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Criminal Investigation - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780750673525, 9780080503417

Criminal Investigation

2nd Edition

Law and Practice

Author: Michael F. Brown
eBook ISBN: 9780080503417
Paperback ISBN: 9780750673525
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 27th March 2001
Page Count: 348
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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.

Key Features

  • 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.


Undergraduate and community college criminal justice/law enforcement students

Table of Contents

Introduction to Criminal Investigation; The Investigator and the Law; Managing Criminal Investigations and the Intelligence Function; Collection and Preservation of Evidence; Investigative Leads; Interviewing; Interrogation of Suspects; Crimes of Violence: Assaults, Injury, and Death Investigation; Sex Offences; Robbery, Burglary, and Stealing Investigation; Arson and Bomb Investigation; Drug Investigations; Fugitive Investigation, Case Preparation and Presentation of Evidence; Criminal Investigations in the 20th Century.


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About the Author

Michael F. Brown

Affiliations and Expertise

Southeast Missouri State University

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