Criminal Investigation is designed to help readers develop an analytical understanding of the investigative process. Assuming no prior knowledge of the field, the book uses an accessible, authoritative style to discuss basic investigative techniques, major types of property and violent crime and the history and future of the field. Unique to this book, it links specific investigative techniques to specific crimes and explains the relationship of criminalistics to the investigative process. This edition retains its overall design, while incorporating new investigative profiles, additional websites, a revised chapter on computer crime and updated techniques and methodology.
An introduction for students or practitioners of law enforcement with no prior knowledge of investigation. Develops an analytical understanding of the investigation process by merging theoretical and practical aspects. Between chapters on history and prospects, legally defines each commonly encountered major crime and discusses it in terms of current status, offender characteristics, and investigative techniques. First published in 1980 by Bell & Howell, and updated here from the 1993 Prentice-Hall edition. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.