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Criminal Investigation, Fifth Edition

Author(s): Aric W. Dutelle, MFS, Washington State University
Ronald F. Becker, JD, Chaminade University
  • ISBN-13: 9781284082852
  • Paperback    442 pages      © 2019
Price: $154.95 US List
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Where Criminal Justice and Forensic Science Come Together

10 Reasons Why You Should Adopt Criminal Investigation.  Need we say more?

A crime has occurred. Now what? From the crime scene to the courtroom, Criminal Investigation walks students through the entire investigative process and the roles involved, including police officers, investigators, forensic personnel, defense lawyers, and prosecutors. This integrated approach paints a realistic picture of how crimes are actually solved with fascinating real-world examples. Featuring a new, full-color interior design, the Fifth Edition incorporates modern investigative methods and procedures for multiple crime types, including homicide, assault, robbery, theft, burglary, arson, terrorism, cybercrime, and a new chapter dedicated to underwater investigations. New sections discussing digital evidence, including cell phones and GPS, tracking technology, and social media keep students on the cutting-edge of investigative techniques and forensic science developments. The cohesive and accessible approach combined with practical applications make Criminal Investigation, Fifth Edition the easy choice for students pursuing careers in law enforcement and the criminal justice system.

Features & Benefits

  • ENGAGING - NEW FULL-COLOR interior design with over 200 NEW and REVISED figures and photos greatly improves clarity to illustrate important information
  • REVISED - All chapters have been updated to reflect the latest investigative techniques and procedures
  • RELEVANT - NEW Ripped From the Headlines boxes encourage readers to apply key concepts to contemporary, real-world events
  • NEW chapter discusses underwater investigations, including how to process, document, and photograph underwater crime scenes
  • REORGANIZED - Based on market research and reviewer feedback, chapters have been reordered in response to popular demand
  • COMPREHENSIVE - All types of criminal investigations are covered, including assault, homicide, robbery, theft, burglary, arson, terrorism, cybercrime, and more
  • APPLIED - Case in Point boxes connect the material to actual crimes that were solved using the investigative techniques and procedures presented
  • PRACTICAL - The popular Investigator's Notebook (formerly titled Officer's Notebook) feature offers students a realistic glimpse into the lives of law enforcement and investigators
  • SUPPORTIVE - Instructor resources include a complete Test Bank, lecture slides in PowerPoint format, an Image Bank in PowerPoint format, and a comprehensive Instructor's Manual with lecture outlines.

Applicable Courses

Criminal Investigation, Fifth Edition is the ideal text for undergraduate criminal investigation courses within the criminal justice and justice administration departments.

Section  I  Criminal Investigation
Chapter  1  Introduction to Criminal Investigation
Chapter  2  The Law of Search and Seizure
Chapter  3  Managing Criminal Investigations and Cultivating Sources of Information
Section  II  The Basics of Criminal Investigation
Chapter  4  The Crime Scene
Chapter  5  Physical Evidence
Chapter  6  Suspect Identification
Chapter  7  Interview and Interrogation
Section  III  Specialized Investigations
Chapter  8  Firearms Investigation
Chapter  9  Death Investigation
Chapter  10  Theft, Burglary, and Robbery
Chapter  11  Assault Investigation
Chapter  12  Drug Offenses
Chapter  13  Arson and explosives investigation
Chapter  14  Computer Crime and Digital Evidence
Chapter  15  Terrorism and Homeland Security
Chapter  16  Underwater Investigations
Section  IV  Preparing for Court
Chapter  17  Defense Lawyers, Prosecutors, and Investigators
Chapter  18  Expert Testimony
Appendix  A  Professional Organizations Pertaining to Criminal Investigation
Appendix  B  Bank Crime Statistics
Appendix  C  Processing the Scene of Mass Fatality Incidents

Aric W. Dutelle, MFS-Washington State University

Aric Dutelle has been involved in law enforcement for over 17 years. During this time, he has held positions as a police officer, deputy sheriff, crime scene technician, and reserve medico-legal investigator. He has a Master of Forensic Sciences (MFS) degree, with a specialty in impression evidence and is the author of over 20 articles, as well as author and co-author of seven texts, to include An Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation (now in its 3rd edition), Criminal Investigation 5e, Basic Crime Scene Photography (now in its 2nd edition), and Ethics for the Public Service Professional (now in its 2nd edition). He was previously a tenured professor with the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, having been responsible for developing, implementing and managing the Forensic Investigation program, within the Department of Criminal Justice.

In addition to his University obligations, the author served for 7 years as a forensic instructor for the United States Department of Justice’s International Criminal Investigation Training Assistance Program (ICITAP), specializing in and providing training in crime scene processing methodologies and techniques around the globe. The author currently lectures at Washington State University. He continues to be actively involved in forensic and crime scene training and education, in addition to consulting and assisting law enforcement agencies with criminal investigations.

Ronald F. Becker, JD-Chaminade University

Professor Becker completed his studies for a Bachelor of Science degree in Police Science at Sam Houston State University in 1969. He went on to finish his Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction at Texas Agricultural & Mechanical University in 1972. A short hiatus from higher education found him with the Mineral County, Montana, Sheriff’s Office, culminating his work as a criminal investigator there and then leaving for St. Mary’s Law School in 1981.

Upon completion of his law studies and passing the Texas Bar Examination in 1983, Professor Becker became a partner in the general litigation firm of Gish, Radtke and Becker in Boerne, Texas. The firm became a successful personal injury litigation practice. During that time Professor Becker served as the Boerne Municipal Court Judge, County Judge, and Juvenile Court Judge.

In 1991 Professor Becker began a teaching career at Texas State University in the Criminal Justice Department. In 1994 he created a facility for training public safety divers in underwater investigation based on a forensic protocol. He has published four books and five editions of this Criminal Investigation text. During his tenure he has published numerous articles and textbook chapters.

Professor Becker currently is currently a full professor at Chaminade University, serving as chair for the Criminal Justice and Criminology Program. Professor Becker is a member of the Hawaii Emergency Preparedness Executive Consortium and an advisory board member for the Hawaii Law Enforcement Memorial.

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9781284082852

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Instructor Manual
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