Forensic Dna Collection At Death Scenes

Author: Rhonda Williams, PhD., F-ABC
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482203693
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DNA evidence collected from death scenes is an essential tool for law enforcement, death investigators, and forensic pathologists—providing insights into cause and manner of death as well as the identification of the responsible person or persons. Ineffective collection procedures raise the risk of evidence being altered or lost during transportation of the body. Using real death scene photos and actual cases as examples, Forensic DNA Collection at Death Scenes: A Pictorial Guide provides a practical approach to evidence collection with emphasis on proper identification, collection, documentation, and preservation. The first atlas of its kind, it demonstrates best practices for collecting DNA from decedents depending on the circumstances of the death scene and other materials present on the decedent such as clothing, bindings, and other objects. The authors discuss the success of the techniques employed in each scenario and analyze the DNA results obtained. The techniques employed at death scenes can also be applied to sexual assault cases, where DNA is collected from the body after an assault takes place. The increasing applications of evidence-based medicine and forensic science to criminal justice and civil litigation demand that crime scene investigations be more scientific, better organized, and multidisciplinary. This atlas provides a step-by-step guide to effective, uncompromising evidence collection.

Crime Scene

Author: Richard Platt
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 9780756618964
Size: 48.97 MB
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Shows how the latest methods of scientific detection are used to uncover the truth about a crime scene, and to reveal how crimes were committed, explaining the techniques and equipment used by forensic investigators.

Hidden Evidence

Author: David Owen
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 9781552094839
Size: 46.40 MB
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Looks at the role of forensic science in criminal investigations and examines forty high-profile cases and the diverse technologies used to solve them, including fingerprinting, handwriting analysis, DNA testing, and toxicology. Simultaneous.

Forensics For Dummies

Author: Douglas P. Lyle
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119181682
Size: 78.63 MB
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Understand the real-life science behind crime scene investigation Forensics For Dummies takes you inside the world of crime scene investigation to give you the low down on this exciting field. Written by a doctor and former Law & Order consultant, this guide will have you solving crimes along with your favorite TV shows in no time. From fingerprints and fibers to blood and ballistics, you'll walk through the processes that yield significant information from the smallest clues. You'll learn how Hollywood gets it wrong, and how real-world forensics experts work every day in fields as diverse as biology, psychology, anthropology, medicine, information technology, and more. If you're interested in a forensics career, you'll find out how to break in—and the education you'll need to do the type of forensics work that interests you the most. Written for the true forensics fan, this book doesn't shy away from the details; you'll learn what goes on at the morgue as you determine cause of death, and you'll climb into the mind of a killer as you learn how forensic psychologists narrow down the suspect list. Crime shows are entertaining, but the reality is that most forensics cases aren't wrapped up in an hour. This book shows you how it's really done, and the amazing technology and brilliant people that do it every day. Learn who does what, when they do it, and how it's done Discover the many fields involved in crime scene investigation Understand what really happens inside a forensics lab Examine famous forensics cases more intriguing than any TV show Forensic scientists work in a variety of environments and in many different capacities. If you think television makes it look interesting, just wait until you learn what it's really like! Forensics For Dummies takes you on a tour of the real-world science behind solving the case.

Encyclopedia Of Forensic And Legal Medicine

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Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128000554
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Encyclopedia of Forensic and Legal Medicine, Volumes 1-4, Second Edition is a pioneering four volume encyclopedia compiled by an international team of forensic specialists who explore the relationship between law, medicine, and science in the study of forensics. This important work includes over three hundred state-of-the-art chapters, with articles covering crime-solving techniques such as autopsies, ballistics, fingerprinting, hair and fiber analysis, and the sophisticated procedures associated with terrorism investigations, forensic chemistry, DNA, and immunoassays. Available online, and in four printed volumes, the encyclopedia is an essential reference for any practitioner in a forensic, medical, healthcare, legal, judicial, or investigative field looking for easily accessible and authoritative overviews on a wide range of topics. Chapters have been arranged in alphabetical order, and are written in a clear-and-concise manner, with definitions provided in the case of obscure terms and information supplemented with pictures, tables, and diagrams. Each topic includes cross-referencing to related articles and case studies where further explanation is required, along with references to external sources for further reading. Brings together all appropriate aspects of forensic medicine and legal medicine Contains color figures, sample forms, and other materials that the reader can adapt for their own practice Also available in an on-line version which provides numerous additional reference and research tools, additional multimedia, and powerful search functions Each topic includes cross-referencing to related articles and case studies where further explanation is required, along with references to external sources for further reading

Atlas Of Forensic Pathology

Author: Joseph A. Prahlow
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1617790575
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This book is specifically designed for non-pathologists who normally interact with forensic pathologists. It covers topics within forensic pathology, including the forensic autopsy, postmortem changes and time of death and body identification.

Misleading Dna Evidence

Author: Peter Gill
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0124172202
Size: 30.22 MB
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Misleading DNA Evidence: A Guide for Scientists, Judges, and Lawyers presents the reasons miscarriages of justice can occur when dealing with DNA, what the role of the forensic scientist is throughout the process, and how judges and lawyers can educate themselves about all of the possibilities to consider when dealing with cases that involve DNA evidence. DNA has become the gold standard by which a person can be placed at the scene of a crime, and the past decade has seen great advances in this powerful crime solving tool. But the statistics that analysts can attach to DNA evidence often vary, and in some cases the statistical weight assigned to that match, can vary enormously. The numbers provided to juries often overstate the evidence, and can result in a wrongful conviction. In addition to statistics, the way the evidence is collected, stored and analyzed can also result in a wrongful conviction due to contamination. This book reviews high-profile and somewhat contentious cases to illustrate these points, including the death of Meredith Kercher. It examines crucial topics such as characterization of errors and determination of error rates, reporting DNA profiles and the source and sub-source levels, and the essentials of statement writing. It is a concise, readable resource that will help not only scientists, but legal professionals with limited scientific backgrounds, to understand the intricacies of DNA use in the justice system. Ideal reference for scientists and for those without extensive scientific backgrounds Written by one of the pioneers in forensic DNA typing and interpretation of DNA profiling results Ideal format for travel, court environments, or wherever easy access to reference material is vital

Forensics

Author: Zakaria Erzinçlioğlu
Publisher: Andre Deutsch Limited
ISBN: 9780233003535
Size: 44.90 MB
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The development of forensic science has fundamentally changed the way that crimes are solved and criminals caught. Starting from the principle that “every contact leaves a trace,” Dr. Erzinçlioglu explains investigative techniques that until now have remained mysteries to the outsider. Chapters on poisons, alcohol and drugs, blood and body fluids, trace and contact evidence, ballistics, terrorism and forensic science, and more reveal the workings of a science that would cause even Sherlock Holmes to marvel.

Practical Homicide Investigation

Author: Vernon J. Geberth
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849381560
Size: 62.38 MB
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Learn the techniques and procedures to catch killers in Practical Homicide Investigation, the trusted "bible" used by thousands of law enforcement professionals across the country and around the world. Now the new Third Edition includes even more information - more photographs, more illustrations, more checklists, more case studies, and more protocols - than ever before. 75% OF THE MATERIAL IS REVISED AND EXPANDED! Virtually all of the chapters from the second edition have been updated in the new Third Edition. The chapters on sex-related homicide investigation and criminal profiling have been greatly expanded, enabling the investigator to recognize the different classifications of sex-related death to make an early assessment of possible suspects. New chapters deal with sensitive psychological issues such as death notification of the surviving families of homicide victims and the dynamics of suicide. Scientific advances in areas such as DNA technology are addressed. For the benefit of police administrators, the chapter on management has been restructured to provide guidance on the makeup and mission of the homicide investigative unit. This chapter also includes a section on putting together an Apprehension Team for arresting homicide fugitives. 480 PHOTOGRAPHS AND ILLUSTRATIONS, 24 FULL-COLOR INSERTS, AND 90 CASE STUDIES! The book includes numerous photographs, illustrations, and case studies depicting exactly what to look for and how to interpret a crime scene. New photographs of wound structure and injury aid the investigator in properly assessing the mode of death. The 24 color photographs graphically illustrate morphologic changes in the decomposing human body, and include examples of defense wounds, insect infestation, lividity, and wound structure. "Before and after" photographs of crime scenes treated with Luminol and victims treated with Toluidine blue illustrate the use of these chemicals in making invisible evidence visible to the naked eye. INCLUDES ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW TO CONDUCT A THOROUGH HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION In the tradition of the best-selling previous editions, the Third Edition continues to be the encyclopedic source book on homicide investigation. It combines a straightforward presentation of detailed techniques with factual, instructive case studies. It stresses the basics, indicates the practicalities of certain investigative techniques, and provides patterns upon which to build a solid foundation for a prosecutable case. Practical Homicide Investigation, Third Edition is the indispensable guide for students of criminalistics, as well as for professionals involved in homicide investigation. No investigator should be without this veritable encyclopedia of homicide investigation. NEW TO THE THIRD EDITION: 174 new photographs and line drawings Four completely new chapters: death notification, suicide investigation, homosexual homicide investigation, and narcotics-related homicide investigation Updated section on DNA technology 50 new case studies

Forensics

Author: Val McDermid
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802191053
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Val McDermid is one of the finest crime writers we have, whose novels have captivated millions of readers worldwide with their riveting narratives of characters who solve complex crimes and confront unimaginable evil. In the course of researching her bestselling novels McDermid has become familiar with every branch of forensics, and now she uncovers the history of this science, real-world murders and the people who must solve them. The dead talk—to the right listener. They can tell us all about themselves: where they came from, how they lived, how they died, and, of course, who killed them. Forensic scientists can unlock the mysteries of the past and help serve justice using the messages left by a corpse, a crime scene, or the faintest of human traces. Forensics draws on interviews with some of these top-level professionals, ground-breaking research, and McDermid’s own original interviews and firsthand experience on scene with top forensic scientists. Along the way, McDermid discovers how maggots collected from a corpse can help determine one’s time of death; how a DNA trace a millionth the size of a grain of salt can be used to convict a killer; and how a team of young Argentine scientists led by a maverick American anthropologist were able to uncover the victims of a genocide. It’s a journey that will take McDermid to war zones, fire scenes, and autopsy suites, and bring her into contact with both extraordinary bravery and wickedness, as she traces the history of forensics from its earliest beginnings to the cutting-edge science of the modern day.