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NCJ Number: 193720 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Investigation: Basic Perspectives, Eighth Edition
Author(s): Paul B. Weston; Charles Lushbaugh; Kenneth M. Wells J.D.
Date Published: 2000
Page Count: 448
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice Hall Publishing
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
Publication Number: ISBN 0-13-084040-8
Sale Source: Prentice Hall Publishing
Criminal Justice and Police Training
1 Lake Street
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book examines the investigative process and changes in the field of criminal investigation.
Abstract: The book examines various major crimes and investigative leads unique to each crime category. It also discusses such topics as identity theft, proactive investigations, and cognitive interviewing techniques. In addition, it discusses the role of the crime lab and how it assists the criminal investigator, from comparative ballistic analysis to complex DNA analysis. The chapters on Organized Crime, Threat Assessment, and The Investigator's Role in Community-Oriented, Problem-Solving Policing are new with this edition, as are 19 case studies. The case study method of instruction facilitates learning by linking case content to textbook topics. Each chapter includes a chapter review, a related case study, discussion questions, and suggested library assignments and/or workbook projects. The book is divided into Introduction, Elements of Investigation, and Investigating Major Crimes. References, figures, appendixes, glossary, bibliography, index
Main Term(s): Police
Index Term(s): Arson investigations; Child abuse investigations; Community policing; Crime laboratories; Forensic sciences; Fraud investigations; Homicide investigations; Investigative techniques; Organized crime
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