Criminal Investigation, Fourth Edition

Criminal Investigation, Fourth Edition

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Criminal investigators need broad knowledge of such topics as criminal law, criminal procedure, and investigative techniques. The best resource for these professionals will distill the needed information into one practical volume. Written in an accessible style, the fourth edition of Criminal Investigation maintains the same reader friendly approach that made its predecessors so popular with students, professionals, and practitioners. Beginning with an overview of the history of criminal investigation, the book explores current investigative practices and the legal issues that constrain or guide them. It discusses the wide range of sources of information available, including the internet, individuals, state and local sources, and federal agencies and commissions. Next, the book discusses other investigative techniques, including interviewing and interrogation, informants, surveillance, and undercover operations. A chapter on report writing provides explicit instructions on how to capture the most critical information needed in an investigation. Additional chapters cover the crime scene investigation and the crime laboratory. The remainder of the book delves into the specific investigative protocols for individual crimes, including sex offenses, homicide, mass and serial murder, assault and robbery, property crimes, cybercrime, and narcotics. Concluding chapters focus on the police/prosecutor relationship and investigative trends. Each chapter includes a summary, a list of key terms, and review questions so that readers can test their assimilation of the material. Clear and concise, this book is an essential resource for every criminal investigatora€™s toolbox.... theft rings and chop-shop operations can be a major source of revenue for financing other criminal enterprises (NATP, 1987, p. ... 1997 Ford F150 Series/ Pickup 2004 Dodge Ram 2000 Dodge Caravan 1994 Acura Integra 2002 Ford Explorer 1999 Ford Taurus 1. ... Or, if unable to make loan payments, an owner may steal his or her own vehicle, strip it for the parts, and sell them to a salvage company.


Title:Criminal Investigation, Fourth Edition
Author: Michael J. Palmiotto
Publisher:CRC Press - 2012-06-25
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