Crime Scene Investigationby Colin Evans
The relatively new fields of criminology and criminal science have been a boon to law-enforcement agencies worldwide. In the past, police often relied on imprecise eyewitness testimony and rudimentary surveys of crime scenes to identify criminals and solve crimes. Criminals who fled to other regions often could avoid arrest. Today, forensic techniques such as fingerprinting, questioned-document analysis, and DNA analysis give police a wide range of tools with which to identify criminals and prove guilt. Using landmark cases to illustrate forensic procedures in action, Crime Scene Investigation details the emergence of modern crime-fighting techniques from the mid-1800s to the present, focusing on how crime scenes are investigated, how evidence is processed, and how evidence is used in court to build a case for conviction.
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Crime scene investigators have multiple jobs they have to do while they are at a crime scene. From something as easy as collecting witnesses to catching the criminal. This book goes into deep detail about each job that is required at a crime scene and it explains them very well. It also has case studies about that the job that help solve the case. I didn’t like that the order of the book was detail, case study detail because the details afterwards were needed to explain the case. The message that I got from the book was there is a lot that goes into a case but there is a way to solve every case. The people that would like this book are people that are in this field or people who are interested in going into this field. No, this book should not be made into a movie because it would be more of a documentary and it would be boring. Someone should read this book because it is interesting and has good facts in it. Overall I would give this book a four out of five because the case studies needed to be more exciting.