Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation, Seventh Edition

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  • Summary

    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.

    Table of Contents

    First Officer at the Crime Scene
    The Crime Scene Investigator
    Specialized Personnel at the Crime Scene
    Processing the Crime Scene
    Establishing Identity
    Trace Evidence and Miscellaneous Material
    Blood and Other Biological Evidence
    Impression Evidence
    Firearms Examination
    Arson and Explosives
    Arson and Explosives
    Investigating Sexual Assault and Domestic Abuse Crimes
    Burglary Investigation
    Motor Vehicle Investigation
    Homicide Investigation
    Appendix A: Equipment for Crime Scene Investigations
    Appendix B: Forensic Science Related Websites
    Appendix C: Terrorism and Domestic Preparedness