Criminal Investigative Failures

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CRC Press, Dec 15, 2008 - Law - 400 pages
Avoid Major Investigative TrapsWhat causes competent and dedicated investigators to make avoidable mistakes, jeopardizing the successful resolution of their cases? Authored by a 21-year police veteran and university research professor, Criminal Investigative Failures comprehensively defines and discusses the causes and problems most common to faile
 

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Contents

Perception Intuition and Tunnel Vision
9
Groupthink Rumor and Ego
23
Chance and Randomness in Forensics and Profiling
35
Cognitive Biases
53
Bridging Theory and the Real World
55
Has Tunnel Vision Been Wrongfully Convicted?
71
Judgment Heuristics and Biases in Criminal Investigation
99
Case Studies
141
Chapter 11 What Happened to Theresa Allore?
219
Roger Coleman and Benjamin LaGuer
253
Recommendations
267
Chapter 13 How Police Departments Can Reduce the Risk of Wrongful Convictions
269
Chapter 14 Reducing Investigative Failures through Effective Major Case Leadership
295
Chapter 15 Necropsies and the Cold Case
327
Chapter 16 Recommendations and Conclusion
349
Bibliography
357

Chapter 8 Who Killed Stephanie Crowe?
143
Understanding a Wrongful Conviction for Sexual Homicide
179
Chapter 10 A False Confession to Murder in Washington DC
205
Index
361
Back cover
377
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