Crime Reconstruction

1st Edition

Authors: W. Jerry Chisum W. Jerry Chisum Brent Turvey Brent Turvey
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123693754
eBook ISBN: 9780080465517
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 16th October 2006
Page Count: 616
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Description

Crime Reconstruction is a working guide to the interpretation of physical evidence, designed for the forensic generalist and those with multiple forensic specialties. It was developed to aid these forensic reconstructionists with the formulation of hypotheses and conclusions that stay within the known limits of forensic evidence. Crime Reconstruction begins with chapters on the history and ethics of crime reconstruction, and then shifts to the more applied subjects of general reconstruction methods and practice standards. It concludes with chapters on courtroom conduct and evidence admissibility, to prepare forensic reconstructionists for what awaits them when they take the witness stand.

Crime Reconstruction is a watershed collaborative effort by internationally known, qualified and respected forensic science practitioners with generations of case experience. Forensic pioneers such as John D. DeHaan, John I. Thornton, and W. Jerry Chisum contribute chapters on arson reconstruction, trace evidence interpretation, advanced bloodstain interpretation, and reconstructionist ethics. Other chapters cover the subjects of shooting incident reconstruction, interpreting digital evidence, staged crime scenes, and examiner bias. Rarely have so many forensic giants collaborated, and never before have the natural limits of physical evidence been made so clear.

Key Features

  • Contains the first practice standards ever published for the reconstruction of crime
  • Provides a clear ethical canon for the reconstructionist
  • Includes groundbreaking discussions of examiner bias and observer effects as they impact forensic evidence interpretation
  • Ideal for applied courses on the subject of crime reconstruction, as well as those teaching crime reconstruction theory within criminology and criminal justice programs

Readership

Forensic examiners, forensic scientists (including fingerprint, ballistics and trace evidence experts), crime lab personnel, and special victim and criminal investigators. Law enforcement officials, forensic medical personnel (forensic nurses, pathologists, etc.), and criminal lawyers.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 A History of Crime Reconstruction By W. Jerry Chisum & Brent E. Turvey, MS

Chapter 2 Crime Reconstruction – Ethos and Ethics By Dr. John I. Thornton, Napa County Sheriff’s Department

Chapter 3 Observer Effects & Examiner Bias: Psychological Influences on the Forensic Examiner By Craig M. Cooley, MS, JD & Brent E. Turvey, MS

Chapter 4 Practice Standards for the Reconstruction of Crime By W. Jerry Chisum, BS & Brent E. Turvey, MS

Chapter 5 Methods of Crime Reconstruction By W. Jerry Chisum, BS & Brent E. Turvey, MS

Chapter 6 Evidence Dynamics By W. Jerry Chisum, B.S. & Brent E. Turvey, MS

Chapter 7 Trace Evidence in Crime Reconstruction By John I. Thornton, Dcrim & Donna Kimmel-Lake

Chapter 8 Shooting Incident Reconstruction By Bruce Moran, BS

Chapter 9 Reconstruction Using Bloodstain Evidence By W. Jerry Chisum, BS

Chapter 10 Fire Scene Reconstruction By Dr. John Dehaan

Chapter 11 Reconstructing Digital Evidence By Eoghan Casey, MA

Chapter 12 Staged Crime Scenes By W. Jerry Chisum, BS & Brent E. Turvey, MS

Chapter 13 Surviving and Thriving in the Courtroom By Raymond J. Davis, MS

Chapter 14 Reconstructionists in a Post-Daubert and Post-DNA Courtroom By Craig M. Cooley, MS, JD

Details

No. of pages:
616
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080465517
Hardcover ISBN:
9780123693754

About the Author

W. Jerry Chisum

William Jerry Chisum has been a criminalist since 1960. He studied under Dr. Paul L. Kirk at U.C. Berkeley, worked in San Bernardino, and set up the Kern County Laboratory in Bakersfield. After joining the California Dept. of Justice, he took a leave of absence (1971-73) to work at Stanford Research Institute. He has been President of the California Association of Criminalists three times, and has also served as President of the American Society of Crime Lab Directors. In October of 1998, he retired from 37 years of public service but continues working as a private consultant. An accomplished teacher and lecturer, he has also been published in many forensic science journals and books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Retired, past President of California Association of Criminalists and American Society of Crime Lab Directors, Elk Grove, CA, USA

W. Jerry Chisum

William Jerry Chisum has been a criminalist since 1960. He studied under Dr. Paul L. Kirk at U.C. Berkeley, worked in San Bernardino, and set up the Kern County Laboratory in Bakersfield. After joining the California Dept. of Justice, he took a leave of absence (1971-73) to work at Stanford Research Institute. He has been President of the California Association of Criminalists three times, and has also served as President of the American Society of Crime Lab Directors. In October of 1998, he retired from 37 years of public service but continues working as a private consultant. An accomplished teacher and lecturer, he has also been published in many forensic science journals and books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Retired, past President of California Association of Criminalists and American Society of Crime Lab Directors, Elk Grove, CA, USA

Brent Turvey

Brent E. Turvey spent his first years in college on a pre-med track only to change his course of study once his true interests took hold. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University in Psychology, with an emphasis on Forensic Psychology, and an additional Bachelor of Science degree in History. He went on to receive his Masters of Science in Forensic Science after studying at the University of New Haven, in West Haven, Connecticut. Since graduating in 1996, Brent has consulted with many agencies, attorneys, and police departments in the United States, Australia, China, Canada, Barbados and Korea on a range of rapes, homicides, and serial/ multiple rape/ death cases, as a forensic scientist and criminal profiler. He has also been court qualified as an expert in the areas of criminal profiling, forensic science, victimology, and crime reconstruction. In August of 2002, he was invited by the Chinese People's Police Security University (CPPSU) in Beijing to lecture before groups of detectives at the Beijing, Wuhan, Hanzou, and Shanghai police bureaus. In 2005, he was invited back to China again, to lecture at the CPPSU, and to the police in Beijing and Xian - after the translation of the 2nd edition of his text into Chinese for the University. In 2007, he was invited to lecture at the 1st Behavioral Sciences Conference at the Home Team (Police) Academy in Singapore, where he also provided training to their Behavioral Science Unit. In 2012 Brent completed his PhD in Criminology from Bond University in Gold Coast, Australia. He is the author of Criminal Profiling: An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Editions (1999, 2002, 2008, 2011); co- author of the Rape Investigation Handbook, 1st and 2nd Editions (2004, 2011), Crime Reconstruction 1st and 2nd Editions (2006, 2011), Forensic Victimology (2008) and Forensic Fraud (2013) - all with Elsevier Science. He is currently a full partner, Forensic Scientist, C

Affiliations and Expertise

Forensic Solutions LLC, Sitka, AK; USA Director, The Institute of Forensic Investigation & Criminal Profiling, Aguascalientes, MX

Brent Turvey

Brent E. Turvey spent his first years in college on a pre-med track only to change his course of study once his true interests took hold. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University in Psychology, with an emphasis on Forensic Psychology, and an additional Bachelor of Science degree in History. He went on to receive his Masters of Science in Forensic Science after studying at the University of New Haven, in West Haven, Connecticut. Since graduating in 1996, Brent has consulted with many agencies, attorneys, and police departments in the United States, Australia, China, Canada, Barbados and Korea on a range of rapes, homicides, and serial/ multiple rape/ death cases, as a forensic scientist and criminal profiler. He has also been court qualified as an expert in the areas of criminal profiling, forensic science, victimology, and crime reconstruction. In August of 2002, he was invited by the Chinese People's Police Security University (CPPSU) in Beijing to lecture before groups of detectives at the Beijing, Wuhan, Hanzou, and Shanghai police bureaus. In 2005, he was invited back to China again, to lecture at the CPPSU, and to the police in Beijing and Xian - after the translation of the 2nd edition of his text into Chinese for the University. In 2007, he was invited to lecture at the 1st Behavioral Sciences Conference at the Home Team (Police) Academy in Singapore, where he also provided training to their Behavioral Science Unit. In 2012 Brent completed his PhD in Criminology from Bond University in Gold Coast, Australia. He is the author of Criminal Profiling: An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Editions (1999, 2002, 2008, 2011); co- author of the Rape Investigation Handbook, 1st and 2nd Editions (2004, 2011), Crime Reconstruction 1st and 2nd Editions (2006, 2011), Forensic Victimology (2008) and Forensic Fraud (2013) - all with Elsevier Science. He is currently a full partner, Forensic Scientist, C

Affiliations and Expertise

Forensic Solutions LLC, Sitka, AK; USA Director, The Institute of Forensic Investigation & Criminal Profiling, Aguascalientes, MX