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NCJ Number: 183528 Find in a Library
Title: Chain of Evidence Workbook
Author(s): Timothy Sweetman; Adele Sweetman
Date Published: 1998
Page Count: 76
Sponsoring Agency: Copperhouse @ Atomic Dog Publishing
Cincinnati, OH 45210
Publication Number: ISBN 0-942728-86-6
Sale Source: Copperhouse @ Atomic Dog Publishing
1203 Main Street, Third Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45210
United States of America
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This workbook is designed to facilitate police training in matters related to the chain of evidence and specifically focuses on confessions, autopsies, and trial proceedings.
Abstract: The workbook contains scenarios accompanied by questions. The first two chapters cover the crime scene, evidence collection and interpretation, fingerprints, and suspect identification. Subsequent chapters deal with confessions, Miranda rights, interview and interrogation, the seizure of evidence, medical examinations, autopsy findings, and the presentation of evidence in court. The authors note failure to pass collected evidence through proper channels can negate the value of the evidence in court. 8 figures
Main Term(s): Police training
Index Term(s): Autopsy; Chain of custody; Confessions; Constitutional Rights/Civil Liberties; Crime Scene Investigation; Criminal investigation; Evidence collection; Evidence identification; Fingerprints; Interview and interrogation; Miranda rights; Police policies and procedures; Search and seizure; Suspect identification; Trial procedures
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