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NCJ Number: 51697 Find in a Library
Title: POLICE - THE INVESTIGATION OF VIOLENCE
Author(s): K SIMPSON; P M TURNBULL
Corporate Author: MacDonald and Evans, Ltd
United Kingdom
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 240
Sponsoring Agency: MacDonald and Evans, Ltd
Plymouth, P16 7PZ, England
Sale Source: MacDonald and Evans, Ltd
Estover Road
Plymouth, P16 7PZ,
United Kingdom
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: AN OVERVIEW OF THE INVESTIGATION OF VIOLENT CRIME COVERS TYPICAL INJURIES, INTERPRETING BLOODSTAINS, AND INVESTIGATIVE CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE VARIOUS TYPES OF VIOLENCE, WITH REFERENCE TO FORENSIC MEDICINE.
Abstract: THE BOOK DISCUSSES THE IMPORTANCE OF CAREFUL OBSERVATION, PROCEDURES AT THE SCENE, THE INITIAL INVESTIGATION, THE INVESTIGATING TEAM, THE BODY, TIMING DEATH, AND THE POST MORTEM. A CHAPTER IS DEVOTED TO THE TYPES OF INJURIES AND THE IDENTIFICATION OF INSTRUMENTS USED TO INFLICT INJURY. THE INTERPRETATION OF EVIDENCE IS DESCRIBED, INCLUDING BLOODSTAIN SHAPES OF WEAPONS, BLOODSTAINED PRINTS, AND TESTS FOR BLOOD. THE USE OF X-RAYS IN VARIOUS TYPES OF INVESTIGATIONS IS TREATED, WITH ATTENTION TO INTERPRETING FRACTURES, SEARCHING FOR FOREIGN BODIES, IDENTITY PROBLEMS, TERRORISM, AND CUSTOMS EVASION. A CHAPTER IS DEVOTED TO THE ROLE OF THE PHOTOGRAPHER, INCLUDING EQUIPMENT, PERSPECTIVE AND VIEWPOINT, THE SCENE OF THE CRIME, THE POST MORTEM ROOM, AND PHOTOGRAPHY AS EVIDENCE. SPECIAL INVESTIGATIVE CONSIDERATIONS FOR EACH OF THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES OF VIOLENCE ARE DISCUSSED: VEHICULAR STREET ACCIDENTS; ABORTION, INFANT DEATH, AND THE BATTERED WIFE; SEX VIOLENCE; ASPHYXIAL VIOLENCE; DROWNING; FIREARMS INJURIES; ARSON; AND SUSPECTED POISONING. THE APPENDIXES DETAIL PREFERRED PACKING FOR BIOLOGICAL SPECIMENS AND RECOMMENDED STORAGE CONDITIONS FOR BIOLOGICAL SPECIMENS. THE BOOK IS ILLUSTRATED EXTENSIVELY BY PHOTOGRAPHS. AN INDEX IS INCLUDED. (RCB)
Index Term(s): Arson; Battered wives; Blood/body fluid analysis; Child abuse; Crime scene; Criminal abortion; Criminal investigation; Evidence identification; Firearms; Forensic medicine; Photography; Sexual assault; Time of death determination; Violent crimes; X-Ray Technology
Note: ONE OF THE MACDONALD AND EVANS POLICE STUDIES SERIES
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