Criminal Investigation (justice Series) by Michael D. LymanCriminal Investigation (justice Series) by Michael D. Lyman

Criminal Investigation (justice Series)

byMichael D. Lyman

Paperback | December 24, 2014

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Criminal Investigation, 2/e, provides an affordable, thought-provoking look at criminal investigations that uses clear writing and eye-catching visuals to get your students straight to the important concepts. By focusing on these core concepts, students will gain true understanding of the material, without becoming overwhelmed with unnecessary information. Lyman presents information that parallels the steps and considerations observed in an actual criminal investigation, blending scientific theories of crime detection with a practical approach to criminal investigation. The book's conversation-starting pedagogy encourages active participation in learning, moving students beyond memorization by engaging them in the latest research findings and current events shaping the field.


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Michael D. Lyman is a Professor of Criminal Justice at Columbia College, located in Columbia, Missouri. In addition to being a teaching faculty member, he serves as the program coordinator for the Master of Science of Criminal Justice Program and the founder of the college’s Forensic Science Program. Before entering the field of colle...
Title:Criminal Investigation (justice Series)Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 10.7 × 8.5 × 0.5 inPublished:December 24, 2014Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0133587940

ISBN - 13:9780133587944


Table of Contents

Brief Contents


Part 1.  Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation

1.         Foundations of Criminal Investigation

2.         The Crime Scene: Field Notes, Documenting, and Reporting

3.         Processing the Crime Scene

Part 2.  Follow-Up Investigative Processes

4.         Identifying Criminal suspects field and Laboratory Processes

5.         Legal Issues in Criminal Investigation

Part 3.  Obtaining Information

6.         Interviews and Interrogations

7.         Criminal Intelligence and Surveillance Operations

8.         Informant Management and Undercover Operations

Part 4.  Crimes against Persons

9.         Death Investigations

10.        Robbery

11.        Assault and Related Offenses

12.        Missing and Abducted Persons

13.        Crimes against Children: Child Abuse and Child Fatalities

Part 5.  Crimes against Property

14.        Theft-Related Offenses

15.        Arson and Bombings

Part 6.  Terrorism

16.        Terrorism and National Security Crimes