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Charles Swanson , Neil Chamelin , Leonard Territo , Robert Taylor
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August 3, 2011 0078111528 978-0078111525 11
Widely recognized as the most accurate and comprehensive text in the field, this practical, step-by-step introduction to criminal investigation gives students a logical framework for understanding the investigative process. Major sections cover current issues such as environmental crime, the looting of archaeological sites, videotaping of crime scenes, street gangs, and drugs. Case studies throughout the text emphasize the applied technique of criminal investigation. Graphs, charts, and compelling photographs found throughout the text depict the practical aspects of investigation and help to clarify difficult scientific concepts.

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About the Author

Charles R. "Mike" Swanson received his bachelor and master's degrees in criminology from Florida State University and a doctorate in public administration from the University of Georgia, where he is a faculty member in the Carl Vinson Institute of Government. His primary responsibilities include providing applied research, technical assistance, and training to Georgia units of state and local government. A former patrol officer and detective with the Tampa Police Department, he also served as Senior Police Planner and Acting Deputy Director of the Florida Governor's Law Enforcement Council. Mike has coauthored five books and is the author or coauthor of numerous monographs, articles, and conference papers.

Neil C. Chamelin, an attorney, is a Hearing Officer in the Florida Division of Motor Vehicles. He previously served as Director of Criminal Justice Programs for Troy State University-European Region; Director of the Florida Police Standards and Training Commission,; Division Director, Standards and Training Division; Florida Department of Law Enforcement; Administrator of the Police Science Division, Institute of Government at the University of Georgia; and Director of the Florida Institute for Law Enforcement. He has also served as a police officer in Sarasota, Florida. He is the coauthor of Criminal Law for Police Officers, Introduction to Criminal Justice, and Police Personnel Selection Process.

Leonard Territo is Professor of Criminology at the University of South Florida, Tampa. Previously, he was Chief Deputy of the Leon County, Florida, Sheriff's Office, and Served for nine years in the patrol, traffic, detective, and personnel and training divisions of the Tampa Police Department. He is former Chairperson of the Department of Police Administration at St. Petersburg Junior College, where he also directed specialized continuing education programs for police officers through the Florida Institute for Law Enforcement. He has authored or coauthored numerous articles and technical reports, as well as eight books, including Police Adminstration: Structures, Process, and Behavior, and Crime and Justice in America.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 768 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages; 11 edition (August 3, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0078111528
  • ISBN-13: 978-0078111525
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 8.7 x 11.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,174 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars This book makes me want to read ahead. October 3, 2013
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It's a really great book that pulls you in and doesn't want to let you go. Awesome. Try it. It is well worth the expense even if you aren't taking the class but just have and interest in the field.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you!! May 7, 2014
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I got the book just in time! Everything went pretty smoothly, I have no complaints :) Thank you very much once again!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Useful for more than just school February 8, 2014
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This was a textbook that was required for one of my college courses. I brought it to work one day; however, and my Regional Security Officer started to flip through it. After about 10 minutes he offered to purchase it from me after I was done with my course. He said the information was relevant and he wanted to read it as a refresher for his investigation purposes. As a result, I rarely read my college textbooks (I'm more of a scanner/find the information from the index kind of student) (work smarter not harder) but the information was actually really good. I've attended numerous/various investigative seminars and classes and the information in this book matched up/applied. Needless to say, I was impressed (for as much credit as you can give a textbook ;)
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This is a very thorough text covering the basics.
As a fiction writter I've found it very usefull as well as insightfull.
It is clear concise and easy to read. Kudos for th authors.
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5.0 out of 5 stars CJ January 18, 2014
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love the book quiality good ..
complete text book ..
my professor asked for this book to work ib calss and i think is even a fab book to keep
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting topic October 21, 2013
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This topic interests me anyway since I am a criminal justice major so the book is also interesting to me. A little pricey.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Book for a class but great information August 26, 2013
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Very detailed accounts of how criminal investigations are done. Excellent pictures, stories and content. A must read if you are interested in the content.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Criminal Investigation June 11, 2013
By Clair
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Very good book if interested in criminal investigation. Good cases and information to use for education as well as in a research paper. Great guide for law enforcement majors!
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