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NCJ Number: 183083 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Investigation: A Method for Reconstructing the Past, Third Edition -- Study Guide
Author(s): James W. Osterburg; Richard H. Ward; Larry S. Miller
Editor(s): Ellen S. Boyne
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 228
Sponsoring Agency: Anderson Publishing Co
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Publication Number: ISBN 0-87084-330-3
Sale Source: Anderson Publishing Co
Publicity Director
2035 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study guide was created to complement concepts and information presented in the main criminal investigation text.
Abstract: The authors recommend the study guide be consulted before reading each chapter of the text, with emphasis on learning objectives and key terms and concepts. The study guide is designed to help students focus on important material as they read the text. Each chapter includes a fill-in-the-blank quiz, and several chapters have crossword puzzles to test knowledge of important terms and concepts. In addition, some detailed case scenarios and exercises are provided. The study guide parallels topics in the main text: sources and use of information, applying criminal investigation procedures, specialized criminal investigations, and specialized topics. Individual chapters deal with physical evidence, records and files, interview and interrogation, informants, surveillance, eyewitness identification, specific crimes (homicide, robbery, rape and other sex crimes, burglary, and arson), terrorism, computer and communications technology, enterprise crime (organized, economic, and white-collar), criminal investigation management, control of criminal investigations through constitutional law, evidence and effective testimony, cults and ritual crime, and raids.
Main Term(s): Police reference materials
Index Term(s): Arson investigations; Computer related crime; Criminal investigation; Cults; Domestic assault prevention; Evidence identification; Eyewitness testimony; Homicide; Informants; Interview and interrogation; Law enforcement overview texts; Organized crime; Police policies and procedures; Police raids; Police records; Rape; Ritualistic crimes; Robbery; Sex offenses; Surveillance; Terrorism/Mass Violence; White collar crime
Note: For main text, see NCJ-183082; For instructor's guide, see NC-183084
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