Crime Reconstruction

Crime Reconstruction
Author: W. Jerry Chisum,Brent E. Turvey
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2011-08-09
ISBN 10: 0123864615
ISBN 13: 9780123864611
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crime Reconstruction Book Review:

Crime Reconstruction, Second Edition is an updated guide to the interpretation of physical evidence, written for the advanced student of forensic science, the practicing forensic generalist and those with multiple forensic specialists. It is designed to assist reconstructionists with understanding their role in the justice system; the development and refinement of case theory’ and the limits of physical evidence interpretation. Chisum and Turvey begin with chapters on the history and ethics of crime reconstruction and then shift to the more applied subjects of reconstruction methodology and practice standards. The volume concludes with chapters on courtroom conduct and evidence admissibility to prepare forensic reconstructionists for what awaits them when they take the witness stand. Crime Reconstruction, Second Edition, remains an unparalleled watershed collaborative effort by internationally known, qualified, and respected forensic science practitioner holding generations of case experience among them. Forensic pioneer such as W. Jerry Chisum, John D. DeHaan, John I. Thorton, and Brent E. Turvey contribute chapters on crime scene investigation, arson reconstruction, trace evidence interpretation, advanced bloodstain interpretation, and ethics. Other chapters cover the subjects of shooting incident reconstruction, interpreting digital evidence, staged crime scenes, and examiner bias. Rarely have so many forensic giants collaborated, and never before have the natural limits of physical evidence been made so clear. Updates to the majority of chapters, to comply with the NAS Report New chapters on forensic science, crime scene investigation, wound pattern analysis, sexual assault reconstruction, and report writing Updated with key terms, chapter summaries, discussion questions, and a comprehensive glossary; ideal for those teaching forensic science and crime reconstruction subjects at the college level Provides clear practice standards and ethical guidelines for the practicing forensic scientist

Scientific Foundations of Crime Scene Reconstruction

Scientific Foundations of Crime Scene Reconstruction
Author: Jon J. Nordby, Ph.D.
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 681
Release: 2012-12-17
ISBN 10: 1420051687
ISBN 13: 9781420051681
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scientific Foundations of Crime Scene Reconstruction Book Review:

Philosophers of science have long used reconstructive reasoning to develop historical explanations covering the origins of natural phenomenon. The application of the scientific method is a powerful tool for solving crimes through reconstruction of the events. Scientific Foundations of Crime Scene Reconstruction: Introducing Method to Mayhem demonstrates how to use the scientific method and exercise the critical thinking that is essential for the development of sound data and the construction of reliable explanations. Provides a clear yet rigorous account of the scientific method accessible to non-philosophers Supplies examples showing the application of scientific methods to the reconstruction of events that leave physical evidence at crime scenes Presents self-contained chapters—each with specific points about how a scene reconstruction is built upon the analysis of specific physical evidence Discusses the scope and limitations of physical evidence and the resulting analyses that they support in crafting scientific crime scene reconstructions Includes case studies of crime scene reconstructions from Dr. Nordby’s experience, complete with color photographs and laboratory notes Moving systematically from case to case, this volume is an essential reference for forensic and law enforcement professionals who need to step into new or unfamiliar areas to understand how science can help them do their jobs. It enables forensic scientists to apply the natural sciences to casework in shooting and nonshooting cases. It also educates attorneys who need to understand scientific evidence and the process of crime scene reconstruction from the scientific point of view.

Practical Crime Scene Analysis and Reconstruction

Practical Crime Scene Analysis and Reconstruction
Author: Ross M. Gardner,Tom Bevel
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2009-06-26
ISBN 10: 1420065521
ISBN 13: 9781420065527
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practical Crime Scene Analysis and Reconstruction Book Review:

Crime scene reconstruction (CSR) is today‘s hot topic. The immense proliferation of television, print, and electronic media directed at this area has generated significant public interest, albeit occasionally encouraging inaccurate perceptions. Practical Crime Scene Analysis and Reconstruction bridges the gap between perception and reality, helping

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis with an Introduction to Crime Scene Reconstruction

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis with an Introduction to Crime Scene Reconstruction
Author: Tom Bevel,Ross M. Gardner
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2008-04-08
ISBN 10: 1420052721
ISBN 13: 9781420052725
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis with an Introduction to Crime Scene Reconstruction Book Review:

Objective establishment of the truth is the goal of any good crime scene investigator. This demands a consideration of all evidence available using proven scientific methodologies to establish objective snapshots of the crime. The majority of forensic disciplines shed light on thewho of a crime, bloodstain pattern analysis is one of the most imp

Shooting Incident Reconstruction

Shooting Incident Reconstruction
Author: Michael G. Haag,Lucien C. Haag
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 564
Release: 2020-10-10
ISBN 10: 0128193964
ISBN 13: 9780128193969
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shooting Incident Reconstruction Book Review:

Shooting Incident Reconstruction, Third Edition, offers a thorough explanation of matters from simple to complex to help the reader understand the factors surrounding ballistics, trajectory, and shooting scenes. Forensic scientists, law enforcement, and crime scene investigators are often tasked with reconstruction of events based on crime scene evidence, along with the subsequent analysis of that evidence. The use and misuse of firearms to perpetrate crimes from theft to murder necessitates numerous invitations to reconstruct shooting incidents. The discharge of firearms and the behavior of projectiles create many forms of physical evidence that, through proper testing and interpretation by a skilled forensic scientist, can establish what did and what did not occur. Written by the world's most well-respected shooting scene and ballistics experts, the book addresses the terminology, science, and factors involved in reconstructing shooting incident events to solve forensic cases. It covers the full range of related topics including: the range from which a firearm was discharged; the sequence of shots in a multiple discharge shooting incident; the position of a firearm at the moment of discharge; and the position of a victim at the moment of impact. The probable flight path of a projectile and the manner in which a firearm was discharged are also discussed. Case studies illustrate real-world application of technical concepts, supported by over 200 full-color diagrams and photographs. This book will be of value to practicing forensic scientists (firearm and toolmark examiners), ballistics experts, crime scene personnel, police departments, forensic consultants (generalists), attorneys and judges, medical examiners (coroners), and forensic pathologists. New chapters on special reconstructive properties and value of shootings involving sub-machine guns or pseudo automatic firearms, rate of fire with special attention on shot-to-shot time intervals, human factors in shooting incidents Updated and revised glossary terms to fit with new technology and the emergence of standardization of terms by groups such as the Organization of Scientific Advisory Committees Provides clear practice standards and ethical guidelines for those involved in reconstructing shooting scenes

Criminal Investigation

Criminal Investigation
Author: James W. Osterburg,Richard H. Ward
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2013-04-29
ISBN 10: 1317523261
ISBN 13: 9781317523260
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Criminal Investigation Book Review:

This text presents the fundamentals of criminal investigation and provides a sound method for reconstructing a past event (i.e., a crime), based on three major sources of information — people, records, and physical evidence. Its tried-and-true system for conducting an investigation is updated with the latest techniques available, teaching the reader new ways of obtaining information from people, including mining the social media outlets now used by a broad spectrum of the public; how to navigate the labyrinth of records and files currently available online; and fresh ways of gathering, identifying, and analyzing physical evidence.

The Science of Crime Scenes

The Science of Crime Scenes
Author: Max M. Houck,Frank Crispino,Terry McAdam
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 460
Release: 2017-07-07
ISBN 10: 0128498773
ISBN 13: 9780128498774
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Science of Crime Scenes Book Review:

The Science of Crime Scenes, Second Edition offers a science-based approach to crime scenes, emphasizing that understanding is more important than simply knowing. Without sacrificing technical details, the book adds significantly to the philosophy and theory of crime scene science. This new edition addresses the science behind the scenes and demonstrates the latest methods and technologies with updated figures and images. It covers the philosophy of the crime scene, the personnel involved at a scene (including the media), the detection of criminal traces and their reconstruction, and special crime scenes, such as mass disasters and terroristic events. Written by an international trio of authors with decades of crime scene experience, this book is the next generation of crime scene textbooks. This volume will serve both as a textbook for forensic programs, and as an excellent reference for forensic practitioners and crime scene technicians with science backgrounds. Includes in-depth coverage of disasters and mass murder, terror crime scenes and CBRN (Chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear) – topics not covered in any other text Includes an instructor site with lecture slides, images and links to resources for teaching and training

Crime Scene Investigation and Reconstruction

Crime Scene Investigation and Reconstruction
Author: Robert R. Ogle
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2011-01
ISBN 10: 9780136093602
ISBN 13: 0136093604
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crime Scene Investigation and Reconstruction Book Review:

Taking a systematic approach, Crime Scene Investigation and Reconstruction, 3e outlines techniques that will help investigators answer the critical what, who, when questions of crime scene investigations. With a focus on crime scene processing, the book includes the latest on database technologies, digital cameras, DNA analyses and computer-aided crime scene reconstructions. Each chapter includes introductions and summaries that demystify the technical aspects of the field. This edition includes a separate chapter on crime scene reconstruction, the latest on search and seizure laws and updated photographs that show efficient and effective crime scene investigation methods.

After the War on Crime

After the War on Crime
Author: Mary Louise Frampton,Ian Haney Lopez,Jonathan Simon
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2008-07-01
ISBN 10: 0814727603
ISBN 13: 9780814727607
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After the War on Crime Book Review:

Since the 1970s, Americans have witnessed a pyrrhic war on crime, with sobering numbers at once chilling and cautionary. Our imprisoned population has increased five-fold, with a commensurate spike in fiscal costs that many now see as unsupportable into the future. As American society confronts a multitude of new challenges ranging from terrorism to the disappearance of middle-class jobs to global warming, the war on crime may be up for reconsideration for the first time in a generation or more. Relatively low crime rates indicate that the public mood may be swinging toward declaring victory and moving on. However, to declare that the war is over is dangerous and inaccurate, and After the War on Crime reveals that the impact of this war reaches far beyond statistics; simply moving on is impossible. The war has been most devastating to those affected by increased rates and longer terms of incarceration, but its reach has also reshaped a sweeping range of social institutions, including law enforcement, politics, schooling, healthcare, and social welfare. The war has also profoundly altered conceptions of race and community. It is time to consider the tasks reconstruction must tackle. To do so requires first a critical assessment of how this war has remade our society, and then creative thinking about how government, foundations, communities, and activists should respond. After the War on Crime accelerates this reassessment with original essays by a diverse, interdisciplinary group of scholars as well as policy professionals and community activists. The volume's immediate goal is to spark a fresh conversation about the war on crime and its consequences; its long-term aspiration is to develop a clear understanding of how we got here and of where we should go.

The Crime Scene

The Crime Scene
Author: Marilyn T. Miller,Peter Massey
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2018-09-06
ISBN 10: 0128129611
ISBN 13: 9780128129616
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crime Scene Book Review:

The Forensic Crime Scene: A Visual Guide, Second Edition presents knowledgeable chapters on crime scene investigation, the various types of documentation, scene reconstruction, and the value of evidence and proper evidence collection. Additionally, a companion site hosts video and additional instructional materials. The primary goal of this book is to provide visual instruction on the correct way to process a forensic crime scene. By using photographs and video clips to show proper vs. improper procedures, the reader will be able to identify the correct principles required to process a scene. Provides coverage of techniques, documentation and reconstruction of crime scenes Shows side-by-side comparisons of the correct vs. incorrect process Online website hosts videos and additional instructional materials

Practical Analysis and Reconstruction of Shooting Incidents

Practical Analysis and Reconstruction of Shooting Incidents
Author: Edward E. Hueske
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2005-11-29
ISBN 10: 1420038710
ISBN 13: 9781420038712
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practical Analysis and Reconstruction of Shooting Incidents Book Review:

The ultimate goal of collecting, preserving, and examining physical evidence is individualization - associating each piece with its responsible source. Firearms evidence in particular has the potential to individualize its source. Accessible and comprehensive, Practical Analysis and Reconstruction of Shooting Incidents provides the foundation necessary to develop and sharpen the skills used to investigate shooting incidents. It provides an explanation of what constitutes pertinent evidence and appropriate results pertaining to autopsies, forensic laboratory analysis, and reenactments. The text also reviews basic firearm design, function, ammunition components, and the terminology required for understanding evidence encountered at the scene. The book explains the basic mathematics of shooting reconstruction and includes sample problems at the end of each chapter. It presents case studies that feature those involving the John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy assassinations. It also details proper photographic documentation and effective courtroom techniques used to present the results of shooting reconstructions to juries, with examples of acceptable demonstrative evidence. Arming the investigator with the means to successfully examine and evaluate what transpired at the scene, Practical Analysis and Reconstruction of Shooting Incidents is an important resource to have accessible at all times.

Crime Scene Investigation Laboratory Manual

Crime Scene Investigation Laboratory Manual
Author: Marilyn T Miller
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2018-01-05
ISBN 10: 0128128461
ISBN 13: 9780128128466
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crime Scene Investigation Laboratory Manual Book Review:

Crime Scene Investigation Laboratory Manual, Second Edition, is written by a former crime scene investigator and forensic scientist who provides practical, straightforward, and immediately applicable best practices. Readers will learn 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. This lab manual provides information and examples for all aspects of crime scene investigation. In addition, included exercises teach the proper techniques for securing, documenting and searing 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 crime scene investigation textbook. Designed to complement any text used in crime scene investigation courses Contains over 20+ proven exercises and material from actual crime scenes, providing students with hands-on learning Written by an experienced educator and former crime scene investigator/forensic scientist

Workbook on Crime Scene Reconstruction of Shooting Incidents

Workbook on Crime Scene Reconstruction of Shooting Incidents
Author: Leroy Parker
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2005-03-03
ISBN 10: 1463469527
ISBN 13: 9781463469528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Crime Scene Investigation and Reconstruction

Crime Scene Investigation and Reconstruction
Author: Robert R. Ogle,Sharon Plotkin
Publsiher: Pearson
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2017-01-13
ISBN 10: 9780134548074
ISBN 13: 0134548078
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crime Scene Investigation and Reconstruction Book Review:

Comprehensive, authoritative, systematic coverage of the latest topics in crime scene investigation Using a systematic approach, Crime Scene Investigation and Reconstruction, Fourth Edition, outlines techniques that help investigators answer the critical what, who, and when questions of crime scene investigations. With a focus on crime scene processing, the book includes the latest on database technologies, digital cameras, DNA analyses, and computer-aided crime scene reconstructions. Each chapter includes introductions and summaries that demystify the technical aspects of the field. This edition features a new coauthor with almost 20 years of experience handling crime scene work; ready-to-use forms to help with proper documentation of crime scenes and collection of evidence; and updated content, including new photographic techniques, coverage of detection and enhancement of evidence on crime scenes, and a new chapter on entomology.

Nijinsky s Crime Against Grace

Nijinsky s Crime Against Grace
Author: Millicent Hodson
Publsiher: Pendragon Press
Total Pages: 205
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780945193432
ISBN 13: 0945193432
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nijinsky s Crime Against Grace Book Review:

The efforts of the three collaborators resulted in a spectacle that bore little resemblance to ballet. During the premiere at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees on May 29, 1913, Parisians were incited to riot by the strange tension of the dancing and stark contrasts of the music and decor. The premiere of Le Sacre du Printemps became a legend overnight, and the notoriety of this event began immediately to distort the significance of the work, especially Nijinsky's choreography. He declared to the London Daily Mail on July 12, 1913, "I am accused, of a crime against grace."

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
Author: Tom Bevel,Ross M. Gardner
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2001-09-26
ISBN 10: 1420041258
ISBN 13: 9781420041255
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bloodstain Pattern Analysis Book Review:

Bloodstain pattern analysis helps establish events associated with violent crimes. It is a critical bridge between forensics and the definition of a precise crime reconstruction. The second edition of this bestselling book is thoroughly updated to employ recent protocols, including the application of scientific method, the use of flow charts, and the inter-relationship of crime scene analysis to criminal profiling. It provides more illustrations, including color photographs, and explains the use of computer programs to create demonstrative evidence for court.

Practical Shooting Scene Investigation

Practical Shooting Scene Investigation
Author: Dean Garrison
Publsiher: Universal-Publishers
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 1581125763
ISBN 13: 9781581125764
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practical Shooting Scene Investigation Book Review:

Early in the investigation of a shooting incident, proper crime scene work is critical to the final outcome. Whether the shooting is ruled to be an accident, a homicide, or suicide often depends heavily on the initial on-scene work-up. What photographs and which measurements will one need to thoroughly reconstruct the event? What information, if any, can be learned from the physical evidence and surrounding objects in a shooting crime? Beginning with the basic tools and terminology, the book explains what a crime scene investigator needs to look for and document in the quest for the truth.

Evidence in International Criminal Trials

Evidence in International Criminal Trials
Author: Mark Klamberg
Publsiher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2013-02-21
ISBN 10: 900423652X
ISBN 13: 9789004236523
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evidence in International Criminal Trials Book Review:

Evidence in International Criminal Trials compares procedural activities relevant for international criminal tribunals and the International Criminal Court: evaluation, collection, disclosure, admissibility and presentation of evidence. The book provides guidance on how to confront legal as well as factual issues.

Crime Scene Staging Dynamics in Homicide Cases

Crime Scene Staging Dynamics in Homicide Cases
Author: Laura Gail Pettler
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2015-08-06
ISBN 10: 1498711197
ISBN 13: 9781498711197
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crime Scene Staging Dynamics in Homicide Cases Book Review:

Individuals who perpetrate murder sometimes pose or reposition victims, weapons, and evidence to make it look like events happened in a different way than what actually transpired. Until now, there has been scarce literature published on crime scene staging.Crime Scene Staging Dynamics in Homicide Cases is the first book to look at this practice, p

Slavery by Another Name

Slavery by Another Name
Author: Douglas A. Blackmon
Publsiher: Icon Books
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2012-10-04
ISBN 10: 1848314132
ISBN 13: 9781848314139
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Slavery by Another Name Book Review:

A Pulitzer Prize-winning history of the mistreatment of black Americans. In this 'precise and eloquent work' - as described in its Pulitzer Prize citation - Douglas A. Blackmon brings to light one of the most shameful chapters in American history - an 'Age of Neoslavery' that thrived in the aftermath of the Civil War through the dawn of World War II. Using a vast record of original documents and personal narratives, Blackmon unearths the lost stories of slaves and their descendants who journeyed into freedom after the Emancipation Proclamation and then back into the shadow of involuntary servitude thereafter. By turns moving, sobering and shocking, this unprecedented account reveals these stories, the companies that profited the most from neoslavery, and the insidious legacy of racism that reverberates today.