Criminal Investigation: The Art and the Science (3rd Edition)

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For undergraduate courses in Criminal Investigation. This dynamic book presents crime detection as a fascinating 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's field. The text is intended to meet the needs of both students and professors by presenting information in a logical flow--like the steps and considerations observed in an actual criminal investigation.

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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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