Criminal Investigation 12 9780078026577 Swanson's Criminal Investigation, Twelfth Edition, is widely recognized as the most accurate and comprehensive text in the field. This practical, step-by-step introduction to criminal investigation gives students a logical framework for understanding the investigative process. Major sections cover current issues, such as environmental crime, the looting of archaeological sites, videotaping of crime scenes, street gangs, and drugs. Case studies throughout the text emphasize the applied technique of criminal investigation. Graphs, charts, and compelling photographs depict the practical aspects of investigation and clarify difficult scientific concepts. Criminal Investigation is a comprehensive tool for students who are planning to work in law enforcement or a related field. Opening with a discussion of the evolution of criminal investigation and the importance of forensic science, this text fully explores the investigative process, types of crimes, and the trial process. Criminal Investigation differs from other texts on the subject in several highly important ways: • Presents criminal investigation as a science, rather than as an art, giving full importance to precision and rigorous methodology, setting it apart from and above other texts on the subject. • Places techniques into context by discussing typologies in depth, including offenses, offenders, and victims, enabling readers to take away a more comprehensive understanding of criminal investigation, while providing access to substantial reference information. • Includes crime-prevention sections that help crime scene investigators work with victims to avoid further loss. • Recognizes the uniformed officer's role in and contribution to the ultimate success of an investigation, separate from the role of the detective. The authors Charles R. Swanson, Neil C. Chamelin, Leonard Territo, and Robert W. Taylor bring their vast range of experiences to the topic. Collectively, they have worked in municipal police departments and a sheriff's office; been consultants to local, state, federal, and foreign police agencies; held faculty appointments in criminal justice departments; taught in police academies; and served as expert witnesses. The authors have written multiple books and articles and have presented papers at national conferences. Criminal Investigation reflects what they have learned from their practical experiences, supplemented by the relevant research. New to This Edition • Every chapter has been updated with the most current information. • A host of new photographs, figures, and tables have been added to reinforce and expand the text coverage. • Quick Fact boxes benefit students throughout the entire book. • Feature numbered boxes are included in most chapters to aid students and provide context. • A boxed feature highlights a new topic "Thinking Outside the Forensic Entomology." For Connect users, the free ReadAnywhere downloadable app is available on iOS and Android mobile devices. It gives students mobile freedom to access their ebook anywhere, even offline, on their smartphone or tablet. Connect creates a personalized study path that can be customized to individual student needs through SmartBook. SmartBook helps students study more efficiently by delivering an interactive reading experience through adaptive highlighting and review.
Criminal Investigation

Criminal Investigation

12th Edition
By Charles Swanson and Neil Chamelin and Leonard Territo and Robert W Taylor
ISBN10: 0078026571
ISBN13: 9780078026577
Copyright: 2019
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CHAPTER 1: The Evolution of Criminal Investigation and Forensic Science
CHAPTER 2: Legal Aspects of Investigation
CHAPTER 3: Investigators, the Investigative Process, and the Crime Scene
CHAPTER 4: Physical Evidence
CHAPTER 5: Interviewing and Interrogation
CHAPTER 6: Field Notes and Reporting
CHAPTER 7: The Follow-Up Investigation and Investigative Resources
CHAPTER 8: The Crime Laboratory
CHAPTER 9: Injury and Death Investigations
CHAPTER 10: Sex-Related Offenses
CHAPTER 11: Crimes against Children
CHAPTER 12: Human Trafficking
CHAPTER 13: Robbery
CHAPTER 14: Burglary
CHAPTER 15: Larceny/Theft and White-Collar Crime
CHAPTER 16: Vehicle Thefts and Related Offenses
CHAPTER 17: Cybercrime
CHAPTER 18: Agricultural, Wildlife, and Environmental Crimes
CHAPTER 19: Arson and Explosives Investigations
CHAPTER 20: Recognition, Control, and Investigation of Drug Abuse
CHAPTER 21: Terrorism
CHAPTER 22: The Trial Process and the Investigator as a Witness 

About the Author

Charles Swanson

Charles Mike R. Swanson holds a B.A. and M.A. in criminology from Florida State University and a Ph.D. in public administration from the University of Georgia, where he is a faculty member in the Carl Vinson Institute of Government. His primary responsibilities include providing applied research, technical assistance, and training to Georgia units of state and local government. A former patrol officer and detective with the Tampa Police Department, he also served as senior police planner and acting deputy director of the Florida Governor's Law Enforcement Council. Dr. Swanson has coauthored five books and is the author or coauthor of numerous monographs, articles, and conference papers.

Neil Chamelin

Neil C. Chamelin, an attorney, is a hearing officer in the Florida Division of Motor Vehicles. He previously served as director of Criminal Justice Programs for Troy State University–European Region; director of the Florida Police Standards and Training Commission; division director, Standards and Training Division; Florida Department of Law Enforcement; Administrator of the Police Science Division, Institute of Government at the University of Georgia; and director of the Florida Institute for Law Enforcement. He has served as a police officer in Sarasota, Florida. He is the coauthor of Criminal Law for Police Officers, Introduction to Criminal Justice, and Police Personnel Selection Process.

Leonard Territo

Leonard Territo is professor of criminology at the University of South Florida. Previously, he was chief deputy of the Leon County, Florida, Sheriff's Office, and served for nine years in the patrol, traffic, detective, and personnel and training divisions of the Tampa Police Department. He is former chairperson of the Department of Police Administration at St. Petersburg Junior College, where he also directed specialized continuing education programs for police officers through the Florida Institute for Law Enforcement. He has authored or coauthored numerous articles and technical reports, as well as eight books, including Police Administration: Structures, Process, and Behavior, and Crime and Justice in America.

Robert W Taylor

Robert W. Taylor holds a Ph.D. in urban studies from Portland State University. He is professor and director, Justice Administration and Leadership Program, Department of Criminology at the University of Texas–Dallas. He was founding director of the Caruth Police Institute. He served as a sworn police officer and major crimes detective in Portland, OR, and as consultant to various U.S. and international criminal justice agencies. He has authored or coauthored more than 150 articles, books, and manuscripts on police administration, contemporary police problems, international and domestic terrorism, human and drug trafficking, computer fraud, and criminal justice policy. Dr. Taylor received the University of North Texas Regent’s Lecture Award (2003) for his work in the Middle East, and the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences presented Dr. Taylor with the O.W. Wilson Award (2008) for his contribution to police education, research, and practice.



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