This comprehensive volume deciphers investigative process and practice, providing an authoritative insight into key debates and contemporary issues in crime investigations
Provides critical examination of investigative practice by focusing on the key issues and debates underpinned by academic literature on crime investigation
Outlines the theoretical explanations that provide an understanding of crime investigation and the context in which investigators operate
Illustrates the practical relevance of theoretical contributions to crime investigation
Places clear emphasis on the multi-disciplinary nature of crime investigation
Stephen Tong is Principal Lecturer in Policing at Canterbury Christchurch University. He is currently engaged in developing new and established police programmes and conducting research involving direct mediation in prison. He is also a member of the Higher Education Forum for Learning and Development in Policing. Robin P. Bryant is Director of Criminal Justice Practice in the Department of Law and Criminal Justice Studies at Canterbury Christchurch University. He has published widely on policing, particularly on the use of intelligence in criminal investigation, and has also advised various police enquiries. Miranda A. H. Horvath is Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology at Forensic Psychological Services, Middlesex University. Her research focuses on sexual violence from an applied social psychological perspective.
List of Figures and Tables vii List of Abbreviations ix About the Authors xi Series Preface xiii Preface xvii Acknowledgements xix 1 Introduction: A Brief History of Crime Investigation 1Stephen Tong 2 Theories of Criminal Investigation 13Robin P. Bryant 3 Forms of Reasoning and the Analysis of Intelligence in Criminal Investigation 35Robin P. Bryant 4 Offender Profiling 69Miranda A. H. Horvath 5 Eyewitness Evidence 93Miranda A. H. Horvath 6 Investigative Interviewing 115Lynsey Gozna and Miranda A. H. Horvath 7 Assessing Performance: Quantity or Quality? 135Stephen Tong 8 Criminal Investigation in Context 171Stephen Tong, Robin P. Bryant and Miranda A. H. Horvath 9 Professionalising Investigation 197Stephen Tong 10 Conclusion: Future Challenges in Criminal Investigation 217Stephen Tong, Robin P. Bryant and Miranda A. H. Horvath References 223 Index 253