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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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The contribution of psychological research to the prevention of miscarriages of justice and the development of effective investigative techniques is now established to a point where law enforcement agencies in numerous countries either employ psychologists as part of their staff, or work in cooperation with academic institutions. The application of psychology to investigation is particularly effective when academics and practitioners work together. This book brings together leading experts to discuss the application of psychology to criminal investigation. This book offers an overview of models of investigation from a psychological and practical view point, covering topics such as investigative decision making, the presentation of evidence, witness testimony, the detection of deception, interviewing suspects and evidence-based police training. It is essential reading for students, researchers and practitioners engaged with police practice, investigation and forensic psychology.

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Genre : Psychology
Author : Andy Griffiths
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2018-05-20
File : 296 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781317267355

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Criminal investigation has a high profile in the media, and has attracted widespread interest. Within the police it has been a rapidly developing field. Important scientific and technological developments have had a considerable impact on practice, and significant steps have been taken in the direction of professionalizing the whole process of investigation. Within police studies criminal investigation has now emerged as an important sub-discipline. Criminal Investigation provides an authoritative and highly readable introduction to the subject from somebody ideally placed to write about it, focusing on how police practitioners carry out investigations. It looks systematically at the purpose and role of criminal investigation; the legal, policy and organizational context in which criminal investigation takes place; the evidence and information that criminal investigators seek; the process and methods of criminal investigation; the knowledge, techniques and decision making abilities that practitioners require to carry out criminal investigations; how and why it is that some crimes are solved and some are not; the supervision of criminal investigation; and a review of some of the key contemporary issues that have a bearing on criminal investigation. Criminal Investigation will be essential reading for both policing practitioners (student police officers as well as officers taking higher levels of CPD within the police service) and students taking courses in criminal investigation, forensic sciences and investigation, police studies and police science, and other courses where a knowledge of criminal investigation is required.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Peter Stelfox
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-08-21
File : 256 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781134733279

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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 Crimin

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Genre : Law
Author : Michael Birzer
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2018-07-31
File : 400 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781439897485

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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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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.

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Genre : Law
Author : James W. Osterburg
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-04-29
File : 688 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781317523260

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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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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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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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Criminal Investigation, Fourth Edition, offers a comprehensive and engaging examination of criminal investigation and the vital role criminal evidence plays in the process. The text focuses on the five critical areas essential to understanding criminal investigations: background and contextual issues, criminal evidence, legal procedures, evidence collection procedures, and forensic science. In this new edition, esteemed author Steven G. Brandl goes beyond a simple how-to on investigative procedures and analyzes modern research and actual investigative cases to demonstrate their importance in the real world of criminal justice. New to the Fourth Edition: New and updated statistical information, research findings, investigative procedures, and legal cases ensure students are learning about the most current research in the field. Several new "From the Case File" chapter introductions and 25 new in-chapter "Case-in-Point" investigative case examples make it easier for students to connect the content to the real world. More than 75 new photos, most of which are case photos from actual investigations, illustrate key concepts to help keep students engaged with the content. New material on documenting evidence via reports provides examples of well-written police reports to help students build better writing skills. New material on social media and evidence from electronic digital devices discusses how to use new technology as a source of information. A stronger focus on terrorism and the use of technology in investigations encourages students to discuss and critically analyze the future of criminal investigations. New sections titled "Mental Mistakes in Criminal Investigations," "Perspectives on the Criminal Investigation Process," and "Qualities and Characteristics of Investigators" offer students tips and advice for conducting successful investigations. New material on touch DNA helps students see the benefits and limitations of scientific evidence gathered from a crime scene. Give your students the SAGE edge! SAGE edge offers a robust online environment featuring an impressive array of free tools and resources for review, study, and further exploration, keeping both instructors and students on the cutting edge of teaching and learning. Learn more at edge.sagepub.com/brandl4e.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Steven G. Brandl
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release : 2017-12-07
File : 568 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781506391397

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