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Crime Scene Investigation Procedural Guide





ISBN 9781466557543
Published May 14, 2014 by CRC Press
348 Pages 106 B/W Illustrations

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Those tasked with investigating crime scenes come from a variety of backgrounds and varying levels of experience. Crime Scene Investigation Procedural Guide gives the novice investigator the procedures for almost any crime scene imaginable while providing the seasoned pro a ready reference for crimes occurring even under the most unusual of circumstances. Designed as a stand-alone text or as a companion to Ross Gardner’s Practical Crime Scene Investigation, the book details the precise steps that need to be taken when processing and analyzing a crime scene.

Using a bulleted format for quick, easy access, the authors provide hands-on, concise instruction in a style friendly to a range of professionals. Topics discussed in this practical manual include:

  • Preparation for response, initial response, scene management, and scene evaluation/analysis
  • Scene photography, videography, sketching, and search and processing procedures
  • Steps to be taken prior to releasing the scene
  • Response, documentation, processing, and collection of evidence for specific crimes against persons and property
  • Evaluation, processing, collection, and preservation of all items of evidence encountered at the scene, including friction ridge evidence, two- and three-dimensional impression evidence, and trace and biological evidence
  • Bloodstain pattern documentation and shooting incident documentation

Appendices include direction on working with potential blood-borne pathogens and worksheets for documenting and evaluating the scene and processing various types of evidence. A supplemental CD is included with downloadable forms for crime scene investigations. Adherence to the instructions provided in this guide will help ensure investigators that vital evidence is properly documented and preserved.

Table of Contents

Foreword -- Preface -- Acknowledgments About the Authors -- Section I -- CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION -- 1 Initial Response -- Notification -- Scene Coordination -- Arrival at the Scene -- Immediate Actions -- Emergency Medical Services (EMS) -- Law Enforcement -- First Responders -- Legal Concerns -- Identifying the Scope of the Scene -- Primary Scene -- Identifying Ancillary Scenes -- Administrative Scene Controls -- Major Scene Considerations -- 2 Crime Scene Management -- Arrival and Initial Organization -- Investigative Plan/Scene Strategy -- Scene Considerations -- Investigative Direction -- Scene Processing -- Order of Processing -- Available Personnel -- Scene Documentation -- Command Function -- Scene Completion and Post Scene Activities -- 3 Crime Scene Notes and Observation -- Scene Observer Duties Notes -- Observations (Scene Indicators) for Indoor Scenes -- Structure Type/Location -- General Appearance -- Possible Related -- Video Coverage -- Entry/Exit Windows -- Kitchen and Dining Room -- Environmental Controls -- Laundry and Utility Areas -- Lighting (in Each Room as well as Outside Lights) -- Telephones and Cellular Phones -- Mail -- Contents of Wastebaskets and Ashtrays -- Bath and Toilet Areas -- Calendars and Planners -- Computers and Internet -- Observations for Outdoor Scenes -- Environmental Conditions -- Immediate Area of Crime Scene -- Extended Area of Crime Scene -- Observations for Motor Vehicle -- Scenes Exterior Interior -- 4 Crime Scene Videography and Photography -- Videography -- Setup -- Technique -- Recording -- Photography -- Setup -- Technique -- General Photography Guidelines -- Use of Flash -- Use of Filters -- Scene Photography -- Overlapping Method/Panographic -- Progressive Method -- Photographing Items of Evidence -- Photographic Perspectives -- 5 Crime Scene Sketching -- General Components of a Sketch -- Depictions Types of Sketches -- Scene Measurements -- Methods of Measuring -- Evidence Identification -- 6 Crime Scene Search Procedures -- General Search Guidelines -- Confined Area Searches -- Point-to-Point Search -- Circle or Spiral Search -- Sector Search (Zone Search or Quadrant) -- Open-Area Searches -- Strip or Line Search -- Grid Search -- Circle or Spiral Search -- Specific Search -- Guidelines Vehicle -- Searches Exterior -- Interior Trunk -- Engine Compartment -- Computer Searches -- Seizure Analysis -- 7 Aquatic Recovery of Evidence -- General -- Visually Locating Evidence -- Surface Searches -- Aerial Searches -- Visual Searches (Completely Submerged) -- Modeling -- Technological Search -- Recovery of Evidence -- 8 Releasing the Scene and Postscene Activities -- Postscene Assessment -- General Guidelines -- Documentation -- Releasing the Scene -- Section II -- CRIMES AGAINST PROPERTY -- 9 Burglary and Housebreaking -- Initial Actions -- Establish Perimeter -- Legal Concerns -- Establishing Context -- Crime Scene Processing Guidelines -- Stolen Property List -- Commonly Encountered Evidence -- 10 Larceny -- Initial Actions -- Establish Perimeter -- Legal Concerns -- Establishing Context -- Crime Scene Processing Guidelines -- Stolen Property List -- Commonly Encountered Evidence -- 11 Larceny of a Motor Vehicle -- Initial Actions -- Establish Perimeter -- Legal Concerns -- Establishing Context -- Crime Scene Processing Guidelines -- Recovered Motor Vehicle—Crime Scene Processing Guidelines -- Establish Perimeter -- Establishing Context -- Abandoned Motor Vehicle -- Vehicle Recovered in Control of Suspects -- Determine if There Are Any Indications of Forced Entry to the Vehicle -- Vehicle Processing Guidelines -- Stolen Property List -- Commonly Encountered Evidence -- 12 Vandalism and Malicious Mischief -- Initial Actions -- Establishing Perimeter -- Legal Concerns -- Establishing Context -- Crime Scene Processing Guidelines -- Commonly Encountered Evidence -- Searches Related to Suspect -- 13 Fire and Arson Scenes -- Initial Actions -- Establishing Perimeter -- Legal Concerns -- Establishing Context -- Structural Fire Scene Investigations -- Fire Scene Processing Guidelines -- General Considerations -- Scene Photography -- Documenting Fire Patterns -- Documenting Indicators of Suspected Area(s) of Origin -- Documenting Indicators of the Cause of the Fire -- Documenting Any Indications the Fire Was Accelerated -- Documenting Depth of Charring -- Sampling, Collecting, and Packaging Fire Scene Evidence -- General -- Sampling for Accelerants -- Liquids -- Solids -- Searches Related to Suspect -- Vehicle Fire Scene Investigations -- General -- The Scene -- The Vehicle -- Fire Scene Evidence -- 14 Postblast (Explosive Incident) Scenes -- Initial Actions -- Establishing Perimeter -- Legal Concerns -- Establishing Context -- Crime Scene Processing Guidelines -- Initial Briefing -- Initial Walk-Through -- Blast Scene Mapping (Searching and Evidence Recovery) -- Procedure for Mapping -- Collecting the Evidence -- Associated Fire -- Commonly Encountered Evidence -- Associated with Device and Component Parts -- Postblast Debris -- Explosive Evidence Collection Guidelines -- Sampling for Explosive Residue -- Collecting and Packaging -- Liquids -- Solids -- Section III -- CRIMES AGAINST PERSONS -- 15 Aggravated Assault -- Initial Actions -- Establishing Perimeter -- Legal Concerns -- Establishing Context -- Crime Scene Processing -- Processing the Scene -- Examination of the Assault Victim -- Examination of Suspect -- Commonly Encountered Evidence -- 16 Robbery from an Individual -- Initial Actions -- Establishing Perimeter -- Legal Concerns -- Establishing Context -- Strong-Armed Robbery -- Armed Robbery -- Crime Scene Processing Guidelines -- Examination of Robbery Victim if Assaulted during Incident -- Examination of Suspect -- Additional Searches -- Stolen Property List -- Commonly Encountered Evidence -- 17 Robbery from a Business -- Initial Actions -- Establishing Perimeter -- Legal Concerns -- Establishing Context -- Crime Scene Processing Guidelines -- Evidence of Injury -- Examination of Assault Victim -- Examination of Suspect -- Commonly Encountered Evidence -- 18 Carjacking -- Initial Actions -- Establishing Perimeter -- Legal Concerns -- Establishing Context -- Crime Scene Processing Guidelines -- Evidence of Injury -- Commonly Encountered Evidence -- 19 Kidnapping and Missing Persons -- Initial Actions -- Establishing a Perimeter -- Primary Scene -- Secondary or Ancillary Scenes -- Legal Concerns -- Establishing Perimeter -- Establishing Context -- Kidnapping -- Missing Person -- Crime Scene Processing Guidelines -- Evidence of Injury -- Commonly Encountered Evidence -- Rape and Sexual Assault -- Initial Actions -- Establishing Perimeter -- Primary Scene -- Secondary Scenes -- Legal Concerns -- Establishing Context -- Stranger Rape -- Acquaintance Rape -- Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assaults -- Crime Scene Processing Guidelines -- Evidence of Injury -- Minimizing Cross-Contamination of Evidence -- Examination of Sexual Assault Victim -- Evidence of Additional Physical Assault -- Examination of Sexual Assault Suspect -- Examination of a Third Party -- Commonly Encountered Evidence -- Injuries Commonly Associated with -- Violent Crime -- Manual Strangulation (Throttling) -- Injury in Context -- The Scene -- The Victim -- Blunt Force Injury -- Injury in Context -- The Scene -- The Victim -- Sharp Force Injury -- Injury in Context -- The Scene -- The Victim -- Chopping Injury -- Injury in Context -- The Scene -- The Victim -- Gunshot Wounds -- Injury in Context -- The Scene -- The Victim -- Entrance Wounds -- Exit Wounds -- Effect of Distance on Gunshot Wounds -- Contact Gunshot Wounds -- Close Gunshot Wounds -- Intermediate-Range Gunshot Wounds -- Distant Gunshot Wounds -- CSI Wound Documentation Concerns -- 22 Child Sexual Assault or Abuse -- Initial Actions -- Determine the Scene and Establish a Perimeter -- Legal Concerns -- Establishing Context -- Crime Scene Processing Guidelines -- Sexual Assault Scenes -- Failed Sexual Assault/Abduction -- Missing Child Report -- Abduction Scene -- Assault Scene -- The Pedophile and Production of Pedophile Media and Materials -- Sexual Abuse Scene --

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Author(s)

Biography

Michael Maloney is a private consultant and trainer after retiring from a career in Federal Law Enforcement. He holds a Master of Forensic Science Degree from GWU with a Fellowship in Forensic Medicine. He has 20 years experience as a Special Agent with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) and Senior Instructor-Federal Law Enforcement Training Center for Death Investigations and Sex Crimes. He is the author of Death Scene Investigation: Procedural Guide and Crime Scene Investigation: Procedural Guide from CRC Press.

Don Housman is a private consultant, educator, and trainer. He retired from a career with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) where he was Chief of the Forensic Consultant Division. He holds a Master of Forensic Sciences degree from GWU with a Fellowship in Forensic Medicine. He has 23 years’ experience as a Special Agent with NCIS, and the FBI. He has co-authored four Forensic related books for the Department of Defense and is the co-author of Crime Scene Investigation: Procedural Guide from CRC Press.

Ross M. Gardner worked for the United States Army Criminal Investigation Command (USACIDC) as a felony criminal investigator for nearly twenty years. He subsequently served four years as the Chief of Police for the City of Lake City, Georgia, a small suburban Atlanta police department. He is now retired and active in independent consulting. Mr. Gardner holds a Master degree in Computer and Information Systems Management from Webster University, a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from Wayland Baptist University and Associates degree in Police Science from Central Texas College. He graduated first in his class at the Scenes of Crime Officers Course, New Scotland Yard, Hendon England. He is a former President of the Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction (ACSR) and has served as the Chairmen of the Education Committee for the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts (IABPA). He was a charter member of the FBI’s Scientific Workgroup on Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (SWGSTAIN) and chaired the Taxonomy and Terminology sub-committee for over ten years. Mr. Gardner was certified by the International Association for Identification as Senior Crime Scene Analyst from 1990-2012. He remains an active instructor and consultant throughout the United States and the world in crime scene analysis, bloodstain pattern analysis and crime scene investigation; teaching to a variety of groups ranging from investigative organizations to trial counsel professional development groups. He is co-author of Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, With an Introduction to Crime Scene Reconstruction, 3rd Edition and Practical Crime Scene Analysis and Reconstruction. Mr. Gardner also authored the text Practical Crime Scene Processing and Investigation 2nd Edition in 2004.