Crime Scene Management

Crime Scene Management

Paperback Blackstone's Practical Policing

By (author) Deborah Beaufort-Moore

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 296 pages
  • Dimensions: 156mm x 232mm x 18mm | 458g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0199560455
  • ISBN 13: 9780199560455
  • Sales rank: 714,610

Product description

This practical book deals with the subject of crime scene management and evidence recovery, offering step-by-step guidance on the techniques involved alongside clear scientific explanations for the non-specialist. This invaluable practical guide is a must-have for the first responder; whilst crime scene investigators are trained to undertake more detailed forensic examination, the actions of first responders make an important difference to the success of an examination. The book will increase awareness of the forensic aspects of a crime scene investigation, including the various analysis techniques available, so that crime scene officers are better equipped to make informed decisions about protecting and preserving scenes and recovering items for evidence. This guide offers structured advice on the techniques involved in the preservation, recovery, packaging, and storage of different evidential types such as fingerprints, DNA, glass, footwear, paint, and fibres. It also provides an overview of the science behind the various types of forensic analysis, along with all the relevant legislation. The discussion of each aspect of crime scene management is supplemented with practical tips, scenarios, and questions and answer sections to test understanding. The book forms part of the Blackstone's Practical Policing Series. The series, aimed at junior to middle ranking officers, consists of practical guides containing clear and detailed explanations of the relevant legislation and practice, accompanied by case studies, illustrative diagrams and useful checklists.

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Author information

Deborah Beaufort-Moore is the Forensic Training Manager at Wiltshire Police and has been a CSI with both the Somerset and Wiltshire constabularies for seven years. She is also an Assessor for the Council for Registration of Forensic Practitioners, and she has had extensive experience of investigation, forensic analysis, and management.

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Police officer's who wish to improve their operational expertise and those seeking career specialisation or progression in scenes of crime, forensics or criminal investigation will find this new work a valuable addition to their library resources. Andrew Staniforth, Detective Sergeant, North East Counter Terrorism Unit

Table of contents

1. Crime Scene Management ; 2. Fingerprints ; 3. DNA ; 4. Footwear Marks ; 5. Glass ; 6. Paint ; 7. Toolmarks ; 8. Hairs and Fibres ; 9. Document Evidence ; 10. Packaging and Storage Techniques ; 11. Evidence Recovery from Suspects in Custody