After reading this chapter you will be able to:
14.1 Discuss the characteristics and varieties of burglaries.
14.2 Identify and discuss the possible sources of evidence in burglary investigations, including burglar alarms, the MO of the offender, physical evidence, video and digital evidence, and informants.
14.3 Discuss the characteristics and varieties of motor vehicle theft and describe the potential sources of evidence in these investigations.
14.4 Discuss the characteristics and varieties of arson and describe the unique challenges of investigating this crime.
14.5 Identify and discuss how investigators may determine the cause of a fire, a fire’s point of origin, and who committed the crime.
14.6 Identify and discuss the issues associated with the investigation of larceny theft.