Criminal Investigation Handbook: Strategy, Law and Science

Provides police, federal special agents and investigators, governmental administration and security agencies, prosecutors, and defense attorneys with practical advice on how best to prepare cases for ultimate presentation in court and makes them aware of the most likely points at which their evidence is vulnerable and subject to attack.

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Criminal Investigation Handbook was completely reorganized and rewritten in 2021 and contains information to guide you through each element of a criminal investigation. Updated annually, Criminal Investigation Handbook provides you with current information in a concise softcover format that is easy to understand and apply to your investigation. Whether you are a law enforcement officer, prosecutor, or criminal defense lawyer, you will find the information in this police investigation book useful to your case. Covering the practical aspects of an investigation as well as pertinent legal analysis - and including a wealth of illustrations, checklists, and forms - this title will prove itself invaluable to your case. A new table of illustrations has been added after the publication table of contents to make them easier to find.

The previous ISBN is 9780820516738.

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Table of contents

Part 1 GENERAL PRINCIPLES IN CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Constitutional Aspects of Criminal Investigation
Part 2 CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION PROCESS
Chapter 3: Crime Scene Investigation
Chapter 4: Interviewing Witnesses at the Crime Scene
Chapter 5: Documenting the Investigation—The Report
Chapter 6: Identification, Collection and Processing of Physical Evidence
Chapter 7: Fingerprints
Chapter 8: Firearms Identification
Chapter 9: Tool Marks and Impressions
Chapter 10: Questioned Document Evidence
Chapter 11: Transfer and Trace Evidence
Chapter 12: Forensic Interviewing and Interrogation
Chapter 13: Computer Forensics
Part 3 INVESTIGATION OF SPECIFIC CRIMES
Chapter 14: Property Crimes: Theft and Burglary Investigations
Chapter 15: Rape and Other Sexual Offenses
Chapter 16: Criminal Death Investigations
Chapter 17: Drug Investigations
Chapter 18: Robbery Investigations
Chapter 19: Investigation of White Collar Crimes and Organized Crime
Chapter 20: Terrorism Investigation and Homeland Security
Chapter 21: Arson Investigations
APPENDIX 1: The Simpson–Goldman Murder Investigation—Analysis of the Investigative Issues
APPENDIX 2: The 2002 Washington, D.C. Area Sniper Shootings—A Case Analysis of the Multi-Jurisdictional Investigation