Crime Scene Management and Evidence Recovery

Paperback | November 22, 2015

byDeborah Beaufort-Moore

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Crime Scene Management and Evidence Recovery is a must-have for first responders and crime scene investigators alike. Featuring step-by-step guidance on the techniques involved in crime scene management and evidence recovery, alongside hands-on advice and aide-memoirs from crime sceneinvestigators, the second edition also includes clear scientific explanations and everyday examples for the non-specialist to recognise the importance difference that first responders can make.Whilst crime scene investigators are trained to undertake more detailed forensic examination, the actions of first responders can have a fundamental impact on the success of an examination. By increasing the awareness of forensic aspects of a crime scene investigation, this book ensures that crimescene officers are better equipped to make informed decisions about protecting and preserving scenes and recovering items for evidence. It also helps all police and forensic professionals to develop their understanding of the various analysis techniques available, as well as the pitfalls to avoid.The fifteen chapters offer structured advice on the techniques involved in the preservation, recovery, packaging, and storage of different evidential types such as fingerprints, DNA, glass, footwear, paint, and fibres. An overview of the science behind the various types of forensic analysis ispresented alongside the relevant legislation, to reinforce the value of accurate crime scene management within the duration of an investigation, and practical tips, scenarios, and knowledge checks help to test understanding and root best practice within everyday policing. The Blackstone's Practical Policing Series covers a range of topical subjects of vital importance in today's policing arena. Each practical guide contains clear and detailed explanations of the relevant legislation, accompanied by practical scenarios, illustrative diagrams and useful checklists.Packed with a wealth of information, the Blackstone's Practical Policing Series ensures you have ready access to the tools you need to take on any policing challenge.

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Crime Scene Management and Evidence Recovery is a must-have for first responders and crime scene investigators alike. Featuring step-by-step guidance on the techniques involved in crime scene management and evidence recovery, alongside hands-on advice and aide-memoirs from crime sceneinvestigators, the second edition also includes clea...

Deborah Beaufort-Moore is a Freelance Forensic Trainer, instructing students, law enforcement and emergency services personnel, on university courses and within disaster victim identification agencies. Former Detective Superintendent Tony Cook was a Senior Investigating Officer with Greater Manchester Police and is now a PIP Level III ...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:November 22, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198724373

ISBN - 13:9780198724377

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Table of Contents

1. Roles and Responsibilites in Crime Scene Investigations2. Crime Scene Preservation and Management3. Recording the Scene - Sketches and Photography4. Exhibit Handling5. Forensic Evidence Recovery from Persons6. Fingerprints7. DNA8. Blood Pattern Analysis (BPA)9. Death Investigation10. Firearms and Ballistic Evidence11. Footwear, Tyre, and Tool Marks12. Glass, Paint and Soils13. Hair and Fibres14. Drugs of Abuse15. Document Examination

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"Police officers who wish to improve their operational expertise and those seeking career specialisation or progression in scenes of crime, forensics or criminal investigation will find this new work a valuable addition to their library resources." --Andrew Staniforth, Detective Sergeant, North East Counter Terrorism Unit