Crime Reconstruction by W. Jerry ChisumCrime Reconstruction by W. Jerry Chisum

Crime Reconstruction

byW. Jerry Chisum, W. Jerry Chisum, Brent E. Turvey...

Other | August 9, 2011

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Crime Reconstruction, Second Edition is an updated guide to the interpretation of physical evidence, written for the advanced student of forensic science, the practicing forensic generalist and those with multiple forensic specialists. It is designed to assist reconstructionists with understanding their role in the justice system; the development and refinement of case theory’ and the limits of physical evidence interpretation. Chisum and Turvey begin with chapters on the history and ethics of crime reconstruction and then shift to the more applied subjects of reconstruction methodology and practice standards. The volume concludes with chapters on courtroom conduct and evidence admissibility to prepare forensic reconstructionists for what awaits them when they take the witness stand.

Crime Reconstruction, Second Edition, remains an unparalleled watershed collaborative effort by internationally known, qualified, and respected forensic science practitioner holding generations of case experience among them. Forensic pioneer such as W. Jerry Chisum, John D. DeHaan, John I. Thorton, and Brent E. Turvey contribute chapters on crime scene investigation, arson reconstruction, trace evidence interpretation, advanced bloodstain interpretation, and ethics. Other chapters cover the subjects of shooting incident reconstruction, interpreting digital evidence, staged crime scenes, and examiner bias. Rarely have so many forensic giants collaborated, and never before have the natural limits of physical evidence been made so clear.

  • Updates to the majority of chapters, to comply with the NAS Report
  • New chapters on forensic science, crime scene investigation, wound pattern analysis, sexual assault reconstruction, and report writing
  • Updated with key terms, chapter summaries, discussion questions, and a comprehensive glossary; ideal for those teaching forensic science and crime reconstruction subjects at the college level
  • Provides clear practice standards and ethical guidelines for the practicing forensic scientist
Brent E. Turvey spent his first years in college on a pre-med track only to change his course of study once his true interests took hold. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University in Psychology, with an emphasis on Forensic Psychology, and an additional Bachelor of Science degree in History. He went on to ...
Title:Crime ReconstructionFormat:OtherDimensions:704 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:August 9, 2011Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0123864615

ISBN - 13:9780123864611


Table of Contents

SECTION 1: THE FORENSIC EXAMINERChapter 1 Forensic Science W. Jerry Chisum and Brent E. Turvey

Chapter 2 A History of Crime Reconstruction W. Jerry Chisum and Brent E. Turvey

Chapter 3 Crime Reconstruction: Ethos and Ethics John I. Thornton

Chapter 4 Observer Effects and Examiner Bias: Psychological Influences on the Forensic Examiner Craig Cooley and Brent E. Turvey

Chapter 5 Practice Standards for the Reconstruction of Crime W. Jerry Chisum and Brent E. Turvey

SECTION 2: THE CRIME SCENEChapter 6 Evidence Dynamics W. Jerry Chisum and Brent E. Turvey

Chapter 7 Crime Scene Investigation W. Jerry Chisum, Brent E. Turvey, and Jodi Freeman

Chapter 8 Methods of Crime Reconstruction W. Jerry Chisum and Brent E. Turvey

Chapter 9 Staged Crime Scenes Brent E. Turvey and W. Jerry Chisum

SECTION 3: THE PHYSICAL EVIDENCEChapter 10 Trace Evidence in Crime Reconstruction Meagan B. Gallagher and John I. Thornton

Chapter 11 Wound Pattern Analysis Brent E. Turvey

Chapter 12 Reconstruction Using Bloodstain Evidence W. Jerry Chisum

Chapter 13 Shooting Incident Reconstruction, Part I Bruce R. Moran

Chapter 14 Shooting Incident Reconstruction, Part II Bruce R. Moran

Chapter 15 Fire Scene Reconstruction John D. DeHaan

Chapter 16 Sexual Assault: Issues in Evidence Examination and Interpretation Brent E. Turvey and Charla Jamerson

Chapter 17 Reconstructing Digital Evidence Eoghan Casey

SECTION 4: THE COURTROOMChapter 18 Crime Reconstruction: Expert Testimony and the Law Craig M. Cooley

Chapter 19 Forensic Examination Reports W. Jerry Chisum, Brent E. Turvey and Jodi Freeman

Chapter 20 Reconstruction Court Presentation and Testimony W. Jerry Chisum and Brent E. Turvey, and Jodi Freeman

Appendix I: Crime Reconstruction Report - Sharp Force Homicide - Brent E. Turvey Appendix II: Bloodstain Pattern Case Study - W. Jerry Chisum Appendix III: Staged Crime Scene Analysis - Brent E. Turvey