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Welcome to the SAGE edge site for Criminal Investigation, Fourth Edition.

The SAGE edge site for Criminal Investigation by Steven G. Brandl offers a robust online environment you can access anytime, anywhere, and features an impressive array of free tools and resources to keep you on the cutting edge of your learning experience.


Criminal Investigation, Fourth Edition, offers a comprehensive and engaging examination of criminal investigation and the vital role criminal evidence plays in the process. 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. In this new edition, esteemed author Steven G. Brandl goes beyond a simple how-to on investigative procedures and analyzes modern research and actual investigative cases to demonstrate their importance in the real world of criminal justice.


We gratefully acknowledge Steven G. Brandl for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Nadine Mueller of University of Wisconsin Milwaukee for developing the ancillaries on this site.