Investigating a Homicide

Author: Timothy Sweetman
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 0942728777
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Law

Follow a detective and his partner through the twists and turns of their real-life investigation that proves that nothing is ever as simple as it seems. This workbook covers all aspects of criminal investigation. Students participate in the investigative process with numerous discussion/short-answer questions. Designed for individual, group, or classroom use, the workbook combines the working scenario of an investigator with the academic requirements of cognitive and writing skills. This provocative homicide will provide your students with outstanding insight into the mind of an investigator with years of knowledge, while at the same time driving home the practical application of criminal investigation theory and concepts.

Complete Crime Scene Investigation Handbook

Author: Everett Baxter Jr.
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781498701457
Release Date: 2015-05-20
Genre: Law

Crime scene investigators are the foundation for every criminal investigation. The admissibility and persuasiveness of evidence in court, and in turn, the success of a case, is largely dependent upon the evidence being properly collected, recorded, and handled for future analysis by investigators and forensic analysts in the lab. Complete Crime Scene Investigation Handbook is the most complete, one-stop practical reference for law enforcement and crime scene professionals as well as students looking to enter the field. The book provides step-by-step methods and best practice protocols for effectively finding, recognizing, recording, collecting, preserving, handling, and packaging evidence. With more than 650 full color photos and illustrations the book covers: The investigative team and its responsibilities The rules for forensic search and seizure Proper documentation of evidence via note-taking, photography, and sketching Search patterns and the special considerations for various searches The use of alternative light sources Presumptive tests via luminol and other methods Latent fingerprint processing Evidence collection and packaging Serological, trace, firearms, toolmark, footwear, tire, and digital evidence Injury documentation Appendices with a full compliment of sample forms, equipment lists, and checklists to assist in crime scene investigation A special considerations section reviews topics such as shooting scene and bloodstain documentation, clandestine graves and scattered human remains, fire scenes, and questioned document evidence. The final chapters examine how to develop a working plan and processing methodology as well as effective report writing. This book is a must-have reference for experienced forensic, crime scene, and investigative professionals as well as students in forensic science programs looking to enter the field. A specially developed companion lab exercise workbook—The Complete Crime Scene Investigation Workbook (ISBN: 978-1-4987-0142-6)—is also available for purchase and can be used in conjunction with this handbook, both for group training purposes or for individuals looking for hands-on self-study.

Criminal Investigation

Author: Becker
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781449602154
Release Date: 2012-02-16
Genre: Law

Designed for Criminal Investigation courses, this thoroughly revised and updated Fourth Edition integrates criminal investigation with forensic science and legal foundations. It provides an in-depth look at the investigative process as well as the ethical considerations that apply. Discussions on investigative procedures, detailed figures, and real-life examples enhance the reader’s understanding and demonstrate how to effectively apply the techniques and tools presented. This ideal resource covers all aspects of criminal investigation pertaining to all types of crimes, not just homicide. It contains chapters on assault, aggravated assault, sexual assault, robbery, theft, burglary, arson, terrorism, cybercrime, and more. The integrated and accessible approach of the Fourth Edition will provide the reader with a solid foundation in criminal investigation techniques and procedures, as well as the applicable forensic and constitutional considerations. Criminal Investigation, Fourth Edition can be bundled with these online lab manuals and workbook, that along with the student companion website, provide your students with a solid foundation in criminal investigation. Ask your sales representative for discount bundle pricing and ISBN information. -Criminal Investigation Workbook, by Aric Dutelle -Basic Laboratory Manual for Forensic Science, by Ann Wolbert Burgess -Laboratory Manual for Criminalistics and Forensic Science, by Sherry T. Brown Key Features: -Chapters have been reorganized, and some combined, to include new up-to-date and relevant material. -Readers will learn how investigations are connected to a team that is much larger than those charged with the investigation of the crime, which includes first responders, forensic personnel, and prosecutors.

Chain of Evidence

Author: Timothy Sweetman
Publisher: Delmar Pub
ISBN: 0942728866
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Genre: Education

This workbook leads the reader down the chain of evidence for a case—from first officer at the scene through court. The reader, as an investigator, processes the evidence and follows its appearance through court. He/She learns firsthand what it is like to deal with the political, legal, moral, and real-life issues that define and limit the collection, preservation, and acceptance of evidence into court.

Criminal Investigation

Author: Kären Hess
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781435469938
Release Date: 2009-02-23
Genre: Social Science

Criminal Investigation, 9th Edition is a practical, applied textbook that succinctly yet comprehensively covers the very latest in investigative tools and techniques as well as established investigative procedures. The text stresses practical procedures, techniques, and applications of private and public investigations to provide learners with a solid foundation in criminal investigation. It seamlessly integrates coverage of modern investigative tools alongside discussion of established investigation policies, procedures, and techniques for the law enforcement officer. Coverage has been updated and enhanced for such important topics such as terrorism and homeland security, the `CSI Effect, cybercrime, federal law enforcement investigations, crimes against children, forensics and physical evidence, investigative photography and sketching, identity theft, white-collar crime, ethics, and much more. Criminal Investigation, 9th Edition includes a carefully structured learning system, checklists, and visuals to make learning easy. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Criminal Investigation

Author: James W. Osterburg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317523260
Release Date: 2013-04-29
Genre: Law

This text presents the fundamentals of criminal investigation and provides a sound method for reconstructing a past event (i.e., a crime), based on three major sources of information — people, records, and physical evidence. Its tried-and-true system for conducting an investigation is updated with the latest techniques available, teaching the reader new ways of obtaining information from people, including mining the social media outlets now used by a broad spectrum of the public; how to navigate the labyrinth of records and files currently available online; and fresh ways of gathering, identifying, and analyzing physical evidence.

Cold Case Christianity

Author: J. Warner Wallace
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 9781434705464
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Religion

Written by an L. A. County homicide detective and former atheist, Cold-Case Christianity examines the claims of the New Testament using the skills and strategies of a hard-to-convince criminal investigator. Christianity could be defined as a “cold case”: it makes a claim about an event from the distant past for which there is little forensic evidence. In Cold-Case Christianity, J. Warner Wallace uses his nationally recognized skills as a homicide detective to look at the evidence and eyewitnesses behind Christian beliefs. Including gripping stories from his career and the visual techniques he developed in the courtroom, Wallace uses illustration to examine the powerful evidence that validates the claims of Christianity. A unique apologetic that speaks to readers’ intense interest in detective stories, Cold-Case Christianity inspires readers to have confidence in Christ as it prepares them to articulate the case for Christianity.

Practical Cold Case Homicide Investigations Procedural Manual

Author: Richard H. Walton
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439857021
Release Date: 2013-12-23
Genre: Law

Designed for use by investigators in any agency, large or small, Practical Cold Case Homicide Investigations Procedural Manual provides an overview of the means and methods by which previously reported and investigated—yet unresolved—homicides might be solved. Written by an experienced cold case investigator and consultant, this convenient handbook is drawn from the author’s previous work, Cold Case Homicides: Practical Investigative Techniques and follows the successful format of Vernon Geberth’s Practical Homicide Investigation: Checklist and Field Guide. The book examines the basics of case identification and reactivation, providing insight into file retrieval and review. It discusses the legal aspects of cold case investigation and prosecution and explores how to take advantage of technology and forensics advances developed since the case went cold—including forensic and people-searching databases. Readers will learn how techniques used in current homicide investigations have an expanded role in cold case investigations. The convenient format features a summary and checklist template and includes simple, step-by-step instructions. While cold cases are frustrating for investigators and victims’ families, this book shows how modern cold case homicide investigation can best exploit the primary solvability factors of changes in technology and changes in relationships—turning the concept of time as an enemy into time as a friend.

Cold Case Christianity for Kids

Author: J. Warner Wallace
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 9781434710956
Release Date: 2016-10-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Between the ages of 8 and 12, kids often start to wonder if Christianity is true. In Cold-Case Christianity for Kids, detective J. Warner Wallace draws readers into the thrill of high-stakes investigation by showing them how to think rather than telling them what to think. In this children's companion to the bestselling Cold-Case Christianity, detective Wallace gets kids excited about testing witnesses, examining the evidence, and investigating the case for Christianity. Includes author illustrations and links to a website (coldcasechristianityforkids.com) where kids can download activities, fill in case notes, and earn a certificate of merit. Detective Wallace gets kids excited about testing witnesses, examining the evidence, and investigating the case for Christianity.

The Investigator

Author: Gary Habermas
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1545273928
Release Date: 2017-04-09
Genre:

Did Jesus Christ really exist? If he did exist, did he perform miracles? Did he really die on the cross? Did Jesus rise from the dead? Is Jesus Christ the Son of God? If you have ever struggled to answer any of these questions, this workbook is for you. This workbook serves as a companion piece to the feature film, "The Investigator." Inspired by true events, "The Investigator" follows the story of James Buanacore, a veteran police detective turned high school criminal justice teacher, who is challenged by his students to investigate the homicide of Jesus Christ. The workbook is a powerful teaching tool, providing the perfect way for viewers to continue a more in depth investigation into the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. For non-believers and those who doubt their faith, this book will provide the answers using historical evidence from both Christian and non-Christian sources. For Christians, it will provide the tools to educate skeptical friends and family about the facts behind the Christian faith. To help us with our journey, we've turned to world renowned author and apologist, Dr. Gary Habermas, to present the facts and help us learn the historical truth about Jesus Christ.

Criminal Investigation

Author: James Lasley
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 9780133081091
Release Date: 2013-05-30
Genre: Law

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION: AN ILLUSTRATED CASE STUDY APPROACH is today’s most modern, complete, visual, and “reality-based” guide to criminal investigation. Unlike other texts, it presents both written cases and a full sequence of photos for each case, enabling students to view crime scenes from top-to-bottom, and realistically apply investigative concepts. The authors first introduce core investigative tools, demonstrating the proper use of law and evidence gathering techniques. Next, they present detailed methods for investigating a wide spectrum of specific crimes. Each type of crime is illuminated with a detailed case study and a complete series of properly-sequenced crime scene photos. This text’s “no punches pulled” coverage helps students understand exactly what to expect in the field. It also contains detailed coverage of many crimes that other books overlook, including street gang crime, and crimes involving explosives.

Practical Analysis and Reconstruction of Shooting Incidents Second Edition

Author: Edward E. Hueske
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781498707671
Release Date: 2015-11-05
Genre: Law

Practical Analysis and Reconstruction of Shooting Incidents, Second Edition presents a holistic approach to shooting incident analysis and reconstruction, covering the entire spectrum of related sub-disciplines of forensic science. The book reviews basic firearm design and function, ammunition components, and terminology, explaining what constitutes pertinent evidence and appropriate results relative to autopsies, forensic laboratory analysis, and reenactments. The second edition features numerous additions including: Four new chapters Complete and extensive updates to all 16 original chapters Three case studies contributed by renowned professionals in the field New and revised exercises at the ends of chapters, with answers provided An expanded glossary of terminology Nearly 340 figures and illustrations, with several in full color New and updated references and suggested readings Appendices containing relevant terminology, checklists, and other resources The book details the mathematics of shooting reconstruction in clear, precise language that allows readers—both those with and without extensive science backgrounds—to apply a logical thought process to the evaluation of shooting scene evidence in order to establish the probable related events to the shooting incident. This new edition provides up-to-date information for field investigators to recognize, preserve, document, and interpret the physical evidence typically found after shooting incidents. In addition to the hundreds of illustrations, the book uses both case studies and step-by-step outlines to clearly describe the required analytical processes involved in reconstructing and interpreting shooting incident scenes.

Interviewing and Investigating

Author: Stephen P. Parsons
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 9781454873464
Release Date: 2016-09-16
Genre: Law

Interviewing and Investigating: Essential Skills for the Legal Professional, 6E reflects a thorough and practical approach, for a strong foundation in interviewing and investigating, as well as in the civil, criminal, and non-litigation contexts in which they are used. This comprehensive text uses realistic case scenarios, practical exercises, illustrations, and examples to teach the essential skills of interviewing and investigating, helping students to master rather than memorize the skills. Led by an experienced practitioner and author, readers will make connections between law and fact, engage in critical analysis, and develop specific communication skills that are indispensable in practice. Key Features: Summaries of newly decided cases involving attorney-client privilege and the use of social media to communicate. References to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in Chapters 3 and 4 revised to reflect December 2015 amendments, including: FRCP 26(c)(1)(B): cost shifting in connection with a motion for protective order during discovery FRCP 37(e): national standard for imposition of sanctions for spoliation of ESI FRCP 16(b)(3):judicial input on certain e-discovery issues at the outset of a case. References to Federal Rules of Evidence 801(d)(1)(B) and 803(6)(7)(8) updated and new examples added. New section on the confrontation clause. All websites updated and new sites added. Discussions of e-discovery updated to reflect the latest developments in online social networking and technology. In updated case studies, social media plays a significant role in the characters’ lives—sometimes to their detriment. Expansion of the treatment of public records and the explanation of what state public records acts cover and how to access them. Refreshed instructor’s manual providing a sample syllabus, suggested approaches to using the various pedagogical features in the text, instructions and evaluation form for persons roleplaying as witnesses, and a complete test bank with answers.

Effective Interviewing and Interrogation Techniques

Author: William L. Fleisher
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123819873
Release Date: 2010-10-01
Genre: Social Science

Effective Interviewing and Interrogation Techniques believably answers the question, How do you know when someone is lying? It also provides a guide for interviewing probable suspects and interrogating likely perpetrators on techniques and tradecraft. This book covers topics about searching for truth and revealing lies. It presents forensic assessments based on psychophysiology, and assessments on the basis of non-verbal behavior. The book also covers interview and interrogation preparation, as well as question formulation. It discusses the Morgan Interview Theme Technique or MITT, and the Forensic Assessment Interview or FAINT. The book addresses techniques for interviewing children and the mentally challenged, and offers information about pre-employment interviews. It also explains how to understand aggressive behavior and how to deal with angry people. The book concludes by presenting future methods for searching for the truth. Law enforcement and security professionals, as well as prosecutors, criminal defense lawyers, and civil litigators will find this book invaluable. The only book to address FAINT, IIT, and MITT in one source Enables the interviewer to obtain a confession that can stand up in court Includes an online workbook with practical exercises to assist the reader