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Criminal investigation : a method for reconstructing the past

Author: James W Osterburg; Richard H Ward
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : Anderson Pub. Co., ©1997.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James W Osterburg; Richard H Ward
ISBN: 0870842374 9780870842375
OCLC Number: 35683119
Description: xvi, 843 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm + 1 disc
Details: System requirements for disk: IBC PC; Windows.
Contents: Section I. The Foundation and Principles of Criminal Investigation --
Part A. Sources and Uses of Information --
1. The Investigator: Responsibilities and Attributes; Origins and Trends --
Criminal Investigation Defined --
Responsibilities of the Investigator --
Attributes Desirable in an Investigator --
Origins of Criminal Investigation --
Trends in Investigation --
2. Physical Evidence: Development, Interpretation, Investigative Value --
Forensic Science --
Forensic Medicine: Investigative Value --
Clue Materials as Information Sources --
The Adolph Coors Homicide --
3. Physical Evidence: Discovery, Preservation, Collection, Transmission --
Defining the Limits of the Crime Scene --
The Crime Scene as an Evidence Source --
Opportunity for Discovery --
Purpose of Search --
Arrival of the First Police Officer --
Arrival of the Investigator --
Other Sources of Physical Evidence --
Discovery of Physical Evidence --
Recording Conditions and Evidence Found at the Crime Scene --
Collection and Preservation --
Transmission of Evidence to the Laboratory --
Finding Physical Evidence by Canvassing --
4. People as a Source of Information --
The Criminal --
The Victim --
Witnesses --
Persons Acquainted with the Suspect --
5. Records and Files: Investigative Uses and Sources --
Public and Private --
Records as Investigative Aids --
Types and Sources of Recorded Information --
Part B. Seeking and Obtaining Information: People and Records --
6. Interviews: Obtaining Information from Witnesses --
Questioning People --
Interviewing --
Acquiring the Facts --
Dealing with the Reluctant, Fearful, or Unaware Witness --
Behavioral Analysis Interviews --
Hypnosis --
Eyewitness Evidence: The Role of Perception and Memory --
Witness Errors --
The Cognitive Interview --
7. Records and Files: Nurtured Resource or Arid Archive? --
Law Enforcement Records --
Information Science --
Crime Pattern Analysis --
Modus Operandi --
Microcomputers: Crime Mapping and Proactive Resource Allocation --
Business Records --
8. Informants: Cultivation and Motivation --
A Background on Informants --
Usefulness --
Types of Informants --
Motives for Informing --
Opportunity --
Cultivation of Informants --
Dealing with Informants --
Guidelines for the Use of Informants --
Legality of Evidence Based on Informant-Supplied Information --
Retrospective --
Part C. Follow-Up Measures: Reaping Information --
9. Surveillance: A Fact-Finding Tool --
Legality and Practice --
Kinds of Surveillance --
The Legality Issue --
Practical Considerations --
Procedure for Interception of Wire or Oral Communications --
10. Eyewitness Identification: Guidelines and Procedures --
The Rogues Gallery --
Sketches and Composite Images --
Lineups --
Right to an Attorney --
Role of the Suspect's Attorney --
One-on-One Confrontations (Show-Ups) --
Reliability of Eyewitness Identifications --
11. Interrogation: Purpose and Principles --
The Purpose of Interrogation --
Why People Confess --
Why Some Do Not Confess --
12. Interrogation of Suspects and Hostile Witnesses: Guidelines and Procedures --
Miranda Guidelines --
Implementing the Miranda Warnings --
Waiving One's Rights --
Interrogation in Practice --
Section II. Applying the Principles to Criminal Investigation --
13. Reconstructing the Past: Methods, Evidence, Examples --
Methods of Inquiry --
Scientific Reasoning Applied to a Criminal Investigation --
Reconstructing the Past --
Sources of Information --
Further Commentary on the Investigative Process --
Evidence and Proof --
Summary of the Scientific Method and its Application to Criminal Investigation --
14. Homicide --
Overview of Investigative Activities --
Partitioning Responsibilities --
Motive --
The Crimes Scene as the Focus of the Investigation --
The Body as the Focus of the Investigation --
People: Those Who Knew the Victim --
The Value of Records in Homicide Investigation --
Types of Homicide Investigations --
Cover-up Attempts --
Missing Persons --
Multiple Deaths --
15. Robbery --
People --
Conducting the Investigation --
16. Rape and Other Sex Crimes --
Stalking --
People --
Follow-up Interviews --
Conducting the Investigation --
17. Burglary --
People --
Conducting the Investigation --
18. Arson --
Why is Arson Suspected? --
People as a Source of Information --
Conducting the Investigation --
Physical Evidence --
Motive --
Records --
Case Illustration: Investigating Arson --
Section III. Specialized Investigations --
19. Terrorism --
Legal Aspects --
People --
Terrorist Groups --
Physical Evidence --
Bombings --
Chemical Terrorism --
Ecological Terrorism --
Assassination --
Kidnapping --
20. The Computer and Communications Technology --
Cybercrime: High Technology and Criminal Activity --
The Computer Criminal --
Investigating Computer Crime --
High-Technology Investigations --
High-Technology Crime --
The Computer in Criminal Investigation --
The Computer as an Investigative Tool --
Communications Technology --
21. Enterprise Crime: Organized, Economic, and White-Collar Crime --
People --
Conducting the Investigation --
A Typology of Enterprise Criminality --
New Developments in Crime --
The Investigation of Illegal Drugs and Drug Trafficking --
RICO and Asset Forfeiture in the Investigative Process --
22. The Automobile and Crime --
Larceny Defined --
Statistics --
Why Motor Vehicles are Stolen --
Investigating Motor Vehicle Theft --
Retrospective Review --
Carjacking --
Section IV. Specialized Topics --
23. What is Crime? --
Crime --
Criminal Law --
Case Law --
The Model Penal Code --
Sources of State Law --
24. Managing Criminal Investigations --
Historical Antecedents --
Conventional Investigative Arrangements --
Managing Criminal Investigations (MCI) --
Potential Benefits of an MCI Program --
25. Control Over Investigations Through Constitutional Law --
Historical Perspectives --
The Constitution and Criminal Justice --
The Articles and Amendments --
The Supreme Court and Criminal Justice --
Milestone Decisions Affecting Investigative Practice --
Probable Cause: Its Evolution and Significance --
Control Over Investigative Practice --
26. Evidence and Effective Testimony --
What is Evidence? --
Historical Background of the Rules of Evidence --
The Rules of Evidence --
What is Effective Testimony? --
Cross-Examination --
27. Putting It All Together: The Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. --
The Investigation of the Assassination --
Analysis of Investigative Efforts --
Proactive Measures --
28. Landmark Case in Criminal Investigation: The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case --
The Lindbergh Kidnapping --
Initial Control of the Investigation --
The Police Investigation --
The Trial and its Aftermath --
Latter-Day Critics --
29. Satanism, Cults, and Ritual Crime --
Satanism --
Types of Involvement --
Satanic Cults --
New Religious Movements --
Destructive Cult Groups and Satanic Cult Groups --
Illegal Acts --
Ritual Abuse of a Child --
Investigative Efforts --
30. Raids: Reflections on their Management --
Waco: The Branch Davidians --
Philadelphia: MOVE --
Chicago: The Black Panthers --
Appendix 1. FBI Suggestions for Packaging Physical Evidence --
Appendix 2. Photographing the Crime Scene --
Appendix 3. ViCAP Crime Analysis Report --
Appendix 4. Missing Person Investigation Checklists --
Appendix 5. Glossary.
Responsibility: James W. Osterburg, Richard H. Ward.

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