468 Pages 292 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    468 Pages 292 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Crime Scene Investigation offers an innovative approach to learning about crime scene investigation, taking the reader from the first response on the crime scene to documenting crime scene evidence and preparing evidence for courtroom presentation. It includes topics not normally covered in other texts, such as forensic anthropology and pathology, entomology, arson and explosives, and the electronic crime scene. Numerous photographs and illustrations complement text material, and a chapter-by-chapter fictional narrative also provides the reader with a qualitative dimension of the crime scene experience.

    Chapter 1. Introduction: The CSI and Forensic Investigation

    Chapter 2. The First Response and Scene Search

    Chapter 3. Documenting the Crime Scene: Photography, Videography, and Sketching

    Chapter 4. Fingerprints and Palmprints

    Chapter 5. Trace and Impression Evidence

    Chapter 6. Bodily Fluid Evidence

    Chapter 7. Blood Spatter Evidence

    Chapter 8. Firearms and Toolmark Evidence

    Chapter 9. Arson and Explosives

    Chapter 10. The Electronic Crime Scene

    Chapter 11. Documentary Evidence

    Chapter 12. Motor Vehicles as Crime Scenes

    Chapter 13. Death Investigation

    Chapter 14. Forensic Anthropology, Odontology, and Entomology

    Chapter 15. Documenting the Actions of the CSI and Presenting Facts in Court

    Crime Scene Supply Checklist



    Roy Fenoff is an Associate Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at The Military College of South Carolina (The Citadel). He is also a Forensic Document Examiner and an expert in forgery detection. Dr. Fenoff provides scientific advice, offers training, and conducts forensic examinations for individuals, law enforcement, and law firms throughout the United States and abroad. He earned a B.S. in Entomology and a B.A. in Criminal Justice from the University of Georgia in 2004, an M.S. in Medical/Veterinary Entomology from the University of Wyoming in 2007, and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University in 2015. Dr. Fenoff specializes in forgery and document fraud, food protection (food fraud and food defense), and transnational crime. Dr. Fenoff is a published author who has presented his work at a variety of criminal justice, food safety, and forensic science conferences. In addition to his current position at The Citadel, Dr. Fenoff is a voting member of the Forensic Document Examination Consensus Body of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Standards Board, a member of the Document Security Alliance, the South Carolina Food Safety Task Force, and a research collaborator with the Food Fraud Prevention Academy (formally Michigan State University's Food Fraud Initiative).

    Jacqueline T. Fish is the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Charleston Southern University. A former crime scene investigator and Lieutenant in the Knox County, Tennessee, Sherriff’s Department, Dr. Fish was also project manager of the National Forensic Academy and worked with the Louisiana State University’s National Center for Biomedical Research and Training to develop Advanced Forensics Investigations for Hazardous Environments.

    Larry S. Miller is Distinguished Professor and Chair of Criminal Justice and Criminology at East Tennessee State University (ETSU). He received his Bachelor of Science from ETSU, Master of Science from Eastern Kentucky University, and Ph.D. in Health & Safety with collaterals in Forensic Anthropology and Criminology from The University of Tennessee. Miller, who has worked as a police officer, criminal investigator, and crime laboratory director, teaches in the area of law enforcement and is the author of several books on topics including criminal investigation, criminal justice report writing, police photography, and more.

    Edward W. Wallace is the Director of Forensic Training at the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner. Wallace is also a Senior Adjunct Instructor and WMD Training Course Developer for Louisiana State University.

    Michael C. Braswell is Professor Emeritus of Criminal Justice and Criminology at East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Braswell received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Mercer University in 1969, Master of Arts in Psychology from West Georgia College in 1970, Ed.S. in Rehabilitation/Correctional Counseling from the University of Georgia in 1973, and Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi. A former prison psychologist, he taught ethics and human relations courses for more than 30 years at East Tennessee State University. He has published books on ethics, peacemaking, and correctional counseling as well as two novels and a short story collection.