Welcome to the companion website!

Welcome to the companion website for Criminal Investigation, Third Edition, by Steven G. Brandl. The resources on the site have been specifically designed to support your study.

Open Access Resources include:

  • SAGE Journal Articles
  • Web Resoruces

Instructors can log in to access:

  • Course Cartridges
  • Web Resources
  • Test Bank
  • PowerPoint® Slides
  • Lecture Notes
  • Course Syllabi
  • Chapter Activities
  • Capstone Case
  • Instructor’s Manual

About the book:

Criminal Investigation, Third Edition, offers a comprehensive and engaging examination of criminal investigation and the vital role that criminal evidence plays in the process. Written in a straightforward manner, the text focuses on the five critical areas essential to understanding criminal investigations: background and contextual issues, criminal evidence, legal procedures, evidence collection procedures, and forensic science. This reader-friendly text includes a multitude of case examples to illustrate key points and as a basis for discussion about the proper conduct of criminal investigations. The text goes beyond a simple how-to in investigative procedures, drawing from fascinating modern research and its importance in the real world of criminal justice. 


We gratefully acknowledge Steven G. Brandl for writing an excellent text and for his involvement in reviewing and editing the assets on this site. Special thanks are also due to Meghan Wleklinski of University of Wisconsin Milwaukee creating the ancillaries on this site.


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