This book is a lucid and practical guide to understanding the core skills and issues involved in the criminal investigation process. Guiding students through a mock criminal investigation, each chapter introduces a layer of the crime scene and an investigative activity to allow students to develop a true comprehension of how forensic and criminal investigation takes place.
Drawing on multiple disciplines and perspectives, the book promotes a critical awareness and practical comprehension of the intersections between criminology, criminal investigation, and forensic science and uses active learning strategies to help students build their knowledge and ensure that the veracity of evidence and decision making is made clear.
The book is organised around the three key strategic phases in a criminal investigation: Instigation and Initial Response; The Investigation and Case Management, and each strategic phase of the investigative process is discussed to ensure the processes and responsibilities are relayed in a logical and practical structure. Alongside this practical approach theoretical perspectives and academic research are laid bare for students.
Targeted at undergraduate students studying forensic and criminal investigation on criminology and policing course, this book is the perfect balance of practical and theoretical learning.
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About the Author
Dr Jane Monckton-Smith is a senior lecturer in Criminology at the University of Gloucestershire.Professor Adam Hart is a biologist and Reader in Science Communication at the University of Gloucestershire.Julia Webb is a senior lecturer and technician at the University of Gloucestershire.Tony Adams is a former Detective Superintendent.
Table of Contents
IntroductionA Brief History of Criminal InvestigationCriminal Investigation and VictimsStrategic Phase One: Instigation and Initial ResponseInitial Response and Crime Scene LockdownCrime Scene ExaminersStrategic Phase Two: The InvestigationInvestigative StrategyForensic Science Specialisms: Palynology, Entomology and DNAElectronic and Passive DataSuspect Prioritisation, Behavioural Analysis and ProfilingInterviewing Victims and WitnessesSuspect InterviewsStrategic Phase Three: Case ManagementCase FilesCase Reviews