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Overview

Crime Scene Investigation: Criminalistics, and the Law is a new title that is the first to include not only crime scene investigation and criminalistics, but also the laws that govern them. It focuses on how the crime scene should be investigated, searched, and processed for evidence, but also includes an emphasis on the legal admissibility of these procedures. The book also discusses the forensic value of physical evidence and the role of forensic science and criminalistics in evaluating this evidence and presenting it in court. Specific types of physical evidence are addressed including fingerprints, DNA, blood, hair, bite marks, and weapons and ballistics. The book is heavy on informative content that is reinforced by the many valuable and illustrative photographs, exhibits, and actual cases. This book is a vital tool for anyone who works in investigation, analysis, reporting, prosecution, or defense of criminal case law. The approach of the book goes from a wider general perspective to the specifics and explains what a crime scene investigation is, who the investigators are, how the scene should be investigated, and the role of the evidence in court. The book uses timely and familiar cases to help students better understand the importance of proper crime scene investigation including the World Trade Center attacks, Scott Peterson's murder trial, and the D.C. sniper case. With learning tools such as key terms, definitions, relevant Internet references, and end of chapter summaries, this book will leave the reader with a complete education regarding crime scene investigation.

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The author presents the information in a very percise, yet descriptive format.

"Practice Tips - Some of these are so good that working police officers should have them printed on small cards that they carry around and refer to. I can readily see my paralegal students…taking this text book with them to their first jobs…." - Community College of Vermont.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401859299
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/27/2006
  • Series: West Legal Studies (Paperback) Ser.
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 832,487
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas Buckles has more than twenty years of experience in the investigation of crimes. He specializes in evidentiary applications and legal aspects of the crime scene and investigative procedure. He is the author of Laws of Evidence.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introdution to Crime Scene Investigation, Criminalistics and the Law Chapter 2: Investigating The Crime Scene: Initial Response and Planning Chapter 3: Investigating The Crime Scene: Documeting the Scene Chapter 4: Investigating The Crime Scene: Processing the Scene and Collecting Evidence Chapter 5: Investing Consideration an Special Crime Scenes Chapter 6: Sources of the Law Governing Crime Scene Investigations Chapter 7: Laws of Crime Scene Searches Chapter 8: Crime Lab and Criminalistics Chapter 9: Forensic Value of Physical Evidence Chapter 10: Forensic Evidence and Testing Chapter 11: Admissibility of Forensic Evidence and Testing Chapter 12: Presenting Crime Scene Evidence in Court Chapter 13: Future of Crime Scene Investigation, Criminalistics and the Law

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