Criminal Investigation, Third Edition offers a comprehensive and engaging examination of criminal investigation and the vital role that criminal evidence plays in the process. Written in a straightforward 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. This reader-friendly text includes a multitude of case examples to illustrate key points and as a basis for discussion about the proper conduct of criminal investigations. The text goes beyond a simple how-to in investigative procedures, drawing from fascinating modern research and its importance in the real world of criminal justice.
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...