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NCJ Number: 156981 Find in a Library
Title: Investigation of Vehicle Thefts, Third Edition
Author(s): G D Boyer; L S Cole
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 232
Sponsoring Agency: Lee Books
Novato, CA 94948
Publication Number: ISBN 0-939818-24-8
Sale Source: Lee Books
P.O. Box 906
Novato, CA 94948
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Written for motor vehicle theft investigators, this book is designed to serve as a reference on vehicle theft types, ways of identifying stolen vehicles (including motorcycles and commercial vehicles), and special problems that occur in vehicle identification and investigation.
Abstract: Book chapters focus reasons why people steal motor vehicles and methods used, vehicle identification, specialized methods of identifying stolen vehicles, light truck identification, and trailer identification. Book chapters also cover truck, trailer, and cargo theft; discuss motorcycle theft and identification; and describe special problems in vehicle identification and investigation. The authors emphasize the importance of developing information sources to facilitate the apprehension and prosecution of motor vehicle thieves and include a list of items that vehicle theft investigators should consider when preparing court cases. Supplemental information on motor vehicle theft investigations is appended. Figures and photographs
Main Term(s): Police identification of stolen vehicles
Index Term(s): Crime prevention measures; Criminal investigation; Criminology; Motor Vehicle Theft; Motorcycles; Police crime-prevention; Stolen vehicles; Vehicle identification
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