Criminal Investigation

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Cengage Learning, Feb 16, 2012 - Social Science - 752 pages
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Known for its accessibility, CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION, 10th Edition delivers a field-based approach to modern investigative principles and practices that is strongly grounded in current research. The 10th edition features contributions from law enforcement practitioner Sergeant Henry Lim Cho, as well as an updated art program. Demonstrating techniques and practical applications, the book introduces well-established tools, practices, and policies alongside the latest innovations in technology and science to give readers a broad perspective of criminal investigations today. Numerous pedagogical elements, illustrations and graphics, and a strong supplements package including CourseMate help students practice and master techniques and key concepts. Examples and case citations show readers how investigations affect the world around them. Topics covered include D.N.A. evidence, terrorism and homeland security, the C.S.I. Effect, cybercrime, federal law enforcement investigations, crimes against children, forensics and physical evidence, investigative photography and sketching, identity theft, white-collar crime, ethics, and more.
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Basic Investigative Responsibilities
Investigating Violent Crimes
Investigating Crimes against Property
Other Challenges to the Criminal Investigator
Author Index
Subject Index

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About the author (2012)

Christine Hess Orthmann holds an M.S. in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati and has been writing and researching in various aspects of criminal justice for over 20 years. She is a coauthor of COMMUNITY POLICING: PARTNERSHIPS FOR PROBLEM SOLVING (7th Edition), CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM (6th Edition), CORRECTIONS FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY, Criminal Investigation (10th Edition), INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE (11th Edition), JUVENILE JUSTICE (6th Edition), and POLICE OPERATIONS (6th Edition), as well as a major contributor to INTRODUCTION TO PRIVATE SECURITY (5th Edition), and CAREERS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND RELATED FIELDS: FROM INTERNSHIP TO PROMOTION (6th Edition). She is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), the American Society of Criminology (ASC), the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA), and the National Criminal Justice Honor Society (Alpha Phi Sigma), and is a reserve officer with the Rosemount (Minnesota) Police Department.

Hess holds a Ph.D. in English and instructional design from the University of Minnesota. She taught for 30 years at Normandale Community College and has presented workshops on report writing in law enforcement throughout the country.

Henry Lim Cho holds an M.A. in Human Services with an emphasis on Criminal Justice Leadership from Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota. He has worked in the field of criminal justice for more than 10 years, having held positions in private security and as a community service officer, police officer and detective. He currently holds the rank of Sergeant with the Rosemount (Minnesota) Police Department. Sgt. Cho has experience as a use-of-force instructor and as a crime scene investigator. His professional memberships include the Text and Academic Authors Association, Minnesota Police and Peace Officer's Association, International Association of Identification--Minnesota Chapter, Minnesota Sex Crimes Investigator Association, High Technology Crime Investigation Association, National White Collar Crime Center, and the Fraternal Order of Police. Sgt. Cho co-authored POLICE OPERATIONS and was a featured profile contributor in INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT & CRIMINAL JUSTICE. Sgt. Cho was a content contributor to INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT & CRIMINAL JUSTICE, POLICE OPERATIONS, and CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION. Sgt. Cho has also been published in the Minnesota Police Journal.

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