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Handbook of Criminal Investigation

1st Edition

Edited by Tim Newburn, Tom Williamson, Alan Wright


736 pages

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This book provides the most comprehensive and authoritative book yet published on the subject of criminal investigation, a rapidly developing area within the police and other law enforcement agencies, and an important sub discipline within police studies.

The subject is rarely out of the headlines, and there is widespread media interest in criminal investigation. Within the police rapid strides are being made in the direction of professionalizing the criminal investigation process, and it has been a particular focus as a means of improving police performance. A number of important reports have been published in the last few years, highlighting the importance of the criminal investigation process not only to the work of the police but to public confidence in this. Each of these reports has identified shortcomings in the way criminal investigations have been conducted, and has made recommendations for improvement .

The Handbook of Criminal Investigation provides a rigorous and critical approach to not only the process of criminal investigation, but also the context in which this takes place, the theory underlying it, and the variety of factors which influence approaches to it. It will be an indispensable source of reference for anybody with an interest in, and needing to know about, criminal investigation. Contributors to the book are drawn from both practitioners in the field and academics.

Table of Contents

1. Understanding Investigation, Tim Newburn Part 1: Criminal Investigation in Context Introduction, The editors 2. History of criminal investigation, Bob Morris 3. Social context of criminal investigation, Mario Matassa and Tim Newburn 4. Psychology and criminal investigation, Tom Williamson 5. Law and criminal investigation, Paul Roberts 6 . Criminal investigation and the media, Rob C. Mawby Part 2: Organization of Criminal Investigation Introduction, The editors 7. International structures and transnational crime, Chris Lewis 8. Criminal intelligence and the National Intelligence Model, Tim John and Mike Maguire 9. The investigation of high-volume crime, Nick Tilley, Amanda Robinson and John Burrows 10. Investigation and major crime inquiries, Martin Innes 11. Private investigation, Les Johnston Part 3: Forensic Techniques Introduction, The editors 12. Principles of forensic identification science, A.P.A. Broeders 13. Forensic investigation in the UK, Robert Green 14. Trace biometrics and criminal investigations, Robin Williams and Paul Johnson 15. The application of forensic science to criminal investigation, Jim Fraser Part 4: Investigative Sources and Processes Introduction, The editors 16. Models of investigation, David Carson 17. Covert surveillance and informer handling, Denis Clark 18. Victims and witnesses in criminal investigation, Nicholas Fyfe and Kevin Smith 19. Investigative interviewing, Gisli H. Gudjonsson 20. Profiling suspects, Laurence Alison, Clare McLean and Louise Almond 21. Profiling places: geodemographics and GIS, David Ashby and Max Craglia Part 5: Governance of Criminal Investigation Introduction, The editors 22. The management, supervision and oversight of criminal investigation, Peter Neyroud and Emma Disley 23. Critical incidents: investigation, management and training, John Grieve, Bill Griffiths and Jonathan Crego 24. Ethics and corruption, Alan Wright 25. Miscarriages of justice, Stephen P. Savage and Becky Milne 26. Professionalizing criminal investigation, Peter Stelfox 27. The future of investigation, The editors

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology