Death Scene Investigation

Author: Scott A. Wagner
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420086775
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Each and every death scene presents new challenges to even the most seasoned investigator. Despite the unique nature of each scenario, using a standardized protocol is the key to ensuring consistent and accurate results. Death Scene Investigation: A Field Guide provides concise direction for the death scene investigator, crime scene investigator, coroner, medical examiner, or anyone associated with the investigation of death. Since the majority of deaths are due to natural causes, the book emphasizes these situations, yet also examines unnatural circumstances. It begins by providing a general overview of death investigation before delving into a chronological point-by-point analysis of the death scene. Topics discussed include how to assess the body at the scene, and how to investigate natural and unnatural deaths. Explores Various Causes Next, the text demonstrates how death manifests in various parts of the body. A section on traumatic injuries examines and demonstrates with color photographs blunt force, sharp force, and a host of other injuries that the death examiner is likely to confront. The book addresses identification methods and explores how to determine signs of resuscitation and previous surgeries. It concludes with a discussion of the purpose and performance of the autopsy and provides a survey of the different forensic experts that may become useful to the death investigator. Enhanced by numerous color photos, this volume is a direct, succinct handbook that is invaluable to those that confront the reality of death on a day-to-day basis. Its convenient format makes it the perfect guide to take along to the scene.

Homicide Investigation Field Guide

Author: D'Michelle P. DuPre
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0124104401
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This practical field guide contains many of the checklists necessary to guide the first responder step-by-step through procedures, tactics, and forensic techniques used in sudden death and violent death investigations. Using these protocols, techniques and checklists will ensure that a proper and complete investigation is undertaken at the death scene. Covers basic investigation protocols as well as protocols for sexual assault Contains diagrams on how to search the scene, how to sketch the scene, and physical evidence guidelines as well as a forensic photography primer Includes a detailed checklist of who, what, where, when, why and how

Practical Homicide Investigation Checklist and Field Guide Second Edition

Author: Vernon J. Geberth
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466591897
Format: PDF, ePub
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Practical Homicide Investigation: Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques, Fourth Edition has long been considered the "bible of homicide investigation." Designed to accompany this bestselling work, Practical Homicide Investigation Checklist and Field Guide, Second Edition provides first responders, police personnel, and medical examiners and coroners with essential checklists that proceed step-by-step through the tactics, procedures, and forensic techniques that are mandatory in sudden and violent death inquiries. This new edition contains twice the material of the first edition, yet maintains its concise, practical format. Topics include: Specific investigative duties at the death scene Suicide and equivocal death investigation Autoerotic fatalities and other sex-related deaths Fatal fires SIDS and Munchausen syndrome by proxy Police-related shootings and deadly force incidents Crime scene photograph documentation and videotaping protocols Guidelines for proper death notification to family members Supplemented by color anatomical diagrams and indexed by type of crime for quick and easy reference, this second edition has been newly revised with the most current information and updates in technology. The appendix contains collection procedures for specific types of evidence, ensuring that a proper and complete investigation can be undertaken in all cases. Forensic professionals who master the material in this guide can be assured that death scenes are handled professionally and expeditiously and no evidence is overlooked.

Practical Homicide Investigation

Author: Vernon J. Geberth
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849381607
Format: PDF, Docs
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This practical how-to guide contains many of the checklists from Practical Homicide Investigation, Third Edition that lead you step-by-step through procedures, tactics, and forensic techniques used in sudden death and violent death investigations. Using these checklists will ensure that a proper and complete investigation is undertaken at the death scene. Many times, officers in the field come across evidence that they don't know how to collect properly. This versatile field guide contains an important appendix that provides collection of evidence procedures for field personnel, categorized by type of evidence. With the help of this book, no matter when you come into an investigation, you are ready to go. Indexed by type of crime for quick and easy reference, this guide is a must-have for anyone responding to a death investigation.

Medicolegal Death Investigation

Author: Joseph Stopak
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1543906524
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Medicolegal Death Investigation (MDI) is designed to provide basic and recurrent guidance for medicolegal death investigators, coroners, medical examiners, crime scene investigators, firefighters, and emergency medical service providers. This step-by-step field guide provides instructions for a variety of death scenes including: homicides, suicides, drug overdoses, suspicious deaths, and much more.

Die perfekte Gef hrtin

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Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 373254771X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Ein packendes Katz-und-Maus-Spiel zwischen Ermittler und Killer - kann der Detective den Fall lösen, bevor der Mörder die Geduld mit seinen gefangenen Opfern verliert? In der Nähe von Edinburgh werden in einer abgebrannten Waldhütte die Überreste einer Frauenleiche gefunden. Nur wenige Gewebsspuren führen zu dem Schluss, dass es sich bei der Toten um die vor Tagen verschwundene Anwältin Elaine Buxton handelt. Detective Luc Callanach leitet die Ermittlungen. Doch er ahnt nicht, dass die echte Elaine Buxton noch lebt und in einem Keller gefangen gehalten wird - von einem Mann, der nur einen Wunsch hat: die Frau zu finden, die er in seine perfekte Gefährtin verwandeln kann. Wird Callanach das Rätsel lösen, bevor der Täter die Geduld mit seinem Opfer verliert? Der Auftakt der neuen spannenden Krimireihe von Helen Fields

Practical Cold Case Homicide Investigations Procedural Manual

Author: Richard H. Walton
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439857024
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Designed for use by investigators in any agency, large or small, Practical Cold Case Homicide Investigations Procedural Manual provides an overview of the means and methods by which previously reported and investigatedyet unresolvedhomicides might be solved. Written by an experienced cold case investigator and consultant, this convenient handbook

Sex Related Homicide and Death Investigation

Author: Vernon J. Geberth
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439826560
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Remember: Do it right the first time. You only get one chance. —Vernon J. Geberth, M.S., M.P.S., 1980, Homicide and Forensic Consultant, Author of Practical Homicide Investigation®, and the Series Editor of Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations. In Practical Homicide Investigation, renowned author and investigator Vernon J. Geberth provided thousands of law enforcement professionals with invaluable techniques for investigation of sudden and violent death. Now he shares his practical and clinical expertise related to the unique characteristics of sex-related homicide and death investigations. Renowned for being THE definitive source on these types of cases, this volume has been revised and expanded to provide additional case histories to emphasize the essential procedures and techniques on which to build a solid, prosecutable case. This comprehensive volume is an incredible compilation that exhausts the subject. Vern's remarkable experience and unmatched expertise have given him unparalleled insight into the investigation of sexually deviant crimes and the psyche of those who perpetrate violent sex related crimes. —Michigan Assistant Attorney General Donna Pendergast Sex-Related Homicide and Death Investigation is truly a chronicle of practical and clinical case studies, combined with invaluable investigative guidelines, that takes the reader to another level of knowledge in this unique field. It represents an accomplishment that no other author has yet achieved. — Legendary criminal profiler Robert K. Ressler, commenting on the First Edition In typical Vernon Geberth style, we do not merely read of sexual murder...We are thrust into the horror...transported to the crime scene. We live it, smell it, experience it and feel it. —From the Foreword by Larry Welch, Retired Director of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation What’s New in the Second Edition: A completely revised chapter on human sexuality and sexual deviance: Research versus Reality A completely revised chapter on the Significance of Fantasy in sex-related events A completely new chapter on the infamous 30-year BTK investigation New case histories and/or research added to fourteen of the fifteen chapters New research developed from the Working Group of Human Asphyxia (WGHA) A revised chapter on Criminal Personality Profiling and Investigative Analysis An analysis of the typology of offenders and the "Signature Aspect" of specific crimes A total of 386 full-color photographs and illustrations representing an additional 126 new photos Vernon Geberth discusses the book in a video on the CRC Press YouTube channel. Vernon Geberth was recently interviewed for an article entitled, The Hunt for a Serial Killer: Revisting the Gilgo Beach Murders.

Forensic Evidence Field Guide

Author: Peter Pfefferli
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0127999256
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Forensic Evidence Field Guide: A Collection of Best Practices highlights the essentials needed to collect evidence at a crime scene. The unique spiral bound design is perfect for use in the day-to-day tasks involved in collecting evidence in the field. The book covers a wide range of evidence collection and management, including characteristics of different types of crime scenes (arson, burglary, homicide, hit-and-run, forensic IT, sexual assault), how to recover the relevant evidence at the scene, and best practices for the search, gathering, and storing of evidence. It examines in detail the properties of biological/DNA evidence, bullet casings and gunshot residue, explosive and fire debris, fibers and hair, fingerprint, footprint, and tire impression evidence, and much more. This guide is a vital companion for forensic science technicians, crime scene investigators, evidence response teams, and police officers. Unique Pocket Guide design for field work Best practice for first evidence responders Highlights the essentials needed to collect evidence at a crime scene Focus on evidence handling from documentation to packaging