Crime Scene Management

Scene Specific Methods

Author: Raul Sutton,Keith Trueman,Christopher Moran

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119180929

Category: Medical

Page: 328

View: 1525

Second edition of an established text on common procedures for the identification and processing of evidence at scenes of crime Includes chapters on quality assurance and credibility of practices and processes issues surrounding major and complex crime Forensic handling of mass fatalities Crime scene reconstruction and impact on evidence recovery processes
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Crime Scene Management

Scene Specific Methods

Author: Raul Sutton,Keith Trueman,Christopher Moran

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119180902

Category: Medical

Page: 328

View: 2009

'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.
Posted in Medical

Crime Scene Management

Scene Specific Methods

Author: Raul Sutton,Keith Trueman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118687442

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 9819

Crime Scene Management is an accessible introduction to the common forms of evidence that may be encountered at a scene of crime and the techniques used for recovery of that evidence. The book is clearly focused on the techniques for handling crime scenes from the role of the first officer attending through to the specialist personnel who may be called to deal with specific evidence types. Clearly structured to enhance student understanding, methods covered include, DNA-rich samples, fingerprints, toolmarks and footwear impressions. Later chapters move on to consider examples of specialised scenes such as arson and vehicle crime. The content of each chapter can be tested with self-assessment questions to reinforce student understanding. Written for undergraduate students studying forensic science courses, Crime Scene Management will also be of interest to scene of crime officers, police officers and legal professionals as well as students taking courses in criminalistics and law. Focuses on the crime scene and on the science underpinning the gathering of evidence at the scene Written in conjunction with experienced practitioners Supplementary website to include figures from the book and further references Suitable for delivery in a modular course. Chapters written by a team consisting of experts and academics to ensure an accessible and well-informed text.
Posted in Social Science

Practical Crime Scene Processing and Investigation, Second Edition

Author: Ross M. Gardner,Donna Krouskup

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1439897786

Category: Law

Page: 498

View: 6232

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.
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The Science of Crime Scenes

Author: Max M. Houck,Frank Crispino,Terry McAdam

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123864658

Category: Law

Page: 400

View: 2567

The recent National Research Council's report on forensic science calls for more fundamental education and training in the science behind the discipline. Nowhere is this need greater than in crime scene investigations. Long seen as merely "bagging and tagging," crime scene investigation and processing is now a complex process, involving numerous sciences and methods. The Science of Crime Scenes addresses the science behind the scenes and demonstrates the latest methods and technologies in depth. The Science of Crime Scenes covers the philosophy of crime scenes as historical events, the personnel involved at a scene (including the media), the detection of criminal traces and their reconstruction, and special crime scenes, such as mass disasters and terroristic events. Written by an international trio of authors with decades of crime scene experience, The Science of Crime Scenes is the next generation of crime scene textbooks. Offers a science-based approach to crime scene investigation Includes in-depth coverage of disasters and mass murder, terror crime scenes, and CBRN (chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear) – not covered in any other text Written by an international trio of authors with decades of crime scene experience Instructor website with lecture slides, test bank, outlines, definitions, and activities, and a student companion site with an image collection
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Henry Lee's Crime Scene Handbook

Author: Henry C. Lee,Timothy Palmbach,Marilyn T. Miller

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780124408302

Category: Law

Page: 416

View: 1679

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.
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Crime Scene to Court

The Essentials of Forensic Science

Author: Peter C White

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 1847550657

Category: Education

Page: 474

View: 9264

Forensic science has been variously described as fascinating, challenging and even frightening. If you have only a vague concept of what forensic science is, this book will provide the answer. Aimed at non-scientists, or those with limited scientific knowledge, Crime Scene to Court covers all three main areas of an investigation where forensic science is practised, namely the scene of the crime, the forensic laboratory and the court. Coverage includes details of how crime scene and forensic examinations are conducted in the United Kingdom, the principles of crime scene investigations and the importance of this work in an investigation, and courtroom procedures and the role of the expert witness. The latest methods and techniques used in crime scene investigation and forensic laboratories are reported, cases are presented to illustrate why and how examinations are performed to generate forensic evidence and there is a bibliography for each chapter which provides further material for those readers wishing to delve deeper into the subject. This revised and updated edition also includes coverage on changes in professional requirements, the latest developments in DNA testing and two new chapters on computer based crimes and Bloodstain Pattern Analysis. Ideal for those studying forensic science or law, the book is intended primarily for teaching and training purposes. However, anyone with a role in an investigation, for example police, crime scene investigators or indeed those called for jury service, will find this text an excellent source of information.
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Crime Scene Management and Evidence Recovery

Author: Deborah Beaufort-Moore,Tony Cook

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198724377

Category: Crime scene searches

Page: 344

View: 6152

Crime Scene Management and Evidence Recovery is a must-have for first responders and crime scene investigators alike. Featuring step-by-step guidance on the techniques involved in crime scene management and evidence recovery, alongside hands-on advice and aide-memoirs from crime scene investigators, the second edition also includes clear scientific explanations and everyday examples for the non-specialist to recognize the importance difference that first responders can make. Whilst crime scene investigators are trained to undertake more detailed forensic examination, the actions of first responders can have a fundamental impact on the success of an examination. By increasing the awareness of forensic aspects of a crime scene investigation, this book ensures that crime scene officers are better equipped to make informed decisions about protecting and preserving scenes and recovering items for evidence. It also helps all police and forensic professionals to develop their understanding of the various analysis techniques available, as well as the pitfalls to avoid. The fifteen chapters offer structured advice on the techniques involved in the preservation, recovery, packaging, and storage of different evidential types such as fingerprints, DNA, glass, footwear, paint, and fibres. An overview of the science behind the various types of forensic analysis is presented alongside the relevant legislation, to reinforce the value of accurate crime scene management within the duration of an investigation, and practical tips, scenarios, and knowledge checks help to test understanding and root best practice within everyday policing. The Blackstone's Practical Policing Series covers a range of topical subjects of vital importance in today's policing arena. Each practical guide contains clear and detailed explanations of the relevant legislation, accompanied by practical scenarios, illustrative diagrams and useful checklists. Packed with a wealth of information, the Blackstone's Practical Policing Series ensures you have ready access to the tools you need to take on any policing challenge.
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Crime Scene Forensics

A Scientific Method Approach

Author: Robert C Shaler

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439859957

Category: Law

Page: 644

View: 7228

Bridging the gap between practical crime scene investigation and scientific theory, Crime Scene Forensics: A Scientific Method Approach maintains that crime scene investigations are intensely intellectual exercises that marry scientific and investigative processes. Success in this field requires experience, creative thinking, logic, and the correct application of the science and the scientific method. Emphasizing the necessary thought processes for applying science to the investigation, this text covers: The general scene investigation process, including definitions and philosophy as well as hands-on considerations Archiving the crime scene through photography, sketching, and video Managing the crime scene investigation—the glue that holds the investigation together Searching the crime scene—the logical byproduct of archiving and management Impression/pattern evidence, including fingerprints, bloodstains, footwear impressions, and tire track impressions The biological crime scene and recognizing, collecting, and preserving biological evidence, including forensic entomology and evidence found at bioweapon scenes The fundamental principles of evidence as expressed by the Principle of Divisible Matter and the Locard Exchange Principle: every touch leaves a trace Trace evidence, including glass, paint, and soil Shooting incident scenes, with discussion of bullet paths and gunshot residue The final section examines fire scenes, quality assurance issues, and methods for collecting and preserving various evidence types not covered in other chapters. The delicate balance among logic, science, and investigative activity must be understood in order to successfully work a crime scene. Enhanced by more than 200 color images, this volume provides investigators and students with the tools to grasp these critical concepts, paving an expeditious path to the truth.
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The Practice Of Crime Scene Investigation

Author: John Horswell

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420023244

Category: Law

Page: 456

View: 5572

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.
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Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation, Eighth Edition

Author: Barry A. J. Fisher,David R. Fisher

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466507403

Category: Law

Page: 535

View: 4448

"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
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Complete Crime Scene Investigation Handbook

Author: Everett Baxter Jr.

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498701450

Category: Law

Page: 610

View: 9584

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.
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Crime Scene Investigation Case Studies

Step by Step from the Crime Scene to the Courtroom

Author: Jacqueline T. Fish,Jonathon Fish

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317523393

Category: Law

Page: 248

View: 1832

This text 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. A chapter-by-chapter fictional narrative also provides the reader with a qualitative dimension of the crime scene experience. Crime Scene Investigation is further enhanced by the contributions of such recognized forensic scholars as William Bass and Arthur Bohannon.
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Radiological Crime Scene Management

Author: International Atomic Energy Agency

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789201087140

Category: Science

Page: 102

View: 8959

Radiological crime scene management is the process used to ensure safe, secure, effective and efficient operations at a crime scene where nuclear or other radioactive materials are known, or suspected, to be present. Managing a radiological crime scene is a key part of responding to a nuclear security event. Evidence collection at radiological crime scenes may share a wide range of characteristics with that at conventional crime scenes, such as evidence search patterns, geographical scene modelling and evidence recording, whether or not explosives are involved. This publication focuses on the framework and functional elements for managing a radiological crime scene that are distinct from any other crime scene. It assumes that States have a capability for managing conventional crime scenes.
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Practical Crime Scene Analysis and Reconstruction

Author: Ross M. Gardner,Tom Bevel

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420065527

Category: Law

Page: 302

View: 5290

Crime scene reconstruction (CSR) is today’s hot topic. The immense proliferation of television, print, and electronic media directed at this area has generated significant public interest, albeit occasionally encouraging inaccurate perceptions. Practical Crime Scene Analysis and Reconstruction bridges the gap between perception and reality, helping readers understand the nature of the scientific method and teaching the proper application of its components. A proven methodology The book begins by recounting the history of crime scene analysis and exploring fundamental principles. Then the authors introduce their proven methodology, known as Event Analysis. This technique defines specific actions, discusses the order of those actions, and offers significant insight into determining what did or did not happen in the course of the incident under investigation. Using case studies and more than 200 color photos, the book demonstrates this method and how it can be used to explain clues that would otherwise be puzzling or ambiguous. Practical advice from the crime scene to the courtroom The authors show how to resolve significant questions that arise in the course of CSR through the use of an event analysis worksheet. The book also discusses crime scene protocol, bloodstain pattern analysis, gunshot investigation, and forensic pathology and the human body. The final chapters provide instruction on writing crime scene reports, discuss ethical issues, and give advice on courtroom presentation. Includes color photos demonstrating the science of CSR on: Superposition Timing and sequence Bloodstain analysis Ballistics Wound patterns
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Crime Scene Investigation Laboratory Manual

Author: Marilyn T Miller

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0124058736

Category: Law

Page: 288

View: 6169

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
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Crime Scene Photography

Author: Edward M. Robinson

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128027681

Category: Law

Page: 800

View: 8896

Crime Scene Photography, Third Edition, covers the general principles and concepts of photography, while also delving into the more practical elements and advanced concepts of forensic photography. Robinson assists the reader in understanding and applying essential concepts in order to create images that are able to withstand challenges in court. This text is a required reading by both the International Association for Identification’s Crime Scene Certification Board and the Forensic Photography Certification Board. Includes an instructor website with lecture slides, practical exercises, a test bank, and image collection and many videos which can be used. Extensively illustrated with over 1000 full color photographs, with many images entirely new for the third edition Over 100 practical exercises help the reader grasp the practical applications Variations of correct and incorrect approaches, to be used alongside practical exercises, available online in the Instructor’s Manual The chapter on Special Photographic Situations includes new sections on autopsy photography, images from drones, recommendations to photographically document bloodstain patterns and firearms trajectories
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Science of Crime Solving

Author: Max M. Houck

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780816079018

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 201

View: 9216

Covers the ways that science be used as evidence in courtrooms.
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An Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation

Author: Aric W. Dutelle

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284115631

Category: Law

Page: 646

View: 6078

"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.
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Biological Evidence

Author: Ann Bucholtz,Jon Lewis

Publisher: LawTech Publishing Group

ISBN: 1563252503

Category: Law

Page: 318

View: 5986

An introduction to the types of biological evidence commonly found at crime scenes and how to collect it. This text is written in an easy to read and understand style for non-science majors and for professionals working in the criminal justice system. Specific biological evidence discussed includes blood, semen, saliva, urine, feces, hair, and fingernails. Additional topics include autopsy, the basic departments of the crime laboratory, toxicology, forensic entomology, and uncollectible biological evidence. Packaging, preservation, and care of biological evidence is discussed and chain of custody is explained. Additional topics include DNA, case studies, courtroom testimony, and exhibits for the courtroom. 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. It is also appropriate for Advance Placement (AP) high school forensic science programs.
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