372 pages | 57 B/W Illus.
Crime Scene Unit Management: A Path Forward is a must-have resource for anyone involved with forensic investigations and the search for evidence at the crime scene. The book provides standards for how to manage a crime scene so that evidence is collected and preserved without errors and includes guidelines for how to implement the standards and set up regional training programs for smaller jurisdictions with tighter budgets. Key features include examples, checklists, and flow charts for evidence handling and routing. CSIs, fire investigators, homicide investigators, accident investigators, police executives, and students of forensic science will benefit from this thorough approach to how the crime scene—and the personnel charged with tending to the evidence—should be managed.
"I enjoyed reading the book, and it contained very useful information for any person that will either manage or supervise a crime scene unit, as well as give crime scene investigators insight into some of the management aspect that impact on the work that they do. It is a worthwhile addition to any forensic science practitioners’ library." - Jason Jordaan, Principal Forensic Scientist, DFIRLABS (Pty) Ltd
1. The Need for a Path Forward 2. Unit Organization and Personnel 3. Investigators Safety 4. Scene/Evidence, Contamination and Destruction Prevention 5. Crime Scene Unit/Investigator, Training, Accreditation, and Certification 6. Developing Procedures 7. Investigative Equipment 8. The Crime Scene 9. Scene Documentation 10. Ensuring Quality 11. Pre-Event/Incident Planning and Continuity of Operations 12. Reports and Records Management