Criminal Investigation

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Cengage Learning, Feb 23, 2009 - Social Science - 720 pages
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Criminal Investigation, 9th Edition is a practical, applied textbook that succinctly yet comprehensively covers the very latest in investigative tools and techniques as well as established investigative procedures. The text stresses practical procedures, techniques, and applications of private and public investigations to provide learners with a solid foundation in criminal investigation. It seamlessly integrates coverage of modern investigative tools alongside discussion of established investigation policies, procedures, and techniques for the law enforcement officer. Coverage has been updated and enhanced for such important topics such as terrorism and homeland security, the `CSI Effect, cybercrime, federal law enforcement investigations, crimes against children, forensics and physical evidence, investigative photography and sketching, identity theft, white-collar crime, ethics, and much more. Criminal Investigation, 9th Edition includes a carefully structured learning system, checklists, and visuals to make learning easy.
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The upper right column of page 204 refers the reader to visit two different internet sites to learn more about the differences between polygraph and voice stress. The only problem with these two sites is, they are both products of the polygraph society and therefore tend to be bias in favor of polygraph. If a reader of this book is really interested in learning more about both polygraph and voice stress analysis they should visit  


Basic Investigative Responsibilities
Investigating Violent Crimes
Investigating Crimes Against Property
Other Challenges to the Criminal Investigator
Patrol Crime Scene Management Checklist
Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Case Review Solvability Chart
Sudden InCustody Death An Investigators Checklist
Death Scene Checklist
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Cold Case Solvability Criteria
Sample Form for Reporting Bias Crime
Author Index
Subject Index

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Kären M. Hess holds a Ph.D. in English and in instructional design from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D. in criminal justice from Pacific Western University. She is a longtime and prolific author in Criminal Justice with a number of bestsellers across the curriculum.

Christine Hess Orthmann holds an M.S. in Oceanography and Coastal Zone Management from Nova Southeastern University, having completed her thesis on a topic relevant to environmental crime, and is currently working toward a Master of Science in Criminal Justice through the University of Cincinnati. She is a reserve officer with the Rosemount (Minnesota) Police Department.

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