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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
With interest in criminal investigation at an all time high, the newest
edition of this popular text is particularly useful. One of the most
comprehensive reviews of the investigative process available, it covers the
fascinating history and future implications of field. A thorough discussion of
cutting-edge investigative methods and technology employed to combat emerging
crimes prepares readers to enter the next generation of criminal investigation.
Using detailed crime scene examples, it links specific investigative techniques
and laboratory techniques that are most effective for each particular crime.
Relevant websitesclose each chapter to guide readers to the wealth of Internet
resources. Full discussion of methods and technology such as Low Copy DNA, the
expanding federal DNA database (CODIS), ballistic fingerprinting, face
recognition systems and biometrics.Features a variety of jobs such as a
criminal profiler, ATF Special Agent, Gang Investigator, etc. to provide
insight into individual job duties and case incidents. Complete exploration of
narcotics and dangerous drug investigation. Includes detailed crime laboratory
techniques. Links investigative techniques with all major types of property and
violent crime. Covers emerging types of criminal activity such as consumer
fraud, identity theft, computer crime, stalking, cyberstalking, hate crimes,
and the latest drug crimes. Serves as excellent resource for those currently
in law enforcement.