Advanced Criminal Investigations

Skills and Techniques for Detectives in the 21st Century (Second Edition)
Written and edited by Stephen D'Arcy
Paperback, 346 pages
ISBN: 978-1-5165-2083-1 ©2018
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    Advanced Criminal Investigations: Skills and Techniques for Detectives in the 21st Century shares valuable insights into the effective techniques and practical skills required for advanced criminal investigations, as well as the personal qualities and characteristics that make a good detective.

    The anthology opens with information on universal keys to successful criminal investigations. The selected readings then examine physical evidence, interviews, interrogations, and informants, crimes of violence, and human trafficking. There are chapters devoted to readings on cybercrime, drug offenses, arson and explosives, and terrorism and organized crime. The anthology includes investigative case studies and publications from the United States Department of Justice.

    This edition of Advanced Criminal Investigations features original contributions to round out this exciting and thought-provoking examination of the challenges that face today's criminal investigators. Advanced Criminal Investigations is designed for use by criminal justice courses on advanced criminal investigations and readers with a background in basic police procedure, forensic science, and criminal law.

    Stephen D'Arcy is a faculty member at California State University, Sacramento where he teaches courses on criminal investigations, police and society, and leadership in criminal justice. He holds a master of science degree in management from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He is also a graduate of California's Command College for police executives, and has over forty years’ experience in law enforcement. The California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training has designated Mr. D'Arcy a subject matter expert in the areas of use-of-force, ethics, tactics, officer-involved shootings, internal affairs investigations, and supervision of critical incidents.
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