Criminal Investigation / Edition 9

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Overview


Criminal Investigation, 9th Edition is a practical, applied textbook that succinctly yet comprehensively covers the very latest in investigative tools and techniques as well as established investigative procedures. The text stresses practical procedures, techniques, and applications of private and public investigations to provide students with a solid foundation in criminal investigation. It seamlessly integrates coverage of modern investigative tools alongside discussion of established investigation policies, procedures, and techniques for the law enforcement officer. Criminal Investigation, 9th Edition features updated, enhanced coverage of such important topics as terrorism and homeland security, cybercrime, forensics and physical evidence, federal law enforcement investigations, report writing, crimes against children, photography and sketching, preparing and presenting cases in court, and identity theft. Criminal Investigation, 9th Edition includes a carefully structured learning system, checklists, and visuals to make learning easy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435469938
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/23/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 725
  • Sales rank: 643,194
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author


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.

Christine Hess Orthmann has been writing and researching in various aspects of criminal justice for over twenty years. She is a co-author of numerous Cengage books, including COMMUNITY POLICING: PARTNERSHIPS FOR PROBLEM SOLVING (6th edition), CORRECTIONS FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY, CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION (9th edition), and POLICE OPERATIONS (5th edition), as well as a major contributor to CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (5th edition), INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE (9th edition), INTRODUCTION TO PRIVATE SECURITY (5th edition), JUVENILE JUSTICE (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. Christine Hess Orthmann has a Master of Science Degree.

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Table of Contents


SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION. 1. Criminal Investigation: An Overview. SECTION 2: 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 3: INVESTIGATING VIOLENT CRIMES. 8. Death Investigations. 9. Assault, Domestic Violence, Stalking and Elder Abuse. 10. Sex Offenses. 11. Crimes against Children. 12. Robbery. SECTION 4: INVESTIGATING CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY. 13. Burglary. 14. Larceny/Theft, Fraud and White-Collar Crime. 15. Motor Vehicle Theft. 16. Arson, Bombs and Explosives. SECTION 5: 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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