Welcome to the SAGE edge site for Criminal Investigations Today, 1e!

Criminal Investigations Today: The Essentials examines the process, practices, and people involved in the investigation of crime in a brief and accessible format that hones in on the key topics students actually need to know. With his vast experience in the field, Richard Hough distills the essentials of criminal investigations and takes students through the in-depth processes of the field, while maintaining a streamlined approach that allows for optimal student learning. The text’s focus on people within the investigative system is reinforced with running case studies and hands-on application of materials.

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


We gratefully acknowledge Richard M. Hough for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Chernoh Wurie of Virginia Commonwealth University and Kelly Roth of Bloomsburg University (PA) for developing the resources on this site.