Criminal Investigation (justice Series)

Paperback | January 11, 2017

byMichael D Lyman

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For courses in Criminal Investigation


Brief. Affordable. Visual.
Criminal Investigation, Third Edition, 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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For courses in Criminal Investigation Brief. Affordable. Visual. Criminal Investigation, Third Edition, 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, studen...

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 coll...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 10.7 × 8.5 × 0.6 inPublished:January 11, 2017Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:013454868X

ISBN - 13:9780134548685

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Table of 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