?
Summary
Checklists
Application
Discussion Questions
Media Explorations
References
Case Cited
Criminal Activities of Gangs and Other Dangerous Groups
The Threat of Gangs: An Overview
Gangs Defined
Extent of Gangs
Why People Join Gangs
Types of Gangs
Gangs, Organized Crime, and Terrorism
Gang Culture, Membership, and Organization
Gang Activities
Recognizing a Gang Problem
Identifying Gang Members
Investigating Illegal Gang Activity
Approaches to the Gang Problem
Collaborative Efforts
Prosecuting Gang-Related Crimes
Federal Efforts to Combat the Gang Problem
Bias/Hate Crime: An Overview
Motivation for Hate Crime
Hate Groups
The Police Response
Efforts to Combat Bias/Hate Crimes
Ritualistic Crime: An Overview
Terminology and Symbols of Cults
The Nature of Ritualistic Crimes
Who Commits Ritualistic Crime?
Investigating Ritualistic Crimes
Special Challenges in Ritualistic Crime Investigations
Summary
Checklist
Application
Discussion Questions
Media Explorations
References
Case Cited
Terrorism and Homeland Security
Terrorism: An Overview
Classification of Terrorist Acts
Terrorist Groups in the United States
Environmental Extremists
Terrorists as Criminals
Methods Used by Terrorists
Finding Terrorism
The Federal Response to Terrorism
Hometown Security and Homeland Security
Investigating Possible Terrorist Activities
Information Gathering and Intelligence Sharing
Crucial Collaborations and Partnerships
Initiatives to Assist in the Fight against Terrorism
The Role of the Media in the War on Terrorism
Concerns Related to the War on Terrorism
Community Policing and Homeland Security
Summary
Checklist
Application
Discussion Questions
Media Explorations
References
Cases Cited
Useful Resources
Preparing for and Presenting Cases in Court
The Final Report
The Role of the Prosecutor
Preparing a Case for Prosecution
The Trial
The American Adversary System
Sequence of a Criminal Trial
While Waiting to Testify
Testifying under Direct Examination
Strategies for Excelling as a Witness
Testifying under Cross-Examination
Concluding Your Testimony
Advice on Testifying from a Seasoned, "Officer of the Year" Investigator
Summary
Checklist
Discussion Questions
Media Explorations
References
Cases Cited
Appendixes
Sudden In-Custody Death: An Investigator's Checklist
Death Scene Checklist
Bias Offense Report
Glossary
Credits
Author Index
Subject Index

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