Acknowledged author James W. Osterburg wrote Criminal Investigation: A Method for Reconstructing the Past comprising 720 pages back in 2013. Textbook and etextbook are published under ISBN 1455731382 and 9781455731381. Since then Criminal Investigation: A Method for Reconstructing the Past textbook received total rating of 3.5 stars and was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $40.63 or rent at the marketplace.
This text presents the fundamentals of criminal investigation and provides a sound method for reconstructing a past event (i.e., a crime), based on three major sources of information ― people, records, and physical evidence. Its tried-and-true system for conducting an investigation is updated with the latest techniques available, teaching the reader new ways of obtaining information from people, including mining the social media outlets now used by a broad spectrum of the public; how to navigate the labyrinth of records and files currently available online; and fresh ways of gathering, identifying, and analyzing physical evidence.