Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation, Eighth Edition

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

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439810052

Category: Law

Page: 535

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"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

Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation, Seventh Edition

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

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420058193

Category: Law

Page: 544

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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.

Criminal Investigation

A Method for Reconstructing the Past

Author: James W. Osterburg,Richard H. Ward

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1455731668

Category: Law

Page: 720

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The seventh edition of Criminal Investigation presents the fundamentals of criminal investigation and provides a sound method for reconstructing a past event (i.e., a crime) based on three major sources of information — people, records, and physical evidence. In addition to covering fundamental practices such as surveillance, interrogation, and eyewitness identification, this volume is updated with the latest techniques available. Students and beginning professionals in criminal justice will find new ways of obtaining information from people, including mining social media outlets; navigating the labyrinth of records and files available online; and fresh ways of gathering, identifying, and analyzing physical evidence. Special topics in terrorism, organized crime, and white-collar crime round out this complete guide to the discipline of criminal investigation practice. Expanded material on fraud, international crime, and the influence of technology on criminal investigation New full-color presentation, including dozens of photographs, graphics, tables, charts, and diagrams Key terms and discussion questions stress important concepts in each chapter

Forensics Demystified

Author: David Fisher,Barry Fisher,Jason Kolowski

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071490504

Category: Science

Page: 272

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There’s no easier, faster, or more practical way to learn the really tough subjects Forensics Demystified explains forensic science in a logical progression from evidence collection through analysis and finally to the scientist actually testifying in court. This self-teaching guide comes complete with key points, background information, quizzes at the end of each chapter, and even a final exam. Simple enough for beginners but challenging enough for advanced students, this is a lively and entertaining brush-up, introductory text, or classroom supplement.

Police Photography

Author: Larry S. Miller,Norman Marin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1455774480

Category: Law

Page: 392

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Quality photographs of evidence can communicate details about crime scenes that otherwise may go unnoticed, making skilled forensic photographers invaluable assets to modern police departments. For those seeking a current and concise guide to the skills necessary in forensic photography, Police Photography, Seventh Edition, provides both introductory and more advanced information about the techniques of police documentation. Completely updated to include information about the latest equipment and techniques recommended for high-quality digital forensic photography, this new edition thoroughly describes the techniques necessary for documenting a range of crime scenes and types of evidence, including homicides, arson, and vehicle incidents. With additional coverage of topics beyond crime scenes, such as surveillance and identification photography, Police Photography, Seventh Edition is an important resource for students and professionals alike. Completely updated to reflect the rise of digital police photography Four-color photographs and illustrations added throughout to illustrate concepts Defines the steps for producing high-quality photographs of a range of crime scenes and types of evidence Explores specialized topics, including ultraviolet imaging, laser enhanced evidence, and surveillance photography Access to instructor ancillaries, including Test Banks, Instructor's Guides, and PowerPoint Lecture Slides for every chapter

Henry Lee's Crime Scene Handbook

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

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780124408302

Category: Law

Page: 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.

Crime Scene

Inside the World of the Real CSIs

Author: Connie Fletcher

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312947408

Category: True Crime

Page: 416

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The author of the best-selling What Cops Know presents an oral history of crime scene investigation that draws on the knowledge of more than eighty forensic anthropologists, homicide detectives, DNA experts, and others to reveal the steps that take place both at the scene of a crime and in crime labs. Reprint.

Criminal Investigation

Author: Kären M. Hess,Christine Hess Orthmann,Henry Lim Cho

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305855434

Category: Social Science

Page: 752

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Easy to read and well-organized, CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION, 11th Edition delivers a field-based approach to modern investigative principles and practices that is strongly grounded in current research. Demonstrating techniques and practical applications, the book introduces long-standing tools, practices, and policies alongside the latest innovations in technology and science to give readers and future criminal justice professionals a broad perspective of criminal investigations today. Topics covered include D.N.A. evidence, terrorism and homeland security, the increasing standard of proof for stop vs. search/arrest vs. conviction, cybercrime, crimes against children, forensics and physical evidence, investigative photography and sketching, identity theft, white-collar crime, and ethics, among many others. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

O'HARA'S FUNDAMENTALS OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION

(8th Ed.)

Author: DeVere D. Woods

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Publisher

ISBN: 0398088462

Category: Social Science

Page: 620

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Charles and Gregory O’Hara’s Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation has served as the “Bible” of criminal investigation for many years. The author of this new edition has prepared this text for a new generation of criminal investigators in such a way that they will learn what is meant by a complete investigation and acquaint themselves with the proofs of the most important crimes. In addition, they will become familiar with the employment of technical methods and services that are available. The tools of the investigator are referred to as the three “I’s,” namely, “Information,” “Interrogation,” and “Instru-mentation.” In view of this factor, the technological advancements in forensic science, practices of criminalistics, computerization, electronic databases, and the Internet are presented, including the time honored methods of collecting information that are still effective and utilized. Among the changes in this new edition include crime analysis, criminal profiling, theories of investigation, ethics of investigation, the “CSI” effect, cold case investigation, digital photography, computer crime and digital crime scenes, and the Internet as an investigative tool. The book presents an overview of criminal investigation, the investigative notebook and report, crime scene procedures and physical evidence, obtaining information through surveillance and informants, selected property offenses, violent crimes, drugs and gangs, and the investigator in court. The “Additional Reading” sections, at the end of each chapter and the glossary of useful criminal investigation terms have been updated. The presentation of material in this book is directed to the beginning student of investigation, but experienced investigators and supervisors will find this text an excellent resource.

Cold Case Homicides

Practical Investigative Techniques, Second Edition

Author: R.H. Walton

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351855573

Category: Law

Page: 632

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This book, now in its second edition, is the first and most exhaustive text covering the still growing popularity of cold case investigations which locate perpetrators and free the innocent. The new edition adds approximately 80 pages of content, including material on clandestine graves and investigating cold gang cases. The book merges theory with practice through the use of case histories, photographs, illustrations and checklists that convey essential, fundamental concepts while providing a strong, practical basis for the investigative process.

Crime Reconstruction

Author: W. Jerry Chisum,Brent E. Turvey

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0123864615

Category: Social Science

Page: 704

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Crime Reconstruction, Second Edition is an updated guide to the interpretation of physical evidence, written for the advanced student of forensic science, the practicing forensic generalist and those with multiple forensic specialists. It is designed to assist reconstructionists with understanding their role in the justice system; the development and refinement of case theory’ and the limits of physical evidence interpretation. Chisum and Turvey begin with chapters on the history and ethics of crime reconstruction and then shift to the more applied subjects of reconstruction methodology and practice standards. The volume concludes with chapters on courtroom conduct and evidence admissibility to prepare forensic reconstructionists for what awaits them when they take the witness stand. Crime Reconstruction, Second Edition, remains an unparalleled watershed collaborative effort by internationally known, qualified, and respected forensic science practitioner holding generations of case experience among them. Forensic pioneer such as W. Jerry Chisum, John D. DeHaan, John I. Thorton, and Brent E. Turvey contribute chapters on crime scene investigation, arson reconstruction, trace evidence interpretation, advanced bloodstain interpretation, and ethics. Other chapters cover the subjects of shooting incident reconstruction, interpreting digital evidence, staged crime scenes, and examiner bias. Rarely have so many forensic giants collaborated, and never before have the natural limits of physical evidence been made so clear. Updates to the majority of chapters, to comply with the NAS Report. New chapters on forensic science, crime scene investigation, wound pattern analysis, sexual assault reconstruction, and report writing. Updated with key terms, chapter summaries, discussion questions, and a comprehensive glossary; ideal for those teaching forensic science and crime reconstruction subjects at the college level. Provides clear practice standards and ethical guidelines for the practicing forensic scientist.

Pocket Guide to Crime Scene Photography

Author: Mark E. Vecellio,Erick P. Bryant

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351660462

Category: Law

Page: 201

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This handy pocket guide is an essential field guide to crime scene photography. The authors have used limited technical terms and jargon to distill concepts down to understandable, step-by-step methodologies. The book highlights best practices that apply to most any crime scene but specialized instructions—pertaining to unique evidence and crime scenes that present challenging conditions—are also provided. The book introduces concise, comprehensive checklists for photographing such evidence as tire tracks, dust impressions, fingerprints, luminescence from trace blood search reagents, and more. This convenient reference allows police professionals, investigators, and crime scene analysts and technicians to improve their proficiency to achieve professional, reliable results.

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

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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.

Criminal Investigation

The Art and the Science

Author: Michael D. Lyman

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134115295

Category: Law

Page: 700

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For courses in Criminal Investigation. A practical guide for both students and practitioners in the field. Written by a nationally-recognized expert in criminal investigation and police procedure, Criminal Investigation: The Art and the Science, 8/e, clearly and thoughtfully explains the fundamentals of criminal investigation and forensic science as practiced by police investigators across the nation. The text explores the past experience of investigators as well as new and emerging techniques in forensic science. Lyman focuses on the steps and considerations involved in actual criminal investigations and examines the many external variables than can influence an investigator’s success in the field. In the Eighth Edition, updated Case Studies, Learning Objectives, and graphics further illustrate the dynamic field of criminal investigation. Criminal Investigation: The Art and the Science, 8/e is also available via REVEL™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Learn more.

Crime Scene Investigation and Reconstruction

Author: Robert R. Ogle,Sharon Plotkin

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134558863

Category: Social Science

Page: 500

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Comprehensive, authoritative, systematic coverage of the latest topics in crime scene investigation Using a systematic approach, Crime Scene Investigation and Reconstruction, Fourth Edition, outlines techniques that help investigators answer the critical what, who, and when questions of crime scene investigations. With a focus on crime scene processing, the book includes the latest on database technologies, digital cameras, DNA analyses, and computer-aided crime scene reconstructions. Each chapter includes introductions and summaries that demystify the technical aspects of the field. This edition features a new coauthor with almost 20 years of experience handling crime scene work; ready-to-use forms to help with proper documentation of crime scenes and collection of evidence; and updated content, including new photographic techniques, coverage of detection and enhancement of evidence on crime scenes, and a new chapter on entomology.

Drug-facilitated Sexual Assault

A Forensic Handbook

Author: Marc A. LeBeau,Ashraf Mozayani

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780124402614

Category: Law

Page: 326

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This text is intended for all those involved in the investigation of sexual assault crimes and to educate them as to how drugs are used as weapons in committing sexual assaults. Designed as a handbook for all those involved in the investigation and prosecution of drug-assisted sexual assaults, this handbook begins with the history of drug-facilitated crimes and provides an overview of how these crimes have changed over the last decade. The last decade witnessed a dramatic increase in reports about sexual assault victims being knocked out through the use of drugs. The handbook continues with the many challenges that face the investigator of drug-facilitated sexual assault (DFSA). These challenges include: (1) an awareness of the many drugs used to commit DFSA such as ethanol and rohypnol, their effects on the human body, and their pharmacokinetic properties; (2) understanding and acknowledging the complexities of reporting this type of crime; and (3) properly collecting and analyzing the physical evidence. A key element making DFSA difficult to investigate is the drugs used, their effects on the victim, and the difficulty in detecting the presence of the drugs after ingestion. The handbook concludes by providing an outline of ideas and suggestions to overcome the difficulties encountered in DFSA cases.

Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation

Author: Charles E. O'Hara,Gregory L. O'Hara

Publisher: Charles C Thomas Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780398073299

Category: Social Science

Page: 907

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The purpose of this book is to bring the reader to an intermediate level of attainment in the main branches of investigation. From this point he can proceed to specialized fields of crime detection or non-criminal inquiry. It is the object of the book to introduce the student to investigative work in such a way that he will learn what is meant by a complete investigation and acquaint himself with the proofs of the most important crimes, and become familiar with the employment of technical methods and services available to him. The book is intended as a presentation of the foundations of investigation. An attempt has been made throughout to lay a sufficiently broad groundwork to enable the reader to pursue his further studies rather than to carry any single topic to exhaustive completeness. The presentation is directed to the beginning student of the art of investigation. The text throughout is addressed to the investigator, a term chosen in preference to such titles as detective and agent because of its more general nature. Thus the ideas and precepts have been arranged to practical application by a city detective or plainclothesman, a private investigator, or a federal agent. Military personnel may find the work particularly useful in view of the fact that many of the paragraphs devoted to legal matters reflect the principles of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The seventh edition continues the tradition of concentrating on the essential elements of a criminal investigation. Among the changes for the new edition, some of the new topics introduced include stalking, carjacking, home invasion robbery, drug-facilitated rape, electronic evidence collection, clandestine laboratories, and the CODIS identification system. There has been an extensive revision of the narcotics chapter to reflect the changing patterns of illegal drug use. Ecstasy, methamphetamine, dissociative anesthetics, Ritalin, oxyContin, inhalants, and anabolic steroids are some of the more commonly abused drugs that are treated here for the first time.

Crime Scene Investigation

Author: Thomas Francis Adams,Alan G. Caddell,Jeffrey Lee Krutsinger

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780131397972

Category: Law

Page: 242

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Focusing on the basics of crime scene investigation as it should be done by professionals, this book shows how to do a perfect job; its emphasis is on proven evidence, collection, and analysis. It provides a high level of relevant and realistic information needed to process crime scenes in today's environment. Generously illustrated with photographs, the book clearly demonstrates techniques used by field and lab personnel to preserve, process, and analyze a wide variety of evidence. Career profiles of working professionals in the field and actual case histories document how crime scene investigation is successfully used to solve crimes. For professionals in a variety of forensic science fields, including firearms examiners, fingerprint examiners, serologists, toxicologists, photographers, journalists, crime scene investigators, and and others in the field of law and law enforcement.

Complete Crime Scene Investigation Workbook

Author: Everett Baxter Jr.

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498701434

Category: Law

Page: 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.

Human Rights and Criminal Procedure

The Case Law of the European Court of Human Rights

Author: Jeremy McBride

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9789287166890

Category: Law

Page: 398

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This handbook is intended to assist judges, lawyers and prosecutors to take account of the many requirements of the European Convention on Human Rights - both explicit and implicit - for the criminal process when interpreting and applying Codes of Criminal Procedure and comparable or related legislation. It does so through extracts from key rulings of the European Court of Human Rights and the former European Commission of Human Rights dealing with complaints about violations of Convention rights and freedoms in the course of the investigation, prosecution and trial of alleged offences, as well as in the course of appellate and various other proceedings linked to the criminal process. The extracts are significant not only because the mere text of the Convention is insufficient to indicate the scope of what is entailed by it but also because the circumstances of the cases selected give a sense of how to apply the requirements in concrete situations.