The Criminal Investigator

This textbook provides a comprehensive analysis of the skills, techniques, and methods required of individuals seeking to enter the field of investigations as well as supporting advanced training needs for officers and other professionals seeking to expand their existing knowledge and abilities. It supports courses and training for topics including criminal investigations, crime scene management, specific crimes, evidence handling, courtroom testimony, covert operations, patrol procedures, and private investigations. The procedures and methods discussed in this manual are generic in nature and might be further restricted or refined by agency policy.

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