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Handbook of Criminal Investigation

Edited by: Tim Newburn , Tom Williamson , Alan Wright

Print publication date:  May  2007
Online publication date:  August  2012

Print ISBN: 9781843921882
eBook ISBN: 9780203118177
Adobe ISBN: 9781136308246

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This book provides the most comprehensive and authoritative book yet published on the subject of criminal investigation, a rapidly developing area within the police and other law enforcement agencies, and an important sub discipline within police studies.

The subject is rarely out of the headlines, and there is widespread media interest in criminal investigation. Within the police rapid strides are being made in the direction of professionalizing the criminal investigation process, and it has been a particular focus as a means of improving police performance. A number of important reports have been published in the last few years, highlighting the importance of the criminal investigation process not only to the work of the police but to public confidence in this. Each of these reports has identified shortcomings in the way criminal investigations have been conducted, and has made recommendations for improvement . 

The Handbook of Criminal Investigation  provides a rigorous and critical approach to not only the process of criminal investigation, but also the context in which this takes place, the theory underlying it, and the variety of factors which influence approaches to it. It will be an indispensable source of reference for anybody with an interest in, and needing to know about, criminal investigation. Contributors to the book are drawn from both practitioners in the field and academics.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Understanding Investigation Download PDF
Chapter  2:  History of criminal investigation Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Social context of criminal investigation Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Psychology and criminal investigation Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Law and criminal investigation Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Criminal investigation and the media Download PDF
Chapter  7:  International structures and transnational crime Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Criminal intelligence and the National Intelligence Model Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The investigation of high-volume crime Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Investigation order and major crime inquiries Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Private investigation Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Principles of forensic identification science Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Forensic investigation in the UK Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Trace biometrics and criminal investigations Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The application of forensic science to criminal investigation Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Models of investigation Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Covert surveillance and informer handling Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Victims and witnesses in criminal investigations Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Investigative interviewing Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Profiling suspects Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Profiling places: geodemographics and GIS Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The management, supervision and oversight of criminal investigations Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Critical incidents: investigation, management and training Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Ethics and corruption Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Miscarriages of justice Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Professionalizing criminal investigation Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The future of investigation Download PDF
Glossary Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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