Description : "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.
Description : 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
Description : 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.
Description : An Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive and accurate overview of the practical application of forensic science in crime scene investigation.
Description : Those tasked with investigating crime scenes come from a variety of backgrounds and varying levels of experience. Crime Scene Investigation Procedural Guide gives the novice investigator the procedures for almost any crime scene imaginable while providing the seasoned pro a ready reference for crimes occurring even under the most unusual of circumstances. Designed as a stand-alone text or as a companion to Ross Gardner’s Practical Crime Scene Investigation, the book details the precise steps that need to be taken when processing and analyzing a crime scene. Using a bulleted format for quick, easy access, the authors provide hands-on, concise instruction in a style friendly to a range of professionals. Topics discussed in this practical manual include: Preparation for response, initial response, scene management, and scene evaluation/analysis Scene photography, videography, sketching, and search and processing procedures Steps to be taken prior to releasing the scene Response, documentation, processing, and collection of evidence for specific crimes against persons and property Evaluation, processing, collection, and preservation of all items of evidence encountered at the scene, including friction ridge evidence, two- and three-dimensional impression evidence, and trace and biological evidence Bloodstain pattern documentation and shooting incident documentation Appendices include direction on working with potential blood-borne pathogens and worksheets for documenting and evaluating the scene and processing various types of evidence. A supplemental CD is included with downloadable forms for crime scene investigations. Adherence to the instructions provided in this guide will help ensure investigators that vital evidence is properly documented and preserved.
Description : The manner in which criminal investigators are trained is neither uniform nor consistent, ranging from sophisticated training protocols in some departments to on-the-job experience alongside senior investigators in others. Ideal for students taking a first course in the subject as well as professionals in need of a refresher, Introduction to Criminal Investigation uses an accessible format to convey concepts in practical, concrete terms. Topics discussed include The history of criminal investigation in Western society Qualifications for becoming an investigator, the selection process, and ideal training requirements Crime scene search techniques, including planning and post-search debriefing Preparing effective field notes and investigative reports Interviewing and interrogating Types of evidence found at the crime scene and how to collect, package, and preserve it The contributions of forensic science to criminal investigations and the equipment used in crime labs Investigative protocol for a range of crimes, including property crimes, auto theft, arson, financial crimes, homicide, assault, sex crimes, and robbery Specialized investigations, including drug trafficking, cybercrime, and gang-related crime Legal issues involved in criminal investigations and preparing a case for trial Bringing together contributions from law enforcement personnel, academics, and attorneys, the book combines practical and theoretical elements to provide a comprehensive examination of today’s criminal investigative process. The accessible manner in which the information is conveyed makes this an ideal text for a wide-ranging audience.
Description : 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 a chapter-by-chapter fictional narrative also provides the reader with a qualitative dimension of the crime scene experience. 1. Introduction 2. First Response 3. Documenting the Crime Scene 4. Fingerprints and Palmprints 5. Trace and Impression Evidence 6. Body Fluid Evidence 7. Blood Spatter Evidence 8. Firearms and Toolmark Evidence 9. Arson and Explosives 10. The Electronic Crime Scene 11. Documentary Evidence 12. Motor Vehicles as Crime Scenes 13. Death Investigation 14. Forensic Anthropology, Odontology, and Entomology 15. Documenting the Actions of the CSI
Description : With a characteristic combination of humor and professionalism, the authors of Honolulu Homicide describe the riveting science and art of criminal investigation, as applied to actual crimes in Honolulu. Chapters on crime scenes, fingerprints and other evidence, blood, firearms, arson and explosives, documents injuries and autopsies, and forensic tools and profiling include experiments readers can try at home. A bonus section, Protect Yourself in a Dangerous World, offers expert advice on protecting your home, being safe on the streets and at work, and preventing sexual assault.
Description : An introduction to the concepts involved in the field of Criminalistics from the professional and scientific disciplines dedicated to the recognition, collection, identification, and individualization of physical evidence and the application of the natural sciences to the matters of the law will be examined. 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.