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International Criminal Investigations

International Criminal Investigations Author Adejoké Babington-Ashaye
ISBN-10 9462367795
Release 2017-12-06
Pages 390
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"A resource book on selected topics assessing more than twenty years of international criminal investigations, while addressing the practicalities and challenges of such investigations. It explores, from the perspective of expert practitioners, a thematic approach to important issues such as investigative strategies, planning and interview techniques for specific witnesses, financial investigations, while incorporating the personal experiences of those who have served as pioneers in this field"--Back cover.



Criminal Investigation

Criminal Investigation Author Michael F. Brown
ISBN-10 9780080503417
Release 2001-05-17
Pages 348
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This textbook provides students and law enforcement officers with the fundamentals of the criminal investigation process, from arrival on the scene to trial procedures. Written in a clear and simple style, Criminal Investigation: Law and Practice surpasses traditional texts by presenting a unique combination of legal, technical, and procedural aspects of the criminal investigation. The hands-on approach taken by the author helps to increase the learning experience. Criminal Investigation: Law and Practice, Second Edition, has been written to provide future law enforcement officers with a basic understanding of the investigative process. It merges two areas that are crucial to the successful completion of an investigation: the law, both criminal and procedural, and criminal investigative techniques. It is writen to provide the student investigator with the information needed to complete and investigation that can result in a successful prosecution. - comprehensive coverage of the criminal investigation, from arrival on the scene to trial procedures -unique combination of legal, technical, and procedural aspects of criminal investigation -many updated cases, many personally experienced by the author.



Criminal Procedure Law and Practice

Criminal Procedure  Law and Practice Author Rolando V. del Carmen
ISBN-10 9781305577367
Release 2016-01-01
Pages 576
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Packed with examples from real-world situations faced by today's law enforcement professionals, CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: LAW AND PRACTICE, 10th Edition gives readers a practical and authoritative look at the most current guidelines in criminal procedure. Comprehensive and accurate without bogging readers down in unnecessary details, the text includes cutting-edge coverage of the law as it relates to arrests, searches and seizures, vehicle stops, use of force, interrogations, and line-ups. It also discusses current topics such as racial profiling, DNA evidence, plea bargaining, seizures of text/email messages, and many others. Interesting case briefs, sample police forms, hypothetical cases, and coverage of the most recent Supreme Court rulings keep the text as relevant as ever. Its clear, reader-friendly presentation makes law enforcement concepts easy to understand and apply. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



The Psychology of Criminal Investigation

The Psychology of Criminal Investigation Author Andy Griffiths
ISBN-10 9781317267355
Release 2018-05-20
Pages 296
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The contribution of psychological research to the prevention of miscarriages of justice and the development of effective investigative techniques is now established to a point where law enforcement agencies in numerous countries either employ psychologists as part of their staff, or work in cooperation with academic institutions. The application of psychology to investigation is particularly effective when academics and practitioners work together. This book brings together leading experts to discuss the application of psychology to criminal investigation. This book offers an overview of models of investigation from a psychological and practical view point, covering topics such as investigative decision making, the presentation of evidence, witness testimony, the detection of deception, interviewing suspects and evidence-based police training. It is essential reading for students, researchers and practitioners engaged with police practice, investigation and forensic psychology.



Practical Methods for Legal Investigations

Practical Methods for Legal Investigations Author Dean A. Beers, CLI
ISBN-10 1439844852
Release 2011-02-09
Pages 382
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Legal investigators are responsible for providing factual evidence – as the fact finders, they are the foundation for the attorneys they work with daily. The attorney is responsible for forming and implementing the legal strategy and presenting it to the judge or jury. The legal investigator provides checks and balances to ensure that no evidence is being forced upon a theory, and that no theory is being forced upon the evidence. Practical Methods for Legal Investigations: Concepts and Protocols in Civil and Criminal Cases presents legal investigators with a step-by-step process that reveals how to methodically find and report evidence in every aspect of the investigative process. Similar to the scientific principle of using research to prove or disprove a theory, the author’s Investigative Protocol is designed to find the facts that prove or disprove criminal charges, civil allegations, or elements thereof. The book includes case studies that clearly detail how the process of the Investigative Protocol applies to every assignment of the case and to the case as a whole. Comprehensive and methodical, the system provides a map to the truth. Readers can discuss the book on the Yahoo Group Practical Methods for Legal Investigations. On March 25, 2012, Dean and Karen Beers were featured guests on Crime Time with Vito Colucci on the BusinessTalkRadio Network. Dean Beers discusses the book in a video on the CRC Press YouTube Channel.



Fundamentals of Criminal Practice

Fundamentals of Criminal Practice Author Thomas McClure
ISBN-10 0735570949
Release 2010-12-15
Pages 519
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Fundamentals of Criminal Practice: Law and Procedure focuses on the types of actions that are taken by the police, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and paralegals who handle criminal cases. From investigation and discovery, to trial and sentencing, this text traces every step of the way through four hypothetical criminal cases that illustrate procedure, raise discussion questions, and engage students in skill-building exercises. Realistic and practical, Fundamentals of Criminal Practice prepares paralegal students for success in a prosecutor or defense counseland’s office. This text is available in ebook format from the VitalSource Store. To download and use the ebook, you will need the free VitalSource Bookshelf software. DOWNLOAD NOW Complete and practical, Fundamentals of Criminal Practice: Law and Procedure, features: a logical three-part organization Criminal Law: The criminal justice system, principles of criminal law, and types of criminal offenses Criminal Procedure: From commission of the offense to plea bargaining and diversion Criminal Procedure: Trials and their aftermath an emphasis on the role of paralegals, lawyers, and law enforcement in criminal cases four hypothetical cases woven throughout the text that illustrate procedure, raise discussion questions, and offer opportunities for research exercises a state reckless homicide charge, involving drunk driving a drug possession case that could be prosecuted in either state or federal court two federal securities fraud cases coverage of both white collar and and“street crime, and” from both state and federal perspectives excerpts from statutes, court opinions, investigative reports, and pleadings Strong pedagogy discussion questions exercises marginal definitions references to useful websites end-of-chapter review questions assignments that mirror the tasks a paralegal would perform in a prosecutor or defense counseland’s office



Criminal Investigation

Criminal Investigation Author Peter Stelfox
ISBN-10 9781134733279
Release 2013-08-21
Pages 256
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Criminal investigation has a high profile in the media, and has attracted widespread interest. Within the police it has been a rapidly developing field. Important scientific and technological developments have had a considerable impact on practice, and significant steps have been taken in the direction of professionalizing the whole process of investigation. Within police studies criminal investigation has now emerged as an important sub-discipline. Criminal Investigation provides an authoritative and highly readable introduction to the subject from somebody ideally placed to write about it, focusing on how police practitioners carry out investigations. It looks systematically at the purpose and role of criminal investigation; the legal, policy and organizational context in which criminal investigation takes place; the evidence and information that criminal investigators seek; the process and methods of criminal investigation; the knowledge, techniques and decision making abilities that practitioners require to carry out criminal investigations; how and why it is that some crimes are solved and some are not; the supervision of criminal investigation; and a review of some of the key contemporary issues that have a bearing on criminal investigation. Criminal Investigation will be essential reading for both policing practitioners (student police officers as well as officers taking higher levels of CPD within the police service) and students taking courses in criminal investigation, forensic sciences and investigation, police studies and police science, and other courses where a knowledge of criminal investigation is required.



The Complete Idiot s Guide to Criminal Investigation

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Criminal Investigation Author Alan Axelrod
ISBN-10 0028643461
Release 2002
Pages 357
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This book is the ideal entry point to learning about criminal investigation and forensics, including both the theoretical and practical aspects of the ways society copes with, and the way law enforcement investigates, crime today.



Criminal Procedure and the Supreme Court

Criminal Procedure and the Supreme Court Author Rolando V. del Carmen
ISBN-10 1442201584
Release 2010-09-15
Pages 382
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In any episode of the popular television show Law and Order, questions of police procedure in collecting evidence often arise. Was a search legal? Was the evidence obtained lawfully? Did the police follow the rules in pursuing their case? While the show depicts fictional cases and scenarios, police procedure with regard to search and seizure is a real and significant issue in the criminal justice system today. The subject of many Supreme Court decisions, they seriously impact the way police pursue their investigations, the way prosecutors proceed with their cases, and the way defense attorneys defend their clients. This book answers these questions and explains these decisions in accessible and easy to follow language. Each chapter explores a separate case or series of cases involving the application of the Fourth Amendment to current police investigatory practices or prosecutorial conduct of the criminal trial. The police-related cases involve topics such as searches of suspects (both prior and incident to arrest), pretext stops, the knock-and-announce rule, interrogation procedures, and the parameters of an individual's reasonable expectation of privacy. The prosecutor-related cases involve topics such as jury selection, the right to counsel, and sentencing. This important overview serves as an introduction to the realities and practicalities of police investigation and the functioning of the criminal justice system when search and seizure becomes an issue.



Anticipative Criminal Investigation

Anticipative Criminal Investigation Author Marianne F.H. Hirsch Ballin
ISBN-10 9789067048439
Release 2012-03-06
Pages 684
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The book assesses the adoption of counterterrorism measures in the Netherlands and the United States, which facilitate criminal investigations with a preventive focus (anticipative criminal investigations), from the perspective of rule of law principles. Anticipative criminal investigation has emerged in the legal systems of the Netherlands and the United States as a consequence of counterterrorism approaches where the objective of realizing terrorism prevention is combined with the objective to eventually prosecute and punish terrorists. This book has addressed this new preventive function of criminal justice and identified the rule of law principles limiting the role of criminal investigation in terrorism prevention. The possibilities and limits of criminal investigation in general and of cooperation and the division of responsibilities between law enforcement and intelligence have been addressed in a manner transcending differences between national legal systems. Valuable for academics and practitioners interested in criminal investigation, rule of law and counterterrorism.



Criminal Procedure

Criminal Procedure Author Joel Samaha
ISBN-10 9781305969001
Release 2016-12-05
Pages 704
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This straightforward introduction to criminal procedure combines case excerpts with clear, detailed legal discussion and analysis to give students a solid understanding of the field. The book's longtime success can be attributed to the author's ability to help readers grasp the complexities of law by clearly presenting all sides of an issue. Professor Samaha wants students to go beyond simply memorizing procedures. While most criminal procedure texts focus on how to, Samaha combines how and why. The text addresses the entire criminal process -- from crime prevention and criminal investigation to post-conviction sentencing and review. CRIMINAL PROCEDURE, Tenth Edition highlights the enormous impact of the digital revolution throughout the criminal process, provides the latest appellate court cases and new U.S. Magistrate published decisions, and updates such key topics as the changing political nature of the Supreme Court, domestic terrorism, and immigration law. What’s more, the MindTap that accompanies this text helps students practice and master techniques and key concepts while engaging them with video cases, career-based decision-making scenarios, visual summaries, and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Criminal Investigation Handbook formerly Police Investigation Handbook

Criminal Investigation Handbook  formerly Police Investigation Handbook Author Thomas P. Mauriello
ISBN-10 9781579114282
Release 2018-09-14
Pages 1460
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Criminal Investigation Handbook now contains critical information you need to know about use of the internet in perpetrating a computer crime -- especially cybercrime - and websites, e-mail addresses, and databases you can use in your investigation! It provides you with current information in a format that is easy to understand and apply to your investigation. Whether you are a law enforcement officer, prosecutor, or criminal defense lawyer, you will find the information in this book useful to your case. Covering the practical aspects of an investigation as well as pertinent legal analysis - and including a wealth of illustrations, checklists, and forms - this title will prove itself invaluable to your case.



Criminal Investigative Failures

Criminal Investigative Failures Author D. Kim Rossmo
ISBN-10 1420047523
Release 2008-12-15
Pages 400
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Avoid Major Investigative Traps What causes competent and dedicated investigators to make avoidable mistakes, jeopardizing the successful resolution of their cases? Authored by a 21-year police veteran and university research professor, Criminal Investigative Failures comprehensively defines and discusses the causes and problems most common to failed investigations. More importantly, it outlines realistic strategies for avoiding investigative pitfalls. Illuminated with case studies, this practical resource examines three main reasons for investigative failure: Cognitive biases, such as tunnel vision, that lead to mistakes in reasoning Organizational traps, such as groupthink, that investigators fall prey to within their agencies Probability errors, such as the prosecutor’s fallacy, in forensic science and criminal profiling The Dangers of Assumptions and Organizational Ego Authoritative contributors from a variety of disciplines elaborate on the aforementioned core points with commentary and case studies of well-known crimes. Written in a quick-to-grasp style, this useful text provides practical advice for avoiding investigative failures. It is an invaluable reference for investigators looking to prevent future failures of justice and find the truth.



Understanding Criminal Investigation

Understanding Criminal Investigation Author Stephen Tong
ISBN-10 047068237X
Release 2009-08-20
Pages 294
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This comprehensive volume deciphers investigative process and practice, providing an authoritative insight into key debates and contemporary issues in crime investigations Provides critical examination of investigative practice by focusing on the key issues and debates underpinned by academic literature on crime investigation Outlines the theoretical explanations that provide an understanding of crime investigation and the context in which investigators operate Illustrates the practical relevance of theoretical contributions to crime investigation Places clear emphasis on the multi-disciplinary nature of crime investigation



International Criminal Justice

International Criminal Justice Author Roberto Bellelli
ISBN-10 9781317114277
Release 2016-04-22
Pages 706
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This volume presents an overview of the principal features of the legacy of International Tribunals and an assessment of their impact on the International Criminal Court and on the review process of the Rome Statute. It illustrates the foundation of a system of international criminal law and justice through the case-law and practices of the UN ad hoc tribunals and other internationally assisted tribunals and courts. These examples provide advice for possible future developments in international criminal procedure and law, with particular reference to their impact on the ICC and on national jurisdictions. The review process of the Rome Statute is approached as a step of a review process to provide a perspective of the developments in the field since the Statute’s adoption in 1998.



Introduction to Criminal Investigation

Introduction to Criminal Investigation Author Michael Birzer
ISBN-10 9781439897485
Release 2016-04-19
Pages 400
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The manner in which criminal investigators are trained is neither uniform nor consistent, ranging from sophisticated training protocols in some departments to on-the-job experience alongside senior investigators in others. Ideal for students taking a first course in the subject as well as professionals in need of a refresher, Introduction to Criminal Investigation uses an accessible format to convey concepts in practical, concrete terms. Topics discussed include The history of criminal investigation in Western society Qualifications for becoming an investigator, the selection process, and ideal training requirements Crime scene search techniques, including planning and post-search debriefing Preparing effective field notes and investigative reports Interviewing and interrogating Types of evidence found at the crime scene and how to collect, package, and preserve it The contributions of forensic science to criminal investigations and the equipment used in crime labs Investigative protocol for a range of crimes, including property crimes, auto theft, arson, financial crimes, homicide, assault, sex crimes, and robbery Specialized investigations, including drug trafficking, cybercrime, and gang-related crime Legal issues involved in criminal investigations and preparing a case for trial Bringing together contributions from law enforcement personnel, academics, and attorneys, the book combines practical and theoretical elements to provide a comprehensive examination of today’s criminal investigative process. The accessible manner in which the information is conveyed makes this an ideal text for a wide-ranging audience.



Criminal Investigation

Criminal Investigation Author Steven G. Brandl
ISBN-10 9781506391397
Release 2017-12-07
Pages 568
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Criminal Investigation, Fourth Edition, offers a comprehensive and engaging examination of criminal investigation and the vital role criminal evidence plays in the process. The text focuses on the five critical areas essential to understanding criminal investigations: background and contextual issues, criminal evidence, legal procedures, evidence collection procedures, and forensic science. In this new edition, esteemed author Steven G. Brandl goes beyond a simple how-to on investigative procedures and analyzes modern research and actual investigative cases to demonstrate their importance in the real world of criminal justice. New to the Fourth Edition: New and updated statistical information, research findings, investigative procedures, and legal cases ensure you are learning about the most current research in the field. Several new “From the Case File” chapter introductions and 25 new in-chapter “Case-in-Point” investigative case examples make it easier for you to connect the content to the real world. More than 75 new photos, most of which are case photos from actual investigations, illustrate key concepts to help keep you engaged with the content. New material on documenting evidence via reports provides examples of well-written police reports to help you build better writing skills. New material on social media and evidence from electronic digital devices discusses how to use new technology as a source of information. A stronger focus on terrorism and the use of technology in investigations encourages you to discuss and critically analyze the future of criminal investigations. New sections titled “Mental Mistakes in Criminal Investigations,” “Perspectives on the Criminal Investigation Process,” and “Qualities and Characteristics of Investigators” offer you tips and advice for conducting successful investigations. New material on touch DNA helps you see the benefits and limitations of scientific evidence gathered from a crime scene.