Crime Scene Investigation Laboratory Manual, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124058736
  • ISBN-13: 9780124058736
  • DDC: 363.252
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 288 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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This lab manual provides information, examples, and exercises for all aspect of crime scene investigation.  The exercises will teach the proper techniques for securing, documenting, and searching a crime scene, how to visualize or enhance the evidence found, how to package and preserve the evidence, and how to reconstruct what happened at the crime scene. This manual is intended to accompany any textbook in crime scene investigation. Written by a former crime scene investigator and forensic scientist, the information is practical, straightforward, and will be immediately applicable. Learn all the latest techniques and procedures including deconstructing first responder contamination, the preliminary walk through, utilizing associative evidence, enhancing trace, biological, and chemical evidence, and reconstructing scenes through wound dynamics, glass fracture patterns, bloodstain patterns, ballistics, and more.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface and Introduction.
1: Crime Scene Investigation: Scientific Methodology and Physical Evidence.
2: Defining a Crime Scene.
3: Physical Evidence at Crime Scenes.
4: Locard Exchange Principle.
5: Initial Responsibilities and Beginning Scientific Crime Scene Investigation.
6: First Responders at Crime Scenes.
7: Crime Scene Security.
8: Preliminary Scene Survey.
9: Crime Scene Documentation.
10: Crime Scene Documentation Notes.
11: Crime Scene Documentation: Videography.
12: Crime Scene Documentation: Photography.
13: Crime Scene Documentation: Sketching.
14: Physical Evidence at Crime Scenes.
15: Physical Searches.
16: Visualization and Enhancement: Lighting Aids.
17: Visualization and Enhancement: Biological Evidence.
18: Visualization and Enhancement: Chemical Evidence.
19: Visualization and Enhancement: Combination Methods.
20: Packaging, Preservation, and Collection of Evidence.
21: Crime Scene Reconstruction.
22: Final Scene Survey.
23: Crime Scene Reconstruction: Wound Dynamics.
24: Crime Scene Reconstruction: Glass Fracture Patterns.
25: Crime Scene Reconstruction: Bloodstain Patterns I.
26: Crime Scene Reconstruction: Bloodstain Patterns II.
27: Crime Scene Reconstruction: Shooting Investigations.
28: Crime Scene Reconstruction: Mock Scene Reconstruction.
29: Crime Scene Reconstruction: Report Writing.
Appendix: Solutions and Reagents.