Serial Murder: Future Implications for Police Investigations

Serial Murder: Future Implications for Police Investigations

by Robert D. Keppel

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Serial Murder: Future Implications for Police Investigations by Robert D. Keppel

In this essential guide for criminal justice professionals, an expert homicide investigator and researcher explores the daunting task of investigating serial murders. Robert D. Keppel presents five detailed profiles of savage killers, to demonstrate how the smallest procedural detail can assure or wreck successful prosecution, and suggests how investigators can plug the loopholes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781928704188
Publisher: Authorlink
Publication date: 05/28/2000
Pages: 93
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 7.94(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction7
Case Study 1Larry Eyler
Facts15
Issues on Appeal19
Appellate Court's Conclusion and Reasoning19
Notes21
Case Study 2Wayne B. Williams
Facts25
Issues on Appeal28
Supreme Court's Conclusion and Reasoning29
Notes33
Case Study 3John Gacy
Facts37
Issues on Appeal39
Supreme Court's Conclusion and Reasoning39
Notes42
Case Study 4Juan Corona
Facts47
Issues on Appeal52
Supreme Court's Conclusion and Reasoning53
Notes54
Case Study 5Theodore Bundy
Facts60
Issues on Appeal64
Supreme Court's Conclusion and Reasoning65
Notes68
Implications for Police Investigations
Task Force Organization71
Murders of Opportunity72
Living Witnesses74
Mobile Killers75
Apprehension77
Physical Evidence Considerations79
Interviewing Considerations80
Notes81
Conclusion
Part IOutline of Procedure for Investigators83
Investigative Technique83
Initial Report83
Interviewing Techniques84
Crime Scene Investigation84
Scientific Analysis of Physical Evidence85
Search and Seizure85
Advice on Constitutional Rights85
Investigation of Suspects86
Preparation for Trial86
Testimony at Trial86
Part IILegal Issues Raised on Appeal87
Police Conduct in Interviewing Witnesses88
Recommendations89
The Initial Confrontation of the Suspect by Police90
Recommendations91
The Search of the Suspect's Property92
Recommendations93
Summary93
Appendix
Comparative Profiles of Homicide; Attributed to Wayne Williams95

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