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Scientific Foundations of Crime Scene Reconstruction

Introducing Method to Mayhem, 1st Edition

By Ph.D., Jon J. Nordby

CRC Press

681 pages

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Philosophers of science have long used reconstructive reasoning to develop historical explanations covering the origins of natural phenomenon. The application of the scientific method is a powerful tool for solving crimes through reconstruction of the events. Scientific Foundations of Crime Scene Reconstruction: Introducing Method to Mayhem demonst

Table of Contents

Shootings. Three Strikes and Out. Misplaced Method. The Room with the View. See No Evil. A Christmas Story. Hold Me Closer, Tiny Dancer. Man Down. Nonshootings. A Flash in the Pan. The Party�s Over. The Picture of a Crime. Cold Case Crackpots. Bombs Away. The Brothers Grimm. Slow But Sure: Testudines Chelonia. Appendix A: Error Rates, Certainty Factors, and Confidence Coefficients. Appendix B: Bloodstain Pattern Basics. Index.

About the Author

Jon J. Nordby runs Final Analysis Forensics, an independent consulting practice in death investigation, forensic science, and forensic medicine. He specializes in scientific scene reconstruction, evidence recognition, collection and analysis, ballistics, bloodstain pattern analysis and medical-legal death investigations.

He served the National Disaster Medical System with Region X DMORT, deploying to the scene of the 9-11 World Trade Center attack on the United States. He has worked as a medical investigator with the Pierce County and King County (Washington) medical examiners' offices and the British Columbia Coroner?s Service Forensic Unit. He also taught crime scene investigation and scientific evidence analysis to countless members of Washington State's legal, coroner, and law enforcement agencies. In addition, Dr. Nordby has investigated and reconstructed a number of officer-involved shootings as well as many homicide cases around the United States, Canada, and Europe. All the cases and discussions in this volume are developed from his own scientific work with each case and his investigative experience over the last 25 years

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Forensic Science
SCIENCE / Research & Methodology