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Criminal Investigation

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ISBN-10: 0130852066

ISBN-13: 9780130852069

Edition: 5th 2001

Authors: James Gilbert

List price: $84.00
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For undergraduate level college introductory courses in Criminal Investigations. Designed to helps students develop an analytical understanding of the investigative process and its challenges in the 21st century, this text smoothly merges theoretical and proven practical aspects of crime detection and solution. It acquaints students with the subject in a natural, systematic mannerfrom the history of criminal investigations to future possibilities. Each commonly encountered crime is discussed in terms of current status, offender characteristics, and investigative techniques.
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Book details

List price: $84.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/10/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 624
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

James B. Gilbert is professor of history at the University of Maryland and taught at Amsterdam University and the University of Paris. He has written numerous books, including Another Chance: America After World War II, The Pursuit of Liberty,and Perfect Cities: Chicago's Utopias in the 1890's,which was a New York TimesNotable Book of 1991.

Preface
Historical Origins of Criminal Investigation
The Evolution of the Detective
Development of Criminalistics
Legal Influences on the Development of Criminal Investigation
Summary
Exercises
Introduction of Basic Concepts
Crime and the Investigator
Criminal Investigation--The Partial Solution
Summary
Exercises
The Investigative Method
Starting Points of the Criminal Investigation
Phases of the Criminal Investigation
Summary
Exercises
Note-Taking and Reports
Introduction
Note-Taking
Reports
Summary
Exercises
The Crime Scene Focus
Introduction
General Principles
Crime Scene Equipment
Summary
Exercises
Interviewing
Introduction
Victim Interviews
Witness Interviews
Suspect Interviews
Criminalistic Applications
Summary
Exercises
Traditional Sources of Information
Introduction
Human Sources of Information
Voluntary Informants
Documentary Sources of Information
Physical Sources of Information
Privacy Considerations
Summary
Exercises
Computerized Information Processing
Introduction
Investigative Uses of the Computer
Summary
Exercises
Burglary
Introduction
Current State of Burglary
Offender Characteristics
Burglary Types
Methods of Operation
Investigative Procedures
Study Findings
Strategies to Combat Burglary
Criminalistic Applications
Summary
Exercises
Robbery
Introduction
Current State of Robbery
Offender Characteristics
Robbery Types
Investigative Procedures
Strategies to Combat Robbery
Criminalistic Applications
Summary
Exercises
Homicide and Aggravated Assault
Homicide
Aggravated Assault
Homicide Investigation Procedures
Criminalistic Applications
DNA
Summary
Exercises
Rape and Sexual Offenses
Rape
Investigative Procedures
Juvenile Sexual Assaults
Sex Offenses and Related Behaviors
Criminalistic Applications
Summary
Exercises
Larceny
Introduction
Current State of Larceny
Offender Characteristics
Motor Vehicle Theft
Theft from Motor Vehicles
Shoplifting
Confidence Swindling
Business Frauds
White-Collar Crime
Credit Card and Check Fraud
Criminalistic Applications
Summary
Exercises
Narcotics and Drug Investigations
Introduction
Current State of Narcotic and Drug Abuse
Narcotics
Dangerous Drugs
Investigative Procedures
Criminalistic Applications
Descriptions of Commonly Encountered Drugs
Summary
Exercises
Youth Gang Investigations
Introduction
Current State of Youth Gangs
Summary
Exercises
Special Investigations
Introduction
Domestic Abuse
Organized Crime
Hate Crimes
Arson
Summary
Exercises
Suspect Identification
Introduction
Fingerprints
Voice Identification
Linguistics Identification
Eyewitness Identification
Summary
Exercises
The Investigator in Court
Introduction
Nature of Criminal Proceedings
Summary
Exercises
The Future of Criminal Investigation
Introduction
Investigative Concepts of the Future
Criminalistic Concepts of the Future
Summary
Exercises
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Index