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Practical crime scene processing and investigation [electronic resource] /
Ross M. Gardner.
imprint
Boca Raton, Fla. : CRC Press, c2005.
description
xxiv, 391 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm.
ISBN
0849320437 (alk. paper), 9780849320439 (alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Boca Raton, Fla. : CRC Press, c2005.
isbn
0849320437 (alk. paper)
9780849320439 (alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
10027005
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Reference & Research Book News, February 2005
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Summaries
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No two crime scenes are the same, and each scene presents a unique set of obstacles to overcome. While there is no one "right" way to handle every situation, the goal of collecting evidence while preserving its integrity remains the constant motivation of the crime scene investigator.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Although the author discusses theories and concepts of crime scene investigation, his primary goal is to provide a concise manual covering the how-tos of crime scene processing. The book gives an overview of forensics, although it concentrates on processing.
Main Description
Practical Crime Scene Processing and Investigation is a single-source reference for proven crime scene processing methods and procedures. Focusing on the day-to-day aspects of crime scene processing, this field-friendly guide describes what the crime scene investigator does, details the steps in the process, and explains how to decide on the order of the methods. After an overview of theory and ethics, the author guides readers through the methods, motives, and motions needed to secure the crime scene - and the investigation. Discussions on crime scene procedures, detailed figures, and real-life examples enhance understanding and demonstrate precisely how to apply the techniques and tools of the trade.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
Understanding the nature of physical evidencep. 23
Actions of the initial responding officerp. 59
Processing methodologyp. 75
Assessing the scenep. 87
Crime scene photographyp. 129
Crime scene sketching and mappingp. 163
Narrative descriptions : crime scene notes and reportsp. 203
Basic skills for scene processingp. 219
Advanced techniques for scene processingp. 267
Special scene considerationsp. 313
The role of crime scene analysis and reconstructionp. 347
Crime scene equipmentp. 373
Risk managementp. 379
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