Criminal Investigation: a Practical Handbook for Magistrates, Police Officers and Lawyers, Volume 1 cover

Criminal Investigation: a Practical Handbook for Magistrates, Police Officers and Lawyers, Volume 1

Hans Gross (1847-1915)

1. Preface
2. Introduction
3. The Investigating Officer i-ii
4. The Investigating Officer iii
5. The Investigating Officer iv
6. The Investigating Officer v
7. The Investigating Officer vi
8. The Investigating Officer vii
9. The Investigating Officer viii-ix
10. The Investigating Officer x
11. Examination of Witnesses and Accused i-ii
12. Examination of Witnesses and Accused ii.A.1.a, part 1
13. Examination of Witnesses and Accused ii.A.1.a, part 2
14. Examination of Witnesses and Accused ii.A.1.b
15. Examination of Witnesses and Accused ii.A.2.a-b
16. Examination of Witnesses and Accused ii.A.2.c
17. Examination of Witnesses and Accused ii.B
18. Examination of Witnesses and Accused ii.C
19. Examination of Witnesses and Accused iii, part 1
20. Examination of Witnesses and Accused iii, part 2
21. Inspection of Localities i-ii
22. Inspection of Localities iii
23. Inspection of Localities iv
24. Equipment of the Investigating Officer
25. The Expert and How to Make Use of Him i
26. The Expert and How to Make Use of Him ii.A-C
27. The Expert and How to Make Use of Him ii.D
28. The Expert and How to Make Use of Him ii.E-G
29. The Expert and How to Make Use of Him iii-iii.B
30. The Expert and How to Make Use of Him iii.C
31. The Expert and How to Make Use of Him iii.D-F
32. The Expert and How to Make Use of Him iii.G
33. The Expert and How to Make Use of Him iv-v
34. The Expert and How to Make Use of Him vi-vii
35. The Expert and How to Make Use of Him viii, part 1
36. The Expert and How to Make Use of Him viii, part 2
37. The Expert and How to Make Use of Him ix.A
38. The Expert and How to Make Use of Him ix.B, part 1
39. The Expert and How to Make Use of Him ix.B, part 2
40. The Expert and How to Make Use of Him ix.C
41. The Expert and How to Make Use of Him x
42. The Expert and How to Make Use of Him xi.A-B
43. The Expert and How to Make Use of Him xi.C-xii
44. Legitimate Sphere of the Public Press

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Reputedly inspired by the Sherlock Holmes stories, Austrian criminal jurist and examining magistrate Hans Gross wrote the first handbook on criminal investigation. This treatise covers everything from the qualities of a good investigating officer and how to utilize various experts, to tactics employed by criminals, how to analyze footprints and blood stains, and ways that criminals perpetrate crimes. Some of the remarks relate directly to India, such as disguising one's caste.Volume 1 (of 3) consists of Part 1 of the 4 parts in the work.