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Criminal Investigation, 9th Edition [Hardcover]

Kären M. Hess , Christine Hess Orthmann
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February 23, 2009 1435469933 978-1435469938 9
Criminal Investigation, 9th Edition is a practical, applied textbook that succinctly yet comprehensively covers the very latest in investigative tools and techniques as well as established investigative procedures. The text stresses practical procedures, techniques, and applications of private and public investigations to provide students with a solid foundation in criminal investigation. It seamlessly integrates coverage of modern investigative tools alongside discussion of established investigation policies, procedures, and techniques for the law enforcement officer. Criminal Investigation, 9th Edition features updated, enhanced coverage of such important topics as terrorism and homeland security, cybercrime, forensics and physical evidence, federal law enforcement investigations, report writing, crimes against children, photography and sketching, preparing and presenting cases in court, and identity theft. Criminal Investigation, 9th Edition includes a carefully structured learning system, checklists, and visuals to make learning easy.

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Kären Matison Hess, PhD (d. 2010), was an instructor at Normandale Community College (Bloomington, MN) who crafted a line of enduring, practical textbooks in the fields of law enforcement and criminal justice that include Criminal Investigation (10th edition), Criminal Procedure; Corrections in the Twenty-First Century: A Practical Approach; Introduction to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (9th edition); Introduction to Private Security (5th edition); Juvenile Justice (5th edition); Management and Supervision in Law Enforcement (4th edition); Community Policing: Partnerships for Problem Solving (5th edition); and Careers in Criminal Justice: From Internship to Promotion (6th edition). She was a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), the Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA), the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) and the Textbook and Academic Author's Association (TAA). In 2006, Dr. Hess was honored by the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development at the school's 100-year anniversary as one of 100 alumni who have made a significant contribution to education and human development.

Christine Hess Orthmann has been writing and researching in various aspects of criminal justice for over twenty years. She is a co-author of numerous Cengage books, including COMMUNITY POLICING: PARTNERSHIPS FOR PROBLEM SOLVING (6th edition), CORRECTIONS FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY, CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION (9th edition), and POLICE OPERATIONS (5th edition), as well as a major contributor to CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (5th edition), INTRODUCTION TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE (9th edition), INTRODUCTION TO PRIVATE SECURITY (5th edition), JUVENILE JUSTICE (5th edition), and CAREERS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND RELATED FIELDS: FROM INTERNSHIP TO PROMOTION (6th edition). She is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), the American Society of Criminology (ASC), the Text and Academic Authors Association (TAA), and the National Criminal Justice Honor Society (Alpha Phi Sigma), and is a reserve officer with the Rosemount (Minnesota) Police Department. Christine Hess Orthmann has a Master of Science Degree.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 752 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 9 edition (February 23, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1435469933
  • ISBN-13: 978-1435469938
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.5 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #252,965 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Criminal Investigation: How It's Done October 12, 2011
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A look at Criminal Investigations from a novelist's point of view. I used this book for research and found it informative and helpful. Excellent examples support clearly written passages throughout the book. Diagrams and checklists are an added bonus.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful purchase February 9, 2013
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Although this was rated a used book in "good" condition, I was pleasantly to find that, when it arrived, the book was actually like new. The pages were not torn and free of writing and highlighting. Very pleasantly surprised. Plus it was considerably cheaper than some used books rated "fair" with known tears and highlighting.
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This book I purchased because I needed it for school. I bought it used from amazon's wholesale book vendors and came in from Indianapolis overnight (because I bought the wrong book initially), and it arrived in good condition. You'll be surprised all the case law that is enclosed in this book, and what kinds of crimes that were committed to develop those laws we currently have in ur country today.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great text book October 30, 2011
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This has lots of great information. I enjoyed reading it and learned a lot from it. I used it for my Public Safety Investigations class. But really it is a good book for any invetigations class.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Book! February 15, 2011
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Great book, if you are going into any Law Enforcement field, this is one of those books you want to keep.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Criminal Investigation June 5, 2009
Very insightful, I am using this book for a course i am taking to become a Conservation Offiver. This is my first experiance with this type of material and I must say that this book is easy to understand and explains the material very well. I would recommend it to anyone.
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Came in GREAT shape and has so many interesting facts inside! So glad I chose this book.
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Much better than full price or even what I could find at the used book store.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
The book was as described on this site and i will buy again. As well as tell other people where they can find deals.
Published 1 month ago by Michelle
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for A's
I bought this for a Criminal Investigations class, many of the pages have bullet point lists that summarize and break down info. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Marlene
5.0 out of 5 stars My Favorite Textbook
I used this book for an advanced criminal investigation class. I loved the book. It wasn't only text and it wasn't only examples. Read more
Published 3 months ago by M. Hubbard
5.0 out of 5 stars Got it for School! Good book
Very informative. a text book is a text book but I learned some good things from it. A bit pricey however.
Published 12 months ago by Lydsi Lara
4.0 out of 5 stars good buy
way better price than the school book store * * * * * * * * * * * *
Published 16 months ago by David Chavez
5.0 out of 5 stars Brand new
Needed this book for my crime class and it came in amazing condition and right on time. I saved money and i'm satisfied with my purchase.
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Published 19 months ago by Robin
5.0 out of 5 stars Great condition and price
This is one of the many books that i purchased on amazon for college and once again it saved me a lot of money and time it arrived on time and was brand new no complaints here.
Published 20 months ago by EagleScout
3.0 out of 5 stars Easy to Read; Entirely too Long to Cover in a Semester
The other reviews here speak for themselves and are accurate reflections of this book. As a criminal justice instructor, the only comment that I have, in addition to those already... Read more
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