Understanding Criminal Investigation / Edition 1

Understanding Criminal Investigation / Edition 1

by Stephen Tong, Robin P. Bryant, Miranda A. H. Horvath
     
 

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ISBN-10: 047072725X

ISBN-13: 9780470727256

Pub. Date: 12/21/2009

Publisher: Wiley

Understanding Criminal Investigation presents a critical assessment and in-depth analysis of current investigative practices utilized in the UK. Moving beyond the restrictive framework provided by legal texts, the book instead focuses on key issues and debated surrounding such topics as the history of policing, theories of investigations and

Overview

Understanding Criminal Investigation presents a critical assessment and in-depth analysis of current investigative practices utilized in the UK. Moving beyond the restrictive framework provided by legal texts, the book instead focuses on key issues and debated surrounding such topics as the history of policing, theories of investigations and reasoning.

Contributions from a psychological perspective include eyewitness testimony, interviewing and profiling, performance measurements, and the broader impact of the criminal justice system on investigative practice. Other topics addressed include the investigation of sexual offences, the use of forensic science, and issues relation to police and detective training and professionalism.

The book also explores the theoretical underpinnings of detective practices and illustrates the practical relevance of theory in real world crime investigations. Review questions and suggestions for further reading follow each chapter to further enhance understanding.

Utilized in conjunction with appropriate law texts, understanding Criminal Investigation provides the criminology or forensic psychology students with essential insights into the complex and challenging issues faced by contemporary law enforcement professionals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470727256
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/21/2009
Series:
Wiley Series in Psychology of Crime, Policing and Law Series, #44
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables vii

List of Abbreviations ix

About the Authors xi

Series Preface xiii

Preface xvii

Acknowledgements xix

1 Introduction: A Brief History of Crime Investigation Stephen Tong 1

2 Theories of Criminal Investigation Robin P. Bryant 13

3 Forms of Reasoning and the Analysis of Intelligence in Criminal Investigation Robin P. Bryant 35

4 Offender Profiling Miranda A. H. Horvath 69

5 Eyewitness Evidence Miranda A. H. Horvath 93

6 Investigative Interviewing Lynsey Gozna Miranda A. H. Horvath 115

7 Assessing Performance: Quantity or Quality? Stephen Tong 135

8 Criminal Investigation in Context Stephen Tong Robin P. Bryant Miranda A. H. Horvath 171

9 Professionalising Investigation Stephen Tong 197

10 Conclusion: Future Challenges in Criminal Investigation Stephen Tong Robin P. Bryant Miranda A. H. Horvath 217

References 223

Index 253

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