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Together, the authors of criminal investigation: Basic Perspectives have in excess of fifty years of law enforcement experience with a variety of agencies such as the United States Postal Inspection Service, the United States Marshal’s Service, the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department, the New York Police Department and the California State Police. From this perspective the authors have written a well-balanced, comprehensive text on criminal investigation.
This Eleventh edition has been updated and includes:
• Two newly rewritten chapters on the Rules of Evidence and Terrorism.
• New discussion regarding the development of forensic science has been added to the chapter on the Initial Investigation.
• New section on Lineups has been added to the chapter on Major Investigative Techniques.
• Expanded discussion on child sexual abuse and pedophilia in the chapter on Sexual Assaults.
In addition, two new case studies have been added to this edition as well as 190 multiple choice and fill-in chapter review questions. These case studies and chapter review questions, that are included at the end of each chapter, are designed to highlight the chapter content and enhance the learning process. Criminal Investigation Basic Perspectives, Eleventh Edition is a resource that will prepare students for the challenging world of criminal investigation.
“ My overall comment on the text is that it is well organized. I really like the cast studies that are provided at the end of each chapter. ‘WOW’ these are great selling points in themselves. This author is an expert, not just an educator.”
Kansas City Kansas Community College, Kansas City, KS
PART 1 —THE INITIAL INVESTIGATION
CHAPTER 1 — The Initial Investigation
CHAPTER 2 — Direct and Circumstantial Evidence
CHAPTER 3 — Rules of Evidence
CHAPTER 4 — Recording the Crime Scene
CHAPTER 5 — Laboratory and Technical Services
CHAPTER 6 — Basic Investigative Leads and Informants
CHAPTER 7 — Major Investigative Techniques
CHAPTER 8 — Interviewing and the Detection of Deception
CHAPTER 9 — Interrogation Process
CHAPTER 10 — Arresting the Accused Person
PART 2 — INVESTIGATING MAJOR CRIMES
CHAPTER 11 — Crimes of Violence
CHAPTER 12 — Sexual assaults
CHAPTER 13 — Robbery
CHAPTER 14 — Arson, Bombing and Hate Crimes
CHAPTER 15 — Property Crimes
CHAPTER 16 — Dangerous Drugs
CHAPTER 17 — Special Investigations
CHAPTER 18 — TERRORISM
CHAPTER 19 — THE INVESTIGATOR AS A WITNESS and ETHICAL AWARENESS
Appendix A — Case Briefs
Appendix B — Federal Controlled Substances
Appendix C — Identity Theft: What to do if it happens to you
Appendix D — Answers to chapter review questions
Therefore, we added one entirely new chapter as well as additional segments to eight existing chapters:
Two new case studies, designed toenhance the learning process, have been added to this edition. The case study method of instruction facilitates learning by linking case content to textbook topics and by encouraging the exchange of opinions and viewpoints among students during discussion sessions. The case studies in this book are designed to contribute to this type of learning process. Each case provides factual information that is likely to promote analysis and discussion and thus aid in developing the student's ability to analyze, evaluate, and reason. The topic of discussion is focused on the facts of each case study, but only the range of student opinions and ideas limits the scope of the discussion.
Some cases are presented in straight narrative style, while others are written in dialogue form as the best means of joining the personalities and the situations of a case study. Each case presents a real-life situation or episode experienced some time in the past. There has been no "doctoring" to develop points, theories, or problems. However, names, dates, and locations have been altered in some instances to avoid embarrassing any persons or their families.
A note of thanks to the reviewers of the last edition: William E. Kelly, Auburn University, Auburn, AL; Richard Natoli, Massasoit Community College, Rockton, MA; and Len Larson, Eastfield College, Mesquite, TX. Their insights and suggestions have made this current edition a better book. A special note of thanks to Sue Lushbaugh. Without her computer expertise and patience this edition would not have been possible.