Criminal Investigation / Edition 10

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Overview


Known for its accessibility, best-selling CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION, 10th Edition delivers a field-based approach to modern investigative principles and practices that is strongly grounded in current research.
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"…This text is a great educational tool for the college classroom about the detailed work needed to understand the important role of being a criminal investigator."Thomas E. Drerup, Clark State Community College
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781133018926
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/16/2012
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 752
  • Sales rank: 92,312
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author


Christine Hess Orthmann holds an M.S. in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati and has been writing and researching in various aspects of criminal justice for over 20 years. She is a coauthor of COMMUNITY POLICING: PARTNERSHIPS FOR PROBLEM SOLVING (7th Edition), CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM (6th Edition), CORRECTIONS FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY, Criminal Investigation (10th Edition), INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE (11th Edition), JUVENILE JUSTICE (6th Edition), and POLICE OPERATIONS (6th Edition), as well as a major contributor to INTRODUCTION TO PRIVATE SECURITY (5th Edition), and CAREERS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND RELATED FIELDS: FROM INTERNSHIP TO PROMOTION (6th Edition). She is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), the American Society of Criminology (ASC), the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA), and the National Criminal Justice Honor Society (Alpha Phi Sigma), and is a reserve officer with the Rosemount (Minnesota) Police Department.

Kären Matison Hess, PhD (d. 2010), was an instructor at Normandale Community College (Bloomington, MN) who crafted a line of enduring, practical textbooks in the fields of law enforcement and criminal justice that include Criminal Investigation (10th edition), Criminal Procedure; Corrections in the Twenty-First Century: A Practical Approach; Introduction to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (9th edition); Introduction to Private Security (5th edition); Juvenile Justice (5th edition); Management and Supervision in Law Enforcement (4th edition); Community Policing: Partnerships for Problem Solving (5th edition); and Careers in Criminal Justice: From Internship to Promotion (6th edition). She was a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), the Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA), the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) and the Textbook and Academic Author's Association (TAA). In 2006, Dr. Hess was honored by the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development at the school's 100-year anniversary as one of 100 alumni who have made a significant contribution to education and human development.

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Table of Contents


Section I: INTRODUCTION. 1. Criminal Investigation: An Overview. Section II: BASIC INVESTIGATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES. 2. Documenting the Crime Scene: Note Taking, Photographing, and Sketching. 3. Writing Effective Reports. 4. Searches. 5. Forensics/Physical Evidence. 6. Obtaining Information and Intelligence. 7. Identifying and Arresting Suspects. Section III: INVESTIGATING VIOLENT CRIMES. 8. Death Investigations. 9. Assault, Domestic Violence, Stalking, and Elder Abuse. 10. Sex Offenses. 11. Crimes Against Children. 12. Robbery. Section IV: INVESTIGATING CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY. 13. Burglary. 14. Larceny/Theft, Fraud, and White-Collar Crime. 15. Motor Vehicle Theft. 16. Arson, Bombs, and Explosives. Section V5: OTHER CHALLENGES TO THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATOR. 17. Computer Crime. 18. A Dual Threat: Drug-Related Crime and Organized Crime. 19. Criminal Activities of Gangs and Other Dangerous Groups. 20. Terrorism and Homeland Security. 21. Preparing for and Presenting Cases in Court. Appendix A: Patrol Crime Scene Management Checklist. Appendix B: Washington, DC, Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Case Review Solvability Chart. Appendix C: Sudden In-Custody Death: An Investigator's Checklist. Appendix D: Death Scene Checklist. Appendix E: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Cold Case Solvability Criteria. Appendix F: Sample Form for Reporting Bias Crime. Glossary. Author Index. Subject Index.
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