1st Edition

Key Terms and Concepts for Investigation A Reference for Criminal, Private, and Military Investigators

Edited By John Fay Copyright 2016
    424 Pages
    by Routledge

    424 Pages
    by Routledge

    Key Terms and Concepts for Investigation provides students and practitioners with a compilation of concise, accurate articles on major topics pertaining to criminal, private, and military investigations. Each entry in this reference features a definition and then describes its function in investigation, including best practices and job characteristics. From financial crimes, digital forensics, and crime scene investigation to fraud, DNA, and workplace violence, this compilation helps students master investigation and offers seasoned investigators a resource to further their knowledge of recent developments in the field.

    1. Introduction 2. Contributor Biographies 3. Investigative Terms A-Z 4. Appendices


    John J. Fay was a special agent of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division (CID) and later the Director of the National Crime Prevention Institute at the University of Louisville. He has held security management positions in the petroleum industry, as well as teaching at the university level. He holds the Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Hawaii, and is a well-known and respected author of many books.

    "Covering everything from affidavits, arrest procedures, and audio recordings to weapons safety and nomenclature, white collar crime, and workplace violence, 21 distinguished experts provide succinct descriptions of investigative terminology and answer questions in the process, including what it is, how it works, and why it is important.  They also provide tidbits on best practices and job characteristics...Summing Up: Recommended. All levels of students; professionals/practitioners." - J. J. Harrison, Michigan State University, CHOICE Review

    "Jack Fay is an icon in the law enforcement and security management fields. He has pioneered the merger of law enforcement and security into a professional practice, eclipsing the highest ideals of both disciplines. Like his other books, this book provides a reasoned and logical process of value to investigators." - Sal DePasquale, Criminal Justice, Texas A&M

    "Jack Fay’s extensive experience and knowledge of law enforcement and criminal investigation is evident in this collection of common sense discussions and advice by him and many of the top-ranked professionals in the field." -Warren Cox, Retired US Army CID Special Agent and Retired Corporate Investigator

    "When Jack Fay and I were partnered he taught and guided me through many a difficult situation. In my experience, his knowledge of investigative practices is unmatched." - Harry Kinsella, Former Special Agent, US Army Criminal Investigation Division