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NCJ Number: 137088 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Investigation
Author(s): C R Swanson; N C Chamelin; L Territo
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 739
Sponsoring Agency: McGraw Hill
Highstown, NJ 08520
Publication Number: ISBN 0-07-062618-9
Sale Source: McGraw Hill
Princeton Road
Highstown, NJ 08520
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This text details the principles and procedures involved in criminal investigation with emphasis on the importance of using the rational scientific method and supplementing it, if necessary, by initiative and occasional fortuitous circumstances.
Abstract: The discussion also covers typologies of offenses, offenders, and victims and crime prevention measures for specific crimes. Individual chapters discuss the crime scene and procedures associated with it, the gathering and handling of physical evidence, interview techniques, field notes and reporting, follow-up investigation, interrogation procedures, the crime laboratory, and behavioral analysis in criminal investigation. Additional chapters focus on investigative procedures related to injury and death investigation, sex offenses, robbery, burglary, larceny, vehicle thefts, computer crime, agricultural crimes, environmental crimes, arson, and drug abuse. Other chapters examine the decision to initiate prosecution, the rule of evidence, the investigator as witness, and the future of criminal investigation. Photographs, drawings, diagrams, forms, tables, chapter questions and reference notes, and index
Main Term(s): Criminal investigation
Index Term(s): Investigative techniques
Note: 5th edition
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