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NCJ Number: 220042 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Investigation: The Art and the Science, Fifth Edition
Author(s): Michael D. Lyman
Date Published: 2008
Page Count: 646
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice Hall (Pearson Education)
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
Publication Number: ISBN 0-13-613306-1
Sale Source: Prentice Hall (Pearson Education)
One Lake Street
Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This overview text provides updated and comprehensive coverage of how crimes are committed, discovered, and investigated, and examines contemporary methods of investigation through the use of modern technology and recent advances in forensic science.
Abstract: Written with the perception that crime detection is a field that relies heavily on the past experiences of investigators as well as recent practical, forensic, and technological innovations, this textbook is intended to be engaging, as well as descriptive of the duties of modern-day crime detection and police professionalism. The textbook is divided into six parts: fundamentals of criminal investigation, the investigative process, interpersonal violence, property crimes, vice crimes and related offenses, and prosecution. This edition also includes a new chapter on Missing and Abducted Persons, a new full-color design with new photos and illustrations, and new learning tools throughout including chapter objectives, chapter summaries, key terms lists, case studies, and suggested readings. Highlights of new or updated topics include: legal considerations of crime scene evidence, digital imaging, photo identification/lineups, statistical crime data, pharmaceutical diversion, processing the crime scene, evidence assessment and collection, infected evidence, legal aspects of rape, and preparing for trial. The book is intended to meet the needs of students and others interested in criminal justice by presenting information in a logical flow, paralleling the steps and considerations observed in an actual investigation. It provides the fundamentals of criminal investigation as practiced by police officers on the job. Figures, appendix A and B and glossary
Main Term(s): Criminal investigation
Index Term(s): Crime detection; Crime Scene Investigation; Criminalistics; Law enforcement overview texts; Police role in criminal investigations
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