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An Introduction to Crime Scene InvestigationAuthor: Aric W. Dutelle
An Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive and accurate overview of the practical application of forensic science in crime scene investigation. Focusing on the day-to-day aspects, this full-colour text describes the methodologies and technologies employed by crime scene personnel and pushes the reader to identify the interrelated components of the investigative process.
The Fourth Edition covers components not typically found in many crime scene texts, including ethical considerations and public misconceptions of the investigative process—the so-called “CSI Effect.” Extensive discussion of physical evidence examination and analysis is provided, including the forensic potential of physical evidence, crime scene procedures, and what evidence should be documented, collected, and preserved. Real-life examples of over 325 detailed, full-colour photos and figures enhance comprehension and demonstrate specific strategies for technique application.
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Features and Benefits
- Updated content throughout provide readers with a contemporary look into actual crimes and investigations.
- Ripped from the Headlines boxes have been updated to encourage readers to apply the key concepts to contemporary, real world events.
- Content complies with International Association for Identification (IAI) certification requirements and with the recently released federal guidance, “Crime Scene Investigation: A Guide for Law Enforcement.”
- Content incorporates recent NIST OSAC updates and suggestions.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 An Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation
Chapter 2 The CSI Effect
Chapter 3 Ethics and Expert Testimony
Chapter 4 Duties of the First Responder to the Crime Scene
Chapter 5 Specialized Personnel and Safety Considerations
Chapter 6 Methodical Approach to Processing the Crime Scene
Chapter 7 The Forensic Laboratory
Chapter 8 Fingerprint Evidence
Chapter 9 Trace Evidence
Chapter 10 Blood and Biological Evidence
Chapter 11 Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
Chapter 12 Impression Evidence
Chapter 13 Firearms and Ballistic Evidence
Chapter 14 Drug Evidence
Chapter 15 Digital Evidence
Chapter 16 Death Investigation
Chapter 17 Arson and Explosive Investigation
Chapter 18 Special Scene Considerations