Forensic Casebook

Forensic Casebook

Encyclopaedic in scope, this riveting, authoritative book leaves no aspect of forensic science untouched, covering such fascinating topics as securing a crime scene, identifying blood splatter patterns, collecting fingerprints, and feet, ...

Author: N E Genge

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409024576

Category: Science

Page: 336

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Filled with intriguing true stories, and packed with black-and-white illustrations and photographs, The Forensic Casebook draws on interviews with police personnel and forensic scientists - including animal examiners, botanists, zoologists, firearms specialists, and autopsists - to uncover the vast and detailed under workings of criminal investigation. Encyclopaedic in scope, this riveting, authoritative book leaves no aspect of forensic science untouched, covering such fascinating topics as securing a crime scene, identifying blood splatter patterns, collecting fingerprints, and feet, lip and ear prints and career paths in criminal science. Lucidly written and spiked with real crime stories, The Forensic Casebook exposes the nitty-gritty that other books only touch upon.
Categories: Science

A Forensic Casebook

A Forensic Casebook

Drugs and poisons from a variety of sources have been used illegally for centuries and most conjure up an unfortunate, enduring fascination.

Author: William J. Allender

Publisher: Austin Macauley Pub Limited

ISBN: 1849637016

Category: Medical

Page: 194

View: 237

Drugs and poisons from a variety of sources have been used illegally for centuries and most conjure up an unfortunate, enduring fascination. People appear to be both attracted by them and at the same time repelled by them, due to the fact that they are both deadly and, at the same time, can be very discreet. In forensic investigations, the questions that are usually raised are: "Did the victim overdose? "What was the poison/ drug used?" "Was it murder, an accident or suicide?" and "How was it taken and how much?" However, the difference may come down to how it was administered, to the probable dosage depending on the potency (a 'touch' maybe too much?), to the levels found in the body, to body weight and to the victim's tolerance, whether or not a regular user of the substance. Then there's always the motive for carrying out the deed.
Categories: Medical

Forensic Casebook of Crime

Forensic Casebook of Crime

Author: John Sanders

Publisher:

ISBN: 1874358362

Category: Crime scene searches

Page: 245

View: 753

Categories: Crime scene searches

The Casebook of Forensic Detection

The Casebook of Forensic Detection

Many of these are crime fighting “firsts” that have increased the odds that today’s techno sleuths will get the bad guys, clear the innocent—and bring justice to the victims and their families.

Author: Colin Evans

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440620539

Category: True Crime

Page: 384

View: 265

“Brilliant and persistent scientific work that brought murderers like John List, Ted Bundy, and Jeffrey MacDonald to justice.”—Publishers Weekly “Landmarks of forensic science [that] are representative of the evolution of the discipline and its increasingly prominent role in crime solving.”—Library Journal Modern ballistics and the infamous Sacco and Vanzetti case. DNA analysis and the 20th century’s most wanted criminal—the hunt for Josef Mengele. “The Iceman”—a contract killer and one-man murder machine. Scientific analysis and history’s greatest publishing fraud—the Hitler Diaries. How the “perfect crime” can land you in prison. In a world so lawless that crimes must be prioritized, some cases still stand out—not only for their depravity but as landmarks of criminal detection. Updated with new material, this collection of 100 groundbreaking cases vividly depicts the horrendous crimes, colorful detectives, and grueling investigations that shaped the science of forensics. In concise, fascinating detail, Colin Evans shows how far we’ve come from Sherlock Holmes’s magnifying glass. Although no crime in this book is ordinary, many of the perpetrators are notorious: Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, John List, Bruno Hauptmann, Jeffrey Macdonald, Wayne Williams. Along with the cases solved, fifteen forensic techniques are covered—including fingerprinting, ballistics, toxicology, DNA analysis, and psychological profiling. Many of these are crime fighting “firsts” that have increased the odds that today’s techno sleuths will get the bad guys, clear the innocent—and bring justice to the victims and their families.
Categories: True Crime

Written on the Skin

Written on the Skin

Liz Porter. written on the skin AN AUSTRALIAN FORENSIC CASEBOOK LIZ
PORTER Pan Macmillan Australia First published 2006 in Macmillan by Pan
Macmillan Australia Pty.

Author: Liz Porter

Publisher: Pan Australia

ISBN: 9781742625843

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 951

A crime scene investigator notes the tiny indentations on the fragments of a tin can identified at a bomb site. After months of testing he is able to match them to the can opener that made them - and lead police to the bomb-maker who used it. A forensic dentist documents the marks in chewing gum dropped by a thief during a burglary and matches them to the teeth of the suspect. A forensic physician examines an abused child, "reading" the terrible alphabet that fists and weapons write on the skin and identifying a mother's hairbrush as the source of the "tramline bruising" on her daughter's leg. Liz Porter's riveting casebook shows how forensic investigators - including pathologists, chemists, entomologists, DNA specialists and document examiners - have used their specialist knowledge to identify victims, catch perpetrators, exonerate innocent suspects and solve dozens of crimes and mysteries. Winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Best True Crime 2007
Categories: Social Science

The Forensic Case Book of Dr Robert Ing

The Forensic Case Book of Dr  Robert Ing

About The Author Robert Ing, DSc, DLitt, FAPSc Forensic Intelligence Specialist
& Security Advisor Dr. Robert Ing became an American Police Hall of Fame
award recipient in 2001 and is a recognized authority on technical security and ...

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Publisher: Dr Robert Ing

ISBN: 9781895377248

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Forensic Mental Health Assessment

Forensic Mental Health Assessment

The Second Edition of Forensic Mental Health Assessment is thoroughly updated in light of the developments and changes in the field, while still keeping the unique structure of presenting cases, detailed reports, and specific teaching ...

Author: Kirk Heilbrun

Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)

ISBN: 9780199941551

Category: Psychology

Page: 616

View: 785

Forensic mental health assessment (FMHA) continues to develop and expand as a specialization. Since the publication of the First Edition of Forensic Mental Health Assessment: A Casebook over a decade ago, there have been a number of significant changes in the applicable law, ethics, science, and practice that have shaped the conceptual and empirical underpinnings of FMHA. The Second Edition of Forensic Mental Health Assessment is thoroughly updated in light of the developments and changes in the field, while still keeping the unique structure of presenting cases, detailed reports, and specific teaching points on a wide range of topics. Unlike anything else in the literature, it provides genuine (although disguised) case material, so trainees as well as legal and mental health professionals can review how high-quality forensic evaluation reports are written; it features contributions from leading experts in forensic psychology and psychiatry, providing samples of work in their particular areas of specialization; and it discusses case material in the larger context of broad foundational principles and specific teaching points, making it a valuable resource for teaching, training, and continuing education. Now featuring 50 real-world cases, this new edition covers topics including criminal responsibility, sexual offending risk evaluation, federal sentencing, capital sentencing, capacity to consent to treatment, personal injury, harassment and discrimination, guardianship, juvenile commitment, transfer and decertification, response style, expert testimony, evaluations in a military context, and many more. It will be invaluable for anyone involved in assessments for the courts, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and attorneys, as well as for FMHA courses.
Categories: Psychology

OFF FORENSIC FILES CASEBOOK

OFF FORENSIC FILES CASEBOOK

This book, as the first one did, will bring readers behind the scenes of the show, talk about cases never before shown, talk about the major forensic breakthroughs of Forensic Science, have a glossary of important terms, talk about the ...

Author: Paul Dowling

Publisher: iBooks

ISBN: 1596874694

Category: Law

Page: 226

View: 780

This book, as the first one did, will bring readers behind the scenes of the show, talk about cases never before shown, talk about the major forensic breakthroughs of Forensic Science, have a glossary of important terms, talk about the cutting edge research that we can only imagine right now have exclusive photos from the archives of FORENSIC FILES as well. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Categories: Law

The Ethical Practice of Forensic Psychology

The Ethical Practice of Forensic Psychology

The Ethical Practice of Forensic Psychology highlights the ethical standards and guidelines set forth by the American Psychological Association's (APA) Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (EPPCC) and the Specialty ...

Author: Gianni Pirelli

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190258542

Category:

Page: 440

View: 395

Few resources exist for those interested in developing their professional competence vis-a-vis ethics in forensic psychology, with the most recent text being published more than a decade ago. However, forensic psychology is changing quickly and there is a need for a current guide on ethics within the field. The Ethical Practice of Forensic Psychology highlights the ethical standards and guidelines set forth by the American Psychological Association's (APA) Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (EPPCC) and the Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychology (SGFP). This Casebook provides readers with a practical review of these ethical standards and professional guidelines in the context of forensic case vignettes with corresponding commentary by leaders in the field. Concepts are presented using a best-practices model that encourages and promotes engaging in empirically supported decision-making. This volume is distinct from all others published in this area, given its inclusion and integration of a review of the ethical standards and guidelines contained in the EPPCC and SGFP, in addition to numerous types of ethical dilemmas encountered in forensic practice, a review of the relevant empirical literature and case law/legal statutes, and commentary by experts in forensic psychology. This unique Casebook will prove useful for a broad audience including academics in forensic psychology, psychology graduate and post-doctoral students and trainees, practitioners, mental health counselors, social workers, and legal professionals. "
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Murder Two

Murder Two

Included here are fully cross-referenced profiles and case details of twenty-five major figures in forensic science, including laboratory superstars Edward O. Heinrich and Milton Helpern.

Author: Colin Evans

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015060599647

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

View: 375

Examines more than two centuries of forensic technology and development and describes the forensic science and investigative techniques behind one hundred real-life groundbreaking cases in fifteen different fields of forensics, covering such topics as fingerprinting, ballistics, and DNA typing and their use in such cases as the I-5 Strangler and the Unabomber.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A Question of Evidence

A Question of Evidence

Evans examines the scientific sleuthing and slip-ups in the investigations of such defendants as: * Alfred Packer-a self-confessed cannibal who nevertheless may have been the tragic victim of a flawed justice system * Donald Merrett-an ...

Author: Colin Evans

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471462682

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 720

Categories: Science

DNA Evidence and Forensic Science

DNA Evidence and Forensic Science

Forensic Science: Crime and Detection. Broomall, Pa.: Mason Crest, 2004. This
short book provides a good general introduction to forensic science for the young
adult reader. Genge, Ngaire E. The Forensic Casebook: The Science of Crime ...

Author: David E. Newton

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438100197

Category: Law

Page: 268

View: 370

From the Publisher: Each volume of the Facts On File Library in a Book series is carefully designed to be a first-stop research source on important current issues. Written clearly and carefully so that even the most complex aspects of the topic are easily understandable, the books give the reader the essential information to begin work, plus the research tools needed to delve more deeply into the issues. Each book includes a history of the subject, biographical information on important figures in the field, a complete annotated bibliography, and a carefully designed index-everything the researcher needs to get down to work. Recent developments in forensic methods have revolutionized crime scene investigations so that one piece of forensic evidence can often determine an individual's guilt or innocence. Tests involving fingerprinting, polygraphs, ballistics, toxicology, voice analysis, DNA typing, and other techniques can be combined or used independently to provide information about a crime. Some of these methods have been known and used for many centuries; others have been developed only recently. Some procedures create highly valid and reliable results; others generate conclusions that may be uncertain at best or legally useless. DNA Evidence and Forensic Science examines the history and opinions surrounding the issue-from the early use of fingerprinting to identify civil servants to the latest advances in DNA typing in criminal investigations. Documents such as the Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988 and contemporary case studies such as Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals provide multiple perspectives and decisions surrounding the issue while also plotting a course for the future of legislative action pertaining to DNA evidence and forensic science.
Categories: Law

Forensic Psychologists Casebook

Forensic Psychologists Casebook

This book aims to demonstrate how forensic psychology contributes to police investigations, providing practical information about the type of reports provided by psychologists and behavioural advisors, and set within a broader theoretical ...

Author: Laurence Alison

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134028931

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 890

This book aims to demonstrate how forensic psychology contributes to police investigations, providing practical information about the type of reports provided by psychologists and behavioural advisors, and set within a broader theoretical context. It asks the question 'What do practitioners actually do when they provide advice for the police and the courts and how do they do it?' The contributors to the book are all experts in the field of offender profiling and behavioural investigative advice. The chapters provide valuable insights into particular case details, the ethical and legal consequences of advice, coverage of the relevant theoretical context, explanations for conclusions drawn, practical difficulties in preparing reports, potential pitfalls, and an account of how cases are resolved.
Categories: Social Science

The Ethical Practice of Forensic Psychology

The Ethical Practice of Forensic Psychology

Author: Gianni Pirelli

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190258542

Category:

Page: 440

View: 384

Few resources exist for those interested in developing their professional competence vis-a-vis ethics in forensic psychology, with the most recent text being published more than a decade ago. However, forensic psychology is changing quickly and there is a need for a current guide on ethics within the field. The Ethical Practice of Forensic Psychology highlights the ethical standards and guidelines set forth by the American Psychological Association's (APA) Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (EPPCC) and the Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychology (SGFP). This Casebook provides readers with a practical review of these ethical standards and professional guidelines in the context of forensic case vignettes with corresponding commentary by leaders in the field. Concepts are presented using a best-practices model that encourages and promotes engaging in empirically supported decision-making. This volume is distinct from all others published in this area, given its inclusion and integration of a review of the ethical standards and guidelines contained in the EPPCC and SGFP, in addition to numerous types of ethical dilemmas encountered in forensic practice, a review of the relevant empirical literature and case law/legal statutes, and commentary by experts in forensic psychology. This unique Casebook will prove useful for a broad audience including academics in forensic psychology, psychology graduate and post-doctoral students and trainees, practitioners, mental health counselors, social workers, and legal professionals. "
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The Forensic Psychologist s Casebook

The Forensic Psychologist s Casebook

Author: Laurence J. Alison

Publisher: Willan Pub

ISBN: 1843921014

Category: Psychology

Page: 410

View: 250

This book aims to demonstrate how forensic psychology contributes to police investigations, providing practical information about the type of reports provided by psychologists and behavioural advisors, and set within a broader theoretical context. It asks the question 'What do practitioners actually do when they provide advice for the police and the courts and how do they do it?' The contributors to the book are all experts in the field of offender profiling and behavioural investigative advice. The chapters provide valuable insights into particular case details, the ethical and legal consequences of advice, coverage of the relevant theoretical context, explanations for conclusions drawn, practical difficulties in preparing reports, potential pitfalls, and an account of how cases are resolved.
Categories: Psychology

Forensic Neuropsychology Casebook

Forensic Neuropsychology Casebook

Featuring compelling case presentations from experienced neuropsychologists, this volume offers a window into the complexities of conducting forensic assessments and serving as an expert witness.

Author: Robert L. Heilbronner

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781593851859

Category: Psychology

Page: 370

View: 233

Featuring compelling case presentations from experienced neuropsychologists, this volume offers a window into the complexities of conducting forensic assessments and serving as an expert witness. Covering both the civil and criminal arenas, the contributors demonstrate evidence-based procedures for evaluating premorbid functioning, competency, malingering, and other forensic issues. Each case includes step-by-step details on the clinical interview, behavioral observations, neuropsychological test results, and preparation for deposition or courtroom testimony. The concluding "Ask the Experts" section provides a thought-provoking Q&A on salient professional and ethical issues. An ideal format for translating science to practice, the casebook yields valuable insights on navigating the twists and turns of the legal system.
Categories: Psychology

Career Opportunities in Forensic Science

Career Opportunities in Forensic Science

A Question of Evidence: The Casebook of Great Forensic Controversies, from
Napoleon to O.J. Hoboken, n.J.: John Wiley and sons, 2003. Farmer, Dan, and
Wietse Venema. Forensic Discovery. Upper saddle River, n.J.: Addison-Wesley, ...

Author: Susan Echaore-McDavid

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438110721

Category: Law

Page:

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Provides job profiles in the field of forensic science; includes education and training resources, certification program listings, professional associations, and more.
Categories: Law

Trials of a Forensic Psychologist

Trials of a Forensic Psychologist

Bringing to life the psychological and legal details of each case as well as the personal stories involved, this volume insightfully covers those issues facing forensic psychologists, including: Ability to Waive Miranda Rights Coerced ...

Author: Charles Patrick Ewing

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0470170727

Category: Psychology

Page: 280

View: 789

A fascinating collection of ten high-profile cases illustrating the controversial, often contentious-yet essential-role of forensic psychology in the American justice system Written by psychologist and lawyer Charles Patrick Ewing, one of the country's leading experts on forensic psychology, Trials of a Forensic Psychologist: A Casebook is a scholarly, thought-provoking collection of cases from the author's three decades of professional experience. Bringing to life the psychological and legal details of each case as well as the personal stories involved, this volume insightfully covers those issues facing forensic psychologists, including: Ability to Waive Miranda Rights Coerced Confessions The Insanity Defense Malingering Battered Woman Syndrome Evaluating Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse The Implications of Extreme Emotional Disturbance Informative, compelling, and educational, each of the ten cases presented in Trials of a Forensic Psychologist: A Casebook offers a rare glimpse at the work of forensic psychologists, how forensic psychologists are examined in court, the ways in which their expertise is used by the legal system, and the contributions they make to the system's ultimate goal of doing justice.
Categories: Psychology

Homicide

Homicide

This book is part of that effort to understand homicidal behavior and offenders better in order to prevent similar crimes.

Author: Joan Swart

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781315352985

Category: Law

Page: 326

View: 774

Forensic psychology plays an increasingly important role in criminal investigations and legal decision-making. Homicide: A Forensic Psychology Casebook guides readers through the practical aspects of homicide cases across the entire criminal justice system, from the investigative process to the criminal trial process, and beyond. Each chapter contains a description and analysis of selected cases and offenders, and provides a crime narrative and offender narrative to illustrate the underlying theory and practical considerations of homicide investigations. Criminal justice students and practitioners alike will benefit from the comprehensive scope of this text. In order to ensure fair and efficient criminal justice practices in the field of forensic investigation, there is still a need for conformity and standardization of sound protocols and approaches based on improved knowledge and education. This book is part of that effort to understand homicidal behavior and offenders better in order to prevent similar crimes.
Categories: Law