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The science of crime scenes

Author: Max M Houck; Frank Crispino; Terry McAdam; Terry A McAdam
Publisher: Waltham, MA : Academic Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Science of Crime Scenes covers the philosophy of crime scenes as historical events, the personnel involved at a scene (including the media), the detection of criminal traces and their reconstruction, and special crime scenes, such as mass disasters and terroristic events.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Max M Houck; Frank Crispino; Terry McAdam; Terry A McAdam
ISBN: 9780123864642 012386464X
OCLC Number: 785808893
Notes: University of KwaZulu-Natal Library notes:
2
Description: xxvii, 392 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
The science of crime scene investigation --
The "forensic mindset" --
From scene to laboratory to court --
What is a crime scene? --
Crime scene intelligence : connecting people, places, and things --
Personnel and procedures --
Personnel --
First responder on the scene --
The investigator in charge --
The forensic team: officers, scientists and specialists --
Non-forensic personnel : superiors, officials, and the media --
General crime scene procedure --
"Freezing" the scene and the 3R's (recognize, record and recover) --
The chain of custody --
Recording the scene: sketching, photography, and video --
Detection and reconstruction --
Searching for evidence : recovery --
Detecting --
Collection --
Preserving --
Submitting evidence to the laboratory --
Evidence types and enhancement --
Chemical evidence --
Biological evidence --
Impression evidence --
Other evidence types --
Crime scene reconstruction --
An archaeological approach --
Bloodstain pattern analysis --
Photogrammetry and 3d reconstruction --
Special crime scenes --
Special crime scenes --
Disaster and mass fatalities --
Terrorist crime scenes --
Cbrn crime scenes --
Underwater and underground crime scenes --
Subject index.
Responsibility: Max M. Houck, Frank Crispino, Terry J. McAdam.
Local System Bib Number:
(Sirsi) 1224387

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