John S. Dempsey
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Introduction to Investigations is a basic text for anyone who is interested in learning who investigators are, what they do, and how they do it. The text gives a general overview of investigations so that readers can understand why and how investigations are conducted. The text combines coverage of both public (police) and private investigations. The purposes, methods, and tools of both are similar. Furthermore, police are deemphasizing traditional retroactive investigative techniques in favor of proactive investigative techniques and community and problem-solving policing.
The book is divided into three parts: Background Information, The Tools of Investigations, and Types of Investigations. Also included are a glossary of terms and an extensive bibliography.