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Understanding Criminal Investigation. Edition No. 1. Wiley Series in Psychology of Crime, Policing and Law

  • ID: 5226303
  • Book
  • October 2009
  • 294 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This comprehensive volume deciphers investigative process and practice, providing an authoritative insight into key debates and contemporary issues in crime investigations
  • Provides critical examination of investigative practice by focusing on the key issues and debates underpinned by academic literature on crime investigation
  • Outlines the theoretical explanations that provide an understanding of crime investigation and the context in which investigators operate
  • Illustrates the practical relevance of theoretical contributions to crime investigation
  • Places clear emphasis on the multi-disciplinary nature of crime investigation
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List of Figures and Tables vii

List of Abbreviations ix

About the Authors xi

Series Preface xiii

Preface xvii

Acknowledgements xix

1 Introduction: A Brief History of Crime Investigation 1
Stephen Tong

2 Theories of Criminal Investigation 13
Robin P. Bryant

3 Forms of Reasoning and the Analysis of Intelligence in Criminal Investigation 35
Robin P. Bryant

4 Offender Profiling 69
Miranda A. H. Horvath

5 Eyewitness Evidence 93
Miranda A. H. Horvath

6 Investigative Interviewing 115
Lynsey Gozna and Miranda A. H. Horvath

7 Assessing Performance: Quantity or Quality? 135
Stephen Tong

8 Criminal Investigation in Context 171
Stephen Tong, Robin P. Bryant and Miranda A. H. Horvath

9 Professionalising Investigation 197
Stephen Tong

10 Conclusion: Future Challenges in Criminal Investigation 217
Stephen Tong, Robin P. Bryant and Miranda A. H. Horvath

References 223

Index 253

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Stephen Tong Canterbury Christ Church University.

Robin P. Bryant Canterbury Christ Church University.

Miranda A. H. Horvath Forensic Psychological Services, Middlesex University.
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