More Details about Real World Crime Scene Investifation A Step By Step Procedure Manual

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Author(s)SUBOCH G
PublisherTaylor and Francis
ISBN9781498707442
Pages396
BindingHardbound
LanguageEnglish
Publish YearJune 2016

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Real-World Crime Scene Investigation: A Step-by-Step Procedure Manual is designed as a field guide providing instruction on how to document a crime scene, including sketching, mapping, searching, collecting, and preserving physical evidence. It also addresses how to document a crime scene using photography and videography. It introduces modern forensic equipment, processing procedures, techniques, and methods. Interspersed throughout the book, hints and cautions provide tips on how to efficiently accomplish specific tasks or to warn crime scene personnel about commonly made errors. In using this book, readers will understand the specifics of various types of crime scenes in regard to documentation and gathering evidence. Its step-by-step approach allows quick learning of how to approach each crime scene to ensure a full investigation is conducted. Real-World Crime Scene Investigation looks at the entire process of crime scene investigation—from securing the crime scene and collecting evidence to how the evidence, once analyzed, can help investigators recreate events. Author Gabrielle Suboch draws upon her more than 25 years of hands-on crime scene investigation, and her years teaching at several colleges, to provide a comprehensive and highly readable resource on crime scene investigation. Key Features • Details the entire process of what to do at the scene • Presents clear, step-by-step procedures including sketching, detecting, searching, collecting and documenting evidence • Organizes information by various type of crimes and crime scenes rather than by forensic disciplines • Looks at the various recovery methods and on-scene evidence-capturing with photos and sketches • Covers crime scene reconstruction as well as bloodstain pattern analysis and shooting reconstruction Table of Contents Tools of the Trade Introduction Forensic Tools to Document the Crime Scene Evidence Collection Tools to Develop Evidence Additional Tools for Evidence Recovery Summary References Forensic Photography Camera Equipment Photography Basics Specialized Photography on Scene and in the Laboratory Crime Scene Photography The Expert Witness Legal Challenges of Forensic Photography Checklist for Crime Scene Photography Conclusion References Impression Pattern Evidence Fingerprints Shoe and Tire Impressions Tool Mark Impressions References Arriving at the Crime Scene Introduction Documenting the Scene Searching for Additional Evidence Managing Crime Scene Searches Developing, Analyzing, and Reconstructing the Scene of a Crime Evidence Collection, Packaging, and Preservation Motor Vehicles Involved in a Crime Final Walk-Through References Excavation, Bones, Bugs, and Botany Excavations Identification of the Remains through Forensic Anthropology Facial Reconstruction Identification of the Victim through Forensic Odontology Entomology Botany References Crime Scene Reconstruction What Is Bloodstain Pattern Analysis? Firearms and Shooting Reconstruction Glass Fracture Match References Death Investigation What Is a Death Investigation? Autopsy Death Investigations References Mixed Cases Multi-Agency Investigations Appendix A: Forensic Databases Appendix B: Violent Crimes and Homicide Field Notes Author(s) Bio Gabriele Suboch, PhD, is a professor in criminal justice studies, after retiring from a career in law enforcement. Her experience includes over 25 years of experience in law enforcement with the Bavarian State Police in Germany, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in Fort Myers, Florida, and is currently volunteering as an Auxiliary Deputy with Hendry County Sheriff’s Office in Labelle, Florida. She has testified as an expert witness in fingerprint technology, crime scene investigation, crime scene photography, and bloodstain pattern analysis. She was the lead crime scene investigator on, and has testified in such high profile cases as, the Gateway double murder, Juan Mendez double murder in Lehigh Acres, Florida, and the murder of Mrs. Lame, which had been broadcast live on Court TV and on the Internet.