For courses in Criminal Investigation. A practical guide for both students and practitioners in the field. Written by a nationally-recognized expert in criminal investigation and police procedure, Criminal Investigation: The Art and the Science, 8/e, clearly and thoughtfully explains the fundamentals of criminal investigation and forensic science as practiced by police investigators across the nation. The text explores the past experience of investigators as well as new and emerging techniques in forensic science. Lyman focuses on the steps and considerations involved in actual criminal investigations and examines the many external variables than can influence an investigator's success in the field. In the Eighth Edition, updated Case Studies, Learning Objectives, and graphics further illustrate the dynamic field of criminal investigation. Criminal Investigation: The Art and the Science, 8/e is also available via REVEL(tm), an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Learn more.
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.
Release on 2006-05-16 | by Wayne Bennett,Kären Hess
Author: Wayne Bennett,Kären Hess
Pubpsher: Cengage Learning
Category: Social Science
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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Release on 2011-09-26 | by Michael Birzer,Cliff Roberson
Author: Michael Birzer,Cliff Roberson
Pubpsher: CRC Press
The manner in which criminal investigators are trained is neither uniform nor consistent, ranging from sophisticated training protocols in some departments to on-the-job experience alongside senior investigators in others. Ideal for students taking a first course in the subject as well as professionals in need of a refresher, Introduction to Criminal Investigation uses an accessible format to convey concepts in practical, concrete terms. Topics discussed include The history of criminal investigation in Western society Qualifications for becoming an investigator, the selection process, and ideal training requirements Crime scene search techniques, including planning and post-search debriefing Preparing effective field notes and investigative reports Interviewing and interrogating Types of evidence found at the crime scene and how to collect, package, and preserve it The contributions of forensic science to criminal investigations and the equipment used in crime labs Investigative protocol for a range of crimes, including property crimes, auto theft, arson, financial crimes, homicide, assault, sex crimes, and robbery Specialized investigations, including drug trafficking, cybercrime, and gang-related crime Legal issues involved in criminal investigations and preparing a case for trial Bringing together contributions from law enforcement personnel, academics, and attorneys, the book combines practical and theoretical elements to provide a comprehensive examination of today’s criminal investigative process. The accessible manner in which the information is conveyed makes this an ideal text for a wide-ranging audience.
Release on 2013-03-18 | by Jane Monckton-Smith,Tony Adams,Adam Hart,Julia Webb
Author: Jane Monckton-Smith,Tony Adams,Adam Hart,Julia Webb
Category: Social Science
This book is a lucid and practical guide to understanding the core skills and issues involved in the criminal investigation process. Drawing on multiple disciplines and perspectives, the book promotes a critical awareness and practical comprehension of the intersections between criminology, criminal investigation and forensic science, and uses active learning strategies to help students build their knowledge. The book is organised around the three key strategic phases in a criminal investigation: - Instigation and Initial Response - The Investigation - Case Management Each strategic phase of the investigative process is carefully explained and examined. Alongside this practical approach, theoretical perspectives and academic research are laid bare for students. Introducing Forensic and Criminal Investigation is essential reading for students in criminology, criminal justice, policing, forensic psychology and related courses.
Criminal Procedure: Theory and Practice 2/e presents a broad overview of criminal procedure as well as a detailed analysis of specific areas of the law that require specialized consideration. The second edition has been thoroughly revised to provide students with an updated, comprehensive text written in reader-friendly language to introduce them the field of criminal procedure. Cases are now integrated into each chapter and comments, notes and questions accompany each case. This edition features three new chapters, How Would You Decide exercises and a companion website to support the text. Using a balanced text/case format it provides an overview of criminal procedure as well as a detailed analysis of areas of the law that require specialized consideration.
Report of the Interbranch Commission on Juvenile Justice
Author: John M. Cleland
Pubpsher: DIANE Publishing
The Comm. was created in Aug. 2009 to investigate the juvenile justice (JJ) scandal in Luzerne Cty., PA. The Comm. investigated a highly publicized judicial corruption scandal involving millions of dollars in alleged payoffs to two judges, and rights violations of thousands of juvenile defendants in the county juvenile court. All branches of PA gov¿t. agreed to undertake a non-criminal invest. to determine the causes of the breakdown of Luzerne County¿s JJ system and to propose remedies. The Comm. held 11 days of hearings and received testimony from 68 witnesses. This report provides a comprehensive account of what occurred in the courtrooms of Luzerne County and includes recommendations that will help prevent it from happening in any other county.