Criminal Investigation,
11th Edition

Kären M. Hess, Ph.D., Christine Hess Orthmann, M.S., Henry Lim Cho, M.A.

ISBN-13: 9781285862613 | ISBN-10: 1285862619

Copyright 2017

| Published 2016

| 752 pages

List Price USD $266.95


Easy to read and well-organized, CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION, 11th Edition delivers a practical, field-based approach to the modern investigative principles and practices you need to succeed in criminal justice. Demonstrating techniques and their many applications, the book introduces long-standing tools, practices, and policies alongside the latest innovations in technology and science to give you a broad perspective of criminal investigations today. Topics covered include D.N.A. science, terrorism and homeland security, cybercrime, crimes against children, forensics and physical evidence, investigative photography and sketching, identity theft, white-collar crime, ethics, and many others. Examples and case citations show how investigations affect the world around you. The MindTap that accompanies this text guides you through your course and includes video cases, career scenarios, visual summaries, and interactive labs that allow you to explore investigative techniques.

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Meet the Authors

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The late Kären Matison Hess, Ph.D., wrote extensively about law enforcement and criminal justice, gaining a prestigious reputation for the consistent pedagogical style around which she structured each textbook. Dr. Matison co-authored multiple editions of MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, JUVENILE JUSTICE, INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE and CONSTITUTIONAL LAW AND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM in addition to CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION. Many of the renowned strengths of Dr. Matison's practical presentation as well as her investigative insights remain hallmarks of this new edition.

Christine Hess Orthmann holds an M.S. in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati and has been writing about and researching various aspects of criminal justice for more than 20 years. A well-respected author of numerous Cengage Learning textbooks, Ms. Orthmann is a former reserve officer with the Rosemount (Minnesota) Police Department. She is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Society of Criminology, the Text and Academic Authors Association and the National Criminal Justice Honor Society (Alpha Phi Sigma).

Henry Lim Cho holds an M.A. in human services with an emphasis in criminal justice leadership from Concordia University, St. Paul, Minnesota. He has worked in the field of criminal justice for more than 10 years and has held positions as a community service officer, police officer and detective. He has also worked in private security. He retired from the Rosemount (Minnesota) Police Department with the rank of sergeant. Sergeant Cho has experience as a use-of-force instructor and as a crime scene investigator. His professional memberships include the Text and Academic Authors Association, Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association, International Association of Identification--Minnesota Chapter, Minnesota Sex Crimes Investigator Association, High Technology Crime Investigation Association, National White-Collar Crime Center and the Fraternal Order of Police. Sergeant Cho co-authored POLICE OPERATIONS and INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE, and he has been published in the Minnesota Police Journal.

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Table of Contents

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1. Criminal Investigation: An Overview.
2. Documenting the Crime Scene: Note Taking, Photographing, and Sketching.
3. Writing Effective Reports.
4. Searches.
5. Forensics/Physical Evidence.
6. Obtaining Information and Intelligence.
7. Identifying and Arresting Suspects.
8. Death Investigations.
9. Assault, Domestic Violence, Stalking, and Elder Abuse.
10. Sex Offenses.
11. Crimes Against Children.
12. Robbery.
13. Burglary.
14. Larceny/Theft, Fraud, and White-Collar Crime.
15. Motor Vehicle Theft.
16. Arson, Bombs, and Explosives.
17. Computer Crime.
18. A Dual Threat: Drug-Related Crime and Organized Crime.
19. Criminal Activities of Gangs and Other Dangerous Groups.
20. Terrorism and Homeland Security.
21. Preparing for and Presenting Cases in Court.
Appendix A: Patrol Crime Scene Management Checklist.
Appendix B: Washington, DC, Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Case Review Solvability Chart.
Appendix C: Sudden In-Custody Death: An Investigator's Checklist.
Appendix D: Death Scene Checklist.
Appendix E: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Cold Case Solvability Criteria.
Appendix F: Sample Form for Reporting Bias Crime.
Author Index.
Subject Index.

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