The Criminal Investigative Function: A Guide for New Investigators 2nd Edition, written by Joseph Giacalone, a retired NYPD Detective Sergeant and former Commanding Officer of the Bronx Cold Case Squad, is an even more valuable resource for an investigator desiring to make their job easier. It is so valuable that the New Jersey Civil Service Commission has chosen it as required reading for police promotional examinations.
Crime rates have been dropping, but so has crime clearance rates. Experienced detectives are retiring in record numbers. To meet the training demand of police departments everywhere, The Criminal Investigative Function: A Guide for New Investigators, 2nd Edition, has been completely revised and updated.
These methods have been used to identify and arrest suspects for years and now appear in an easy to read format. Every chapter has been expanded with the latest DNA and forensic techniques. The textbook covers everything from crime scene to courtroom and every step in between.
Expanded material includes two new chapters on Report Writing and Missing Persons Investigations, as well as legal updates and investigative procedures. In addition, photographs and illustrations have been added to put best practices into play.
Criminal Justice Students, investigative reporters, journalists and crime writers are finding it an indispensable tool for their everyday jobs.
The author, Joseph L. Giacalone, has been interviewed by numerous news agencies and has appeared in both print and online publications. He was recently filmed for a new true crime television show set to debut for A&E this winter.
A complete set of Power Points are available to any instructor that adopts the text as required reading. The Criminal Investigative Function: A Guide for New Investigators 2nd Edition is available from Looseleaf Law Publications, Inc. 1-800-647-5547 for $39.95.