Guide to Crime Scene Investigation
Crime scene investigation is also termed forensic science. Forensic science encompasses a wide range of sciences to solve questions pertaining to the legal system. A Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) explicitly details documentation of a crime scene. Crime Scene Investigators must be fluent in photography, evident collection and processing, and must have excellent writing skills.
Crime Scene Response
Crime Scene & Evidence Photography
- Processing Digital Evidence: A comprehensive handbook on digital evidence.
- Physical Evidence: The South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy provides a brief description of crime scene photography.
- Crime Scene Photography: Steve Pearson’s eight-section article on the basics of crime scene photography.
- Video: Lists five video taping techniques.
- Video Tape Evidence: Lists and effectively describes five practices for collecting videotape evidence.
- Audio and Video: A guide to identifying and collecting audio and video evidence.
- Photography and Sketches: Procedures for collecting and processing digital, video, electronic, and audio evidence.
- Target Photo: The PNP Crime Laboratory provides a brief history of crime scene photography and functions of photographers.
- Photography: The basics of crime scene photography.
- Dog Handlers: Guidelines for human remains detection for dog handlers.
- Impressions: A synopsis about footwear and tire impressions.
- Impression Unit: An article stating the importance of imprint evidence.
- Physical Evidence: Lawrence Chow describes what physical evidence is.
- Federal Rules of Evidence: The House of Representative Federal Rules of Evidence.
- DNA Evidence: This article gives comprehensive information on the essentials of DNA evidence for law enforcement.
Training & Employment
- Forensic Medicine: A summary of Forensic Medicine: Clinical and Pathological Aspect.
- Forensic Psychology: John J. DeFrancesco’s review of Joanna Adler’s book Forensic Psychology: Concepts, Debates and Practice.
- Forensic Discovery: Read Forensic Discovery in its entirety.
- Computer Forensics and Investigations: Gary Kessler reviews Bill Nelson, Amelia Phillips, Frank Enfinger, and Chris Stewart’s book Guide to Computer Forensics and Investigations.
- Crime Scene to Court: View a summary of Peter White’s book Crime Scene Court: The Essentials of Forensic Science.
- Forensic Science: Full text of Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States A Path Forward.
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