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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.

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An analytic understanding of the investigative process is the desired goal of this text, achieved through merging theoretical and proven practical aspects of crime detection and solution. This is an appropriate introductory text for students; it's also designed to serve as a reference for law enforcement practitioners. The fifth edition covers newly emerging crimes such as computer crimes, stalking, cyberstalking, gangs, and hate crimes; there is comprehensive treatment of the investigation of narcotics and dangerous drugs, behavioral profiling, crime laboratory techniques, and crime-specific investigative techniques. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130852069
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 8/10/2000
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 7.02 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 1.16 (d)

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PREFACE:

Preface

Criminal Investigation, Fifth Edition, is designed to develop an analytical understanding of the investigative process. In doing so, this new edition focuses on merging theoretical and proven practical aspects of crime detection and solution. The text can be used by students with no prior investigative knowledge or as a thorough reference source by law enforcement practitioners. Criminal justice instructors will find that the detailed discussion allows ample latitude for their personal approaches and experiences.

ORIENTATION AND ORGANIZATION

As in previous editions, the importance of basic investigative foundations is stressed throughout. Additionally, the book explains the essential interrelationship of criminalistics and the investigative process. The workings of the modern crime laboratory are presented in such a fashion that the reader will comprehend the criminalistic potential of evidence. The chapters are designed to acquaint the student with the subject in a naturally expanding fashion—from the colorful historical origins of criminal investigation to the future possibilities. Each commonly encountered major crime is legally defined and discussed in terms of current status, offender characteristics, and investigative techniques. Each chapter includes key terms, objectives, and related exercises to guide the criminal justice student and facilitate comprehension of pertinent concepts.

FEATURES NEW TO THIS EDITION

Although many popular and time-proven features of past editions have been retained, the fifth edition contains considerable new material directly relevant to the investigativechallenge of the new century. Each chapter has been extensively revised and updated with the latest research data from government and academic sources. New illustrations have been provided along with expanded glossary terms. Unique material detailing stalking (including "cyberstalking"), updated gang data, and complete coverage on hate crimes will be found in this edition, as well as expanded information regarding the latest drug trends with particular emphasis on methamphetamines. Material that updates the continually changing world of forensic science has been added, including discussions on the newest DNA developments and global positioning systems.

The fifth edition remains faithful to the overall design and readability of the previous editions, while incorporating significant amounts of new material necessary to prepare students for the investigative challenge of the twenty-first century.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Historical origins of criminal investigation 1
Ch. 2 Introduction of basic concepts 31
Ch. 3 The investigative method 48
Ch. 4 Note-taking and reports 66
Ch. 5 The crime scene focus 78
Ch. 6 Interviewing 100
Ch. 7 Traditional sources of information 131
Ch. 8 Computer-aided investigations and computer crime 153
Ch. 9 Burglary 173
Ch. 10 Robbery 208
Ch. 11 Homicide and aggravated assault 236
Ch. 12 Rape and sexual offenses 282
Ch. 13 Larceny 309
Ch. 14 Narcotics and drug investigations 343
Ch. 15 Youth gang investigations 393
Ch. 16 Special investigations 407
Ch. 17 Suspect identification 441
Ch. 18 The investigator in court 467
Ch. 19 The future of criminal investigation 477
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Preface

Criminal Investigation, Fifth Edition, is designed to develop an analytical understanding of the investigative process. In doing so, this new edition focuses on merging theoretical and proven practical aspects of crime detection and solution. The text can be used by students with no prior investigative knowledge or as a thorough reference source by law enforcement practitioners. Criminal justice instructors will find that the detailed discussion allows ample latitude for their personal approaches and experiences.

ORIENTATION AND ORGANIZATION

As in previous editions, the importance of basic investigative foundations is stressed throughout. Additionally, the book explains the essential interrelationship of criminalistics and the investigative process. The workings of the modern crime laboratory are presented in such a fashion that the reader will comprehend the criminalistic potential of evidence. The chapters are designed to acquaint the student with the subject in a naturally expanding fashion—from the colorful historical origins of criminal investigation to the future possibilities. Each commonly encountered major crime is legally defined and discussed in terms of current status, offender characteristics, and investigative techniques. Each chapter includes key terms, objectives, and related exercises to guide the criminal justice student and facilitate comprehension of pertinent concepts.

FEATURES NEW TO THIS EDITION

Although many popular and time-proven features of past editions have been retained, the fifth edition contains considerable new material directly relevant to the investigative challenge of the new century. Each chapter hasbeen extensively revised and updated with the latest research data from government and academic sources. New illustrations have been provided along with expanded glossary terms. Unique material detailing stalking (including "cyberstalking"), updated gang data, and complete coverage on hate crimes will be found in this edition, as well as expanded information regarding the latest drug trends with particular emphasis on methamphetamines. Material that updates the continually changing world of forensic science has been added, including discussions on the newest DNA developments and global positioning systems.

The fifth edition remains faithful to the overall design and readability of the previous editions, while incorporating significant amounts of new material necessary to prepare students for the investigative challenge of the twenty-first century.

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Introduction

Criminal Investigation, Sixth Edition, is designed to develop an analytical understanding of the investigative process. In doing so, this new edition focuses on merging theoretical and proven practical aspects of crime detection and solution. The text can be used by students with no prior investigative knowledge or as a thorough reference source by law enforcement practitioners. Criminal justice instructors will find that the detailed discussion allows ample latitude for their personal approaches and experiences.

ORIENTATION AND ORGANIZATION

As in previous editions, the importance of basic investigative foundations is stressed throughout. Additionally, the book explains the essential interrelationship of criminalistics and the investigative process. The workings of the modern crime laboratory are presented in such a fashion that the reader will comprehend the criminalistic potential of evidence. The chapters are designed to acquaint the student with the subject in a naturally expanding fashion—from the colorful historical origins of criminal investigation to the future possibilities. Each commonly encountered major crime is legally defined and discussed in terms of current status, offender characteristics, and investigative techniques. Each chapter includes key terms, objectives, and related exercises to guide the criminal justice student and facilitate comprehension of pertinent concepts.

FEATURES NEW TO THIS EDITION

Although many popular and time-proven features of past editions have been retained, the sixth edition contains considerable new material directly relevant to the investigative challenge of the new century. Each chapter has beenextensively revised and updated with the latest research data from government and academic sources. New illustrations have been provided along with expanded glossary terms. Unique material detailing juvenile abductions, identity theft, geographic information systems, cyberstalking, digital photography, psycholinguistics, and complete coverage on hate crimes will be found in this edition, as well as expanded information regarding the latest drug trends with particular emphasis on methamphetamines and Ecstasy. Material that updates the continually changing world of forensic science has been added, including discussions on the newest DNA developments, global positioning systems, ballistic fingerprinting, biometrics, and face recognition systems.

The sixth edition remains faithful to the overall design and readability of the previous editions, while incorporating significant amounts of new material necessary to prepare students for the investigative challenge of the twenty-first century.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2003

    Excellent book!!

    Dr. Gilbert's book is one of the most interesting criminal justice textbooks that I have ever read. He really seems to know about the subjects that he is writing about. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is wanting to know more about the field of criminal justice.

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