All too often, professional investigations fail because those involved jump to conclusions and draw faulty premises that leave the trail cold.Correct conclusions are not the result of guessing, but by applying efficient thought processes. Logical Investigative Methods: Critical Thinking and Reasoning for Successful Investigations is designed to help investigators, detectives, special agents, and prosecutors avoid assumptions and false premises by using logic, reasoning, critical thinking, and the scientific method in their investigations.
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This organized text of methods, practices, techniques, and tactics provides concrete instruction that can be applied to any investigation. By learning to become trained observers who make logical inferences from their observations, users of this text can effectively streamline their investigations for a successful result.
The Scientific Method: Fact Finding in Investigations. Cognitive Skills: Perceptions and Thought Processes. Logic: Deduction and Induction. Critical Thinking: Fact Pattern Analysis. Logical Reasoning: Legal Inferences. Back to Basics: Criminal Investigations Skills. Personality Profiling: The Compass. Personality Profiling: The Map. Profiling the Criminal Mind: Criminal Investigative Analysis. Interviewing and Interrogation. Kinesic Interviewing and Body Language. Deception Detection: Discourse and Content Analysis. Analytical Investigative Methods: Processing Data. Communicating Skills: Critical Documentation. Logical Presentation Methods: Conveying Information. Using Logical Investigative Methods: Recapitulation.