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McGraw-Hill


CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION, 8th Edition. WITH FREE "MAKING THE GRADE" STUDENT CD-ROM

Charles R. Swanson, University of Georgia

Neil C. Chamelin, Assistant State Attorney, Second Judicial Circuit,

Leonard Territo, University of South Florida--Tampa

ISBN:  (0072485922) Part of 0072564938

2003 Hardcover with Free CDROM {"MAKING THE GRADE" STUDENT CD-ROM)

Publication Date: July 2002 £28.99 UK Price

The cover of this book shows an American flag flying from a shattered window at "Ground Zero"

September 11, 2001 the day lives changed. Among the most affected by this change were the men and women of all police forces throughout the world, whose duties, vigi­lance, and commitment have increased since the terrorist attacks on the United States; not an occasional or seasonal venture; it is ongoing.  The authors have dedicated this text to all of the officers who devote their lives 24 hours a day, throughout the year, to investigating and combating crime. Their goal in writing this text is to give the next generation of law enforcement officers the knowledge, tools, and reference resources they need to follow in the footsteps of the men and women on the job now.

Overview

Earlier Editions established this text in the US as an accurate and comprehensive text in the field, this practical, step-by-step introduction to criminal investigation gives students a logical framework for understanding the investigative process. Major sections cover current issues such

as environmental crime, the looting of archaeological sites, video taping of crime scenes, street gangs, and drugs. Case studies throughout the text emphasize techniques of criminal investigation.

Practical aspects of investigation help to clarify difficult scientific concepts.

New to This Edition

 Chapter 2, Investigation, Investigators, and the Crime

 Scene, covers terrorist crime scenes, self-protection and

 investigative measures at biological and chemical attack crime

 scenes, the preliminary investigation, new neighbourhood and

 vehicle canvassing forms, crime scene safety issues. Many new

 photos and figures.

 Chapter 5, Field Notes and Investigative Reporting, has been

 substantially revised with more than half the chapter devoted to

 all-new content. New topics introduced include basic and primary

 questions, the use of mobile data terminals/laptops to generate

 reports, Uniform Crime reporting style incident reports versus

 National Incident Based reporting System (NIBRS) formats, and an

 expanded section on the importance of field notes and guidelines

 for the note-taking process.  

 Chapter 8, Investigative Resources, covers criminal

 intelligence units, the five-step intelligence cycle, analytical

 and investigative tools, crime analysis, types of crime analysis,

 crime bulletins, the internet as an investigative aid, social

 network analysis, e-mail and telephone toll analysis, geographic

 profiling, DNA data bases, time event chart, crime scene

 reconstruction, profiling, National Crime Information Centre

 (NCIC), and state and local databases.

 Chapter 20, Terrorism, covers domestic and foreign

 terrorism, terrorism goals, terrorist organizations, and the role

 of local law enforcement.

Updated chapters include

 Chapter 3, Physical Evidence (new information on electrostatic lifting

 of fingerprints)

 Chapter 6 Follow Up Investigation (electronic surveillance, internal and

 external investigative sources)

 Chapter 9, Injury and Death Investigation (stalking, cyberstalking,

 Serial murder)

 Chapter 10, Sex Related Offences (sexual murders, date rape drugs)

 Chapter 11, Crimes Against Children (runaways and adductions, sex

 offender registration, crime in schools)

 Chapter 12, Robbery;

 Chapter 14, Larceny and Fraud (mail fraud, use of the Internet to

 launder money, identity theft)

 Chapter 17, Agriculture, Wildlife, and Environmental Crimes;

 Chapter 18, Arson and Explosives

 Investigations (bomb scene investigations, terrorism).

Features

This revised and updated edition continues to feature the latest investigative methods, to discuss current technology, and to use detailed case studies throughout the text to present applied techniques at work.

Graphs, charts, and photographs depict the practical aspects of investigation and help to clarify difficult scientific concepts.

This extensive illustration program has now been thoroughly updated, including many new photographs and illustrations.

Table of Contents

   Chapter 1. The Evolution of Criminal Investigation and

   Criminalistics

   Chapter 2. Investigators, the Investigative Process and the

   Crime Scene

   Chapter 3. Physical Evidence

   Chapter 4. Interviewing and Interrogation

   Chapter 5. Field Notes and Investigative Reporting

   Chapter 6. The Follow-Up Investigation

   Chapter 7. The Crime Laboratory

   Chapter 8. Investigative Resources

   Chapter 9. Injury and Death Investigations

   Chapter 10. Sex-Related Offences

   Chapter 11. Crimes against Children

   Chapter 12. Robbery

   Chapter 13. Burglary

   Chapter 14. Larceny and Fraud

   Chapter 15. Vehicle Thefts and Related Offences

   Chapter 16. Computer Crime

   Chapter 17. Agricultural, Wildlife, and Environmental Crimes

   Chapter 18. Arson and Explosive Investigations

   Chapter 19. Recognition Control, and Investigation of Drug Abuse

   Chapter 20. Terrorism

   Chapter 21. The Investigator and the Legal System

Rob Jerrard


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