Crime Scene Investigation: Methods and Procedures

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Forensic evidence is dynamic in its context and continues to be highly significant in the detection and prosecution of crime. This means that the knowledge, skill and ability of the person who examines the scene of the crime - the Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) - must be thorough and up to date.

The second edition of this book guides trainee and newly appointed CSIs through the methods and procedures for the accurate recording and recovery of evidence from the scene of a crime. This step-by-step handbook has been thoroughly updated and includes features such as:

Photographs of the recording, recovery and comparison of evidence
Detailed drawings of evidence, organizational structures and procedures
Checklists of roles, equipment and activities required at a crime scene
Self-assessment questions

There is also information on best practice and professional development that is invaluable to any new or aspiring CSI.
Crime Scene Investigation is essential reading for all students - undergraduate or FE - with an interest in forensic law enforcement, particularly those wishing to become Crime Scene Investigators. It is also a handy reference for trainee and professional forensic practitioners.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMaidenhead, Berks
PublisherOpen University Press
Number of pages240
ISBN (Print)978-0-33-523441-7
Publication statusPublished - 2010


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