Crime Scene Investigation

Product Attributes

  • Soft Cover
  • 9781485106425
  • 1st Edition
  • 192 Pages
  • 2015

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About this Publication:

Crime Scene Investigation is a practical book dealing with the management, investigation, and control and processing of crime scenes, or scenes of incident, as they are now called. The book explains the important principles of continuity of possession and the importance of preventing contamination of the scene and evidence. It also focuses on the roles of experts and aids who can help investigating officers to solve complex and varied crimes.

The book pays particular attention to the administrative process involved in the handling of evidence. This includes:
• the responsibilities of the investigating officer who has to deal with the incident
• the various ways in which a scene of incident can be documented
• the handling of people who may be present at the scene
• the proper identification, collection, packaging and dispatch of evidence.

Two of the unique features of the book is the introduction and explanation of a new investigation principle, namely the Lochner principle, and a new search method, namely the Lochner/Zinn search method.

Contents Include:

  • Chapter 1: Management of a Scene of Incident
  • Chapter 2: Scenes of Incident
  • Chapter 3: Investigation Aids
  • Chapter 4: Methods used to Search a Scene
  • Chapter 5: Managing Extraordinary Scenes of Incident
  • Addendum A: Exhibits for Examination
  • Addendum B: Example of An Autopsy Report
  • Addendum C: Section 212 Statement (Drugs)
  • Addendum D: Section 212 Statement (Ballistics)

Of Interest and Benefit to:

  • Undergraduates studying evidence and criminal procedure
  • Detectives in training
  • Investigators
  • Police Services

Key Benefits:

A practical guide that supports the professional conduct of investigating officers. Officers tasked with solving a crime and those who arrive at the scene as first responders will benefit from this useful guide. 

"Crime Scene Investigation"