Crime Scene Investigation and Reconstruction: With Guidelines for Crime Scene Search and Physical Evidence Collection
This comprehensive text achieves the ultimate goal of crime scene investigation in answering - What happened? - Who was responsible for each action? ... Show synopsis This comprehensive text achieves the ultimate goal of crime scene investigation in answering - What happened? - Who was responsible for each action? - What was the sequence of each action? Readers see the importance of each step through authentic photos, real life cases and full coverage of crime scene reconstruction. It also includes the most recent technological advances in the forensic sciences (i.e. database technologies, digital cameras, DNA analyses, and computer-aided crime scene reconstructions). Systematically organized to follow the same sequence in which crime scenes are processed, this is one of the most informative texts of its kind available. Introduces crucial concepts regarding collecting, examining and interpreting physical evidence. Comprehensive coverage of procedural methods for crime scene searches, photography, sketching, and collecting of all major physical evidence categories. Extensive coverage of sexual assault investigations including how to collect physical evidence from the crime scene, from the victim and from the suspect. Key information regarding homicide scene investigations, including the procedures essential to the forensic autopsy. Examines the various types of physical evidence used in reconstructions. Serves as comprehensive reference for those working in law enforcement.