This book is a lucid and practical guide to understanding the core skills and issues involved in the criminal investigation process.
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.
The book is organised around the three key strategic phases in a criminal investigation:
- Instigation and Initial Response
- The Investigation
- Case Management
Each strategic phase of the investigative process is carefully explained and examined. Alongside this practical approach, theoretical perspectives and academic research are laid bare for students.
Introducing Forensic and Criminal Investigation is essential reading for students in criminology, criminal justice, policing, forensic psychology and related courses.
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.
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
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