Henry Lee's Crime Scene Handbook

ISBN-10: 0124408303

ISBN-13: 9780124408302

Edition: 2001

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Description: Even a seemingly trivial mistake in how physical evidence is collected and handled can jeopardise an entire criminal case. The authors present this guide to crime scene procedures, a practical handbook designed for all involved in such work.

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List price: $115.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 7/11/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 3.146
Language: English

Timothy M. Palmbach is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law. He graduated from the University of New Haven with an MSc in forensic science - criminalistics concentration. He was awarded a Graduate Fellowship Award for his academic excellence. In addition, he earned bachelor degrees in chemistry and forensic science from the University of New Haven, Connecticut. In 1982, Mr. Palmbach became a member of the Connecticut State police. Currently, he holds the rank of Major and serves as Commanding Officer for the Division of Scientific Services which consists of the Forensic Science Laboratory, Controlled Substance and Toxicology Laboratory, and the Computer Crime and Electronic Evidence Laboratory. Previous assignments within the State Police include Chief of Staff for the Department of Public Safety, Assistant Director, Forensic Science Laboratory and Supervisor for the Major Crime Unit. During these assignments he testified on numerous occasions in both Connecticut State and Federal courts, including providing expert witness testimony in the areas of crime scene processing and reconstruction and blood spatter pattern interpretation. He has worked on several high profile criminal investigations and assisted Dr. Henry Lee with crime scene reconstruction of several other high profile investigations. Currently, he serves as a member of two forensic investigative committees, chaired by Dr. Henry Lee and comprised of numerous renowned international experts from various forensic science disciplines. One of these committees is dedicated to finding and identifying the remains of Princess Pocahontas and returning them to the United States. Mr. Palmbach is a Practitioner in Residence and Distinguished Lecturer at the University of New Haven, Department of Forensic Sciences. He is an adjunct professor at Central Connecticut State University, and has lectured at several other universities. In addition, he is a certified law enforcement instruct

Preface
Contributors
General Crime Scene Considerations
Introduction
Types of Crime Scenes
Physical Evidence in a Criminal Investigation
Scentific Crime Scene Investigation
Elements of Crime Scene Management
Introduction
Components of an Effective Crime Scene Management System
Information Management
Management of Manpower
Technology and Equipment Management
Management of Logistics
General Crime Scene Procedures
Introduction
Role of the First Responding Officer
Initial Crime Scene Response
Crime Scene Communication
Legal Implications for Crime Scene Searches
Documentation of the Crime Scene
Crime Scene Search
Preliminary Reconstruction
Releasing the Scene
Crime Scene Investigative Team
Biohazards Associated with Crime Scenes
Crime Scene Documentation
Introduction
Documentation Begins
Effective Note-Taking
Videography of the Crime Scene
Photographic Documentation
Sketching the Crime Scene
Searching for Physical Evidence
Introduction
Objectives of a Crime Scene Search
General Concepts of Crime Scene Searches
Crime Scene Search Patterns
Practical Application of Crime Scene Searches
Collection and Preservation of Physical Evidence
General Considerations
Fingerprints
Impression Evidence
Hair and Fiber Evidence
Other Trace Evidence: Glass, Paint, and Soil
Firearms and Toolmarks
Biological Evidence: Blood, Booy Fluids and Tissue
Accelerants and Flammable Fluids
Explosive Material
Questioned Documents
Drug Evidence
Bitemark Evidence
Entomological Evidence
Logic Trees
General Concept
Common Features
Logic Tree Applications
Field Tests and Enhancement Reagents
Introduction
Field Test Reagents
Pattern Enhancement Reagents
Legal and Scientific Considerations
Special Scene Techniques
Introduction
Outdoor Crime Scenes
Fire and Explosive Scenes
Clandestine Drug Laboratores
Scenes Containing Biological/Chemical Agents
Scenes with Electronic and Computer Evidence
Crime Scene Reconstruction
Introduction
Importance of Crime Scene Reconstruction
Nature of Reconstruction
Basic Principles for Physical Evidence and Reconstruction
Stages in Reconstruction
Types of Reconstruction
Pattern Evidence in Reconstruction
Shooting Scenes - Investigation and Reconstruction
Special Issues Associated with Police Officer-Involved Shootings
Requirements for Reconstructions After Crime Scene Released
Writing a Reconstruction Report
Crime Scene Investigation Equipment Inventory
Game Plan for Processing
Resources and Supplies
Bibliography
Partial Reconstruction (Focus Point: Blood Stain Pattern Analysis)
Complete Reconstruction (Focus Point: Shooting Scene Reconstructions)
Limited Reconstruction (Focus Point: Location of Physical Evidence)
Index
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