Criminal Investigation: The Art and the Science

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9780131198777: Criminal Investigation: The Art and the Science

For courses in Criminal Investigation.

This book 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 in today. The text is intended to meet the needs of both students and professors by presenting information in a logical flowlike the steps and considerations observed in an actual criminal investigation.

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"This text overall is very well written and easy to understand. It is student and instructor friendly. It is not overburdened with technical jargon." — Harold Frossard, Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, Il

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The fourth edition of Criminal Investigation: The Art and the Science has undergone considerable revision. Designed as a college textbook for use in lower-division college courses, the book is structured to provide the student with a realistic and straightforward look at today's most modern techniques in criminal investigation. The new edition also includes:

  • New Companion Web site www.prenhall.com/lyman
  • New emphasis on forensic science techniques in criminal investigations
  • Updated material on all criminal investigation techniques
  • A dedicated and improved glossary of physical evidence outlining all procedures for collection and preservation of evidence in criminal cases
  • Expanded sections on DNA, forensic investigations, and cyber crime investigations
  • A new chapter addressing undercover and surveillance operations
  • Addition of a four color photo insert
  • Updated crime statistics from the latest FBI Uniform Crime Reports
  • Specially designed "Case In Point" sections offering valuable and timely case studies in criminal investigation
  • "A Closer Look" boxes that showcase real-life circumstances to illustrate points in the book
  • Recent case histories with discussions of relevant evidence including the Dru Sjodin kidnapping and murder and the capture of the Green River Killer-Gary Ridgeway
  • New, dedicated appendix, which includes helpful Internet addresses of related Web sites
  • Up-to-date U.S. Supreme Court decisions
  • New, 22-chapter format

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