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This comprehensive volume deciphers investigative process and practice, providing an authoritative insight into key debates and contemporary issues in crime investigations Provides critical examination of investigative practice by focusing on the key issues and debates underpinned by academic literature on crime investigation Outlines the theoretical explanations that provide an understanding of crime investigation and the context in which investigators operate Illustrates the practical relevance of theoretical contributions to crime investigation Places clear emphasis on the multi-disciplinary nature of crime investigation

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Stephen Tong
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release: 2009-08-20
File: 294 Pages
ISBN-13: 047068237X

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Where Criminal Justice and Forensic Science Come TogetherA crime has occurred. Now what? From the crime scene to the courtroom, Criminal Investigation walks students through the entire investigative process and the roles involved, including police officers, investigators, forensic personnel, defense lawyers, and prosecutors. This integrated approach paints a realistic picture of how crimes are actually solved with fascinating real-world examples. Featuring a new, full-color interior design, the Fifth Edition incorporates modern investigative methods and procedures for multiple crime types, including homicide, assault, robbery, theft, burglary, arson, terrorism, cybercrime, and a new chapter dedicated to underwater investigations. New sections discussing digital evidence, including cell phones and GPS, tracking technology, and social media keep students on the cutting-edge of investigative techniques and forensic science developments. The cohesive and accessible approach combined with practical applications make Criminal Investigation, Fifth Edition the easy choice for students pursuing careers in law enforcement and the criminal justice system.

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Genre: Criminal investigation
Author: Ronald F. Becker
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release: 2018-02-07
File: 442 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781284082852

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This book provides the most comprehensive and authoritative book yet published on the subject of criminal investigation, a rapidly developing area within the police and other law enforcement agencies, and an important sub discipline within police studies. The subject is rarely out of the headlines, and there is widespread media interest in criminal investigation. Within the police rapid strides are being made in the direction of professionalizing the criminal investigation process, and it has been a particular focus as a means of improving police performance. A number of important reports have been published in the last few years, highlighting the importance of the criminal investigation process not only to the work of the police but to public confidence in this. Each of these reports has identified shortcomings in the way criminal investigations have been conducted, and has made recommendations for improvement . The Handbook of Criminal Investigation provides a rigorous and critical approach to not only the process of criminal investigation, but also the context in which this takes place, the theory underlying it, and the variety of factors which influence approaches to it. It will be an indispensable source of reference for anybody with an interest in, and needing to know about, criminal investigation. Contributors to the book are drawn from both practitioners in the field and academics.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Tim Newburn
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2012-08-21
File: 736 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781136308239

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This introductory volume explains the investigator's job, incoporating investigation, forensic science, and courtroom law into a single offering. It's the only criminal investigation book that includes material on processing an underwater crime scene.

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Genre: Law
Author: Ronald F. Becker
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Release: 2005
File: 543 Pages
ISBN-13: 0763731684

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Michael Palmiotto's Criminal Investigation is often described as one of the most realistic and accessible texts in the study of Criminal Justice. In this Third Edition— which has been substantially updated from previous editions— Palmiotto provides greater coverage of case screening, more sources of information, and in-depth analyses of special investigations.

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Genre: Law
Author: Michael Palmiotto
Publisher: University Press of America
Release: 2004
File: 348 Pages
ISBN-13: 076182748X

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There are many controversial aspects of our criminal justice system, and this encyclopedia examines the most significant controversies throughout American history with emphasis on current debates, trends, and issues. Arranged alphabetically, approximately 100 entries cover background, explanations, notable cases and events, various sides of an issue, and what to expect in the future. Entries are objective and factual, allowing readers to formulate their own conclusions. Sidebars and case examples help to illustrate each entry, and sources for further reading point readers to other important materials. Given the prevalance of controversial criminal justice topics in the news, this timely reference is an important resource for anyone interested in crime and justice. Entries include: Boot Camps, Corporal Punishment, DNA Evidence, Domestic Violence, Expert Testimony, Eye Witness Identifications, Gun Control, Homeland Security, International Criminal Court, Legalization of Marijuana, Mental Health and Insanity, Police Brutality, Prison Violence, Racial Profiling, School Violence, Sex Offender Laws, Stalking Laws, Supermax Prisons, Three Strikes, Treating Juveniles as Adults, War on Drugs, and more.

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Genre: Social Science
Author: Gregg Barak
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release: 2007-10-30
File: 872 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780313088032

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More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Don Bendell
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2006-12-05
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781440624063

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This comprehensive overview and critical analysis of the development and practice of criminal investigation examines decision-making within criminal investigations and links investigative influences on policing with the evidence-based agenda.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Martin O'Neill
Publisher: Policy Press
Release: 2018-02-28
File: 183 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781447325772

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Avoid Major Investigative Traps What causes competent and dedicated investigators to make avoidable mistakes, jeopardizing the successful resolution of their cases? Authored by a 21-year police veteran and university research professor, Criminal Investigative Failures comprehensively defines and discusses the causes and problems most common to failed investigations. More importantly, it outlines realistic strategies for avoiding investigative pitfalls. Illuminated with case studies, this practical resource examines three main reasons for investigative failure: Cognitive biases, such as tunnel vision, that lead to mistakes in reasoning Organizational traps, such as groupthink, that investigators fall prey to within their agencies Probability errors, such as the prosecutor’s fallacy, in forensic science and criminal profiling The Dangers of Assumptions and Organizational Ego Authoritative contributors from a variety of disciplines elaborate on the aforementioned core points with commentary and case studies of well-known crimes. Written in a quick-to-grasp style, this useful text provides practical advice for avoiding investigative failures. It is an invaluable reference for investigators looking to prevent future failures of justice and find the truth.

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Genre: Law
Author: D. Kim Rossmo
Publisher: CRC Press
Release: 2008-12-15
File: 400 Pages
ISBN-13: 1420047523

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This textbook provides students and law enforcement officers with the fundamentals of the criminal investigation process, from arrival on the scene to trial procedures. Written in a clear and simple style, Criminal Investigation: Law and Practice surpasses traditional texts by presenting a unique combination of legal, technical, and procedural aspects of the criminal investigation. The hands-on approach taken by the author helps to increase the learning experience. Criminal Investigation: Law and Practice, Second Edition, has been written to provide future law enforcement officers with a basic understanding of the investigative process. It merges two areas that are crucial to the successful completion of an investigation: the law, both criminal and procedural, and criminal investigative techniques. It is writen to provide the student investigator with the information needed to complete and investigation that can result in a successful prosecution. - comprehensive coverage of the criminal investigation, from arrival on the scene to trial procedures -unique combination of legal, technical, and procedural aspects of criminal investigation -many updated cases, many personally experienced by the author.

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Genre: Law
Author: Michael F. Brown
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Release: 2001
File: 348 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780750673525

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