Forensic Investigation of Stolen-Recovered and Other Crime-Related Vehicles
- Eric Stauffer, School of Criminal Sciences, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
- Monica Bonfanti, Technical Head, Forensic Services, Geneva State Police, Switzerland
Forensic Investigation of Stolen-Recovered and Other Crime-Related Vehicles is the ultimate reference guide for any auto theft investigator, crime scene technician, criminalist, police investigator, criminologist, or insurance adjuster. In addition to a thorough treatment of auto theft, the book covers vehicles involved in other forms of crimeâdealing extensively with the various procedures and dynamics of evidence as it might be left in any crime scene. An impressive collection of expert contributors covers a wide variety of subjects, including chapters on vehicle identification, examination of burned vehicles, vehicles recovered from under water, vehicles involved in terrorism, vehicle tracking, alarms, anti-theft systems, steering columns, and ignition locks. The book also covers such topics as victim and witness interviews, public and private auto theft investigations, detection of trace evidence and chemical traces, vehicle search techniques, analysis of automotive fluids, vehicle registration document examination, and vehicle crime mapping.
Crime scene investigators, arson experts, insurance agents and agencies, forensic consultants, accident investigators and reconstructionists, law enforcement officials, Private Security Consultants, forensic engineers, and lawyers.