Criminal Investigation: a Practical Handbook for Magistrates, Police Officers a…


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Reputedly inspired by the Sherlock Holmes stories, Austrian criminal jurist and examining magistrate Hans Gross wrote the first handbook on criminal investigation. This treatise covers everything from the qualities of a good investigating officer and how to utilize various experts, to tactics employed by criminals, how to analyze footprints and blood stains, and ways that criminals perpetrate crimes. Some of the remarks relate directly to India, such as disguising one's caste.

Volume 1 (of 3) consists of Part 1 of the 4 parts in the work. - Summary by TriciaG (15 hr 44 min)

Chapters

Preface 13:20 Read by Availle
Introduction 24:46 Read by Ruth Golding
The Investigating Officer i-ii 11:50 Read by Joseph Tabler
The Investigating Officer iii 32:20 Read by Joseph Tabler
The Investigating Officer iv 18:43 Read by Joseph Tabler
The Investigating Officer v 28:54 Read by Joseph Tabler
The Investigating Officer vi 15:02 Read by Joseph Tabler
The Investigating Officer vii 23:51 Read by Joseph Tabler
The Investigating Officer viii-ix 18:34 Read by Joseph Tabler
The Investigating Officer x 10:32 Read by Joseph Tabler
Examination of Witnesses and Accused i-ii 20:12 Read by csheeler
Examination of Witnesses and Accused ii.A.1.a, part 1 23:34 Read by Explodreamer
Examination of Witnesses and Accused ii.A.1.a, part 2 20:30 Read by Arianne Stein
Examination of Witnesses and Accused ii.A.1.b 16:19 Read by Arianne Stein
Examination of Witnesses and Accused ii.A.2.a-b 28:16 Read by TriciaG
Examination of Witnesses and Accused ii.A.2.c 30:49 Read by TriciaG
Examination of Witnesses and Accused ii.B 32:34 Read by TriciaG
Examination of Witnesses and Accused ii.C 5:02 Read by TriciaG
Examination of Witnesses and Accused iii, part 1 18:10 Read by TriciaG
Examination of Witnesses and Accused iii, part 2 24:32 Read by TriciaG
Inspection of Localities i-ii 22:17 Read by Availle
Inspection of Localities iii 25:14 Read by Availle
Inspection of Localities iv 14:54 Read by Availle
Equipment of the Investigating Officer 14:25 Read by Michelle Torres
The Expert and How to Make Use of Him i 18:53 Read by Anna Simon
The Expert and How to Make Use of Him ii.A-C 30:46 Read by Anna Simon
The Expert and How to Make Use of Him ii.D 27:58 Read by Michele Fry
The Expert and How to Make Use of Him ii.E-G 33:51 Read by Michele Fry
The Expert and How to Make Use of Him iii-iii.B 22:29 Read by Availle
The Expert and How to Make Use of Him iii.C 29:51 Read by Availle
The Expert and How to Make Use of Him iii.D-F 16:55 Read by Availle
The Expert and How to Make Use of Him iii.G 26:03 Read by Availle
The Expert and How to Make Use of Him iv-v 23:42 Read by TriciaG
The Expert and How to Make Use of Him vi-vii 19:03 Read by TriciaG
The Expert and How to Make Use of Him viii, part 1 25:35 Read by Andrea Rovny
The Expert and How to Make Use of Him viii, part 2 25:40 Read by TriciaG
The Expert and How to Make Use of Him ix.A 11:46 Read by Availle
The Expert and How to Make Use of Him ix.B, part 1 20:38 Read by Jennifer Dallman
The Expert and How to Make Use of Him ix.B, part 2 22:40 Read by Jennifer Dallman
The Expert and How to Make Use of Him ix.C 24:03 Read by Availle
The Expert and How to Make Use of Him x 13:30 Read by Larry Wilson
The Expert and How to Make Use of Him xi.A-B 31:20 Read by TriciaG
The Expert and How to Make Use of Him xi.C-xii 6:47 Read by Mark Chulsky
Legitimate Sphere of the Public Press 18:08 Read by Availle

Reviews

Interesting.


(4 stars)

Not everyone's cup of tea, perhaps, but quite interesting and enjoyable. The science is far less dated than I had expected. I think anyone interested in TV shows like CSI would get a kick out of this. Lastly, don't be scared off by the fact that this is read by various volunteers. In my opinion, all did an acceptable job and many excelled.