The Science of Crime Scenes by Max M. HouckThe Science of Crime Scenes by Max M. Houck

The Science of Crime Scenes

byMax M. Houck, Max M. Houck, Frank Crispino...

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The Science of Crime Scenes addresses the science of crime scene investigation and processing, including the latest methods and technologies. This book covers the philosophy of crime scenes as historical events, the personnel involved at a scene (including the media), the detection of criminal traces and their reconstruction, and special crime scenes, such as mass disasters and terrorist events. Written by an international trio of authors with decades of crime scene experience, it is the next generation of crime scene textbooks.

The book provides in-depth coverage of disasters and mass murder, terror crime scenes, and CBRN (chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear) – topics not covered in any other text. It includes an instructor website with lecture slides, test bank, outlines, definitions, and activities, along with a student companion site with an image collection.

This text will be of interest to advanced undergraduate and graduate students in forensic science programs, as well as to forensic practitioners and crime scene technicians.

  • Offers a science-based approach to crime scene investigation
  • Includes in-depth coverage of disasters and mass murder, terror crime scenes, and CBRN (chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear) – not covered in any other text
  • Written by an international trio of authors with decades of crime scene experience
  • Instructor website with lecture slides, test bank, outlines, definitions, and activities, and a student companion site with an image collection
Mr. McAdam has 26 years of experience in the field of forensic investigations. He is currentlyemployed as the Supervisory Agent In Charge of the Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratoryin Tacoma, Washington. He is also a proud graduate of the University of Ulster, NorthernIreland, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemist...
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Title:The Science of Crime ScenesFormat:OtherDimensions:400 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:December 17, 2012Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0123864658

ISBN - 13:9780123864659

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Table of Contents

SECTION 1: THE SCIENCE OF CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION1.0 The "forensic mindset" 1.1 From scene to laboratory to court 2.0 What is a crime scene? 2.1 Crime scene intelligence: Connecting people, places, and things

SECTION 2: PERSONNEL AND PROCEDURES3.0 Personnel 3.1 First responder on the scene 3.2 The investigator in charge 3.3 The forensic team: Officers, scientists and specialists 3.4 Non-forensic personnel: Superiors, officials, and the media 4.0 General crime scene procedure 4.1 "Freezing" the scene and the 3R's (Recognize, Record and Recover) 4.2 The chain of custody 4.3 Recording the scene: Sketching, photography, and video

SECTION 3: DETECTION AND RECONSTRUCTION5.0 Searching for evidence: Recovery 5.1 Detecting 5.2 Collection 5.3 Preserving 5.4 Submitting evidence to the laboratory 6.0 Evidence types and enhancement 6.1 Chemical evidence 6.2 Biological evidence 6.3 Impression evidence 6.4 Other evidence types 7.0 Crime scene reconstruction 7.1 An archaeological approach 7.2 Bloodstain pattern analysis 7.3 Photogrammetry and 3D reconstruction

SECTION 4: SPECIAL CRIME SCENES8.0 Special crime scenes 8.1 Disaster and mass fatalities 8.2 Terrorist crime scenes 8.3 CBRN crime scenes 8.4 Underwater and underground crime scenes