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Investigating Murder: Detective Work and the Police Response to Criminal Homicide

Martin Innes


This book provides a unique insight into how police detectives investigate and solve murders. Based upon fieldwork observation of murder squads at work, interviews with detectives and detailed analysis of police case files, it provides an original account of the practices and processes involved in the investigation of homicides, as well as some of the problems that are often encountered in the conduct of this work. Drawing upon detailed empirical data collected, the book develops a conceptual framework for understanding the methods that detectives seek to utilise in order to identify suspects ... More

Keywords: murder investigation, police detectives, homicide, suspects, forensic, crime

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199259427
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259427.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martin Innes, author
Lecturer in Sociology, University of Surrey