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Criminal Investigation : Law and Practice - Michael Brown

Criminal Investigation

Law and Practice

Paperback Published: 10th April 2001
ISBN: 9780750673525
Number Of Pages: 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.
- 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.

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introduction to Criminal Investigationp. 1
Criminal Investigation Definedp. 3
Goals of Criminal Investigationp. 3
Criminal Investigation and Criminal Lawp. 4
Defensesp. 6
The Investigative Processp. 10
Types of Investigationsp. 11
Ethics and Criminal Investigationp. 13
Accomplishing a Good or Important Endp. 15
Arguments Against the Use of Deceptionp. 16
Conclusionp. 20
Referencesp. 21
The Investigator and the Lawp. 23
Criminal Procedure, Arrest, Search, and Seizurep. 24
The Criminal Trial and the Rules of Evidencep. 46
Forms and Types of Evidencep. 49
Conclusionp. 56
Referencesp. 57
Managing Criminal Investigations and the Intelligence Functionp. 59
Management and Supervision of Criminal Investigatorsp. 59
Managing the Intelligence Functionp. 64
Guidelines for Intelligence Filesp. 70
Basic Report Filingp. 74
Referencesp. 83
Collection and Preservation of Evidencep. 85
Uses of Physical Evidencep. 85
Procedure at the Crime Scenep. 87
Crime Scene Searchp. 91
Fingerprintsp. 100
Firearms Evidencep. 102
Biological Evidencep. 106
Other Physical Evidencep. 110
Underwater Search and Recoveryp. 112
Conclusionsp. 114
Referencesp. 114
Investigative Leadsp. 115
Solvability Factorsp. 115
Identificationp. 120
Informantsp. 124
Patrol Officer as Investigatorp. 132
Conclusionp. 139
Referencesp. 139
Interviewingp. 141
The Neighborhood Canvassp. 141
Motivating Reluctant Witnessesp. 142
Interviewing Techniquesp. 144
Reporting the Interview in Writingp. 147
Conclusionp. 149
Referencesp. 150
Interrogation of Suspectsp. 151
The Law of Confessionsp. 151
Miranda Revisitedp. 158
Preparation for an Interrogationp. 160
Statement Analysisp. 168
The Polygraphp. 173
Conclusionp. 175
Referencesp. 175
Crimes of Violence: Assaults, Injury, and Death Investigationp. 177
Homicidep. 177
Motivesp. 179
Law of Assaultp. 180
Identifying the Bodyp. 184
Recognition of Woundsp. 187
Investigation of Suicidep. 195
Investigating Child Abusep. 198
Autopsyp. 203
Violent Criminal Apprehension Programp. 204
Conclusionp. 205
Acknowledgmentp. 206
Referencesp. 206
Sex Offensesp. 207
Difficulties in Investigating Sex Offensesp. 207
Sex Offenses as Defined by Lawp. 208
Types of Rapep. 209
Gathering Physical Evidencep. 211
Interviewing the Victimp. 213
Interviewing the Suspectp. 215
Sexual Abusep. 216
Interviewing Childrenp. 217
Conclusionp. 221
Referencesp. 222
Robbery, Burglary, and Stealing Investigationp. 223
Legal Elements of Robberyp. 223
Types of Robberyp. 225
Legal Aspects of Burglaryp. 229
Elements of Burglaryp. 231
Legal Aspects of Stealingp. 235
Types of Stealingp. 235
Conclusionp. 246
Referencesp. 246
Arson and Bomb Investigationp. 249
Incendiary, Suspicious, and Accidental Firesp. 249
Motives for Arsonp. 249
Inspecting the Crime Scenep. 251
Fire-Starting Mechanismsp. 255
Evidence Collectionp. 256
Follow-up Arson Investigationp. 257
Bombing Investigationp. 258
Conclusionp. 259
Referencesp. 260
Drug Investigationsp. 261
Proactive Investigationsp. 261
Drugs of Abusep. 262
Investigating Drug-Related Crimesp. 269
Conclusionp. 283
Referencesp. 283
Fugitive Investigation, Case Preparation, and Presentation of Evidencep. 285
Fugitive Investigationsp. 285
Major Case Squadsp. 288
Preparing the Case for Prosecutionp. 294
Trial Procedurep. 295
Conclusionp. 299
Acknowledgmentsp. 299
Referencesp. 300
Criminal Investigations in the Twenty-First Centuryp. 301
Media Relationsp. 301
The Police and Crime: Community Policing and the Investigatorp. 304
Looking to the Futurep. 309
Crime Trendsp. 309
Advances in Technologyp. 310
A New Attitude Toward the Professionp. 311
Referencesp. 312
Appendixp. 313
Glossaryp. 329
Indexp. 333
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ISBN: 9780750673525
ISBN-10: 0750673524
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 348
Published: 10th April 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.35 x 17.78  x 1.83
Weight (kg): 0.63
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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