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Criminal Investigation - Vantage Digital Option

Fifth Edition


March 2021 | SAGE Publications, Inc
ISBN: 978-1-0718-2136-7

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Criminal Investigation, Fifth Edition offers a comprehensive and engaging examination of the criminal investigation process and the vital role criminal evidence plays. Criminal Investigation- Vantage Digital Option, Fifth Edition delivers the trusted content from Steven G. Brandl’s text on SAGE Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that features auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools—including assignable video—all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. It offers easy course setup and enables students to better prepare for class. For a personalized demo, please contact your SAGE representative.

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About Criminal Investigation, Fifth Edition

Criminal Investigation, Fifth Edition
offers a comprehensive and engaging examination of the criminal investigation process and the vital role criminal evidence plays. Written in a straightforward manner, the text focuses on the five critical areas essential to understanding criminal investigations: background and contextual issues, criminal evidence, legal procedures, evidence collection procedures, and forensic science. In the new edition of this bestseller, author Steve Brandl goes beyond a simple how-to on investigative procedures and draws from fascinating modern research, actual investigative cases, and real crime scene photos to give students practical insights into the field of criminal investigation today.

 
Chapter 1: The Investigation of Crime
 
Chapter 2: The History of Criminal Investigation
 
Chapter 3: The Role and Documentation of Evidence in Criminal Investigations
 
Chapter 4: The Law and Criminal Investigations
 
Chapter 5: The Crime Scene, Forensic Evidence, and DNA
 
Chapter 6: Interviews and Eyewitness Identifications
 
Chapter 7: Interrogations and Confessions
 
Chapter 8: Behavioral Evidence and Crime Analysis
 
Chapter 9: Digital Evidence
 
Chapter 10: Information from Social Media, the Public, Video, Information Networks, and Other Sources
 
Chapter 11: Death Investigation
 
Chapter 12: The Investigation of Sex Crimes, Assault, Domestic Violence, and Child Abuse
 
Chapter 13: The Investigation of Robbery
 
Chapter 14: The Investigation of Burglary, Vehicle Theft, Arson, and Other Property Crimes
 
Chapter 15: The Investigation of Fraud and Cybercrime
 
Chapter 16: The Presentation of Evidence
 
Chapter 17: Terrorism, Technology, and the Future of Criminal Investigation

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  • Editable chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides
  • Sample course syllabi
  • Lecture notes
  • All tables and figures from the textbook 
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Student Study Site
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The open-access Student Study Site makes it easy for students to maximize their study time, anywhere, anytime. It offers flashcards that strengthen understanding of key terms and concepts, as well as learning objectives that reinforce the most important material.
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KEY FEATURES OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION, FIFTH EDITION

  • A new chapter on evidence from electronic devices (Chapter 9) defines what is considered as digital evidence and explores evidence from smartphones and other electronic devices.
  • A new capstone case is provided in the appendix. This case allows students to apply what they have learned throughout the book to an actual investigation.
  • Seven new “From the Case File” chapter introductions and 14 new in-chapter “Case-in-Point” investigative case examples make it easier for students to connect the content to the real world.
  • More than 75 new photos, most of which are case photos from actual investigations, illustrate key concepts to help keep students engaged with the content.
  • New and updated statistical information, research findings, investigative procedures, and legal cases ensure students are learning about the most current research in the field.

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