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Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation

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ISBN-10: 1439810052

ISBN-13: 9781439810057

Edition: 8th 2012 (Revised)

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

List price: $130.00
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This latest edition of Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation examines concepts, field-tested techniques and procedures, and technical information concerning crime scene investigation. It has been widely adopted by police academies, community colleges, and universities and is recommended for preparation for certification exams. Written in an easy-to-read style, this comprehensive text offers up-to-date technical expertise that the author has developed over many years in law enforcement. Includes check-off lists, case studies, and 16 pages of full-color illustrated photos. Also included is an appendix on equipment for crime scene investigations.
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Book details

List price: $130.00
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: CRC Press LLC
Publication date: 6/15/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 535
Size: 7.17" wide x 10.24" long x 1.18" tall
Weight: 3.058
Language: English

Classification and Individualization of Physical Evidence
Collection and Preservation of Physical Evidence
Important Considerations in Crime Scene Investigations
Courtroom Testimony Tips
Before Going to Court
Giving Expert Testimony
Other Points
Professional Development
First Officer at the Crime Scene
The Case of the Lady in Cement
The First Officer at the Scene
Recording the Time
When a Suspect Is Found at the Scene
Entering the Scene Proper
Protecting the Integrity of the Scene
Injured Person on the Scene
Dead Person on the Scene
Summoning the Coroner/Medical Examiner
Firearms and Ammunition on the Scene
What to Do Until Investigating Personnel Arrive
Continued Protection of the Scene
The Crime Scene Investigator
Actual Examination of the Scene
Specialized Personnel at the Crime Scene
Health and Safety Issues at Crime Scenes
Processing the Crime Scene
Plan of Action
Note Taking
Crime Scene Search
Crime Scene Photography
Sketching the Crime Scene
Collection of Evidence
Establishing Identity
Fingerprints and Palm Prints
Handwriting Examination
Identification of Human Remains
Trace Evidence
Sources of Trace Evidence
Collection and Preservation of Trace Evidence
Examples of Trace Evidence
Objects Left at the Crime Scene
Blood, Forensic Biology, and DNA
A Word of Caution!
Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
Presumptive Tests for Blood�Ǡ
Searching for Bloodstains
Description and Recording of Bloodstains
Collection and Preservation of Bloodstains
Removal of Bloodstains
Bloodstained Objects
Semen-Stained Objects
Forensic DNA Typing
PCR-Based Technology
High Sensitivity DNA Testing/Touch DNA
Mitochondrial DNA
Forensic DNA and Unsolved Cases
Partial Matches and Familial Searching
Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods
DNA Cases
The Molecular Autopsy
Missing Persons
Biogeographical Ancestry
The Future
Impression Evidence
Marks on Clothes and Parts of the Body
Casting Material for Bite Mark Evidence
Tool Marks
Firearms Examination
Characteristics of Firearms
Firearms Evidence
Gunshot Residue (GSR) Analysis
Collecting Firearms Evidence
Handling of Firearms
Cartridge Cases
Arson and Explosives
Physical Evidence
Homemade Explosives
Bomb Scene Investigation
Illicit Drugs and Toxicology
Psychoactive Drugs
Crime Scene Search
Clandestine Drug Laboratories
Collection and Preservation of Evidence
The Field Investigation Drug Officer
U.S. DEA Drug Schedule Classification
Investigating Sexual Assault
Other Assaults
Public Lewdness/Forcible Touching
Burglary Investigation
Points of Entry
Entry through Windows
Entry through Doors
Entry through Basement Windows and Skylights
Entry through Roofs
Entry through Walls
Entry through Floors
Simulated Burglaries
Detailed Examination of the Scene
Safe Burglaries
Safe Burglaries Using Explosives
Motor Vehicle Investigation
Vehicle Theft
Abandoned Vehicles
Homicide in a Vehicle
Hit-and-Run Investigation
Marks from Vehicles
Homicide Investigation
Murder, Suicide, or Accident?
Cause of Death
Signs of Struggle
Location of Weapon
Examination of a Dead Body at the Crime Scene
Detailed Examination of the Scene of the Crime
Outdoor Crime Scenes
Discovering a Body Hidden at Another Location
Investigation of a Greatly Altered Body or Skeleton
The Scene of Discovery
Packing and Transporting
Examining Remains of Clothing and Other Objects
Estimating the Time of Death
Decomposition of the Body
Action of Insects and Other Animals on a Dead Body
Other Indications of Time of Death
The Autopsy
Injuries from External Mechanical Violence
Injuries from Sharp External Violence
Marks or Damage on Clothing
Defense Injuries
Firearm Injuries
Bullet Injuries
Close and Distant Shots
Marks from Primers
Traces from Bullets
Traces from Cartridge Cases
Traces from the Barrel of the Weapon
Injuries from Small Shot
Damage to Clothes from Shooting
Modes of Death from Shooting
Explosion Injuries
Death by Suffocation
Death from Electric Currents
Violent Death in Fires
Death by Freezing
Death by Poisoning
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Rape-Homicide and Sexual Assault-Related Murders
Infanticide and Child Abuse
Trunk Murder, Dismemberment of the Body
Accidental Death
Serial Murders
Digital Evidence
Computer Seizure
Steps to Remember
Collecting Video Evidence
Determine If There Is a Video
Stop the Recorder
Confiscate the Recording Medium Immediately
Document the Video System���s Physical Relationship to the Crime Scene
Seek Technical Assistance If Problems Occur