The Crime Scene: A Visual Guide

Hardcover | January 15, 2016

byMarilyn T. Miller, Peter MasseyEditorMarilyn T. Miller

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The Crime Scene: A Visual Guide provides visual instruction on the correct way to process a crime scene. While the primary crime scene comprises the area from which most of the physical evidence is retrieved by crime scene investigators CSIs , forensic scientists, or law enforcement personnel, this book also covers secondary and often tertiary crime scenes, all locations where there is the potential for the recovery of evidence. By using photographs and other diagrams to show proper and improper procedures, the reader will learn how to identify the correct principles required to process a scene. The book presents chapters on the investigation, the varying types of documentation, and the tactics used to connect events through crime scene reconstruction using evidence The book's authors have a combined experience of over 70 years in crime scene investigation as primary responders and consultants giving testimony in all levels of the U.S. court system. In addition, both teach forensic science and crime scene investigation at the university level. Coverage of techniques, documentation and reconstruction at a crime scene Shows side-by-side comparison of the correct process versus the incorrect process Online website will host: videos and additional instructional material

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The Crime Scene: A Visual Guide provides visual instruction on the correct way to process a crime scene. While the primary crime scene comprises the area from which most of the physical evidence is retrieved by crime scene investigators CSIs , forensic scientists, or law enforcement personnel, this book also covers secondary and often ...

Marilyn Miller is a graduate of Florida Southern College with a bachelor's degree in chemistry. She earned a master's degree in forensic chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh and a Doctorate in Education from Johnson & Wales University in post-secondary educational leadership. Miller is a tenured, associate professor in the Depar...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:302 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:January 15, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128012455

ISBN - 13:9780128012451

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Table of Contents

Part I: Preliminary Preparations Chapter 1: Crime Scene Investigations Chapter 2: Initial On-Scene Procedures

Part II: Making a Scene Relevant-Documentation Chapter 3: Notes and Videography Chapter 4: Crime Scene Photography Chapter 5: Crime Scene Sketching and Measurements Chapter 6: Searching for Evidence

Part III: Concluding Processes Chapter 7: Reconstruction Activities Chapter 8: Emerging Technologies Chapter 9: Concluding Thoughts