The Practice Of Crime Scene Investigation


Author: John Horswell
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420023244
Category: Law
Page: 456
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Crime scene investigation involves the use and integration of scientific methods, physical evidence, and deductive reasoning in order to determine and establish the series of events surrounding a crime. The quality of the immediate crime scene response and the manner in which the crime scene is examined are critical to the success of the investigation. Evidence that is missed or corrupted by incomplete or improper handling can have a devastating effect on a case and keep justice from being served. The Practice of Crime Scene Investigation covers numerous aspects of crime scene investigation, including the latest in education and training, quality systems accreditation, quality assurance, and the application of specialist scientific disciplines to crime. The book discusses a range of basic and advanced techniques such as fingerprinting, dealing with trauma victims, photofit technology, the role of the pathologist and ballistic expert, and signal processing. It also reviews specialist crime scene examinations including clandestine laboratories, drug operations, arson, and explosives.

An Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation


Author: Aric W. Dutelle
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1284108147
Category: Law
Page: 646
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"An Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation" serves to eliminate warped impressions influenced by the media, and clearly identifies and explains the crime scene investigative process, components, methods, and procedures.

An Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation


Author: Aric W. Dutelle
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1449645429
Category: Law
Page: 558
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A Comprehensive Foundational Text for a Rapidly-Growing Field In a world heavily influenced by popular forensic television dramas, the real-life duties and complexities involved in crime scene investigation are often misrepresented and misunderstood. An Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation, Second Edition is a comprehensive and accurate overview of the practical application of forensic science in crime scene investigation. Focusing on the day-to-day aspects, the text describes the methodologies and technologies employed by crime scene personnel, and pushes the reader to identify the interrelated components of the investigative process. Recognizing the importance of those who have contributed to and advanced the field of forensic science, the reader is introduced to crime scene investigation through a historical perspective. The thoroughly revised and updated second edition covers components not typically found in many crime scene texts, including ethical considerations and public misconceptions of the investigative process—the so-called “CSI Effect.” Extensive discussion of physical evidence examination and analysis is provided, including the forensic potential of physical evidence, crime scene procedures, and what evidence should be documented, collected, and preserved. Real-life examples and detailed figures enhance comprehension and demonstrate specific strategies for technique application. An Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation, Second Edition is an invaluable reference and essential educational resource. Key features of the revised and updated second edition include: • All-new figures and material expansions of each chapter, with updated content on changes in the law, current events, and shifts in the industry • New “View From An Expert” sections that provide insight and analysis from experts from around the country • Full-color illustrations • Learning objectives, key terms, references, and review questions for each chapter • “Ripped from the Headlines” current event examples in each chapter • Real-life case scenarios and summations to increase comprehension of content

Crime Scene Investigation


Author: Jacqueline T. Fish,Larry S. Miller,Michael C. Braswell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1437778933
Category: Law
Page: 504
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Crime Scene Investigation offers an innovative approach to learning about crime scene investigation, taking the reader from the first response on the crime scene to documenting crime scene evidence and preparing evidence for courtroom presentation. It includes topics not normally covered in other texts, such as forensic anthropology and pathology, arson and explosives, and the electronic crime scene. Numerous photographs and illustrations complement text material, and chapter-by-chapter fictional narrative also provides the reader with a qualitative dimension of the crime scene experience. The text is further enhanced by the contributions of such recognized forensic scholars as William Bass and Arthur Bohannon. Dozens of photographs and illustrations supplement the text Includes key terms, discussion questions and a glossary A chapter-by-chapter fictional narrative provides a colorful look at a crime scene investigation

Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation, Seventh Edition


Author: Barry A. J. Fisher,David Fisher
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439870950
Category: Law
Page: 544
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This latest edition of Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation examines concepts, field-tested techniques and procedures, and technical information concerning crime scene investigation. It has been widely adopted by police academies, community colleges, and universities and is recommended for preparation for certification exams. Written in an easy-to-read style, this comprehensive text offers up-to-date technical expertise that the author has developed over many years in law enforcement. Includes check-off lists, case studies, and 16 pages of full-color illustrated photos. Also included is an appendix on equipment for crime scene investigations.

Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation, Eighth Edition


Author: Barry A. J. Fisher,David R. Fisher
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439810052
Category: Law
Page: 535
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"If you are a Professional Crime Scene Investigator, then this book is a must have for both your personal forensic reference library, as well as your office reference library." —Edward W. Wallace Jr., Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst, Retired First Grade Detective, NYPD "Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation is a well-written, comprehensive guide to the investigative and technical aspects of CSI. The textbook is an educational standard on the theory and practice of crime scene investigation and includes many informative casework examples and photographs. On reading this book, students, entry-level personnel, and experienced practitioners will have a better understanding of the strengths and limitations of forensic science in its application to crime scene investigations." —Professor Don Johnson, School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics, California State University, Los Angeles The application of science and technology plays a critical role in the investigation and adjudication of crimes in our criminal justice system. But before science can be brought to bear on evidence, it must be recognized and collected in an appropriate manner at crime scenes. Written by authors with over 50 years of combined experience in forensic science, Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation examines the concepts, field-tested techniques, and procedures of crime scene investigation. Detectives, crime scene technicians, and forensic scientists can rely on this updated version of the "forensics bible" to effectively apply science and technology to the tasks of solving crimes. What’s New in the Eighth Edition: The latest in forensic DNA testing and collection, including low copy number DNA A new chapter on digital evidence New case studies with color photographs End-of-chapter study questions Practical tips and tricks of the trade in crime scene processing

Crime Scene Investigation

An Introduction to CSI
Author: Richard S. Michelson
Publisher: LawTech Publishing Group
ISBN: 1563252619
Category: Law
Page: 330
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An introduction to the investigative concepts involved in the dynamics of processing the aftermath of a criminal incident. Covers how to respond to crime scenes, and examines the multitude of responsibilities involved, such as: the identifying and preserving evidence, isolating and interviewing witnesses, isolating and protecting the crime scene, developing fingerprints and identifying and locating suspects. This textbook is appropriate for criminal justice, criminal investigation, and homeland security programs. It is also suited for programs in emergency management, corporate security, psychology, emergency medical services and healthcare, police academy programs, and continuing professional development.

Crime Scene Investigation, Criminalistics, and The Law


Author: Thomas Buckles
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1401859291
Category: Law
Page: 360
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Crime Scene Investigation: Criminalistics, and the Law is a new title that is the first to include not only crime scene investigation and criminalistics, but also the laws that govern them. It focuses on how the crime scene should be investigated, searched, and processed for evidence, but also includes an emphasis on the legal admissibility of these procedures. This book discusses the forensic value of physical evidence and the role of forensic science and criminalistics in evaluating this evidence and presenting it in court. It's heavy on informative content that is reinforced by the many valuable and illustrative photographs, exhibits, and actual cases. Timely and familiar cases are used to help students better understand the importance of proper crime scene investigation. Included are the United States Supreme Court cases that deal with fire scene and death scene investigations, and a wealth of other recent state and federal cases that deal with crime scene search and seizure, forensic experts and testing, whether there is implied consent to search a crime scene, what constitutes an exigency at a crime scene, chain of custody, scientific testing, admissibility of crime scene evidence, the admissibility of blood splatter analysis, fingerprints, and DNAWith learning tools such as key terms, definitions, relevant Internet references, and end of chapter summaries, this book will leave the reader with a complete education regarding crime scene investigation. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Crime Scene Investigation

Methods and Procedures
Author: Ian Pepper
Publisher: Open University Press
ISBN: 9780335214914
Category: Social Science
Page: 192
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Forensic evidence is increasingly important in the detection and prosecution of crime. This means that the knowledge, skill, and ability of the person who examines the scene of the crime—the crime scene investigator (CSI)—have never been more important. This text guides an aspiring or newly appointed CSI through the methods and procedures for the accurate recording and recovery of evidence from the scene of a crime. It features photographs, drawings, self-assessment questions, and checklists of roles, equipment, and activities required at the crime scene. Crime Scene Investigation is essential reading for all students of forensic law enforcement.

Crime Scene Investigation Laboratory Manual


Author: Marilyn T Miller
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0124058736
Category: Law
Page: 288
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Crime Scene Investigation Laboratory Manual provides information, examples, and exercises for all aspects of crime scene investigation. The exercises will teach the proper techniques for securing, documenting, and searching a crime scene, how to visualize or enhance the evidence found, how to package and preserve the evidence, and how to reconstruct what happened at the crime scene. This manual is intended to accompany any crime scene investigation textbook. Written by a former crime scene investigator and forensic scientist, the information is practical, straightforward, and will be immediately applicable. Learn all the latest techniques and procedures including deconstructing first responder contamination, the preliminary walk-through, utilizing associative evidence, enhancing trace, biological, and chemical evidence, and reconstructing scenes through wound dynamics, glass fracture patterns, bloodstain patterns, ballistics, and more. Designed to complement any text used in crime scene investigation courses Over 20+ proven exercises with material from actual crime scenes, providing students with hands-on learning Written by an experienced educator and former crime scene investigator/forensic scientist

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Companion


Author: Mike Flaherty,Corinne Marrinan,Anthony E. Zuiker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743467418
Category: Fiction
Page: 299
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Fans can go behind the yellow police tape in the official companion to TVUs most-watched drama, featuring fifty of the most explosive episodes.

Crime Scene Investigation Case Studies

Step by Step from the Crime Scene to the Courtroom
Author: Jacqueline T. Fish,Jonathon Fish
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1455731331
Category: Law
Page: 262
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DNA does not solve criminal cases—people do. Investigators must document every action, photograph every item of evidence, and create a complete case file that can be used to convict the guilty and exonerate the innocent. Each chapter begins with an overview of the felony investigated in the case study and highlights a key area of crime scene investigation. You will then use the case studies to walk through the investigative process and learn by example to create accurate case files. Learn crime scene investigation through original case studies that show you how to process and document a criminal investigation from first response to sending a report to the prosecutor’s office. Get up to speed on the state-of-the-art investigative techniques employed in the cases. Practice your investigative and report writing skills in the "Your Turn" chapter. Develop your critical thinking skills with questions that explore the nature of the case, the conclusions drawn, and alternative outcomes. Access video, photos, and forms on the website.

Crime Scene Processing and Investigation Workbook


Author: Christine R. Ramirez,Casie L. Parish-Fisher
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439849706
Category: Law
Page: 226
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The work of a crime scene investigator requires stellar organizational skills and razor-sharp attention to detail. Developing these skills is best achieved through hands-on training simulating actual case events. Crime Scene Processing and Investigation Workbook takes students from the classroom to the field and into the lab to explore a range of scenarios they will likely encounter on the job. Exercises presented in this practical handbook include assessing the scene, crime scene photography and mapping, fingerprint evidence, documentation, impression-casting, bloodstain pattern recognition, and advanced techniques for scene processing. The book also examines the actions of the initial responding officer, highlights special scene considerations, and describes the role of crime scene analysis and reconstruction. Designed to complement Gardner’s Practical Crime Scene Processing and Investigation, this manual uses a consistent format throughout to ensure assimilation. Each chapter begins with a list of key terms and provides learning outcomes that describe the goal of the chapter. Tasks are then broken down into specific segments, with objectives, necessary materials, and a concept overview provided to promote heightened focus on salient points in the chapter. Post-lab questions enable students to test their grasp of the material and sample worksheets are provided that can be duplicated and used in actual case scenarios. By practicing the techniques described in this manual, students will be ready when they encounter them for the first time on the job.

Electronic Crime Scene Investigation

On-the-scene Reference for First Responders
Author: Kristina Rose
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 1437933408
Category: Crime scene searches
Page: 40
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This publication is a quick reference for first responders who may be responsible for identifying, preserving, collecting, and securing evidence at an electronic crime scene. It describes different types of electronic devices and the potential evidence they may hold and provides an overview of how to secure, evaluate, and document the scene. It includes an overview of how to collect, package, and transport digital evidence and lists potential sources of digital evidence for 14 crime categories.

Crime Scene Investigation


Author: Barbara Harris,Kris Kohlmeier,Robert D. Kiel
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563086373
Category: Education
Page: 109
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Clueless about how to generate excitement in the classroom? This unique activity book solves the mystery! Casting students in the roles of reporters, lawyers, and detectives at the scene of a crime, it involves the entire class in the drama of crime investigation. Excitement builds as participants examine the clues, make a case, and bring it to trial. The interdisciplinary activities help build valuable thinking and problem-solving skills while developing knowledge in English, science, social studies, and other subject areas. Based on an award-winning unit, this complete guide provides detailed instructions and reproducibles for easy implementation. Grades 5-12 (adaptable to other levels).

Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation, Seventh Edition


Author: Barry A. J. Fisher,David R. Fisher
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420058193
Category: Law
Page: 544
View: 3560

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This latest edition of Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation examines concepts, field-tested techniques and procedures, and technical information concerning crime scene investigation. It has been widely adopted by police academies, community colleges, and universities and is recommended for preparation for certification exams. Written in an easy-to-read style, this comprehensive text offers up-to-date technical expertise that the author has developed over many years in law enforcement. Includes check-off lists, case studies, and 16 pages of full-color illustrated photos. Also included is an appendix on equipment for crime scene investigations.

DNA and Property Crime Scene Investigation

Forensic Evidence and Law Enforcement
Author: David A. Makin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317522761
Category: Law
Page: 230
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Traditionally, forensic investigation has not been fully utilized in the investigation of property crime. This ground-breaking book examines the experiences of patrol officers, command staff, detectives, and chiefs as they navigate the expectations of forensic evidence in criminal cases, specifically property crimes cases. DNA and Property Crime Scene Investigation looks at the current state of forensic technology and, using interviews with police officers, command staff, forensic technicians, and prosecutors, elucidates who is doing the work of forensic investigation. It explores how better training can decrease backlogs in forensic evidence processing and prevent mishandling of crucial evidence. Concluding with a police chief’s perspective on the approach, DNA and Property Crime Scene Investigation provides insight into an emerging and important approach to property crime scene investigation. Key Features Provides practical information on implementing forensic investigation for property crimes Examines the current state of forensic technology and points to future trends Includes a police chief’s perspective on the forensic approach to investigating property crimes Utilizes interviews with professionals in the field to demonstrate the benefits of the approach