Criminal Investigation

This new edition of Swanson’s Criminal Investigation, 12e 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 found throughout the text depict the practical aspects of investigation and help to clarify difficult scientific concepts.

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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