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Criminal Investigation, Third Edition

Author(s): Ronald F. Becker, JD, Chaminade University
  • ISBN-13: 9781449629786
  • Paperback    581 pages      © 2009
Price: International Sales $179.95 US List
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Criminal Investigation, Third Edition, takes an integrated approach to the investigation process. This introductory text explores how contributors to criminal investigation—and its resulting prosecution—are more effective when they understand and appreciate their role on the team, what role other team members play, and how it all comes together. Readers will learn how investigations are connected to a team that is much larger than those charged with the investigations of a crime. The end result is a solid foundation in criminal investigation.

An accompanying TestBank is available for instructor download under the below Resources tab.

Features & Benefits

  • New information on CSI related topics, including computer and internet based investigations and fingerprinting
  • Coverage of the reorganization and updating of information related to Private Security investigations, such as background checks, surveillance, and retail-loss prevention
  • New information on underwater investigations
  • Increased sections on terrorism discuss new topics such as asymmetric warfare and infrastructure vulnerability

Applicable Courses

Criminal Investigation, Third Edition is intended for use in Criminal Justice programs offering undergraduate criminal investigation classes.

Chapter  1  Introduction to Criminal Investigation
Chapter  2  A Brief History of Criminal Investigation
Chapter  3  The Crime Scene
Chapter  4  The Law of Search and Seizure
Chapter  5  Blood Evidence
Chapter  6  Suspect Identification
Chapter  7  Managing Criminal Investigations and Cultivating Sources of Information
Chapter  8  Interrogation
Chapter  9  Firearms Investigation
Chapter  10  Death Investigation
Chapter  11  Assault
Chapter  12  Robbery
Chapter  13  Sexual Assault
Chapter  14  Theft and Burglary
Chapter  15  Drug Offenses
Chapter  16  Arson
Chapter  17  Terrorism
Chapter  18  Organized Crime
Chapter  19  White-Collar Crime
Chapter  20  Underwater Investigations
Chapter  21  Defense Lawyers, Prosecutors, and Investigators
Chapter  22  Expert Testimony

Ronald F. Becker, JD-Chaminade University

Director of the Criminal Justices Program
Chaminade University of Honolulu

Additional Titles by this Author
  • “This book has been the preferred book for the class for over a year. It's well organized and has a logical flow that other texts do not.”

    -Eric Lenhart
    Tiffin University

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9781449629786

Answers to End of Chapter Questions
Instructor Manual
Slides in PowerPoint Format
Test Bank