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Criminal Investigation by Steven G. Brandl


Criminal Investigation by Steven G. Brandl

Written in a straight-forward 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. More Key Features: A focus on evidence in criminal investigations A multitude of case examples are provided in Criminal Investigation in order to illustrate key points and as a basis for discussion about the proper conduct of criminal investigations. A comprehensive capstone case is presented at the end of the book for students to analyze and apply the knowledge gained throughout the course. Findings from contemporary research offer new insights on topics such as eyewitness identifications and human memory. Learning Objectives are presented at the beginning of each chapter to help students see the goals for what they will be studying Full-colour original photos of crime scenes bring students closer to real-life criminal investigations and investigative techniques.

About the Author

Steven G. Brandl (Ph.D., Michigan State University) is an associate professor in the department of criminal justice at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Professor Brandl teaches graduate and undergraduate courses including criminal investigation, criminal psychology, police administration, and issues in police practice and policy, among others. His research interests include criminal investigation, police decision-making and behavior, police use of force, and the hazards of police work. Professor Brandl has conducted research in many major metropolitan police departments. He is the author of numerous articles in professional journals and a frequent presenter at regional and national professional conferences.

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Publication date

1st December 2014


Steven G. Brandl

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SAGE Publications Inc


568 pages


Criminal investigation & detection



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