Criminal Investigation / Edition 10

Criminal Investigation / Edition 10

by Christine Hess Orthmann
ISBN-10:
1133018920
ISBN-13:
2901133018925
Pub. Date:
02/16/2012
Publisher:
Cengage Learning

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Criminal Investigation / Edition 10

Easy to read and well-organized, CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION, 10th Edition delivers the modern investigative principles and practices you need to succeed in criminal justice. Demonstrating techniques and their many applications, the book introduces long-standing tools, practices, and policies alongside the latest innovations in technology and science to give you a broad perspective of criminal investigations today. Featuring a number of learning aids, CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION, 10th Edition uses checklists, bullet lists, illustrations, and other graphics to give the material context, while examples and case citations show how investigations affect the world around you. The CourseMate website that accompanies this text offers a variety of ways to practice and master key concepts - including flash cards, videos, crossword puzzles, interactive quizzes, and more.The many exciting topics covered include D.N.A. science, terrorism and homeland security, the C.S.I. Effect, cybercrime, federal law enforcement investigations, crimes against children, forensics and physical evidence, investigative photography and sketching, identity theft, white-collar crime, ethics, and much more!

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ISBN-13: 2901133018925
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 02/16/2012
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 752
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Christine Hess Orthmann holds an M.S. in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati and has been writing and researching in various aspects of criminal justice for over 20 years. She is the author of numerous Cengage Learning textbooks, a former reserve officer with the Rosemount (Minnesota) Police Department, and 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).


The late Kären Matison Hess, PhD, wrote extensively in law enforcement and criminal justice, gaining a respected reputation for the consistent pedagogical style around which she structured each textbook. She co-authored multiple editions of MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION, JUVENILE JUSTICE, and INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE in addition to CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM; much of her work and influence remains unchanged in this new edition.

Table of Contents

Section I: INTRODUCTION. 1. Criminal Investigation: An Overview. Section II: 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 III: INVESTIGATING VIOLENT CRIMES. 8. Death Investigations. 9. Assault, Domestic Violence, Stalking, and Elder Abuse. 10. Sex Offenses. 11. Crimes Against Children. 12. Robbery. Section IV: INVESTIGATING CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY. 13. Burglary. 14. Larceny/Theft, Fraud, and White-Collar Crime. 15. Motor Vehicle Theft. 16. Arson, Bombs, and Explosives. Section V5: 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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