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Criminal investigation : the art and the science

Author: Michael D Lyman
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Education/Prentice Hall, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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Criminal Investigation: The Art and the Science, Sixth Edition, presents crime detection as a dynamic field relying heavily on the past experiences of investigators as well as recent practical and technological innovations. It explores the many external variables that can influence the investigator's success and the specific methods of crime detection and prosecution of law available today. The text focuses on the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Textbooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael D Lyman
ISBN: 9780135060575 0135060575
OCLC Number: 457158478
Description: xx, 668 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Foundations of criminal investigation --
The crime scene: Field notes, documenting, and reporting --
Processing the crime scene --
Identification of criminal suspects : field and laboratory processes --
Legal issues in criminal investigation --
Interviews and interrogations --
Criminal intelligence and surveillance operations --
Management of informants and undercover operations --
Death investigations --
Robbery --
Assault and related offenses --
Missing and abducted persons --
Crimes against children: Child abuse and child fatalities --
Theft-related offenses --
Arson, bombings, and terrorism --
Gangs, organized crime, and drugs --
White-collar and computer crime --
Preparation for court.
Responsibility: Michael D. Lyman.

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Criminal Investigation: The Art and the Science, Sixth Edition, presents crime detection as a dynamic field relying heavily on the past experiences of investigators as well as recent practical and technological innovations. It explores the many external variables that can influence the investigator's success and the specific methods of crime detection and prosecution of law available today. The text focuses on the steps and considerations observed in an actual criminal investigation. Each chapter begins with recent stories of real crimes that are investigated by the police and set the stage for the rest of the chapter.

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