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Criminal Investigation, now in its Thirteenth Edition, offers a comprehensive and authoritative introduction to the investigative process. Drawing upon the author's extensive 50 plus years of experience, this textbook provides students with a solid foundation in the fundamentals of inquiry and the various elements involved in conducting a successful investigation.
With a concise and well-organized approach, Criminal Investigation presents the latest investigative techniques, ensuring that students are exposed to cutting-edge practices in the field. Real-life case studies are incorporated throughout the text, allowing students to develop their analytical, evaluative, and reasoning skills in a practical context. By emphasizing ethical awareness, the book also highlights the importance of honesty and fidelity in effective criminal investigations.
The Thirteenth Edition offers a range of pedagogical aids to enhance the learning experience, providing students with valuable support and reinforcement. Additionally, this updated edition includes new chapter segments that explore the role of emerging technologies such as cell phones, social networking, and video cameras as investigative leads. It also delves into specific areas of investigation, such as cold case investigations, home invasion and drug house robberies, organized retail theft and cargo theft, and financial investigative responses to organized crime. Furthermore, the book provides updates on the evolving landscape of terrorist activities.
Criminal Investigation is an invaluable resource for students pursuing careers in law enforcement, criminal justice, or related fields. With its comprehensive coverage, practical case studies, and focus on ethical considerations, this textbook equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to become proficient investigators in today's dynamic and ever-changing criminal justice landscape.