Careers in the Homicide Unit, 1st Edition

  • Corona Brezina
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  • ISBN-10: 1477717145
  • ISBN-13: 9781477717141
  • DDC: 363.25
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released February 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Teenagers learn in this riveting volume that the homicide unit is the most elite detective squad in a police force. They discover how a homicide squad responds to a crime scene, from evidence collection and analysis, interviewing witnesses, and following leads to issuing arrest warrants and working with prosecutors in achieving justice for the victim and his or her family. The narrative specifies career training and responsibilities for homicide unit professionals and their work with forensic scientists, medical examiners, district attorneys, and civilian support staff. Two homicide cases, the Phil Spector and Scott Peterson cases, help illuminate specific job tasks.

Features and Benefits

  • Sidebars, Glossary, For Further Information Section, List of Organizations, Web Sites, Further Reading, Bibliography, Index, Author Biography.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Overview of the Homicide Unit.
2: Associated Jobs.
3: Investigating a Case.
4: Preparing for a Law Enforcement Career.
5: Joining the Force.
6: Building a Career.
For More Information.
For Further Reading.
About the Author.
Photo Credits.