Criminal Investigation / Edition 11 available in Hardcover
Easy to read and well-organized, CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION, 11th Edition delivers a practical, field-based approach to 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. Topics covered include D.N.A. science, terrorism and homeland security, cybercrime, crimes against children, forensics and physical evidence, investigative photography and sketching, identity theft, white-collar crime, ethics, and many others. Examples and case citations show how investigations affect the world around you. The MindTap that accompanies this text guides you through your course and includes video cases, career scenarios, visual summaries, and interactive labs that allow you to explore investigative techniques.
About the Author
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.
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).
Henry Lim Cho holds an M.A. in Human Services with an emphasis on Criminal Justice Leadership from Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota. He has worked in the field of criminal justice for more than 10 years, having held positions in private security and as a community service officer, police officer, and detective. He retired from the Rosemount (Minnesota) Police Department with the rank of Sergeant. Sergeant Cho has experience as a use-of-force instructor and as a crime scene investigator. His professional memberships include the Text and Academic Authors Association, Minnesota Police and Peace Officer's Association, International Association of Identification--Minnesota Chapter, Minnesota Sex Crimes Investigator Association, High Technology Crime Investigation Association, National White Collar Crime Center, and the Fraternal Order of Police. He co-authored POLICE OPERATIONS and INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE, and has been published in the Minnesota Police Journal.
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 V: 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.