Crime Reconstruction / Edition 1

Crime Reconstruction / Edition 1

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Crime Reconstruction / Edition 1

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780123693754
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 10/30/2006
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 616
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: A History of Crime Reconstruction

Chapter 2: Crime Reconstruction – Ethos and Ethics

Chapter 3: Observer Effects & Examiner Bias: Psychological Influences on the Forensic Examiner

Chapter 4: Practice Standards for the Reconstruction of Crime

Chapter 5: Methods of Crime Reconstruction

Chapter 6: Evidence Dynamics

Chapter 7: Trace Evidence in Crime Reconstruction

Chapter 8: Shooting Incident Reconstruction

Chapter 9: Reconstruction Using Bloodstain Evidence

Chapter 10: Fire Scene Reconstruction

Chapter 11: Reconstructing Digital Evidence

Chapter 12: Staged Crime Scenes

Chapter 13: Surviving and Thriving in the Courtroom

Chapter 14: Reconstructionists in a Post-Daubert and Post-DNA Courtroom

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