Criminal Investigation A Method for Reconstructing the Past

ISBN-10: 1455731382
ISBN-13: 9781455731381
Edition: 7th 2013 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $109.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 4/29/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 688
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.366
Language: English

This text presents the fundamentals of criminal investigation and provides a sound method for reconstructing a past event (i.e., a crime), based on three major sources of information - people, records, and physical evidence. Its tried-and-true system for conducting an investigation is updated with the latest techniques available, teaching the reader new ways of obtaining information from people, including mining the social media outlets now used by a broad spectrum of the public; how to navigate the labyrinth of records and files currently available online; and fresh ways of gathering, identifying, and analyzing physical evidence. Special emphasis will be given to the impact and investigation of identity theft and fraud. NEW TO THIS EDITION Four-color throughout New section on the influence and impact of technology on criminal investigation New chapter on international crime Glossary and keyword section for each chapterNew Q&A feature designed to encourage in-class discussion on controversial issues30% new and updated material New and updated ancillary material, including video FEATURES Dozens of photographs, graphics, table, charts and diagrams supplement the text A glossary elaborates on terms found in the text, gathered into one handy reference Review questions and What You Should Know concepts in each chapter

Dedication
Acknowledgements
Preface
The Foundation and Principles of Criminal Investigation
Sources and Uses of Information
The Investigator: Responsibilities and Attributes; Origins and Trends
Physical Evidence: Development, Interpretation, Investigative Value
The Crime Scene: Discovery, Preservation and, Collection, and Transmission of Evidence
People as Sources of Investigation
Seeking and Obtaining Information: People and Records
Records and Files: Investigative Uses and Sources
Interviews: Obtaining Information From Witnesses
Informants: Cultivation and Motivation
Follow-Up Measures: Reaping Information
Surveillance: A Fact-finding Tool - Legality and Practice
Eyewitness Identification: Guidelines and Procedures
Interrogation: Purpose and Principles
Interrogation of Suspects and Hostile Witnesses: Guidelines and Procedures
The Influence and Impact of Technology New Section
The Influence of Technology on Crime Investigation
Cyber Crime
Crime Analysis
New and Future Applications
Surveillance
Records
Photography and Imaging
Handwriting and Questioned Documents
Crime Reconstruction
Applying the Principles to Criminal Investigation
Managing Criminal Investigations
Reconstructing the Past: Methods, Evidence, Examples
Crime and Constitutional Law: The foundations of Criminal Investigations
Evidence and Effective Testimony
Homicide
Robbery
Rape
Burglary
Arson and Explosives
Special Topics
Increasing Threats and Emerging Crime
Enterprise Crime: Organized, Economic and White-Collar Crime
Global Crime: Perspectives in International Criminality NEW
Terrorism and Urban Disorder

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