“A thoughtful, well designed, and very cleaver guide to investigation as a thinking process. While reading the book, I kept wondering, ‘Why did it take so long for someone to finally produce such as useful teaching tool?’ It is long overdue.”

Professor Yvon Dandurand, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of the Fraser Valley, and Fellow, International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy.

“This is an outstanding book that should be read by everyone interested or committed to excellence in police investigation. The book details an innovative model to guide criminal investigations, and the methodical way investigators must think and work when investigating crimes.”

Dr. Irwin Cohen, Senior University Research Chair (RCMP), School of Criminology and Criminal Justice University of the Fraser Valley

“As a former Major Crime detective I know that training is critical to becoming a well-rounded investigator. Reading this book would have been beneficial before starting on my career. Rod and Darryl have nicely laid out what is required in the investigative process, as well as what is required to conduct thorough and ethical investigations.”

Inspector Steve McCartney, Program Director, BC Police Academy

“Investigators constantly face complexity in the investigation of criminal offences, and analytical thinking skills are critical to the investigative process. That is what this text is about. It provides a sound framework for conducting investigations within the context of Canadian laws of evidence and police procedure. It provides thinking practices for evidence analysis, to avoid the pitfalls that can contribute to investigative failures and wrongful convictions.”

Stuart K Wyatt, (Ba, MA, Asc Forensic Identification Officer Retired)

“A much needed insight into investigators, their thinking, and investigative processes in Canada. This primer should appeal to law enforcement, college professors, and the curious public alike. I encourage you to read this book and you will gain knowledge and respect for investigations — and never watch crime dramas the same way again.”

Dr. Tim Croisdale, Associate Professor, Division of Criminal Justice, California State University, Sacramento.