Successful Strategies in Criminal Investigations contains the thoughts of recognized leaders in law enforcement on responding to community needs, utilizing new technology, and developing investigative plans. It provides best practices for developing and utilizing new response techniques and tools in law enforcement investigations.
Past recipients of the IACP/West Government Services Award for Excellence in Criminal Investigation guide the reader through the process these law enforcement experts followed in implementing the successful investigations that earned this recognition. These leaders discuss major investigation needs of their communities, such as building a child abduction response program and creating a financial crimes task force, and describe how they responded to those needs. They also offer advice on developing innovative practices, including testing new technological tools.