Description : 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.
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 : 'Crime Scene Management' is an introduction to the common forms of evidence that may be encountered at a scence of crime and the techniques used for recovery of that evidence. It focuses on the role of the first officer attending through to the specialist personnel who may be called to deal with specific evidence types, and covers methods such as DNA-rich samples, fingerprints, toolmarks and footwear impressions.
Description : Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation, Fifth Edition provides field-tested techniques and methods for crime scene investigation and crime detection. The book features methods for using lasers and cyanoacrylate fuming in fingerprint detection, procedures for investigating serial murder cases, and health and safety concerns when dealing with toxic reagents and biological evidence. It also presents a new series of cases to demonstrate the importance of physical evidence, as well as 61 new illustrations.
Description : Reveals the latest methods of investigation in an easy-to-use field reference format. It is intended for the non-scientist or beginning forensic scientist and addresses how to, when to, and in what order to use the procedures to one's best advantage. Using a clear, step-by-step approach, readers learn how to conduct specific tasks, alternatives to try when the original technique is not viable and safety concerns that should be considered when working in the field. Moves beyond traditional books to function as a how-to manual for the field investigator. Explains field procedures, not theoryand targets the crime scene investigator instead of the laboratory criminalist. Places the emphasis on techniques used in the field and then when logical, discusses further techniques used once the evidence is taken from the scene. Gives a logical order for each procedure, including a starting point and what to do when that technique is not working. Written specifically for crime scene investigators.
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 : All too often, the weakest link in the chain of criminal justice is the crime scene investigation. Improper collection of evidence blocks the finding of truth. Now in its second edition, Practical Crime Scene Processing and Investigation presents practical, proven methods to be used at any crime scene to ensure that evidence is admissible and persuasive. Accompanied by more than 300 color photographs, topics discussed include: Understanding the nature of physical evidence, including fingerprint, biological, trace, hair and fiber, and other forms of evidence Actions of the responding officer, from documenting and securing the initial information to providing emergency care Assessing the scene, including search considerations and dealing with chemical and bioterror hazards Crime scene photography, sketching, mapping, and notes and reports Light technology and preserving fingerprint and impression evidence Shooting scene documentation and reconstruction Bloodstain pattern analysis and the body as a crime scene Special scene considerations, including fire, buried bodies, and entomological evidence The role of crime scene analysis and reconstruction, with step-by-step procedures Two appendices provide additional information on crime scene equipment and risk management, and each chapter is enhanced by a succinct summary, suggested readings, and a series of questions to test assimilation of the material. Using this book in your investigations will help you find out what happened and who is responsible.