Jones & Bartlett Learning, 01 ott 2004 - 543 pagine
In addition to covering the conventional topics contained in most criminal investigation texts, this book highlights forensic and legal considerations that apply to specific investigative techniques. In presenting an introduction to criminal investigation, the first chapter addresses the fundamentals of forensic science; criminal investigation as the application of the scientific method; the importance of forensic evidence; the objectives of an investigation; evidence admissibility; the selection and role of the investigator; and the legal team. A chapter then provides a brief history of criminal investigation. Chapter 3 details the responsibilities of the criminal investigator at the crime scene, and chapter 4 contains an overview of the law of search and seizure and its impact on investigative procedures. Chapters pertinent to general investigative procedures discuss investigative tools, suspect identification, sources of information, and blood spatter. Chapters on the investigation of specific types of crime and circumstances address homicide, underwater investigation, assault, robbery, sexual assault, theft and burglary, drug offenses, arson, terrorism, organized crime, and white-collar crime. Attention is given to the procedures, techniques, and types of evidence that will be admissible in court and will most likely produce a guilty verdict, followed by a chapter on the roles of defense lawyers, prosecutors, and investigators in bringing a case to conclusion. Summaries of real cases are provided to show how the results of criminal investigations play out in court. Each chapter contains review questions, references, and a list of pertinent key legal cases.
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A Brief History of Criminal Investigation
The Crime Scene
The Law of Search and Seizure
Managing Criminal Investigations and Cultivating
White Collar Crime
Defense Lawyers Prosecutors and Investigators
Theft and Burglary
A Direct Examination of Fingerprint Experts
B Direct Examination of Forensic Chemist
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