Introduction to Investigations

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Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, 2003 - Law - 458 pages
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INTRODUCTION TO INVESTIGATIONS, Second Edition is a basic introductory text for college students who are interested in learning who investigators are, what they do, and how they do it. Dempsey has designed a text that gives students a general overview of investigations so they can understand why and how investigations are conducted. This text also introduces students to what types of jobs are available in the investigating industry and what skills are needed to obtain these jobs.

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The late John S. Dempsey was Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice at State University of New York (SUNY), Suffolk County Community College. He taught criminal justice and public administration courses at SUNY, Empire State College, where he served as a mentor for ranking members of law enforcement and criminal justice agencies. Mr. Dempsey was a member of the New York City Police Department (NYPD) from 1964 until 1988, serving as a police officer, detective, sergeant, lieutenant and captain. He received seven citations for meritorious and excellent police duty. After retiring from the NYPD, he served as Professor of Criminal Justice at Suffolk County Community College on Eastern Long Island, where he received the college's prestigious "Who Made a Difference Award" for his teaching and work with students. Recipient of the Outstanding Contributor Award from the ACJS Community College Section and the Fellows Award from the NEAJS, Mr. Dempsey authored several books on policing and security. He received Master's Degrees in Criminal Justice from Long Island University and in Public Administration from Harvard University, the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

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