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NCJ Number: 193082 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Investigations: A Scenario-Based Text for Police Recruits and Officers
Author(s): James McAuliffe
Date Published: 2002
Page Count: 167
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice Hall Publishing
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
Publication Number: ISBN 0-13-089580-6
Sale Source: Prentice Hall Publishing
Criminal Justice and Police Training
1 Lake Street
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
United States of America
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This workbook presents real-world scenarios to police recruits and police officers to aid in conceptualizing and retaining the basic concepts of criminal investigation.
Abstract: It has been found, through academy instruction that students who study investigations benefit from a scenario-based approach. The workbook incorporates real-world scenarios allowing the students to relate to the subject matter with positive results. It takes a proactive approach to the learning experience. Students are placed directly into a scenario that challenges the student to respond as if they are actually on the scene. The scenarios focus on 11 topics which include: (1) crime scene searches; (2) crime scene photography; (3) diagramming; (4) fingerprinting; (5) evidence and chain of custody; (6) crimes against property and people; (7) surveillance techniques; (8) informants; (9) drug and vice; (10) bombs and explosives; and (11) organized crime and terrorists. Each topic area is followed by a summary and a quiz and crossword puzzle to reinforce what was learned.
Main Term(s): Police criminal investigation training
Index Term(s): Criminal investigation; Criminal investigation training; Police internal investigations; Police recruit training
Note: P.A.C.T.S. Prentice Hall's Policing and Correctional Training Series
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