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Complete Crime Scene Investigation Handbook

Complete Crime Scene Investigation Handbook Author Everett Baxter Jr.
ISBN-10 9781498701457
Release 2015-05-20
Pages 610
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Crime scene investigators are the foundation for every criminal investigation. The admissibility and persuasiveness of evidence in court, and in turn, the success of a case, is largely dependent upon the evidence being properly collected, recorded, and handled for future analysis by investigators and forensic analysts in the lab. Complete Crime Scene Investigation Handbook is the most complete, one-stop practical reference for law enforcement and crime scene professionals as well as students looking to enter the field. The book provides step-by-step methods and best practice protocols for effectively finding, recognizing, recording, collecting, preserving, handling, and packaging evidence. With more than 650 full color photos and illustrations the book covers: The investigative team and its responsibilities The rules for forensic search and seizure Proper documentation of evidence via note-taking, photography, and sketching Search patterns and the special considerations for various searches The use of alternative light sources Presumptive tests via luminol and other methods Latent fingerprint processing Evidence collection and packaging Serological, trace, firearms, toolmark, footwear, tire, and digital evidence Injury documentation Appendices with a full compliment of sample forms, equipment lists, and checklists to assist in crime scene investigation A special considerations section reviews topics such as shooting scene and bloodstain documentation, clandestine graves and scattered human remains, fire scenes, and questioned document evidence. The final chapters examine how to develop a working plan and processing methodology as well as effective report writing. This book is a must-have reference for experienced forensic, crime scene, and investigative professionals as well as students in forensic science programs looking to enter the field. A specially developed companion lab exercise workbook—The Complete Crime Scene Investigation Workbook (ISBN: 978-1-4987-0142-6)—is also available for purchase and can be used in conjunction with this handbook, both for group training purposes or for individuals looking for hands-on self-study.

Complete Crime Scene Investigation Workbook

Complete Crime Scene Investigation Workbook Author Everett Baxter Jr.
ISBN-10 9781498701433
Release 2015-05-21
Pages 282
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This specially developed workbook can be used in conjunction with the Complete Crime Scene Investigation Handbook (ISBN: 978-1-4987-0144-0) in group training environments, or for individuals looking for independent, step-by-step self-study guide. It presents an abridged version of the Handbook, supplying both students and professionals with the most critical points and extensive hands-on exercises for skill enhancement. Filled with more than 350 full-color images, the Complete Crime Scene Investigation Workbook walks readers through self-tests and exercises they can perform to practice and improve their documentation, collection, and processing techniques. Most experienced crime scene investigators will tell you that it is virtually impossible to be an expert in every aspect of crime scene investigations. If you begin to "specialize" too soon, you risk not becoming a well-rounded crime scene investigator. Establishing a complete foundation to the topic, the exercises in this workbook reinforce the concepts presented in the Handbook with a practical, real-world application. As a crime scene investigator, reports need to be more descriptive than they are at the patrol officer level. This workbook provides a range of scenarios around which to coordinate multiple exercises and lab examples, and space is provided to write descriptions of observations. The book also supplies step-by-step, fully illustrative photographs of crime scene procedures, protocols, and evidence collection and testing techniques. This lab exercise workbook is ideal for use in conjunction with the Handbook, both in group training settings, as well as a stand-alone workbook for individuals looking for hands-on self-study. It is a must-have resource for crime scene technicians, investigators, and professionals who want a complete manual of crime scene collection and processing techniques.

Criminal Investigation Handbook formerly Police Investigation Handbook

Criminal Investigation Handbook  formerly Police Investigation Handbook Author Thomas P. Mauriello
ISBN-10 9781579114282
Release 2018-03-23
Pages 1460
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Criminal Investigation Handbook now contains critical information you need to know about use of the internet in perpetrating a computer crime -- especially cybercrime - and websites, e-mail addresses, and databases you can use in your investigation! It provides you with current information in a format that is easy to understand and apply to your investigation. Whether you are a law enforcement officer, prosecutor, or criminal defense lawyer, you will find the information in this book useful to your case. Covering the practical aspects of an investigation as well as pertinent legal analysis - and including a wealth of illustrations, checklists, and forms - this title will prove itself invaluable to your case.

Henry Lee s Crime Scene Handbook

Henry Lee s Crime Scene Handbook Author Henry C. Lee
ISBN-10 0124408303
Release 2001
Pages 416
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Three forensic specialists outline a systematic approach to managing crime scenes, the starting point for every criminal investigation. This handbook outlines the latest chemical and instrumental techniques, covers new topics, and shows how to overcome the most commonly encountered problems.

Handbook for Death Scene Investigators

Handbook for Death Scene Investigators Author Jay Dix
ISBN-10 1420048686
Release 1999-03-26
Pages 152
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Handbook for Death Scene Investigators provides concise information in a handy, pocket-sized (3 1/2" x 6") format - perfect for on-the-scene reference. Details about sudden natural deaths by disease and accidents are emphasized in this guidebook, complemented with practical information on: reviewing a medical chart collecting evidence obtaining a medical history interacting with other law enforcement personnel, witnesses, and relatives Anyone responsible for investigating natural deaths - from police investigators to medical examiners - can go direct to the information they need at a moment's notice with the Handbook for Death Scene Investigators Features

Crime Scene Search and Physical Evidence Handbook

Crime Scene Search and Physical Evidence Handbook Author Carl L. Cunningham
ISBN-10 IND:30000065743118
Release 1973
Pages 189
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This book provides detailed guidelines for the criminal investigator on the protection and reporting of the crime scene and the collection and preservation of various types of evidence. The proper recognition, collection and preservation of physical evidence is a critical link in the process of prosecuting criminal acts. Those persons even marginally involved in criminal investigation should have a basic knowledge of the principles presented in this handbook. This work details procedures and techniques for investigating crime scenes and explains the characteristics and value of physical evidence. Basic types of this evidence are defined, acceptable methods of collection and preservation are described, and the results which can be expected from crime laboratory analysis are explained. Detailed procedures are given for recording the crime scene and for processing such evidence as fingerprints, body fluids, trace evidence, firearms, tool marks, illegal drugs, chemical materials, paint, and glass. The preparation of casts, collection of residual prints, examination of questioned documents, and identification of the known dead are treated. The appendices contain recommendations for the collection, marking, preserving, and packing of physical evidence and a directory of criminalistics laboratories throughout the country.

Forensic Investigation Handbook

Forensic Investigation Handbook Author Michael Fitting Karagiozis
ISBN-10 9780398075798
Release 2005
Pages 387
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The book outlines the general principles of forensic science including an overview of the history of forensic science, an introduction to ballistics, crime scene investigation techniques as well as evidence gathering, processing and documentation procedures. It presents valuable information on advanced forensic topics as well. These areas include criminal profiling, fingerprints and DNA as identification, the forensic autopsy, pharmacology, toxicology, and biohazard risks for the forensic investigator. The handbook also provides the reader with information on the American criminal justice system and how it relates to forensic science. It also features one of the most detailed and extensive forensic glossaries ever assembled. Included are more than 600 pertinent forensic terms with definitions that will serve as an invaluable desk reference for forensic novices and seasoned veterans alike.

FBI Handbook of Crime Scene Forensics

FBI Handbook of Crime Scene Forensics Author Federal Bureau of Investigation Federal Bureau of Investigation
ISBN-10 9781634500395
Release 2015-06-02
Pages 208
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Guidance and procedures for safe and efficient methods from the FBI’s Laboratory Division and Operational Technology Division. The FBI Handbook of Crime Scene Forensics is the official procedural guide for law enforcement agencies, attorneys, and tribunals who wish to submit evidence to the FBI’s Laboratory and Investigative Technology Divisions. This book outlines the proper methods for investigating crime scenes, examining evidence, packing and shipping evidence to the FBI, and observing safety protocol at crime scenes. Types of evidence discussed include: Bullet jacket alloys Computers Hairs Inks Lubricants Ropes Safe insulations Shoe prints Tire treads Weapons of mass destruction Particular attention is paid to recording the appearance of crime scenes through narratives, photographs, videos, audiotapes, or sketches. A guide for professional forensics experts and an introduction for laymen, the FBI Handbook of Crime Scene Forensics makes fascinating reading for anyone with an interest in investigative police work and the criminal justice system.

Forensic Ecology Handbook

Forensic Ecology Handbook Author Julie Roberts
ISBN-10 9781118374047
Release 2012-10-11
Pages 272
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The analysis of plants, insects, soil and other particulates from scenes of crime can be vital in proving or excluding contact between a suspect and a scene, targeting search areas, and establishing a time and place of death. Forensic Ecology: A Practitioner’s Guide provides a complete handbook covering all aspects of forensic ecology. Bringing together the forensic applications of anthropology, archaeology, entomology, palynology and sedimentology in one volume, this book provides an essential resource for practitioners in the field of forensic science, whether crime scene investigators, forensic science students or academics involved in the recovery and analysis of evidence from crime scenes. Forensic Ecology: A Practitioner’s Guide includes information not only on the search, location, recovery and analysis of evidence, but includes sampling strategies for diatom analysis, pollen and soils samples and entomology and provides guides for good practice. Each chapter provides background information on each discipline and is structured according to pre-scene attendance (what questions should the scientist ask when receiving a call? What sort of preparation is required?), scene attendance (including protocols at the scene, sampling strategies, recording), scientific examination of analysis of the evidence up to the stages and guidelines for witness statement and presenting evidence in court. The book is written by specialists in all fields with a wealth of experience who are current forensic practitioners around the world. It provides an essential and accessible resource for students, academics, forensic practitioners and police officers everywhere.

Crime Scene Processing and Investigation Workbook

Crime Scene Processing and Investigation Workbook Author Christine R. Ramirez
ISBN-10 9781439849705
Release 2011-11-15
Pages 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.

Handbook of Criminal Investigation

Handbook of Criminal Investigation Author Tim Newburn
ISBN-10 9781136308239
Release 2012-08-21
Pages 736
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This book provides the most comprehensive and authoritative book yet published on the subject of criminal investigation, a rapidly developing area within the police and other law enforcement agencies, and an important sub discipline within police studies. The subject is rarely out of the headlines, and there is widespread media interest in criminal investigation. Within the police rapid strides are being made in the direction of professionalizing the criminal investigation process, and it has been a particular focus as a means of improving police performance. A number of important reports have been published in the last few years, highlighting the importance of the criminal investigation process not only to the work of the police but to public confidence in this. Each of these reports has identified shortcomings in the way criminal investigations have been conducted, and has made recommendations for improvement . The Handbook of Criminal Investigation provides a rigorous and critical approach to not only the process of criminal investigation, but also the context in which this takes place, the theory underlying it, and the variety of factors which influence approaches to it. It will be an indispensable source of reference for anybody with an interest in, and needing to know about, criminal investigation. Contributors to the book are drawn from both practitioners in the field and academics.

The Real CSI

The Real CSI Author Kate Bendelow
ISBN-10 9780719822292
Release 2017-08-31
Pages 176
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Who is allowed access to a crime scene? What happens when a body is discovered? Will a blood transfusion alter DNA? How can the distribution of gunshot residue inform your plot? The Real CIS - A Forensic Handbook for Crime Writers answers these questions and more in a unique and exclusive insight into crime scene investigation. Using real-life examples and case studies, experienced CSI Kate Bendelow shines a light behind the yellow tape and debunks the myths popularized by the 'CSI Effect'. Each chapter explores the latest procedures in contemporary practice including: Crime Scene access and preservation; fingerprints and DNA profiling; footwear; trace evidence; fire scenes; drugs and toxicology and, finally, firearms. Packed with insider knowledge, handy tips and compelling storylines, this is the definitive guide for all crime writers who wish to write with authenticity and authority."Every crime writer should have a copy of this book on their desk." Lynda La Plante. Illustrated with 59 colour images.

Death Investigator s Handbook

Death Investigator s Handbook Author Louis N. Eliopulos
ISBN-10 0873647270
Release 1993
Pages 873
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Unlike other such manuals, this one combines specialized info from dozens of scientific and investigative references in one handy volume. A must for detectives, pathologists, attorneys, crime scene technicians, reporters, EMTs, PIs and mystery buffs.

FBI Handbook of Crime Scene Forensics

FBI Handbook of Crime Scene Forensics Author Federal Federal Bureau of Investigation
ISBN-10 1632203227
Release 2015-06-02
Pages 208
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An authoritative guide to how crime scenes are treated by forensics professionals outlines official methods, from examining evidence and observing safety protocols to preparing evidence for the FBI. Original.

Rape Investigation Handbook

Rape Investigation Handbook Author John O. Savino
ISBN-10 012386030X
Release 2011-08-23
Pages 584
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Rape Investigation Handbook details specific investigative and forensic processes related to sex crimes casework invaluable to those in law enforcement, the legal community, and the private sector. It takes the reader through these processes in a logical sequence, showing how investigations of rape and sexual assault can and should be conducted from start to finish. The second edition is reorganized to flow from the alleged assault to a courtroom trial. Section heads have been introduced and it includes six new chapters on sex crimes, sex trafficking, forensic victimology, eyewitness reports, rape trauma syndrome and rapist motivations. The remaining 12 chapters are entirely overhauled and in some cases completely rewritten by new, highly qualified contributors, such as "Sexual Assault Examination and Reconstruction" by Brent E. Turvey and Charla Jamerson and "Rapist Motivations" by Brent E. Turvey and Jodi Freeman. An additional appendix was added to provide current case studies. Includes six new chapters on sex crimes, sex trafficking, forensic victimology, eyewitness reports, rape trauma syndrome and rapist motivations Written in a clear, practical style, ideal for sex crime investigators including: professionals in forensic nursing, forensic laboratories, law enforcement and the legal community Authored by qualified investigators and forensic professionals with over 30 years of collective experience working cases, preparing them for court and offering testimony

Henry Lee s Crime Scene Handbook

Henry Lee s Crime Scene Handbook Author Lee Henry
ISBN-10 9780080924229
Release 2017-10-13
Pages 500
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In the two years since this text was first published, there has been a dramatic increase in awareness regarding crime scene evidence. High profile court cases as well as television shows have raised the general public's awareness of crime scene evidence and criminal investigation. New scientific technologies and breakthroughs in DNA testing and evidence collection have continued to put forensic science on the map and proved it to be a fast-growing discipline for both professionals and students alike in law enforcement, forensic, biological, and chemical sciences. The first edition introduced thousands of readers to this exciting field and helped them deal with handling and gathering crime scene evidence. This new edition also addresses this growing need by expanding on the original to raise the skill of the existing reader base while providing the introductory materials that new readers require. The book continues the tradition of the first edition in covering in detail how to manage a crime scene, collect information, search for, collect and preserve physical evidence, conduct field tests, and reconstruct the sequence of events. It outlines the latest chemical and instrumental techniques, covers new topics, and shows how to overcome the most commonly encountered problems. It also includes numerous checklists and worksheets, logic trees to help evaluate the evidence, and useful appendices including lists of crime scene equipment and manufacturers, reagent recipes, and references. Readers will find it easy to follow this systematic approach that uses proven methods. Further, there have been a number of additions to the Second Edition that reflect the changes to the legal landscape as the result of recent court cases, as well as the development of scientific tools and technology. Some of the new features include the addition of a comprehensive course Instructor's Manual for professors, three new real-world case studies, and completely updated information and references. Other updates include: Chapter 3 includes updates in legal aspects as far as the litigation & decisions since the first edition regarding the field and science - particularly legal issues relative to reconstruction. Also, added coverage is given to the insurgence of cases in identifications sections and especially fingerprints. Chapter 4 covering scene documentation includes the latest techniques as well as emerging ones including digital data (video and use of digital imaging), the collection and preservation of physical evidence, and fingerprint techniques. Additional coverage includes explanations on the use of field test and enhancement reagents. Chapters 7 and 10 include the addition of complete coverage on motor vehicle and accident reconstruction. The coverage is in-depth and includes logic trees, special scene techniques, with particular emphasis in Chapter 10 on crime scene reconstruction. A case study on a motor vehicle accident is also provided in the case studies in the back of the book. Chapter 10 also includes expanded explanation and descriptions of the various sub-disciplines in crime scene reconstruction. Numerous color photographs and illustrations Case studies in the Appendices provide real-world examples of crime scene evidence at work in solving crimes Question sections in the back of chapters provide useful starting points for classroom discussion The contributing authors share in excess of 50 years of crime scene experience Presented is a unique systematic and logical approach to crime scene processing Each chapter concludes with a troubleshooting section, listing the 10 most commonly encountered problems or mistakes Logic trees are provided for each type of crime scene

Crime Scene Forensics Handbook

Crime Scene Forensics Handbook Author Tom Martin
ISBN-10 1932777717
Release 2013-06-15
Pages 80
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Another one of Tom Martin's Crime Scene Forensics Handbooks - Accident Investigation Edition. This Field Guide for the First Responder contains: accident details page and scene description log, witness log and statement sheets, notification records, photo records, vehicle information sheets, operator/passenger information and statements sheets, evidence log and collection tips, and ready to use car diagrams to document positioning. Keep in glove box, pocket and patrol bag! Quick reminder tips included for accident investigations!