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Criminal investigation : basic perspectives

Print Book, English, 2016
Thirteenth edition View all formats and editions
Pearson, Boston, 2016
xiv, 368 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
9780133514407, 0133514404
pt. 1. The initial investigation
1. Evaluation of policing and investigation
Early response to crime
Bow Street Runners
London's Metropolitan Police
American policing
The Reform Movement
Development of forensic science
Local policing
State policing
Federal investigative agencies
2. Rules of evidence and arrest
Search warrants
Warrantless searches
Exclusionary rule
Arrest vs. detention
Arrest warrants
Locating the suspect
The broadcast alarm
Wanted notices
The arrest
Case preparation
The decision to charge
Closing on investigation
Case study : Weeks v. United States 232 U.S. 383 (1914)
3. The crime scene
Control of the crime scene
Crime scene investigation
Recording the crime scene
Locating witnesses
4. Physical evidence
Class and individual evidence
Questioned documents
5. Laboratory and technical services
Criminalistics : forensic science
DNA profiling
Laboratory determinations
Laboratory equipment
Voiceprint identification
Forensic databases
Case study : child abduction
6. Basic investigative leads and informants
Basic leads
Investigative techniques
Search warrants
Police intelligence : criminal investigation information
7. Interviewing and interrogation
Interview essentials
Detection of deception
Polygraphy testing
Recollection refreshment
Written statement of a witness
Interrogation law
Interrogation essentials
Why people confess
The suspect's dilemma : the crime partner
Documenting the confession
pt. 2. Investigating major crimes
8. Crimes of violence
Child abuse
Case study : autopsy surgeon
9,. Sexual assaults
Nuisance sexual behavior
Child sexual abuse
The child as victim-witness
Case study : the East Area Rapist
10. Missing and exploited persons
Missing person
Investigative response
Exploited person
Investigative leads
Case study : the Cleveland Abduction
11. Robbery
Components of robbery
The target in robberies
Identification evidence
Checklist for the investigation of robbery
Repeat-offender cases
Problems of proof
Case study : Cheshire Home Invasion
12. Arson, bombing, and hate crimes
Arson and arson law
Burn patterns : structural fires
Burn patterns : nonstructural fires
Fire ignition and place of origin
The fire scene
The continuing arson investigation
Problems of proof in arson and bombing cases
Hate crimes
Case study : motive for arson
13. Property crimes
14. CyberCrime
Internal threats -0- External threats
Identity theft
Child pornography
Child molesters
Contraband sales
Case study : the case against PFC. Bradley Manning
15. Dangerous drugs
The drug scene
Drug-selling organizations
Drug investigations
Problems of proof
Case study : dangerous drugs law enforcement (roles and story lines)
16. Special investigations
Vice and gambling
Organized crime
Hit and run
17. Terrorism
Defining terrorism
Terrorist acts
Terrorist atrocities
Domestic terrorism
International terrorism
Weapons of mass destruction
Role of police operations units
Role of the criminal investigator
Problems of proof
Case study : joint terrorism task force
18. The investigator as a witness and ethical awareness
The investigator as a witness
Nonverbal communication
Ethical awareness
Crime and outrageous conduct
Case study : the special crime squad
Appendix A. Case briefs
Appendix B. Federal Controlled Substance Law
Appendix C. Identity theft : what to do if it happens to you