The art and science of investigation

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O'Neill, M. 2018. The art and science of investigation. in: Milne, R. and Griffiths, A. (ed.) The Psychology of Criminal Investigation: From Theory to Practice Routledge.
AuthorsO'Neill, M.
EditorsMilne, R. and Griffiths, A.
Abstract

This chapter considers current investigative practice in the context of the art, craft and science debate. The historical context to these differing characterisations is also explored. The application and influence of science (as well as scientific research) to investigative practice is discussed, in relation to investigative systems and processes. Whilst the art, craft, science triune has served useful, the chapter reframes the focus by concentrating upon modern forensic investigators within the professional paradigm, who, to varying degrees use a mixture of all three. The emergence of an evidenced base research agenda, in partnership between police and academics. promises an exciting future. This agenda, together with professionalisation is critically discussed in the light of developing practice.

Year2018
Book titleThe Psychology of Criminal Investigation: From Theory to Practice
PublisherRoutledge
Output statusPublished
Edition1st edition
ISBN9781138639416
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Print17 May 2018
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Deposited23 Jan 2018
Accepted10 Oct 2017
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