Criminal Investigation, Paperback, 4 Edition by Brandl, Steven G.
Paperback: 4 Edition
Publication Date: 2018-02-02
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
Paperback : 568 pages
Edition: 4 Edition
Author: Brandl, Steven G.
Product Description 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. Review The Brandl text provides a comprehensive examination of criminal investigation. The author balances theory with practical examples, and illustrates concepts using contemporary cases. -- Scott Duncan This is a solid criminal investigation textbook with a focus on actual cases that reinforce and illustrate the principles explained throughout the book. -- Lisa Kara This textbook gives a breath of fresh air to help students achieve their educational goals. -- Shawn Morrow A very practical, engaging, thorough text on criminal investigation. -- Elizabeth B. Perkins Brandl has utilized a professional academic approach that fits every students need. -- Chris Haney About the Author Steven G. Brandl (Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1991) is a professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. Professor Brandl teaches numerous graduate and undergraduate courses including Criminal Investigation, Police Management, and Issues in Police Practice and Policy, among others. His research interests include police use of force, the hazards of police work, and criminal investigation. He has conducted research projects and consulted with numerous major metropolitan police departments, including the Milwaukee Police Department and the Chicago Police Department, as well as many suburban police departments. Besides this textbook, he is the author of Police in America (Sage, 2018), numerous articles in professional journals, co-editor of The Police in America: Classic and Contemporary Readings and Voices From the Field, and a frequent presenter professional conferences.
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