Crime Scene Investigation

Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791094051
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2009
  • Series: Criminal Investigations Series
  • Pages: 120
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Introduction 11

1 Fingerprints: Thomas Jennings, 1910 18

2 Identification of Remains: Buck Ruxton, 1935 30

3 Questioned Documents: Angelo John LaMarca, 1956 40

4 Offender Profiling: George Metesky, 1957 49

5 Firearms Examination: John Branion, 1967 58

6 Bloodstain Pattern Analysis: W. Thomas Zeigler Jr., 1975 67

7 Explosives: Steven Benson, 1985 76

8 DNA: Colin Pitchfork, 1987 85

9 Time Since Death: Albert Walker, 1996 94

Chronology 103

Endnotes 107

Bibliography 109

Further Resources 111

Index 113

About the Author 119

About the Consulting Editor 120

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