Homicide

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Murder is among the most devastating-and the most common-of crimes. Motives for homicide include anger, love, greed, jealousy, and myriad other reasons, some rooted in passion, some cold-blooded and calculated. Homicide investigates the nature of murder throughout history and tracks the progress of law enforcement in preventing and solving this crime. Although modern police rely on a wealth of sophisticated tools such as fingerprinting, DNA analysis, and computer databases to solve homicides, murderers can still ...
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Overview

Murder is among the most devastating-and the most common-of crimes. Motives for homicide include anger, love, greed, jealousy, and myriad other reasons, some rooted in passion, some cold-blooded and calculated. Homicide investigates the nature of murder throughout history and tracks the progress of law enforcement in preventing and solving this crime. Although modern police rely on a wealth of sophisticated tools such as fingerprinting, DNA analysis, and computer databases to solve homicides, murderers can still be hard to catch. Using real-life cases to illustrate key techniques, this intriguing and inforamtive book shows how police investigate, solve, and try to prevent homicide.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780791094099
  • Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Series: Criminal Investigations Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Foreword 7 Introduction 11
1 Homicide: As Old as Civilization 13
2 Homicide: The Statistics and the Causes 27
3 The Police and Homicide Investigations 37
4 Homicide Investigation at the Crime Scene 51
5 The Homicide Victim 63
6 Homicide Investigation: The Suspects 71
7 Using the Evidence to Convict a Suspect 81
8 The Scales of Justice: New Evidence Frees Convicted Murderers 95 Chronology 101 Endnotes 102 Bibliography 105 Further Resources 106 Index 107 About the Author / About the Consulting Editor 112
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