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Crime Scene Investigation By Ian Pepper

Crime Scene Investigation
by Ian Pepper

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Crime Scene Investigation by Ian Pepper

"I believe this is an essential handbook for all crime scene investigation students. I am confident that many practitioners also will find it a useful source of reference. I have no hesitation in commending this volume as a valuable standard text for crime scene examiners."G.C. Knupfer, Former Detective Chief Superintendent and Dean of Studies, National Training Centre for Scientific Support to Crime Investigation, UK

Forensic evidence is increasingly significant in the detection and prosecution of crime. This means that the knowledge, skill and ability of the person who examines the scene of the crime - the Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) - has never been more important.

This book guides aspiring and newly appointed CSIs through the methods and procedures for the accurate recording and recovery of evidence from the scene of a crime. It features photographs, drawings, self-assessment questions, and checklists of roles, equipment and activities required at the crime scene, providing the student or trainee CSI with a step-by-step handbook and the practising CSI with an invaluable reference. The book also offers a broad understanding of the development and context within which a modern CSI must work as an integral member of investigative teams.

Crime Scene Investigation is essential reading for all students of forensic law enforcement, especially those wishing to become Crime Scene Investigators. The text is ideal for undergraduate and FE students and as a reference for trainee forensic practitioners.

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About Ian Pepper

Ian K. Pepper is the Principal Lecturer in Policing at the University of Teesside, UK. Ian manages and teaches on a range of specialist learning and development programmes in partnership with a number of law enforcement and Criminal Justice organisations. He is a former Senior Lecturer in Crime Scene and Forensic Science, police crime scene investigator (CSI) and fingerprint officer. Ian has been an instructor and team leader at the National Training Centre for Scientific Support to Crime Investigation and has designed and delivered training to Crime Scene Investigators and Police Officers in the Far East, Middle East, Africa and across the UK. Ian has also presented papers at conferences in the UK, USA and Canada. He is a member of the International Association for Identification and the Fingerprint Society.

Table of Contents

The history and contemporary structure of the police, scientific services and Crime Scene Investigation in the United Kingdom
Approaching the crime scene, packaging the evidence and the documentation required
The basics of crime scene photography
Trace Evidence: Fibres, glass, hairs, paint and soil
Impressions: footwear marks, instrument marks, glove marks and tyres
Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) and body fluids
The investigation of a fire scene
Firearms and Explosives
The leadership and management of the forensic examination of a major crime scene
Other sources of evidence for the Crime Scene Investigator
The Criminal Law Courts in the United Kingdom
Organisations related to Crime Scene Investigation
Health and Safety at a Crime Scene
Common abbreviations used within Forensic Law Enforcement

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Crime Scene Investigation by Ian Pepper
Ian Pepper
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