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NCJ Number: 65825 Find in a Library
Title: INVESTIGATING CRIMES - AN INTRODUCTION - INSTRUCTOR'S MANUAL
Author(s): A R STONE; S M DELUCA
Corporate Author: Houghton Mifflin Co
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 106
Sponsoring Agency: Houghton Mifflin Co
Boston, MA 02116-3764
Sale Source: Houghton Mifflin Co
222 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116-3764
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS MANUAL FOR POLICE INSTRUCTORS OUTLINES A TEXTBOOK COVERING THE MAJOR CONCEPTS AND PROCEDURES OF MODERN CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION FROM A PRACTICAL VIEWPOINT.
Abstract: EACH CHAPTER IN THE MANUAL PRESENTS AN OUTLINE AND A SUMMARY OF THE MATERIAL IN THE TEXT, AS WELL AS ANSWERS TO QUIZZES FOUND IN THE TEXT AND SUGGESTIONS FOR PROJECT AND TERM PAPER TOPICS. THE STUDENT TEXT, AS REPLICATED IN OUTLINE FORM IN THIS INSTRUCTOR'S MANUAL, PRESENTS THE CONCEPTS AND PROCEDURES IN THE SEQUENCE IN WHICH THEY WOULD BE ENCOUNTERED IN AN ACTUAL INVESTIGATION: THE INITIAL RESPONSE TO A CRIME REPORT, COLLECTION OF EVIDENCE AT THE CRIME SCENE, INTERVIEWS OF WITNESSES, LABORATORY EXAMINATION OF EVIDENCE, USE OF INFORMANTS AND OTHER INFORMATION SOURCES, CASE REVIEW AND EVALUATION, ARREST LAW AND TECHNIQUES, AND PRESENTATION OF EVIDENCE IN COURT. IN ADDITION, THE STUDENT TEXT CONTAINS INFORMATION CONCERNING THE INVESTIGATIVE PROCESS. THIS INCLUDES DISCUSSION OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATION OF THE INVESTIGATIVE FUNCTION, THE PSYCHOLOGY OF VICTIMS OF VIOLENT CRIMES, POSITIVE USES OF THE NEWS MEDIA FOR FURTHER INVESTIGATIONS, THE USE OF POLICE COMMUNICATIONS IN INVESTIGATIONS, AND THE NATURE AND USES OF VARIOUS KINDS OF LABORATORY EQUIPMENT (RANGING FROM THE CONVENTIONAL MICROSCOPE TO THE SOPHISTICATED NEUTRON ACTIVATION ANALYZER). ALSO SUMMARIZED HERE ARE CHAPTERS ON INVESTIGATIVE USE OF POLICE RECORDS AND COMPUTERS, DEVELOPMENT OF A PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILE OF AN UNKNOWN OFFENDER, AND CONSULTATION WITH THE PROSECUTOR. A GUIDE TO THE FOLLOWING APPENDIXES FOUND IN THE STUDENT TEXT IS ALSO INCLUDED: THE METRIC SYSTEM, A GLOSSARY OF INVESTIGATIVE TERMS, A BIBLIOGRAPHY, AND A REFERENCE CHART OF INVESTIGATIVE TECHNIQUES. INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES ARE INCLUDED. (WJR)
Index Term(s): Course materials; Crime Scene Investigation; Criminal investigation; Evidence collection; Interview and interrogation; Rules of evidence; Search and seizure laws
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