Description

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.

Readership

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.

Details

No. of pages:
348
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2001
Published:
Imprint:
Butterworth-Heinemann
Print ISBN:
9780750673525
Electronic ISBN:
9780080503417

About the author

Michael F. Brown

Affiliations and Expertise

Southeast Missouri State University