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

Criminal Profiling

Criminal Profiling
Author: Brent E. Turvey
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 816
Release: 2011-08-29
ISBN 10: 9780080569352
ISBN 13: 0080569358
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Criminal Profiling Book Review:

Now in its third edition, Criminal Profiling is established as an industry standard text. It moves evidence-based criminal profiling into a full embrace of the scientific method with respect to examining and interpreting behavioral evidence. If focuses on criminal profiling as an investigative and forensic process, helping to solve crime through an honest understanding of the nature and behavior of the most violent criminals. Throughout the text, the author outlines specific principles and practice standards for Behavioral Evidence Analysis, focusing on the application of theory and method to real cases. Criminal Profiling, Third Edition, is an ideal companion for students and professionals alike, including investigators, forensic scientists, criminologists, mental health professionals, and attorneys. With contributing authors representing law enforcement, academic, mental health, and forensic science communities, it offers a balanced perspective not found in other books on this subject. Readers will use it as a comprehensive reference text, a handbook for evaluating physical evidence, a tool to bring new perspectives to cold cases, and as an aid in preparing for criminal trials. * Best-selling author Brent Turvey defines the deductive profiling method, which focuses on examining the nature and behavior of criminals in order to solve crimes * Contributing authors represent law enforcement, academic, mental health, and forensic science communities for a balanced perspective * Completely revised with 35% new material including updates on the latest advances in evidence-based profiling New to this edition * New cases in every chapter * New chapters in logic and reasoning * New chapter reviewing non-evidence based profiling methods * New chapter on mass homicide * New chapter on terrorist profiling and interviewing

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.

Crime Scene Forensics

Crime Scene Forensics
Author: Robert C Shaler
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 644
Release: 2011-12-28
ISBN 10: 1439859957
ISBN 13: 9781439859957
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crime Scene Forensics Book Review:

Bridging the gap between practical crime scene investigation and scientific theory, Crime Scene Forensics: A Scientific Method Approach maintains that crime scene investigations are intensely intellectual exercises that marry scientific and investigative processes. Success in this field requires experience, creative thinking, logic, and the correct application of the science and the scientific method. Emphasizing the necessary thought processes for applying science to the investigation, this text covers: The general scene investigation process, including definitions and philosophy as well as hands-on considerations Archiving the crime scene through photography, sketching, and video Managing the crime scene investigation—the glue that holds the investigation together Searching the crime scene—the logical byproduct of archiving and management Impression/pattern evidence, including fingerprints, bloodstains, footwear impressions, and tire track impressions The biological crime scene and recognizing, collecting, and preserving biological evidence, including forensic entomology and evidence found at bioweapon scenes The fundamental principles of evidence as expressed by the Principle of Divisible Matter and the Locard Exchange Principle: every touch leaves a trace Trace evidence, including glass, paint, and soil Shooting incident scenes, with discussion of bullet paths and gunshot residue The final section examines fire scenes, quality assurance issues, and methods for collecting and preserving various evidence types not covered in other chapters. The delicate balance among logic, science, and investigative activity must be understood in order to successfully work a crime scene. Enhanced by more than 200 color images, this volume provides investigators and students with the tools to grasp these critical concepts, paving an expeditious path to the truth.

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

The Forensic Laboratory Handbook

The Forensic Laboratory Handbook
Author: Ashraf Mozayani,Carla Noziglia
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2007-11-08
ISBN 10: 159259946X
ISBN 13: 9781592599462
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Forensic Laboratory Handbook Book Review:

A comprehensive and easy-to-read introduction to the work of the modern forensic laboratory. The authors explain in simple language the capabilities and limitations of modern forensic laboratory procedures, techniques, analyses, and interpretations. Here, the interested reader will find an understandable and fascinating introduction to the complex worlds of forensic serology DNA, chemistry, crime reconstruction, digital evidence, explosives, arson, fingerprints, firearms, tool marks, odontology, and pathology. Additional chapters address the problems of assuring quality and seeking trace evidence in the forensic laboratory.

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.

Criminal Justice and Social Reconstruction

Criminal Justice and Social Reconstruction
Author: Hermann Mannheim
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 290
Release: 1998
ISBN 10: 9780415177368
ISBN 13: 0415177367
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Criminal Justice and Social Reconstruction Book Review:

This volume traces the modern critical and performance history of this play, one of Shakespeare's most-loved and most-performed comedies. The essay focus on such modern concerns as feminism, deconstruction, textual theory, and queer theory.

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

Henry Lee s Crime Scene Handbook

Henry Lee s Crime Scene Handbook
Author: Henry C. Lee,Timothy Palmbach,Marilyn T. Miller
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780124408302
ISBN 13: 0124408303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Henry Lee s Crime Scene Handbook Book Review:

Three forensic specialists outline a systematic approach to managing crime scenes, the starting point for every criminal investigation. This handbook outlines the latest chemical and instrumental techniques, covers new topics, and shows how to overcome the most commonly encountered problems.

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.

Bundle for Crime Reconstruction Professionals

Bundle for Crime Reconstruction Professionals
Author: Lucien C. Haag,Brent E. Turvey
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2008-10-03
ISBN 10: 9780123748706
ISBN 13: 0123748704
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bundle for Crime Reconstruction Professionals Book Review:

Combining two bestselling Academic Press books, this essential bundle provides reference information for crime reconstruction professionals at a great price. Shooting Incident Reconstruction is an investigator's one-stop reference for information on ballistics, trajectory, and shooting scenes! Crime Reconstruction is a working guide to the interpretation of physical evidence, designed for the forensic generalist and those with multiple forensic specialties.

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

Crime Science Methods of Forensic Detection

Crime Science  Methods of Forensic Detection
Author: Joe Nickell
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 329
Release:
ISBN 10: 9780813126388
ISBN 13: 081312638X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crime Science Methods of Forensic Detection Book Review:

In 1974, Nancy Winstel joined the women’s college basketball team at Northern Kentucky University as a walk-on. She had little basketball experience, never having played on a high school team—her high school didn’t even have girl’s basketball. Despite her inexperience, Winstel served NKU as a talented student athlete, but her legacy didn’t end there. Appointed head coach at NKU in 1983, she gained a reputation as one of the most successful coaches in women’s college basketball history with more than 500 wins. Winstel garnered these victories in an athletic landscape vastly different from the one she knew as an NKU undergraduate. Many of the student-athletes on her twenty-first-century squads have been playing organized basketball for most of their lives. In a post–title IX America, more women than ever are involved in team sports and their teams attract a large following of enthusiasts. NKU professor Robert K. Wallace, one of many passionate fans of the Norse, has brought his appreciation for the team’s players and their accomplishments to Thirteen Women Strong: The Making of a Team. Chronicling the 2006–07 season of twelve remarkable student-athletes and their legendary coach, Wallace was granted unprecedented access to the team. Sitting in on closed meetings and practice sessions, he follows the players through grueling training drills, intensely close games, exhilarating wins, and anguished losses. During the 2005–06 season, a squad of NKU women with no seniors achieved unanticipated success, earning a 27–5 record that led to a Great Lakes Valley Conference championship. The entire team returned the following season to expectations of even greater success, but their 2006–07 season was plagued by injuries and other major obstacles. After a string of tough losses, the women mounted a comeback to earn a 21–8 record and reach the NCAA Division II Tournament once again. The team’s story is one of loss, triumph, and personal growth. Thirteen Women Strong profiles each member of the team, including the coach. Wallace provides keen insight into the emotional and physical demands of high-level competition. Exploring the impact of Title IX legislation on women’s collegiate sports with the critical eye of a scholar and the love of a fan, Wallace documents the story of how thirteen women faced high expectations and difficult trials to come together as a team, their growth culminating in the 2007–08 national championship. Thirteen Women Strong is a fascinating study of this dynamic group of female student-athletes and their renowned leader.

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 Crime Scene

The Crime Scene
Author: Marilyn T. Miller,Peter Massey
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2015-11-14
ISBN 10: 0128013583
ISBN 13: 9780128013588
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crime Scene Book Review:

The Crime Scene: A Visual Guide provides visual instruction on the correct way to process a crime scene. While the primary crime scene comprises the area from which most of the physical evidence is retrieved by crime scene investigators (CSIs), forensic scientists, or law enforcement personnel, this book also covers secondary and often tertiary crime scenes, all locations where there is the potential for the recovery of evidence. By using photographs and other diagrams to show proper and improper procedures, the reader will learn how to identify the correct principles required to process a scene. The book presents chapters on the investigation, the varying types of documentation, and the tactics used to connect events through crime scene reconstruction using evidence The book's authors have a combined experience of over 70 years in crime scene investigation as primary responders and consultants giving testimony in all levels of the U.S. court system. In addition, both teach forensic science and crime scene investigation at the university level. Coverage of techniques, documentation and reconstruction at a crime scene Shows side-by-side comparison of the correct process versus the incorrect process Online website will host: videos and additional instructional material

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

Forensic Criminology

Forensic Criminology
Author: Wayne Petherick,Brent E. Turvey,Claire E. Ferguson
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2009-07-30
ISBN 10: 9780123785732
ISBN 13: 0123785731
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Criminology Book Review:

Forensic Criminology gives students of criminology and criminal justice an introduction to the forensic realm and the applied forensic issues they will face when working cases within the justice system. It effectively bridges the theoretical world of social criminology with the applied world of the criminal justice system. While most of the competing textbooks on criminology adequately address the application and the social theory to the criminal justice system, the vast majority do not include casework or real-world issues that criminologists face. This book focuses on navigating casework in forensic contexts by case-working criminologists, rather than broad social theory. It also allows criminology/criminal justice instructors outside of the forensic sciences the ability to develop and instruct a core course that might otherwise be considered beyond their expertise, or in conflict with forensic courses taught in chemistry, biology, or medical programs at their institutions because of its focus on criminology and criminal justice careers. With its practical approach, this textbook is well-suited for forensic criminology subjects being taught and developed in law, criminology, and criminal justice programs around the world. Approaches the study of criminology from an applied standpoint, moving away from the purely theoretical Contains relevant and contemporary case examples to demonstrate the application of forensic criminology Provides an integrated philosophy with respect to criminology, forensic casework, criminal investigations, and the law Useful for students and professionals in the area of criminology, criminal justice, criminal investigation, forensic science, and the law

Forensic Victimology

Forensic Victimology
Author: Brent E. Turvey
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2013-08-08
ISBN 10: 0124079202
ISBN 13: 9780124079205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Victimology Book Review:

Published in 2009, the first edition of Forensic Victimology introduced criminologists and criminal investigators to the idea of systematically gathering and examining victim information for the purposes of addressing investigative and forensic issues. The concepts presented within immediately proved vital to social scientists researching victims-offender relationships; investigators and forensic scientists seeking to reconstruct events and establish the elements of a crime; and criminal profilers seeking to link pattern crimes. This is because the principles and guidelines in Forensic Victimology were written to serve criminal investigation and anticipate courtroom testimony. As with the first, this second edition of Forensic Victimology is an applied presentation of a traditionally theoretical subject written by criminal justice practitioners with years of experience-both in the field and in the classroom. It distinguishes the investigative and forensic aspects of applied victim study as necessary adjuncts to what has often been considered a theoretical field. It then identifies the benefits of forensic victimology to casework, providing clearly defined methods and those standards of practice necessary for effectively serving the criminal justice system. 30% new content, with new chapters on Emergency Services, False Confessions, and Human Trafficking Use of up-to-date references and case examples to demonstrate the application of forensic victimology Provides context and scope for both the investigative and forensic aspects of case examination and evidence interpretation Approaches the study of victimology from a realistic standpoint, moving away from stereotypes and archetypes Useful for students and professionals working in relation to behavioral science, criminology, criminal justice, forensic science, and criminal investigation