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NCJ Number: 51323 Find in a Library
Title: FUNDAMENTALS OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION - STUDY GUIDE
Author(s): R E HENDEL
Corporate Author: Davis Publishing Co
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 228
Sponsoring Agency: Davis Publishing Co
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Sale Source: Davis Publishing Co
250 Potrero Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS QUESTION AND MULTIPLE-CHOICE ANSWER STUDY GUIDE COVERS ISSUES IN GENERAL INVESTIGATIVE METHODS AND PROCEDURES, REPORT WRITING, INTERVIEWING AND INTERROGATION, EVIDENCE, AND CRIME CHARACTERISTICS.
Abstract: THE FIRST SECTION CONSIDERS INVESTIGATIVE METHODS AND PROCEDURES SUCH AS CRIME SCENE SEARCH, PHOTOGRAPHY, AND SKETCHES. THE SECOND SECTION COVERS INTERVIEWS, INTERROGATIONS, ADMISSIONS, CONFESSIONS, WRITTEN STATEMENTS, AND RECORDING OF INFORMATION. USE OF INFORMANTS IS CONSIDERED AS WELL AS TRACING AND SOURCES OF INFORMATION. THE THIRD SECTION IS DEVOTED TO CHARACTERISTICS OF CERTAIN CRIMES SUCH AS ARSON, NARCOTICS VIOLATIONS, SEX OFFENSES, BURGLARY, ROBBERY, HOMICIDE, AND FORGERY FROM AN INVESTIGATIVE VIEWPOINT. QUESTIONS ARE INCLUDED ON RULES OF EVIDENCE, COURT TESTIMONY, IDENTIFICATION OF WITNESSES, AND OBSERVATION AND DESCRIPTION. USE OF INVESTIGATIVE TECHNOLOGY IS COVERED AND CHAPTERS CONSIDER FINGERPRINTING, LAUNDRY AND DRY CLEANING MARKS, CASTING AND MOLDING, IMPRESSIONS, STAINS, AND CHEMICAL ANALYSIS. FIREARMS, INTOXICATION TESTS TRACING MATERIALS, HAIR AND FIBERS, AND INVISIBLE RADIATION ARE FORMS OF EVIDENCE CONSIDERED. ISSUES INVOLVED IN USING AND PRESENTING DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE ARE DISCUSSED. THE FINAL CHAPTERS CONSIDER ARRESTS AND APPREHENSIONS, SEARCHES OF SUSPECTS, AND RAIDS. ANSWER KEYS ARE PROVIDED. FOR THE TEXT OF THE FOURTH EDITION, SEE NCJ-37570. (DAG)
Index Term(s): Confessions; Crime detection; Crime laboratories; Crime Scene Investigation; Criminal investigation; Criminal justice education; Evidence; Evidence collection; Evidence identification; Evidence preservation; Interview and interrogation; Offenses; Police artists; Rules of evidence; Suspect identification; Testimony
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