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Crime Scene Processing and Investigation Workbook, Second Edition

2nd Edition

By Christine R. Ramirez, Casie L. Parish-Fisher

CRC Press

304 pages

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Description

Crime Scene Processing and Investigation Workbook, Second Edition is the only workbook which directly supports and cross-references methodology and terminology presented in Ross Gardner’s best-selling Practical Crime Scene Processing and Investigations. The current edition of the textbook remains a standard study reference in the International Association for Identification’s (IAI) Crime Scene Certification program. The workbook serves as supporting material offering hands-on activities to supplement theories and methodologies within the text as well as updated activities to support the new material presented in the Third Edition of the textbook.

As the number of forensic academic programs within the United States continues to grow and the textbook continues to be a standard in the field, the workbook remains in demand for academics, forensic training providers, and law enforcement training programs. The detailed Instructor’s Manual (IM) lends itself not only to experts who have utilized these tasks before but also to the novice and student who may be introduced to these topics in a classroom setting for the first time. The workbook conducts over 30 activities with detailed instructions, concept overviews, and reflective post lab questions. Crime Scene Processing and Investigation Workbook, Second Edition continues to stand alone against other workbooks on the market because of the foundational principles and practical nature of the workbook as well as its direct correlation to Gardner’s textbook.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Understanding the Nature of Physical Evidence

Chapter 3 Actions of the Initial Responding Officer

Chapter 4 Crime Scene Processing Methodology

Chapter 5 Assessing the Scene

Chapter 6 Crime Scene Photography

Chapter 7 Crime Scene Sketching and Mapping

Chapter 8 Narrative Descriptions: Crime Scene Notes and Reports

Chapter 9 Basic Techniques in Crime Scene Processing - Light Technology

Chapter 10 Basic Techniques in Crime Scene Processing - Recovering Fingerprints

Chapter 11 Basic Techniques in Crime Scene Processing - Casting

Chapter 12 Shooting Scene Documentation and Reconstruction

Chapter 13 Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

Chapter 14 The Body as a Crime Scene

Chapter 15 Special Scene Considerations

Chapter 16 Crime Scene Analysis

About the Authors

Christine R. Ramirez is the coordinator of the Texas Forensic Science Academy within the Texas A&M University System’s Texas Engineering Extension Service in College Station, Texas. She is an active instructor of crime scene investigation, evidence processing, friction ridge development, and bloodstain pattern analysis. She has developed forensic science courses and served as a subject matter expert for forensic science training manuals. Ms. Ramirez served as the senior crime scene investigator in the crime laboratory of one of the largest sheriff’s offices in Texas. She currently holds a Master Peace Officer license from the state of Texas, with seventeen years of investigative experience. She is a Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst by the International Association for Identification and is a court-qualified expert in bloodstain pattern analysis and latent print examination. She graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. Ms. Ramirez is a member of the International Association for Identification, Texas Division of the International Association for Identification, and International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts.

Casie L. Parish-Fisher is currently assistant professor of forensic science in the Bachelor of Science Degree Program at St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas. She graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Science degree in forensic science. She completed her Master’s of Science degree in DNA profiling at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, England, and is currently matriculating on her PhD in research topics relating to DNA analysis. She is coeditor of a sui generis anthology titled Pioneering Research in Forensic Science (Lewiston-Queenston-Lampeter: Edwin Mellen Press, 2009) with colleagues from St. Edward’s University, Dr. David M. Horton and instructor Michelle Y. Richter. She is a member of the International Association for Identification and the Texas Division of the International Association for Identification where she is a member of the board of directors and serves on the program committee, the host committee, and as chair of the student membership committee.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW041000
LAW / Forensic Science
SCI013000
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General