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NCJ Number: 134596 Find in a Library
Title: Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation, Fifth Edition
Author(s): B A J Fisher
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 551
Sponsoring Agency: CRC Press
New York, NY 10017
Publication Number: ISBN 0-444-01636-8
Sale Source: CRC Press
711 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This textbook and reference book introduces the reader to some of the concepts, procedures, and technical information on crime-scene investigations; this fifth edition updates some of the newer techniques in forensic science.
Abstract: The introduction discusses the identification, individualization, collection, and preservation of physical evidence. This is followed by a chapter on the responsibilities of the first officer at the crime scene and one on the work of the crime scene investigator. Two chapters consider the work of specialized personnel at the crime scene and the processing of the crime scene. A chapter on techniques for establishing the suspect's and victim's identity considers fingerprints, handwriting examination, the identification of human remains, and identification in catastrophes. Other chapters on the collection and analysis of specific types of evidence cover trace evidence and miscellaneous material, blood and other biological evidence, impression evidence, and firearms examination. A series of chapters addresses investigative techniques for specific types of crimes, i.e., arson and bombings, drug offenses, sexual assault, burglary, auto-related offenses, and homicide investigations. Appended list of equipment for crime scene investigations, illustrative photographs, a 380-item bibliography, and a subject index
Main Term(s): Investigative techniques
Index Term(s): Ballistics; Crime scene; Evidence collection; Evidence preservation; Forensic medicine; Homicide investigations; Suspect identification
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