This text combines research and practical step-by-step procedures, providing a logical framework for students. The text focuses on investigation as a systematic method of inquiry that relies heavily on science as well as human initiative and resourcefulness. This edition includes information on recent crime patterns and detection techniques and contains a new chapter on the future of criminal justice. An instructor's manual is available.
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Charles R. "Mike" Swanson received his bachelor and master's degrees in criminology from Florida State University and a doctorate in public administration from the University of Georgia, where he is a faculty member in the Carl Vinson Institute of Government. His primary responsibilities include providing applied research, technical assistance, and training to Georgia units of state and local government. A former patrol officer and detective with the Tampa Police Department, he also served as Senior Police Planner and Acting Deputy Director of the Florida Governor's Law Enforcement Council. Mike has coauthored five books and is the author or coauthor of numerous monographs, articles, and conference papers.
Neil C. Chamelin, an attorney, is a Hearing Officer in the Florida Division of Motor Vehicles. He previously served as Director of Criminal Justice Programs for Troy State University-European Region; Director of the Florida Police Standards and Training Commission,; Division Director, Standards and Training Division; Florida Department of Law Enforcement; Administrator of the Police Science Division, Institute of Government at the University of Georgia; and Director of the Florida Institute for Law Enforcement. He has also served as a police officer in Sarasota, Florida. He is the coauthor of Criminal Law for Police Officers, Introduction to Criminal Justice, and Police Personnel Selection Process.
Leonard Territo is Professor of Criminology at the University of South Florida, Tampa. Previously, he was Chief Deputy of the Leon County, Florida, Sheriff's Office, and Served for nine years in the patrol, traffic, detective, and personnel and training divisions of the Tampa Police Department. He is former Chairperson of the Department of Police Administration at St. Petersburg Junior College, where he also directed specialized continuing education programs for police officers through the Florida Institute for Law Enforcement. He has authored or coauthored numerous articles and technical reports, as well as eight books, including Police Adminstration: Structures, Process, and Behavior, and Crime and Justice in America.
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