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Criminal Investigation

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Criminal Investigation

January 2014 | 568 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Criminal Investigation, Third Edition offers a comprehensive and engaging examination of criminal investigation and the vital role that criminal evidence plays in the process. Written in a straightforward manner, the text focuses on the five critical areas essential to understanding criminal investigations: background and contextual issues, criminal evidence, legal procedures, evidence collection procedures, and forensic science. This reader-friendly text includes a multitude of case examples to illustrate key points and as a basis for discussion about the proper conduct of criminal investigations. The text goes beyond a simple how-to in investigative procedures, drawing from fascinating modern research and its importance in the real world of criminal justice.
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
Chapter 1: The Investigation of Crime
 
Chapter 2: The History of Criminal Investigation
 
Chapter 3: The Role of Evidence in Criminal Investigations
 
Chapter 4: The Law and Criminal Investigations
 
Chapter 5: Physical Evidence and the Crime Scene
 
Chapter 6: Interviews and Eyewitness Identifications
 
Chapter 7: Interrogations and Confessions
 
Chapter 8: Behavioral Analysis and Other Related Evidence
 
Chapter 9: Information From the Public, the Media, Electronic Networks, and Other Sources
 
Chapter 10: Death Investigation
 
Chapter 11: The Investigation of Sex Crimes, Assault, Child Abuse, and Related Offenses
 
Chapter 12: The Investigation of Robbery
 
Chapter 13: The Investigation of Burglary, Vehicle Theft, Arson, and Other Property Crimes
 
Chapter 14: Digital Evidence and the Investigation of Fraud and Other Computer-Related Crimes
 
Chapter 15: The Documentation and Presentation of Evidence
 
Chapter 16: Terrorism, Technology and the Future of Criminal Investigation
 
Appendix: Capstone Case
 
References
 
Index
 
About the Author

Supplements

Instructor Resources Site

Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:

  • A Microsoft® Word® test bank is available containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • A Respondus electronic test bank is available and can be used on PCs. The test bank contains multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter and provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding. Respondus is also compatible with many popular learning management systems so you can easily get your test questions into your online course.
  • Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course. Highlight essential content, features, and artwork from the book.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide student interpretation. Combine cutting-edge academic journal scholarship with the topics in your course for a robust classroom experience.
  • Lecture notes summarize key concepts on a chapter-by-chapter basis to help with preparation for lectures and class discussions.
  • An author-created instructor's manual for The Coed Murders Capstone Case at the end of the text is provided here for your reference.
  • Sample course syllabi for semester and quarter courses provide suggested models for use when creating the syllabi for your courses.
  • Lively and stimulating ideas for class activities that can be used in class to reinforce active learning. The activities apply to individual or group projects.
  • Each chapter includes carefully selected, web-based video links for use in independent or classroom-based explorations of key topics.
  • Web resources are included for further research and insights.
Student Study Site

The open-access Student Study Site includes the following:

  • Mobile-friendly web quizzes allow for independent assessment of progress made in learning course material.
  • Carefully selected, video links feature relevant interviews, lectures, personal stories, inquiries, and other content for use in independent or classroom-based explorations of key topics.
  • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide your interpretation.  
  • Web resources are included for further research and insights.

 

Excellent resource that is accessible to students. Case examples bring the subject to life. Will consider as supplemental reading on our 'complex criminal investigations' module for the MSc programme.

Dr Michael Lewis
Social Science , Kaplan Professional
July 8, 2016

From the off this book enabled me to bring more lessons to life. The case studies and detail was enough to help me plan the time I spend building lessons better enabling much more inclusive and involved classes. The fact that one text book can help the lessons so easily is great. I will be recommending this to all and sundry for their use.
Well done and the added website offers some choice areas for both the students and the teachers. Added content that you dont need to search too hard for is always a bonus.

Mr Gary Howard
Social Science , Hopwood Hall College
February 8, 2016

A very well written and inclusive text-book that is easy to read. Excellent case studies demonstrating both theoretical and practical application in practice.

Dr Juanida Horne
Police Practice, University of South Africa
February 2, 2015

I hadn't realised that this was based on American law and policies and not the UK. therefore this is not suitable for me or my students.

Mrs Sally Underwood
School of Nursing & Midwifery, Sheffield University
December 11, 2014

Great book!! I love the investigation cases at the beginning of each chapter. I will be using these as assignments.

Professor Stephen Gontz
Liberal Arts, Louisiana State Univ At Eunice
October 20, 2014

The book gives a good overview of the processes involved during criminal investigations. A large range of case studies are used to demonstrates how theory is put into practice. The book includes some great points for discussion in class.

Mrs Sara Andrews
Science, West Cheshire College
August 12, 2014

I liked the information and graphics.

Dr Clint Osowski
Criminal Justice, Texas A & M International Univ
April 17, 2014

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Steven Gerard Brandl

Steven G. Brandl (Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1991) is a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Professor Brandl teaches numerous graduate and undergraduate courses including Criminal Investigation, Police Management, and Issues in Police Practice and Policy, among others. His research interests include police use of force, the hazards of police work, and criminal investigation.He has conducted research projects and consulted with numerous major metropolitan police departments, including the Milwaukee Police Department and the Chicago Police Department, as well as many suburban... More About Author

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