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NCJ Number: 51012 Find in a Library
Title: INTRODUCTION TO MODERN CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION - WITH BASIC LABORATORY TECHNIQUES
Corporate Author: Charles C. Thomas
United States of America
Editor(s): S S KRISHNAN
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 434
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
Sale Source: Charles C. Thomas
2600 South First Street
Springfield, IL 62704
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATORY PROCESS IS DISCUSSED WITH ATTENTION TO BASIC ASPECTS OF INVESTIGATION, GENERAL LABORATORY EXAMINATIONS, LABORATORY INSTRUMENTS, COURT TESTIMONY, AND DEVELOPMENTS AND TRENDS IN THE FIELD.
Abstract: THIS BOOK IS DIRECTED TO THE BEGINNING STUDENT OR INVESTIGATOR AND IS DESIGNED TO GIVE A GENERAL PICTURE OF THE PROCESS OF MODERN CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION, FROM THE FUNDAMENTAL ASPECTS THROUGH LABORATORY TECHNIQUES TO THE PRESENTATION OF EVIDENCE IN COURT. MANY OF THE NORMALLY COMPLICATED TECHNIQUES HAVE BEEN DELIBERATELY SIMPLIFIED FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS INTRODUCTORY REVIEW. CHAPTERS ARE INCLUDED ON THE ESTABLISHED FUNDAMENTAL METHODS IN CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION -- THE USE OF FINGERPRINTS, CRIME SCENE SEARCHES, INTERVIEWS AND INTERROGATION, AND THE COLLECTION AND HANDLING OF PHYSICAL EVIDENCE -- ALONG WITH SECTIONS ON VARIOUS LABORATORY EXAMINATIONS (I.E., THE EXAMINATION OF DOCUMENTS, BIOLOGICAL AND RELATED MATERIALS, CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES, AND FIREARMS) AND THE APPLICATIONS OF SUCH SPECIALIZED TECHNIQUES AS TRACE ELEMENT ANALYSIS, CHROMATOGRAPHY, ABSORPTION SPECTOPHOTOMETRY, MASS SPECTOMETERY, X-RAY METHODS, AND ELECTRON MICROSCOPY. FOLLOWING AN EXAMINATION OF TECHNIQUES FOR PRESENTING EVIDENCE IN COURT, DEVELOPMENTS AND FUTURE TRENDS IN THE FIELD ARE DISCUSSED WITH RESPECT TO INFORMATION SYSTEMS, POLICE COMMUNICATION METHODS, AND POLICE OPERATIONS. APPENDED MATERIALS ILLUSTRATE THE PROPER PACKAGING AND CODING PROCEDURES TO FOLLOW WHEN SUBMITTING EVIDENCE TO THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FOR ANALYSIS AND LISTS OF THE TYPES OF EVIDENCE COMMONLY AVAILABLE IN THE FOLLOWING OFFENSES: CRIMINAL ABORTION, BREAKING AND ENTERING, FATAL MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES, FIRES AND EXPLOSIONS, FIRE DEATHS, HIT AND RUN, HOMICIDE AND OBSCURE DEATH, IMPAIRED DRIVING, AND SEXUAL ASSAULTS. PHOTOS ILLUSTRATE THE TEXT. AN INDEX IS PROVIDED. SEE ALSO NCJ 51013, 51014, 51015.
Index Term(s): Course materials; Crime laboratory equipment; Criminal investigation; Criminalistics; Evidence identification; Techniques
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