Preliminary Criminal Investigations: Solving Crimes in a Contemporary Society

Preliminary Criminal Investigations: Solving Crimes in a Contemporary Society

by Dennis Potter, Kevin B. Kinnee

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The authors' combined 50 years as peace officers, college instructors, and law enforcement trainers provide a unique approach to the basic concepts of preliminary investigations. While written for lower division college students with no investigative background, it is also valuable to criminal justice professionals. The text begins with the basics of preliminary investigation, accreditation, rules of evidence, and Constitutional case law. Building on these chapters, the authors use real life case experiences to explore and explain virtually every type of investigation, surveillance techniques, infiltration of criminal organizations, media releases, interview & interrogation, and court appearance. This text is appropriate for criminal justice, criminal investigation, and homeland security programs. It is also suited for programs in emergency management, corporate security, psychology, emergency medical services and healthcare, police academy programs, and continuing professional development.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150865372
Publisher: LawTech Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/21/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Dennis Potter retired in 2004 as a Captain with the Jefferson County Colorado Sheriff ’s Department in Golden, Colorado. His assignment experience during his 33 years as a peace officer includes Patrol, Jail, Homicide Investigations, Victim Services, Motorcycles, Forensic Laboratory, Evidence, Communications, Civil and Fugitive, Recruiting, Training, Dispatch, Records Management, Crime Prevention, Public Information Officer, Accreditation, Policy Development, Emergency Management, Staff Inspections and Director of the Law Enforcement Training Academy. Dennis has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado State University and a Masters Degree in American Military Studies from American Military University in Manassas, Virginia. He is currently adjunct faculty at Metropolitan State University, Denver where he teaches in the criminal justice and criminology programs. He is also a critical incident instructor for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA), a certified incident command instructor for the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG), an instructor for the National Incident Management System (NIMS), and a certified critical incident instructor with the New York State Office of Criminal Justice. He has conducted critical incident management seminars for line, staff, support staff, and chief law enforcement executive officers in Florida, Colorado, North Carolina, Delaware, Oregon, Ohio, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey and Michigan.
Kevin Kinnee retired from the Indianapolis, Indiana Police Department after 20 years of service. His assignment experience included 15 years of covert/infiltration investigations, including more than 700 case investigations. He is in experienced criminal psychological profiling, analytical investigative methods, cellular phone frauds, and organized crime. Kevin continued his career as the manager of the Marion County Emergency Management Emergency Operations Center. He recently retired as an analyst and planner for the Indianapolis Threat Analysis Center (ITAC). Kevin is the author of three additional books on investigations and is a nationally recognized trainer specializing in modern criminal investigations, professional gambling investigations, and pattern oriented investigations.

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