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Criminal Investigation, 10th Edition

Known for its accessibility, best-selling CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION, 10th Edition delivers a field-based approach to modern investigative principles and practices that is strongly grounded in current research.


“…This text is a great educational tool for the college classroom about the detailed work needed to understand the important role of being a criminal investigator.”Thomas E. Drerup, Clark State Community College

About the Author

Christine Hess Orthmann has been writing and researching in various aspects of criminal justice for more than twenty years. She is a co-author of numerous Cengage books, including COMMUNITY POLICING, POLICE OPERATIONS, and CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, among others. A reserve officer with the Rosemount (Minnesota) Police Department, she also is a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, the American Society of Criminology, the Text and Academic Authors Association, and the National Criminal Justice Honor Society (Alpha Phi Sigma). Orthmann holds a master of science degree in criminal justice from the University of Cincinnati.

Kären Matison Hess, PhD (d. 2010), was an instructor at Normandale Community College (Bloomington, MN) who crafted a line of enduring, practical textbooks in the fields of law enforcement and criminal justice that include Criminal Investigation (10th edition), Criminal Procedure; Corrections in the Twenty-First Century: A Practical Approach; Introduction to Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (9th edition); Introduction to Private Security (5th edition); Juvenile Justice (5th edition); Management and Supervision in Law Enforcement (4th edition); Community Policing: Partnerships for Problem Solving (5th edition); and Careers in Criminal Justice: From Internship to Promotion (6th edition). She was a member of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS), the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), the Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA), the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) and the Textbook and Academic Author’s Association (TAA). In 2006, Dr. Hess was honored by the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development at the school’s 100-year anniversary as one of 100 alumni who have made a significant contribution to education and human development.

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Product Details :

  • Hardcover: 752 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 10 edition (February 16, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1133018920
  • ISBN-13: 978-1133018926
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 8.4 x 10.8 inches

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