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Practical criminal investigation

Author: Manuel S Pena
Publisher: Incline Village, NV : Copperhouse Pub. Co., ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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This book presents investigative procedures for a wide variety of crimes, along with specific techniques and innovations in criminal investigation. The book discusses preparing cases for presentation to the prosecutor, a grand jury or a court of law; the fundamentals of criminal investigation; and the latest laboratory services, sources of investigative information and scientific techniques. It is divided into 17  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Manuel S Pena
ISBN: 0942728750 9780942728750
OCLC Number: 37136487
Description: xviii, 416 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
1. Fundamentals of investigation --
2. Characteristics of investigators --
3. Notes and reports --
4. Interviewing --
5. The crime scene --
6. The criminalistics laboratory --
7. Use of police records --
8. Sources of information --
9. Surveillance and undercover investigation --
10. Interrogation principles --
11. Written statements and confessions --
12. Investigative guidelines for selected crimes and scenes --
13. Narcotics and dangerous drugs --
14. Terrorism, bombings, and hostage incidents --
15. Case preparation --
16. Court demeanor and testimony --
17. Innovations in investigative technology --
Glossary --
Index.
Responsibility: by Manuel S. Peña.

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This book presents investigative procedures for a wide variety of crimes, along with specific techniques and innovations in criminal investigation. The book discusses preparing cases for presentation to the prosecutor, a grand jury or a court of law; the fundamentals of criminal investigation; and the latest laboratory services, sources of investigative information and scientific techniques. It is divided into 17 chapters, each with a summary and discussion questions. Figures, glossary, index.

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