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Author O'Hara, Charles E.
Title Fundamentals of criminal investigation / by Charles E. O'Hara and Gregory L. O'Hara.
Imprint Springfield, Ill. : C.C. Thomas, [2003]
Edition Seventh edition.

Author O'Hara, Charles E.
Subject Criminal investigation.
Alt Name O'Hara, Gregory L.
Description 1 online resource (xviii, 907 pages) : illustrations
Edition Seventh edition.
Summary The purpose of this book is to bring the reader to an intermediate level of attainment in the main branches of investigation. From this point he may be able to proceed, with the help of other literature and his experience, to specialized fields of crime detection or non-criminal inquiry. It is the object of the book to introduce the student to investigative work in such a way that he shall, on the one hand, learn what is meant by a complete investigation and acquaint himself with the proofs of the most important crimes, and, on the other, become familiar with the employment of technical method.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Methods of investigation -- The investigator's notebook -- Report writing -- Crime scene search -- Photographing the crime scene -- Crime scene sketch -- Care of evidence -- Interviews -- Interrogations -- Admissions, confessions and written statements -- Recording interviews and interrogations -- Informants -- Tracing and sources of information -- Missing persons -- Surveillance -- Undercover assignments -- Arson -- Narcotics violations -- Sex offenses -- Larceny -- Burglary -- Robbery -- Forgery -- Homicide -- Assault -- Criminal explosions -- Rules of evidence -- Testimony in court -- Observation and description -- Identification by witnesses -- Fingerprints and the mechanics of recording -- Latent fingerprints -- Classification of fingerprints -- Casting -- Various impressions -- Broken glass -- Firearms -- Tracing materials and detective dyes -- Appendix 1. White-collar crime -- Appendix 2. Suggestions for law enforcement agencies transmitting evidence to the FBI laboratory.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780398084431 (electronic bk.)
0398084432 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 689997446
Additional Format Print version: O'Hara, Charles E. Fundamentals of criminal investigation. Springfield, Ill. : C.C. Thomas, ©2003 9780398073299 (OCoLC)49312418