Welcome to the SAGE companion site for Criminal Investigation, Fifth Edition!

Criminal Investigation, Fifth Edition offers a comprehensive and engaging examination of criminal investigation and the vital role 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. In the new edition of this bestseller, author Steve Brandl goes beyond a simple how-to on investigative procedures and draws from fascinating modern research, actual investigative  cases, and real crime scene photos to give students practical insights into the field of criminal investigation today.

This site features an array of free resources you can access anytime, anywhere.


We gratefully acknowledge Steven G. Brandl for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Graphic World, Inc. for developing the resources on this site.