Criminal Investigation: The Art and the Science, Sixth Edition, presents crime detection as a dynamic field relying heavily on the past experiences of investigators as well as recent practical and technological innovations. It explores the many external variables that can influence the investigator's success and the specific methods of crime detection and prosecution of law available today. The text focuses on the steps and considerations observed in an actual criminal investigation. Each chapter begins with recent stories of real crimes that are investigated by the police and set the stage for the rest of the chapter
Intended for use in lower-division college courses, this book contains 23 chapters which explain various types of crime and investigation techniques related to them. Keeping the different roles of the uniformed officer and the investigator separate, the author explores: crime scene documentation, search and seizure, suspect identification, interview and interrogation, and informant management. Twelve separate categories of crime are given individual treatments including child abuse and neglect, organized crime, and white collar crime. A final chapter discusses the preparation of courses for prosecution. Relevant case studies and court decisions are included throughout the text to provide a perspective on proper and improper methods of investigation. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.