Criminal Investigations

January 17, 2008 (San Dimas, CA) The January 16, 2008 program of Conversations with Cops at the Watering Hole features an interview with Dr. James N. Gilbert, Ph.D., a former police officer and renowned university professor and author, on the subject of criminal investigations. 

Program Date: January 23, 2008

Program Time: 2100 hours, Pacific

Topic: Criminal Investigations

Guest: James N. Gilbert, Ph.D.Listen


About the Guest 

Dr. James N. Gilbert, Ph.D., has served as a police officer and investigator for the Berkeley Police Department and as a Special Agent Investigator for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.  Since 1972, Dr. Gilbert has been an educator teaching widely in the law enforcement and criminal justice field.  Since 1988, he has been a faculty member of the University of Nebraska at Kearney, where he is a full professor.  Dr. James N. Gilbert has written widely on subjects related to crime and justice.  He is the author of Criminal Investigations (Prentice Hall, 7e). 

 According to the description of Criminal Investigations, it is “one of the most comprehensive reviews of the investigative process available, it covers the fascinating history and future implications of field. A thorough discussion of cutting-edge investigative methods and technology employed to combat emerging crimes prepares readers to enter the next generation of criminal investigation. Using detailed crime scene examples, it links specific investigative techniques and laboratory techniques that are most effective for each particular crime.” Criminal Investigations “covers emerging types of criminal activity such as consumer fraud, identity theft, computer crime, stalking, cyberstalking, hate crimes, and the latest drug crimes; it serves as excellent resource for those currently in law enforcement.”   

 About the Watering Hole

The Watering Hole is police slang for a location cops go off-duty to blow off steam and talk about work and life.  Sometimes funny; sometimes serious; but, always interesting.  During the first half-hour of the show, the host, a nationally recognized expert on law enforcement, interviews a subject matter expert on the topic.  During the second half-hour the program is joined by two other cops who give a street-level perspective to the conversation.   

About the Host

Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster was a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department for 24 years.  He retired in 2003 at the rank of Lieutenant.  He holds a bachelor’s from the Union Institute and University in Criminal Justice Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Financial Management from California State University, Fullerton; and, has completed his doctoral course work. Raymond is currently a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and the Union Institute and University.  He has experience teaching upper division courses in law enforcement, public policy, technology and leadership.  Raymond is an experienced author who has published numerous articles in a wide range of venues including magazines such as Government Technology, Mobile Government, Airborne Law Enforcement Magazine, and Police One.  He has appeared on the History Channel and radio programs in the United States and Europe as subject matter expert in technological applications in law enforcement 

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