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Criminal investigation : basic perspectives

Author: Paul B Weston; Charles Lushbaugh
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 9th edView all editions and formats
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"Together, the authors of Criminal Investigation: Basic Perspectives have in excess of fifty years of law enforcement experience with a variety of agencies such as the United States Postal Inspection Service, the United States Marshal's Service, the Sacramento Sheriff's Department, the New York Police Department and the California State Police. From this perspective the authors have written a well-balanced,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul B Weston; Charles Lushbaugh
ISBN: 0130942081 9780130942081
OCLC Number: 49519071
Description: x, 371 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. Elements of Investigation --
Chapter 1. The Initial Investigation --
The Legal Significance of Evidence --
Coordination of the Crime Scene --
Systematic Search Procedures --
Collecting Evidence --
Marking Evidence --
Establishing the Chain of Possession --
Packaging Physical Evidence --
Matching Physical Evidence with Known Standards --
Transporting Evidence --
Handling Infected Evidence --
Identifying Physical Changes at the Scene --
Conducting a Final Survey of the Scene --
Media Relations --
Case Study: Incredible Evidence --
Chapter 2. Direct and Circumstantial Evidence --
Direct Evidence --
Locating Witnesses at the Crime Scene --
Revisiting the Crime Scene --
Canvassing the View Area --
Canvassing the Neighborhood --
Issuing Pleas for Public Cooperation --
Circumstantial Evidence --
Weapons --
Blood --
Imprints and Impressions --
Tool Marks --
Dust, Dirt, and Other Traces --
Questioned Documents --
Other Evidence --
Case Study: Revenge --
Chapter 3. Records of the Crime Scene --
Field Notes --
Preliminary Investigative Report --
Photography --
Sketches --
Videotapes --
Progress Reports --
Discovery --
Case Study: The Lucky Market Case --
Chapter 4. Laboratory and Technical Services --
Criminalistics: Forensic Science --
DNA "Fingerprinting" --
Laboratory Determinations --
Laboratory Equipment --
Voiceprint Identification --
Cryptography --
Case Study: Child Abduction --
Chapter 5. Basic Investigative Leads and Informants --
Basic Leads --
Victim's Background --
Benefit --
Opportunity --
Knowledge --
Field Contact Reports --
Vehicles --
Weapons --
Fingerprints --
Stolen Property --
Modus Operandi --
Computer Databases --
Offender Registration --
Photographs of Known Criminals --
Composite Sketches --
Injured Suspects --
Linkage Between Suspect and Crime Partners --
Informants --
Basic-Lead Informants --
Participant Informants --
Covert Informants --
Accomplice-Witnesses --
Case Study: The Shugars and Smith Case --
Chapter 6. Major Investigative Techniques --
Surveillance --
Visual Surveillance --
Audio Surveillance --
Contact Surveillance --
Search Warrants --
Police Intelligence: Criminal Investigation Information --
Proactive Investigation --
Undercover Police Agents --
Lineups --
Case Study: The Brown Case --
Chapter 7. Interviewing and the Detection of Deception --
Interview Essentials --
Privacy --
Rapport Building --
Competency and Credibility Issues --
Interview Structure --
Listening --
Detection of Deception --
Physical Signs of Deception --
Polygraph Testing --
Recollection Refreshment --
Investigative Hypnosis --
Cognitive Interview --
Written Statement of a Witness --
Case Study: Robbery Interview --
Chapter 8. Interrogation of Suspects --
Interrogation Law --
The Waiver --
Interrogation Essentials --
Privacy --
Prior Investigation --
Approach --
Why People Confess --
The Suspect's Dilemma: The Crime Partner --
Documentation of the Confession --
Case Study: Interrogation of a Robbery Suspect --
Chapter 9. The Arrest of the Accused Person --
The Broadcast Alarm --
Records as Sources of Information --
Wanted Notices --
The Arrest --
Pedigree --
Case Preparation --
The Defendant's Identity --
The Defendant and the Corpus Delicti --
Negative Evidence --
Lawful Procedures --
Arrangement of Evidence --
The "Package," or Case Folder --
The Decision to Charge --
Closure of an Investigation --
Case Study: Double Murder-Ms. Wylie and Ms. Hoffert --
Part II. Investigation of Major Crimes --
Chapter 10. Physical Assaults --
Homicide --
"Suspicious Death" Investigation --
The Autopsy as an Extension of the Crime Scene --
Medicolegal Laboratory Services --
Suicide, Accident, or Criminal Homicide? --
Identification of Victim --
Time of Death --
Exhumation --
Checklist for the Investigation of Criminal Homicide --
Patterns of Criminal Homicide --
Motive for Murder-Relationships --
Multicide --
Stalking --
Assaults --
Child Abuse --
Case Study: Autopsy Surgeon --
Chapter 11. Sexual Assaults --
Rape --
Initial Action --
Follow-Up Interview of Victim --
Follow-Up Interviews of Witnesses --
Personality Profile of the Serial Rapist --
Arrest of the Suspect --
Case Preparation --
Problems of Proof --
Child Sexual Abuse --
Incest --
Pedophilia --
The Child as Victim-Witness --
Missing Children --
Case Study: East Area Rapist --
Chapter 12. Robbery --
Components of Robbery --
The Target in Robberies --
Identification Evidence --
Checklist for the Investigation of Robbery --
Repeat-Offender Cases --
Carjacking --
Outline of the Carjacking Investigation --
Problems of Proof --
Case Study: This is a Holdup! --
Chapter 13. Arson, Bombings, and Hate Crimes --
Arson --
The Suspicious Fire Concept --
Burn Patterns: Structural Fires --
Burn Patterns: Nonstructural Fires --
Ignition and Place of Origin of Fire --
The Fire Scene --
Fire Scene Photographs --
The Continuing Arson Investigation --
Bombings --
Problems of Proof in Arson and Bombing Cases --
Hate Crimes --
Case Study: Motive for Arson --
Chapter 14. Property Crimes --
Burglary --
Types of Burglars --
Burglary as a Behavioral Concept --
Safe Burglars --
Burglary Scene Investigation --
Postscene Investigation --
Known Burglars --
Theft --
The Attack --
Modus Operandi Searches --
The Universe of Suspects --
Criminal Receivers of Stolen Property --
Auto Theft --
Theft by Employees --
Fraud --
Elements of Fraud --
Bunco Schemes and Con Games --
The Bank Examiner Fraud --
Fraudulent Checks --
Credit Card Frauds --
Consumer and Business Frauds --
Workplace Frauds --
ATM Frauds --
Identity Theft --
Computer Fraud --
Investigation of Frauds --
Case Study: The Year My Life Was Stolen --
Chapter 15. Dangerous Drugs --
Entrapment --
The Drug Scene --
Heroin --
Cocaine --
Marijuana --
Amphetamine and Methamphetamine --
Phencyclidine --
Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD) --
Ecstasy --
Robypnol --
Drug-Selling Organizations --
Drug Investigations --
Pickup Arrests --
Arrests Based on "Buys" --
Search Warrants --
Warrantless Searches --
"Working Up" Investigations --
Raids --
Problems of Proof --
Case Study: Dangerous Drugs Law Enforcement-Roles and Story Lines --
Chapter 16. Special Investigations --
Vice --
Gambling --
Prostitution --
Organized Crime --
Nature of Operations --
Characteristic Activity --
Investigative Alerts --
Gang Activity --
Problems of Proof --
Terrorism --
Terrorist Groups --
Preventive Intelligence --
Role of Police Operations Units --
The Criminal Investigator's Role --
Problems of Proof --
Computer Crime --
Hackers and Their Tools --
Computer Fraud --
Child Pornography and Exploitation --
Cybercrime Investigation and Prevention --
Hit and Run --
The Hit-and-Run Operator --
The Alarm --
The Scene Search --
Stakeouts --
Transfer Evidence --
Accountability --
Possible Murder --
Case Study: Hit and Run --
Chapter 17. The Investigator as Witness and Ethical Awareness --
The Investigator as Witness --
Action Prior to Court Appearance --
General Behavior --
Nonverbal Communication --
Conduct After Testifying --
Ethical Awareness --
Crime and Outrageous Conduct --
Impact of Misconduct on Criminal Investigation --
Standards for Criminal Investigators --
Prevention of Misconduct --
Case Study: The Special Crime Squad --
Appendix A. Case Briefs.
Responsibility: Paul B. Weston, Charles Lushbaugh.

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