9780136133063

Criminal Investigation: The Art and the Science (5th Edition)

Lyman, Michael D.

ISBN 10: 0136133061 / 0-13-613306-1
ISBN 13: 9780136133063
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication Date: 2007
Binding: Hardcover
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Synopsis:

This book presents crime detection as a dynamic field relying heavily on the past experiences of investigators as well as recent practical and technological innovations. It explores the many external variables that can influence the investigator's success and the specific methods of crime detection and prosecution of law available in today. Fundamentals of criminal investigation–Explores the fundamentals of criminal investigation as practiced by actual police officers on the job. Theory and practice—Blends scientific theories of crime detection with a practical approach to criminal investigation. Duties of both the uniformed officer and criminal investigator–Outlines the duties of each participant while considering the fundamental need for both groups to work in together.  Role of criminal investigator—Emphasizes the role of criminal investigation as a law enforcement responsibility that must be conducted within the framework of the constitution and the practices of a democratic society. Law Enforcement professionals.


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This book presents a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of criminal investigation, including documentation, suspect identification, and report writing. The book provides the latest techniques in crime detection, criminal apprehension and prosecution, collection and use of evidence and information, and detailed coverage of specific crimes.

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The third edition of Criminal Investigation: The Art and the Science has undergone considerable revision. Designed as a college textbook for use in lower-division college courses, the book is structured to provide the student with a realistic and straightforward look at today's most modern techniques in criminal investigation. Supplemented with a comprehensive test bank and instructor's manual for ease-of use in the college classroom, the new third edition also includes:

  • Updated material on all criminal investigation techniques
  • A dedicated glossary of physical evidence outlining all procedures for collection and preservation of evidence in criminal cases
  • Expanded sections on stalking, child abuse, computer crime, and domestic violence investigations
  • Updated crime statistics from the October, 2000 Uniform Crime Reports
  • Specially designed "Case In Point" sections offering valuable and timely case studies in criminal investigation
  • Helpful "A Closer Look" boxes that showcase real-life circumstances to illustrate points in the book
  • Expanded glossary
  • Up-to-date U.S. Supreme Court decisions
  • A new, condensed 21-chapter format
  • Helpful Instructor's Manual with Test Item File

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