Introduction to Investigations / Edition 2

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Overview

INTRODUCTION TO INVESTIGATIONS, Second Edition is a basic introductory text for college students who are interested in learning who investigators are, what they do, and how they do it. Dempsey has designed a text that gives students a general overview of investigations so they can understand why and how investigations are conducted. This text also introduces students to what types of jobs are available in the investigating industry and what skills are needed to obtain these jobs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780534576462
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 10/14/2002
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 9.34 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

John S. Dempsey is Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice at State University of New York (SUNY), Suffolk County Community College. He also teaches criminal justice and public administration courses at SUNY, Empire State College, where he serves as a mentor for ranking members of law enforcement and criminal justice agencies. Mr. Dempsey was a member of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) from 1964 until 1988, serving as a police officer, detective, sergeant, lieutenant, and captain. He focused on both patrol and investigations. He received seven citations for meritorious and excellent police duty. After retiring from the NYPD, he served as Professor of Criminal Justice at Suffolk County Community College, where he received the college's prestigious "Who Made a Difference Award" for his teaching and work with students. Mr. Dempsey lectures throughout the country on policing and criminal justice issues and is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), ASIS International, the Northeastern Association of Criminal Justice Sciences (NEACJS), and the Criminal Justice Educators Association of New York State (CJEANYS). He has received the Outstanding Contributor Award from the ACJS Community College Section and the Fellows Award from the NEAJS. Mr. Dempsey has written several books on policing and security. He received his Associate of Arts Degree and his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Behavioral Science from the City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, his Masters Degree in Criminal Justice from Long Island University, and his Master's Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University, the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

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Table of Contents

Part I: BACKGROUND INFORMATION. 1. The History of Investigations and The Investigations Industry. 2. The Investigating Process. Part II: THE TOOLS OF INVESTIGATIONS. 3. The Crime Scene. 4. Report Writing and Case Management. 5. Law, Evidence, and Investigating. 6. Criminalistics and Technology in Investigations. 7. Interviews and Interrogations. 8. Sources of Information. 9. Surveillance and Undercover Investigations. Part III: TYPES OF INVESTIGATIONS. 10. The Investigation of Violent Crimes: Murder, Rape, or Sexual Assault, Aggravated Assault and Kidnapping. 11. The Investigation of Property Crimes: Burglary, Larceny, Motor Vehicle Theft and Arson. 12. The Investigation of Narcotics and Drug Offenses. 13. The Investigation of Terrorist Activities. 14. The Investigation of Computer Crime. 15. Private Sector Investigations. Court Cases. Bibliography. Index.

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