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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.
Topics covered in this text include:
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