The goal of this unique manual is to arm criminal investigators with tools and weapons that are suitable and effective against art theft and forgery. The author, with over 25 years' experience in the art theft investigation field, presents comprehensive techniques, tips, and ideas to help dimish the level of frustration experienced by criminal investigators required to handle the growing number and magnitude of art crimes. The structure of the manual is simple and direct. The first part guides the reader in the use of the text and introduces the art world environment. The second part discusses the investigator's interaction with the victim, including interviewing, crime scene investigation, and identifying and developing suspects. Part three deals with offenders and covers such topics as art theft methods, forgery techniques, methods of distribution, and investigative countermeasures. The final section presents a comprehensive review of solutions and recoveries, including chapters on legal weapons, insurance and rewards, the use of experts, universal and variable contact group classifications, object bulletins, art criminal photo albums, informant development, undercover methods, unidentified victims, and recovery and seizure of stolen or fake art. In addition, the book is complemented by an extensive glossary and bibliographic resources. This exceptionally unique manual is intended to function at an intensely practical level and is intended for both study and immediate reference.The Complete Field Manual Robert E. Spiel. Equestrian Statue: A free-standing monumental sculpture popular in ancient Rome and revived during the ... Fixative : A transparent liquid which is sprayed on artistic media, especially if delicate ( such as charcoal or pastel), to protect it. ... Folk Art: Art produced by often unknown artists or craftsmen who have had no formal training and which belongs to a closedanbsp;...
|Title||:||ART THEFT AND FORGERY INVESTIGATION|
|Author||:||Robert E. Spiel|
|Publisher||:||Charles C Thomas Publisher - 2000-01-01|