Crime Scene Investigation and Reconstruction

Crime Scene Investigation and Reconstruction

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For first- and second-year Crime Scene Investigation, and Criminal Investigation courses in criminal justice.

This book provides clear guidelines for superior crime scene investigation, giving concrete methodologies for effective and efficient investigation of crime scenes. The text focuses on clear concept explanation and provides reference work with regard to adequate and appropriate crime scene investigations. It includes coverage of documentation protocols, fundamental collection and preservation techniques, and laboratory analytical strategies.
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  • Paperback | 350 pages
  • 202.7 x 279.4 x 13.5mm | 698.54g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 0131119095
  • 9780131119093

Table of contents


About the Author.

1. Introduction to Physical Evidence.

2. Crime Scene Search Principles.

3. Crime Scene Photography.

4. Crime Scene Sketches.

5. Latent Fingerprint Evidence.

6. Hair and Fiber Evidence.

7. Glass, Paint and Soil Evidence.

8. Arson Accelerant Evidence.

9. Biological Fluid Stain Evidence: Blood and Semen.

10. Firearms Evidence.

11. Impression Evidence.

12. Drug and Alcohol Evidence.

13. Document Evidence.

14. Vehicle Investigations.

15. Sexual Assault Investigations.

16. Homicide Investigations.

17. Crime Scene Reconstruction.

Appendix I. Crime Scene Report Writing

Appendix II. Courtroom Testimony.

Appendix III. Crime Scene and Forensic Texts.

Appendix IV. Physical Evidence Chart.

Appendix V. Computer Evidence.

Appendix VI. Entomological Evidence.

Answers to Chapter Questions.



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About Jr. Robert R. Ogle

Robert Ogle attended the University of California in Berkeley, California, earning a Bachelor's degree in Letters and Science, with a major in Zoology. He attended several California State Universities as a graduate student in Biology and in Criminology. Mr. Ogle is the author of Crime Scene Investigation and Physical Evidence Manual (a widely accepted text in crime scene investigation); 0. J. Simpson: Not Guilty by Reason of Inanity; and (with coauthor Michelle J. Fox) Atlas of Human Hair Microscopic Characteristics. He was a Criminalist with the Contra Costa County, California, Sheriff-Coroner and was a Criminalist and Managing Criminalist with the California Department of Justice before entering private practice as a forensic consultant. Also, he has served as a forensic consultant for defense counsel in a number of homicide cases, including the People v. Randy Kraft (the largest serial murder case tried in the United States). He was a guest instructor in crime scene investigation courses in California Community Colleges and Law Enforcement Training Centers. Mr. Ogle has given many papers to forensic meetings and has published many articles in forensic journals and law enforcement publications. Currently retired from active teaching and consulting, he restricts his professional activities to writing in the field of forensic science.
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