What is murder? What is the typical psychological profile of a murderer? What issues challenge a homicide investigation team?
The answers to some of these questions may be simple - the answers to others will determine whether the investigation stands a chance of securing a conviction.
'Urge To Kill' is a fascinating and authoritative guide to how professional investigators solve murder cases. Packed with photos of real-life cases, this up-to-date reference takes you step-by-step through the means, motives, clues and procedures for tracking down killers and sending them to prison.
In this complete homicide reference, you'll find out:
- What happens at the scene of a crime
- How police compile an evidence file
- The role of the coroner/medical examiner
- Key questions in witness interview
Written by Martin Edwards, a leading lawyer and fiction crime writer, this essential guide is packed with relevant information, including a glossary of slang used by detectives and 30 real-life case studies.