Forensic Evidence Field Guide: A Collection Of Best Practices by Peter PfefferliForensic Evidence Field Guide: A Collection Of Best Practices by Peter Pfefferli

Forensic Evidence Field Guide: A Collection Of Best Practices

byPeter PfefferliEditorPeter Pfefferli

Spiral Bound | February 24, 2015

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Forensic Evidence Field Guide: A Collection of Best Practiceshighlights the essentials needed to collect evidence at a crime scene. The unique spiral bound design is perfect for use in the day-to-day tasks involved in collecting evidence in the field. The book covers a wide range of evidence collection and management, including characteristics of different types of crime scenes (arson, burglary, homicide, hit-and-run, forensic IT, sexual assault), how to recover the relevant evidence at the scene, and best practices for the search, gathering, and storing of evidence. It examines in detail the properties of biological/DNA evidence, bullet casings and gunshot residue, explosive and fire debris, fibers and hair, fingerprint, footprint, and tire impression evidence, and much more. This guide is a vital companion for forensic science technicians, crime scene investigators, evidence response teams, and police officers.

  • Unique Pocket Guide design for field work
  • Best practice for first evidence responders
  • Highlights the essentials needed to collect evidence at a crime scene
  • Focus on evidence handling from documentation to packaging

About The Author

Peter Pfefferli has a PhD in Forensic Science, University of Lausanne (1984) and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Quantico (1987). He has 25 years of experience as senior police officer and forensic manager, as former director of the Forensic Science Division of the Zurich Canton Police respectively the Forensic Science Insti...

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Title:Forensic Evidence Field Guide: A Collection Of Best PracticesFormat:Spiral BoundDimensions:230 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:February 24, 2015Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0124201989

ISBN - 13:9780124201989

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Table of Contents

Preface How to use the field guide Best Evidence Management Commandments

Part 1: Scenes of Evidence Break And Entry: Volume Crime Evidence Explosion And Arson: Safety Risk Evidence Fraud And Forgery: Document Evidence Hit And Run: Automobile Accident Evidence Homicide And Rape: Violent Crime Evidence Multimedia And Electronic: Digital Evidence Narcotics And Drugs: Controlled Substance Evidence

Part 2: Seizure of Evidence Documents Fabrics Firearms IT Unknown Substances Vehicles

Part 3: Types of Evidence Biological/ DNA Evidence Bullet And Cartridge Evidence Explosive Debris Evidence Fiber Evidence Fingerprint Evidence Fire Debris Evidence Footwear And Tire Print Evidence Glass Evidence Gunshot Residues (GSR) Evidence Hair Evidence Paint Evidence Soil And Plant Evidence Toolmark Evidence