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Fundamentals of criminal investigation

The purpose of this book is to bring the reader to an intermediate level of attainment in the main branches of investigation. From this point he may be able to proceed, with the help of other literature and his experience, to specialized fields of crime detection or non-criminal inquiry. It is the object of the book to introduce the student to investigative work in such a way that he shall, on the one hand, learn what is meant by a complete investigation and acquaint himself with the proofs of the most important crimes, and, on the other, become familiar with the employment of technical method.

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  • "Although the present edition continues to focus on operational effectiveness in the essential missions of investigative work, it has maintained its emphasis on the observance of the rights of the suspect and the accused. Throughout the text a theory of investigation is developed. A statement of principles in the early chapters is related to the investigative procedures described in the later parts of the book. The concepts of 'information' and 'instrumentation' have been broadened to include a discussion of federal data banks and the applications of computers to investigative problems."
  • "Intended for the beginning student of criminal investigation, this textbook introduces in detail both the philosophy of investigation and the mechanics of crime detection. The introductory section outlines the theory of investigation and defines the investigator's three 'tools'--information, interrogation, and instrumentation. The role of the investigator's notebook and the importance of report writing are also described. The second section presents in detail an investigation's initial steps, including crime scene search, sketches and photography, and the collection and handling of evidence. Sources of information and methods for obtaining it are described in chapters on interviews, interrogations, admissions and confessions, informants, missing persons, surveillance, undercover assignment, and related topics. Successive chapters apply these search and evidence collection procedures to investigations of specific offenses: arson, narcotics violations, sex offenses, theft offenses, forgery, homicide, and criminal explosions. Two chapters on courtroom procedures discuss the rules of evidence, the principles of proof, and the presentation of findings. Chapters on methods of identification explain observation and description, identification by witnesses, fingerprints, fingerprint classification, laundry and drycleaning marks, casting and molding, and various impressions. A final section discusses the state of the art of specialized scientific methods. Information is provided on stains, traces, and chemical analysis; firearms; tests for intoxication; tracing materials and detective dyes; hairs and fibers; invisible radiation; and documentary evidence. Photographs, illustrations, reading lists for each chapter, an index, and appendixes discussing white-collar crime, arrest procedures, search and seizure procedures, and suggestions for law enforcement agencies sending evidence to the FBI laboratory are included."
  • "The purpose of this book is to bring the reader to an intermediate level of attainment in the main branches of investigation. From this point he may be able to proceed, with the help of other literature and his experience, to specialized fields of crime detection or non-criminal inquiry. It is the object of the book to introduce the student to investigative work in such a way that he shall, on the one hand, learn what is meant by a complete investigation and acquaint himself with the proofs of the most important crimes, and, on the other, become familiar with the employment of technical method."@en
  • "The purpose of this book is to bring the reader to an intermediate level of attainment in the main branches of investigation. From this point he can proceed to specialized fields of crime detection or non-criminal inquiry. It is the object of the book to introduce the student to investigative work in such a way that he will learn what is meant by a complete investigation and acquaint himself with the proofs of the most important crimes, and become familiar with the employment of technical methods and services available to him. The book is intended as a presentation of the foundations of investigation. An attempt has been made throughout to lay a sufficiently broad groundwork to enable the reader to pursue his further studies rather than to carry any single topic to exhaustive completeness. The presentation is directed to the beginning student of the art of investigation. The text throughout is addressed to the investigator, a term chosen in preference to such titles as detective and agent because of its more general nature. Thus the ideas and precepts have been arranged to practical application by a city detective or plainclothesman, a private investigator, or a federal agent. Military personnel may find the work particularly useful in view of the fact that many of the paragraphs devoted to legal matters reflect the principles of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The seventh edition continues the tradition of concentrating on the essential elements of a criminal investigation. Among the changes for the new edition, some of the new topics introduced include stalking, carjacking, home invasion robbery, drug-facilitated rape, electronic evidence collection, clandestine laboratories, and the CODIS identification system. There has been an extensive revision of the narcotics chapter to reflect the changing patterns of illegal drug use. Ecstasy, methamphetamine, dissociative anesthetics, Ritalin, oxyContin, inhalants, and anabolic steroids are some of the more commonly abused drugs that are treated here for the first time."

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