Widely recognized as the most 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, videotaping of crime scenes, street gangs, and drugs. Case studies throughout the text emphasize the applied technique of criminal investigation, and its consistently praised art program including graphs, charts, and arresting photographs, depict the practical aspects of investigation and help to clarify difficult scientific concepts. In the eighth edition three new chapters provide coverage of Investigation, Investigators, and the Crime Scene (Chapter 2), Investigative Resources (Chapter 8), and Terrorism (Chapter 20) that is ummatched by any other text.
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Charles R. "Mike" Swanson received his bachelor and master's degrees in criminology from Florida State University and a doctorate in public administration from the University of Georgia, where he is a faculty member in the Carl Vinson Institute of Government. His primary responsibilities include providing applied research, technical assistance, and training to Georgia units of state and local government. A former patrol officer and detective with the Tampa Police Department, he also served as Senior Police Planner and Acting Deputy Director of the Florida Governor's Law Enforcement Council. Mike has coauthored five books and is the author or coauthor of numerous monographs, articles, and conference papers.
Neil C. Chamelin is an Assistant State Attorney in the felony division of the State Attorney’s Office, Second Judicial Circuit, Leon County, Florida. Prior to that, he spent 18 years in various capacities with the Florida Division of Motor Vehicles, concluding his career as the Hearing Officer for the division. He was a patrol officer on the Sarasota, Florida Police Department, an investigator for Montgomery Ward and Company, Chairperson of the Department of Police Administration at St. Petersburg Junior College and, concurrently, directed specialized and advanced training through the Florida Institute for Law Enforcement. He directed research, training and technical assistance for law enforcement agencies as Administrator of the Police Science Division, Institute of Government, University of Georgia, was Director of the Florida Police Standards and Training Commission where he concurrently served as Director, Standards and Training Division, Florida Department of Law Enforcement. He spent two years as Director of Criminal Justice Programs, Troy State University, European Region directing programs at twelve Air Force bases in four countries. In addition to many articles and chapters, he has authored or co-authored numerous textbook, the last being a revision of Criminal Law for Police Officers.
Leonard Territo is Professor of Criminology at the University of South Florida, Tampa. Previously, he was Chief Deputy (Undersheriff) of the Leon County, Florida, Sheriff's Office, and served for nine years in the patrol, traffic, detective, and personnel and training divisions of the Tampa Police Department. He is former Chairperson of the Department of Police Administration at St. Petersburg Junior College, where he also directed specialized continuing education programs for police officers through the Florida Institute for Law Enforcement. In addition to numerous articles, book chapters and technical reports, he has authored or coauthored nine books, the most recent of which are Stress Management in Law Enforcement; Police Administration: Structures, Processes and Behavior, and Crime and Justice in America. His books have been used in over 1,000 colleges and universities in all 50 states.
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