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Techniques of crime scene investigation

Author: Barry A J Fisher
Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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This textbook examines concepts, field-tested techniques and procedures, and technical information concerning crime scene investigation. It has has been widely adopted by police academies, community  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barry A J Fisher
ISBN: 0849381193 9780849381195
OCLC Number: 43083343
Notes: University of KwaZulu-Natal Library notes:
6
Description: xxix, 552 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Identification and Individualization of Physical Evidence ; Collection and Preservation of Physical Evidence ; Important Considerations in Crime Scene Investigations ; Expert Witness Tips ; Teamwork --
First Officer at the Crime Scene. The First Officer at the Scene ; Recording the Time ; Entering the Scene Proper ; Protecting the Integrity of the Scene ; Injured Person on the Scene ; Dead Person on the Scene ; Summoning the Coroner ; Firearms and Ammunition on the Scene ; When a Suspect is Found at the Scene ; What to Do Until the Investigating Personnel Arrive ; The Continued Protection of the Scene --
The Crime Scene Investigator. Actual Examination of the Scene --
Specialized Personnel at the Crime Scene. Health and Safety Issues at Crime Scenes ; Chemical/Biological Terrorist Crime Scenes ; Health and Safety Considerations for Crime Scene Personnel --
Processing the Crime Scene. Plan of Action ; Note Taking ; Crime Scene Search ; Crime Scene Photography ; Types of Cameras ; Admissibility of Photographs ; Videotape ; Sketching the Crime Scene ; Information Included in Crime Scene Sketches ; Equipment ; Types of Sketches ; Locating Objects in the Sketch ; Computer-Aided Design (CAD) ; Admissibility of Sketches ; Collection of Evidence ; Establishing Identity ; Fingerprints and Palm Prints ; How Do Fingerprints Occur? ; Where to Look for Fingerprints ; Different Types of Fingerprints ; Fingerprint Developing Techniques ; Development with Powders ; Identification and Individualization of Physical Evidence ; Collection and Preservation of Physical Evidence ; Important Considerations in Crime Scene Investigations ; Expert Witness Tips ; Teamwork --
First Officer at the Crime Scene. The First Officer at the Scene ; Recording the Time ; Entering the Scene Proper ; Protecting the Integrity of the Scene ; Injured Person on the Scene ; Dead Person on the Scene ; Summoning the Coroner ; Firearms and Ammunition on the Scene ; When a Suspect is Found at the Scene ; What to Do Until the Investigating Personnel Arrive ; The Continued Protection of the Scene --
The Crime Scene Investigator. Actual Examination of the Scene --
Specialized Personnel at the Crime Scene. Health and Safety Issues at Crime Scenes ; Chemical/Biological Terrorist Crime Scenes ; Health and Safety Considerations for Crime Scene Personnel --
Processing the Crime Scene. Plan of Action ; Note Taking ; Crime Scene Search ; Crime Scene Photography ; Types of Cameras ; Admissibility of Photographs ; Videotape ; Sketching the Crime Scene ; Information Included in Crime Scene Sketches ; Equipment ; Types of Sketches ; Locating Objects in the Sketch ; Computer-Aided Design (CAD) ; Admissibility of Sketches ; Collection of Evidence ; Establishing Identity ; Fingerprints and Palm Prints ; How Do Fingerprints Occur? ; Where to Look for Fingerprints ; Different Types of Fingerprints ; Fingerprint Developing Techniques ; Development with Powders ; Lasers and alternate light sources ; Image processing ; Automated fingerprint identification systems ; Prevention of fingerprints ; How long does a fingerprint remain on an object? ; The effect of temperature conditions on the possibility of developing fingerprints ; Examination of developed fingerprints ; Palm prints ; Packing objects on which prints are found ; Taking fingerprints for elimination ; Prints of other coverings ; Handwriting examination ; Identification of human remains ; Taking of fingerprints ; Photographing ; Marks of trades or occupations ; Making a description ; The deceased’s clothing ; Laundry marks ; Watchmaker’s marks ; Jewelry ; Eyeglasses ; Teeth ; Facial reconstruction ; Determination of gender ; Determination of age ; Length of body ; Hair color ; Blood type ; Identification in catastrophes – Trace evidence and miscellaneous material. Source of trace evidence ; Clothing ; Footwear ; Evidence from the body ; Trace metal detection ; Other objects as sources of trace evidence ; Collection and preservation of trace evidence ; Examples of trace evidence ; Building materials ; Asbestos ; Safe insulation ; Paint ; Rust ; Metals ; Textiles and fibers ; Buttons ; Cordage and rope ; Cigarettes and tobacco ; Matches ; Burned paper ; Ash ; Soil ; Wood ; Plant Material ; Glass ; Objects left at the crime scene ; Paper ; Articles of clothing ; Products markings ; Foodstuffs ; Cosmetics ; Hair ; Feathers ; Electrical wire ; Broken tools ; Tape ; Headlamps ; Computer seizure ; Collecting videotape evidence ; Determine if there is a videotape ; Stop the recorder! ; Confiscate the tapes immediately, taking the usual chain-of-evidence steps ; Document the video system’s physical relationship to the crime scene ; Seek technical assistance if problems occur ; Other trace evidence – Blood and other biological evidence. A word of caution ; Blood spatter pattern recognition ; Presumptive tests for blood ; Searching for bloodstains ; Descriptions and recording of bloodstains ; Collection and preservation of bloodstains ; Removal of bloodstains ; Bloodstained objects ; Blood typing ; Collection of known specimens ; Forensic DNA typing ; RFLP-based technology ; PCR-based technology ; Mitochondrial DNA ; CODIS ; Forensic DNA and unsolved cases ; SWGDAM ; The future – Impression evidence. Footprints ; The value of footprints ; Preservation of footwear and tire impressions ; Footprints on floors ; Preservation of footwear evidence ; Photographing footwear impressions ; Casting with dental stone ; Casting water-filled impressions ; Casting impressions in snow ; Preservation of footprints (dust prints) ; Taking comparison footprints from a suspect ; Comparison of footprints ; Marks on clothes and of parts of the body ; Fabric marks ; Tooth marks ; The preservation of bite marks ; Casting material for bite mark evidence ; Human skin ; Foods ; Tool marks ; Preservation of tool marks ; Casting tool marks ; Trace evidence on tools ; Preserving a tool ; Fragments of tools ; Typed documents – Firearms examination. Characteristics of firearms ; Ammunition ; Firearms evidence ; Gunshot residue analysis ; Collecting firearms evidence ; Handling of firearms ; Cartridge cases : Bullets ; Marking bullets ; Small shot ; Test firing ; Powder pattern examination ; DrugFire and IBIS – Arson and explosives evidence. Physical evidence ; Explosives ; Low explosives ; High explosives ; Blasting agents ; Military explosives ; Homemade explosives ; Bomb scene investigation – Illicit drugs and toxicology. Psychoactive drugs ; Central nervous system depressants ; Central nervous system stimulants ; Hallucinogens ; Crime scene search ; Searching a suspect ; Searching a dwelling ; Searching a vehicle ; Clandestine drug laboratories ; Collection and preservation of Evidence ; Toxicology – Investigation of sexual assault and domestic abuse crimes. Rape ; Preliminary interview ; Medical examination ; Collection of physical evidence ; Date-rape drugs ; Other sexual and abusive assaults ; Sexual child molestation and incest ; Homosexual sexual assault ; Elder abuse ; Conclusion – Burglary investigation. Points of entry ; Entry through window ; Entry through doors ; Entry through basement windows and skylights ; Entry through roofs ; Entry through walls ; Entry through floors ; Simulated burglaries ; Detailed examination of the scene ; Safe burglaries ; Safe burglaries using explosives – Motor vehicle investigation. Vehicle theft; Abandoned vehicle ; Homicide in a vehicle ; Hit-and-run investigation ; Marks form vehicles ; Wheel marks ; Skid marks – Homicide investigation. Murder, suicide, or accident? ; Cause of death ; Suicide ; Signs of struggle ; Location of weapon ; Examination of a dead body at the crime scene murder ; Murder ; Detailed examination of the scene of the crime ; Outdoor crime scenes ; Discovering a body hidden at another location ; Investigation of a greatly altered body or skeleton ; The scene of discovery ; Outdoors ; Indoors ; Packing and transporting ; Determining the number of individuals ; Examining remains of clothing and other objects ; Clothing ; Boots and shoes ; Other objects ; Estimating the time of death ; Postmortem signs of death ; Decomposition of the body ; Action of insects and other animals on a dead body ; Other indications of time of death ; The autopsy ; Injuries from external mechanical violence ; Injuries from sharp external violence ; Marks or damage on clothing ; Defense injuries ; Firearm injuries ; Bullet injuries ; Close and distant shots ; Damage to clothes from shooting ; Modes of death from shooting ; Death by suffocation ; Death from electric currents ; Violent death in fires ; Death by freezing ; Death by poisoning ; Rape-homicide, sexual assault related murders ; Infanticide and child abuse ; Trunk murder, dismemberment of the body ; Serial murders.
Responsibility: Barry A.J. Fisher ; with a foreword by Leroy D. Baca.
Local System Bib Number:
(Sirsi) 199290
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