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Advanced Criminal InvestigationsStephen D

Advanced Criminal Investigations

Skills and Techniques for Detectives in the 21st Century (First Edition)
Written and edited by Stephen D'Arcy

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-63189-323-0, 286 pages


Coming Soon
The Second Edition will be published Spring 2018. ISBN: 978-1-5165-2083-1

The anthology Advanced Criminal Investigations: Skills and Technique 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 book 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 also chapters devoted to readings on cybercrime, drug offenses, arson and explosives, property crimes, and terrorism and organized crime. The anthology includes investigative case studies and publications from the United States Department of Justice.

Advanced Criminal Investigations is an exciting and thought-provoking examination of the challenges that face today's criminal investigators. A background in basic police procedure, forensic science, and criminal law is recommended for readers as Advanced Criminal Investigations is designed for use by criminal justice majors in courses on advanced criminal investigations.

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.