DNA and Property Crime Scene Investigation: Forensic Evidence and Law Enforcement

1st Edition

David A. Makin

Routledge
Published August 21, 2014
Textbook - 230 Pages - 10 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781455775538 - CAT# Y176568

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Summary

Traditionally, forensic investigation has not been fully utilized in the investigation of property crime. This ground-breaking book examines the experiences of patrol officers, command staff, detectives, and chiefs as they navigate the expectations of forensic evidence in criminal cases, specifically property crimes cases. DNA and Property Crime Scene Investigation looks at the current state of forensic technology and, using interviews with police officers, command staff, forensic technicians, and prosecutors, elucidates who is doing the work of forensic investigation. It explores how better training can decrease backlogs in forensic evidence processing and prevent mishandling of crucial evidence. Concluding with a police chief’s perspective on the approach, DNA and Property Crime Scene Investigation provides insight into an emerging and important approach to property crime scene investigation.

Key Features

  • Provides practical information on implementing forensic investigation for property crimes
  • Examines the current state of forensic technology and points to future trends
  • Includes a police chief’s perspective on the forensic approach to investigating property crimes
  • Utilizes interviews with professionals in the field to demonstrate the benefits of the approach

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