Practical Crime Scene Processing and Investigation
No two crime scenes are the same, and each scene presents a unique set of obstacles to overcome.
While there is no one "right" way to handle every situation, the goal of collecting evidence while preserving its integrity remains the constant motivation of the crime scene investigator.
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2 Understanding the Nature of Physical Evidence
3 Actions of the Initial Responding Officer
4 Processing Methodology
5 Assessing the Scene
6 Crime Scene Photography
7 Crime Scene Sketching and Mapping
Crime Scene Notes and Reports
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Practical Crime Scene Processing and Investigation, Second Edition
Ross M. Gardner
Limited preview - 2011
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