Criminal Investigation, Fifth Edition by Aric W. Dutelle of Washington University and Robert F. Becker of Chaminade University has just published and is now available for course adoption. The new text answers the important questions like, "what happens after a crime occurs?", "who is involved in investigating the crime?", and "how are crimes actually solved?"
From the crime scene to the courtroom, Criminal Investigation walks students through the entire investigative process and the roles involved, including police officers, investigators, forensic personnel, defense lawyers, and prosecutors. This integrated approach paints a realistic picture of how crimes are actually solved with fascinating real-world examples. The cohesive and accessible approach combined with practical applications make Criminal Investigation, Fifth Edition the easy choice for students pursuing careers in law enforcement and the criminal justice system.
NEW & POPULAR FEATURES:
- ENGAGING – NEW FULL-COLOR interior design with over 200 NEW and REVISED figures and photosgreatly improves clarity to illustrate important information
- REVISED – All chapters have been updated to reflect the latest investigative techniques and procedures
- RELEVANT – NEW Ripped From the Headlines boxes encourage readers to apply key concepts to contemporary, real-world events
- NEW chapter discusses underwater investigations, including how to process, document, and photograph underwater crime scenes
- REORGANIZED – Based on market research and reviewer feedback, chapters have been reordered in response to popular demand
- COMPREHENSIVE – All types of criminal investigations are covered, including assault, homicide, robbery, theft, burglary, arson, terrorism, cybercrime, and more
- APPLIED – Case in Point boxes connect the material to actual crimes that were solved using the investigative techniques and procedures presented
- PRACTICAL – The popular Investigator’s Notebook (formerly titled Officer’s Notebook) feature offers students a realistic glimpse into the lives of law enforcement and investigators
- SUPPORTIVE – Instructor resources include a complete Test Bank, lecture slides in PowerPoint format, an Image Bank in PowerPoint format, and a comprehensive Instructor’s Manual with lecture outlines