Criminal Investigation / Edition 5

Criminal Investigation / Edition 5

by James Gilbert
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130852066

ISBN-13: 9780130852069

Pub. Date: 08/10/2000

Publisher: Prentice Hall

With interest in criminal investigation at an all time high, the newest edition of this popular text is particularly useful. One of the most comprehensive reviews of the investigative process available, it covers the fascinating history and future implications of field. A thorough discussion of cutting-edge investigative methods and technology employed to combat

Overview

With interest in criminal investigation at an all time high, the newest edition of this popular text is particularly useful. One of the most comprehensive reviews of the investigative process available, it covers the fascinating history and future implications of field. A thorough discussion of cutting-edge investigative methods and technology employed to combat emerging crimes prepares readers to enter the next generation of criminal investigation. Using detailed crime scene examples, it links specific investigative techniques and laboratory techniques that are most effective for each particular crime. Relevant websitesclose each chapter to guide readers to the wealth of Internet resources. Full discussion of methods and technology such as Low Copy DNA, the expanding federal DNA database (CODIS), ballistic fingerprinting, face recognition systems and biometrics.Features a variety of jobs such as a criminal profiler, ATF Special Agent, Gang Investigator, etc. to provide insight into individual job duties and case incidents. Complete exploration of narcotics and dangerous drug investigation. Includes detailed crime laboratory techniques. Links investigative techniques with all major types of property and violent crime. Covers emerging types of criminal activity such as consumer fraud, identity theft, computer crime, stalking, cyberstalking, hate crimes, and the latest drug crimes. Serves as excellent resource for those currently in law enforcement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130852069
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
08/10/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
7.02(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.16(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
Chapter 1Historical Origins of Criminal Investigation1
The Evolution of the Detective2
Development of Criminalistics17
Legal Influences on the Development of Criminal Investigation29
Summary33
Exercises34
Chapter 2Introduction of Basic Concepts35
Crime and the Investigator36
Criminal Investigation--The Partial Solution38
Summary51
Exercises52
Chapter 3The Investigative Method53
Starting Points of the Criminal Investigation54
Phases of the Criminal Investigation63
Summary74
Exercises76
Chapter 4Note-Taking and Reports77
Introduction78
Note-Taking78
Reports82
Summary89
Exercises90
Chapter 5The Crime Scene Focus91
Introduction92
General Principles93
Crime Scene Equipment109
Summary111
Exercises112
Chapter 6Interviewing113
Introduction114
Victim Interviews115
Witness Interviews119
Suspect Interviews125
Criminalistic Applications139
Summary147
Exercises148
Chapter 7Traditional Sources of Information149
Introduction150
Human Sources of Information150
Voluntary Informants150
Documentary Sources of Information161
Physical Sources of Information170
Privacy Considerations170
Summary178
Exercises178
Chapter 8Computerized Information Processing179
Introduction180
Investigative Uses of the Computer181
Summary201
Exercises202
Chapter 9Burglary203
Introduction204
Current State of Burglary205
Offender Characteristics206
Burglary Types208
Methods of Operation210
Investigative Procedures216
Study Findings223
Strategies to Combat Burglary225
Criminalistic Applications230
Summary244
Exercises244
Chapter 10Robbery245
Introduction246
Current State of Robbery246
Offender Characteristics247
Robbery Types249
Investigative Procedures256
Strategies to Combat Robbery260
Criminalistic Applications263
Summary276
Exercises276
Chapter 11Homicide and Aggravated Assault277
Homicide278
Aggravated Assault297
Homicide Investigation Procedures299
Criminalistic Applications318
DNA318
Summary328
Exercises329
Chapter 12Rape and Sexual Offenses331
Rape332
Investigative Procedures338
Juvenile Sexual Assaults346
Sex Offenses and Related Behaviors354
Criminalistic Applications358
Summary361
Exercises362
Chapter 13Larceny363
Introduction364
Current State of Larceny365
Offender Characteristics365
Motor Vehicle Theft365
Theft from Motor Vehicles380
Shoplifting382
Confidence Swindling386
Business Frauds390
White-Collar Crime391
Credit Card and Check Fraud393
Criminalistic Applications399
Summary406
Exercises406
Chapter 14Narcotics and Drug Investigations407
Introduction408
Current State of Narcotic and Drug Abuse409
Narcotics410
Dangerous Drugs422
Investigative Procedures437
Criminalistic Applications455
Descriptions of Commonly Encountered Drugs458
Summary460
Exercises462
Chapter 15Youth Gang Investigations463
Introduction464
Current State of Youth Gangs464
Summary476
Exercises476
Chapter 16Special Investigations477
Introduction478
Domestic Abuse478
Organized Crime490
Hate Crimes499
Arson502
Summary513
Exercises514
Chapter 17Suspect Identification515
Introduction516
Fingerprints516
Voice Identification530
Linguistics Identification533
Eyewitness Identification534
Summary543
Exercises544
Chapter 18The Investigator in Court545
Introduction546
Nature of Criminal Proceedings546
Summary554
Exercises554
Chapter 19The Future of Criminal Investigation555
Introduction556
Investigative Concepts of the Future558
Criminalistic Concepts of the Future571
Summary573
Exercises574
Notes575
Glossary593
Bibliography609
Index615

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