Crime Scene Investigation Case Studies
Step by Step from the Crime Scene to the CourtroomBy
- Jacqueline Fish, Charleston Southern University
- Jonathon Fish, teaches in the Department of Criminal Justice at The Citadel: The Military University of South Carolina.
DNA does not solve criminal cases-people do. Investigators must document every action, photograph every item of evidence, and create a complete case file that can be used to convict the guilty and exonerate the innocent. Each chapter begins with an overview of the felony investigated in the case study and highlights a key area of crime scene investigation. You will then use the case studies to walk through the investigative process and learn by example to create accurate case files.
Undergraduate Criminal Justice programs with courses in crime scene investigation and criminal investigation. Police training academies.
Paperback, 262 Pages
Published: March 2013
Imprint: Anderson Publishing
Foreword by Edward W. Wallace, Director of Forensic Training at the New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner
- Introduction: From the Scene to the Crime to the Desk of the Prosecutor
- Burglary and Kidnapping
- Criminal Sexual Misconduct and Kidnapping
- Vehicular Homicide
- A Serial Arsonist?
- Homicide or Suicide?
- Your Turn
Appendix: Blank Forms