Written by a 30-year law enforcement veteran, this new look book takes a close focus at criminal evidence. The fresh approach shows the practical aspects of evidence collection and court admissibility as it effects police officers and criminal investigators. Designed to give an understanding of what evidence is, how it can be legally obtained, and how it is introduced at trial, Practical Criminal Evidence provides a great perspective for more effective law enforcement officers. Emphasizes real life situations that inform the reader of contemporary issues that face law enforcement officers today. Step-by-step approach on evidence collection, crime scene safety, search warrants and trial preparation. Extensive coverage on search warrants and an appendix with an actual state search warrant included. Serves as a desk reference for law enforcement professional throughout their careers.
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Gregory D. Lee recently retired as a Supervisory Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), U.S. Department of Justice, last assigned to the Los Angeles Division where he was the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces Program Coordinator.
Mr. Lee was the Resident Agent in Charge of DEA’s Karachi Office, and lived and worked in Pakistan between 1994 and 1998, experiencing terrorism first-hand. He appeared on the Discovery Channel’s documentary show, The FBI Files, concerning his contributions in the arrest of Mir Aimal Kanzi, the terrorist who murdered two CIA employees outside their headquarters in 1993. While in Karachi, he was involved in the initial investigation of the terrorist murder of four U.S. citizen employees of the United Texas Petroleum Company, and their Pakistani driver. Further, in 1995 while in Islamabad, Mr. Lee participated in the arrest of Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, collected critical evidence, and later testified at his trial.
Mr. Lee literally wrote the book on drug investigations. He is the author of Global Drug Enforcement: Practical Investigative Techniques, published by CRC Press (2004). Prentice Hall also published his second book, Conspiracy Investigations: Terrorism, Drugs and Gangs (2005). Throughout his DEA career he wrote numerous articles for professional law enforcement publications.
Mr. Lee is an active Reserve Chief Warrant Officer 5/Special Agent with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, better known as CID. After being called to active duty as a result of the events of September 11, he spent a year assigned to the Army Operations Center's Anti-Terrorism Operations and Intelligence Cell at The Pentagon. It was his unique experiences in the investigation of terrorism and international drug trafficking organizations that led to his assignment at The Pentagon. He has a combination of over 30 years of active and reserve military service, primarily in the criminal investigation field, and is a Subject Matter Expert on Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Drug Operations for the U.S. Army Military Police School. He is a frequent guest speaker about his unique experiences in Pakistan for the Defense Intelligence Agency's Joint Military Intelligence Training Center, Washington, DC and the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY, as well as radio talk shows throughout the country.Review:
"Best discussion on grand jury activities I've ever seen in such a book for professionals other than law books." -- Prof. Ralph Garris, University of South Carolina
"The author did a great job of explaining the exclusionary rule and how it was developed." -- Prof. Steve Christiansen, Green River Community College
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