Criminal Investigations Textbook Changes

For the upcoming October 16th promotional exam: The Criminal Investigations book by Swanson and Territo had seen a massive amount of changes, among them are the chart in chapter 3 outlining “crimes exceptionally cleared” which has a new set of percentages associated with the crimes cleared.

Table 3 – 1
crimes cleared by arrest or exceptional means
murder — 60.7% highest
motor vehicle theft/burglary — 12.6% lowest
arson — 18.0% — new to chart in 9th ed.

Arson was added in the 9th edition which is also noteworthy.

Attorney Ronald A. Sellon

About Attorney Ronald A. Sellon

Ronald A. Sellon is a licensed Attorney in the state of Massachusetts and U.S. District Court, Massachusetts as well as a Sergeant with a Municipal Police Department and U.S. military Veteran. Additionally, he has taught Criminal Procedure at the Massachusetts State Police Academy in New Braintree and has written a text on Criminal Procedure for police field training officer programs. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, was a 2008 recipient of the Massachusetts Coalition of Police (Mass C.O.P.) Presidents award and holds a Bachelors Degree in Law Enforcement, a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice Administration, and a Juris Doctor Law Degree. Questions related to content material may be directed to
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