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Crime scene investigation : methods and procedures

Author: Ian K Pepper
Publisher: Maidenhead : Open University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Forensic evidence is increasingly important in the detection and prosecution of crime. This means that the knowledge, skill, and ability of the person who examines the scene of the crime - the crime scene investigator (CSI) - have never been more important. This text guides an aspiring or newly appointed CSI through the methods and procedures for the accurate recording and recovery of evidence from the scene of a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Pepper, Ian K.
Crime scene investigation.
Maidenhead ; New York : Open University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)58832139
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ian K Pepper
ISBN: 9780335227440 0335227449 9780335214914 0335214916 9780335214907 0335214908 1280947624 9781280947629
OCLC Number: 228170061
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 182 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The history and contemporary structure of the police, scientific services and crime scene investigation in the United Kingdom --
Approaching the crime scene, packaging the evidence and the documentation required --
The basics of crime scene photography --
Trace evidence: fibres, glass, hairs, paint and soil --
Impressions: footware marks, instrument marks, glove marks and tyres --
Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) and body fluids --
Fingerprints --
The investigation of a fire scene --
Firearms and explosives --
The leadership and management of the forensic examination of a major crime scene --
Other sources of evidence for the crime scene investigator --
The criminal law courts in the United Kingdom --
Organizations related to crime scene investigation --
Health and safety at a crime scene.
Responsibility: Ian K. Pepper.

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Suitable for first year undergraduates taking a course in the area of forensic science, this text focuses on crime scene investigation, and also covers some of the related applications of forensics  Read more...

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