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

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

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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

Forensic Casebook

Forensic Casebook

Encyclopedic 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 ...

Author: Ngaire Genge

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 061391645X

Category: Medical

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Photographs and illustrations, along with case studies and interviews with forensic and police personnel, highlight a look at the art of forensic science and its applications in law enforcement.
Categories: Medical

The Casebook of Forensic Detection

The Casebook of Forensic Detection

Along the way, Evans brings to light the work of early forensic pioneers such as Sir Bernard Spilsbury, the doctor who took pathology out of the morgue and splashed it across the headlines of newspapers around the world, as well as such ...

Author: Colin Evans

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group

ISBN: 0425215598

Category: Law

Page: 367

View: 658

Updated with new material and the latest scientific discoveries, an introduction to the field of forensic science examines the evolution of crime-solving technology and describes the investigative techniques behind one hundred real-life groundbreaking cases while covering such topics as fingerprinting, ballistics, and DNA analysis and their law enforcement applications. Reprint.
Categories: Law

The Official Forensic Files Casebook

The Official Forensic Files Casebook

A behind-the-scenes look at Court TV's real-life look at the world of forensic investigation and its role in solving crimes describes the cutting-edge techniques and technology available to today's modern-day sleuths, discusses major ...

Author: Paul Dowling

Publisher: iBooks

ISBN: 0743479491

Category: True Crime

Page: 224

View: 355

A behind-the-scenes look at Court TV's real-life look at the world of forensic investigation and its role in solving crimes describes the cutting-edge techniques and technology available to today's modern-day sleuths, discusses major breakthroughs--and blunders--of forensic science, and profiles some of the pioneers in the field. Original. (A Court TV series) (True Crime)
Categories: True Crime

Bones

Bones

Fascinating, educational, and highly readable, Bones takes readers into the dark world of forensic science.

Author: Dr. Douglas Ubelaker

Publisher: M. Evans

ISBN: 9781461662938

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 914

Fascinating, educational, and highly readable, Bones takes readers into the dark world of forensic science.
Categories: Social Science

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

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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: Wiley

ISBN: UOM:39015060599647

Category: True Crime

Page: 320

View: 384

PRAISE FOR The Casebook of Forensic Detection "Pithy, concise, and remarkably accurate." -Science Books & Films "Contains ample material to hold the attention and foster interest in science." -Science Teacher "A mystery novelist's essential resource guide." -Book News, Inc. "Even the most dedicated devotee of the genre will find much that is new in these brief but exciting accounts." -Publishers Weekly
Categories: True Crime

Forensic Casebook of Crime

Forensic Casebook of Crime

The author reveals how some of the classic murder cases of the twentieth century have been solved by the skills of forensic pathologists.

Author: John Sanders

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0330421069

Category: Crime scene searches

Page: 245

View: 254

Categories: Crime scene searches

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

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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

The Father of Forensics

The Father of Forensics

This is the fascinating story of the life and work of Bernard Spilsbury, history’s greatest medical detective, and of the cases that not only made him a celebrity, but also inspired the astonishing science of criminal investigation in our ...

Author: Colin Evans

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440684723

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 774

Before there was CSI, there was one man who saw beyond the crime and into the future of forensic science. His name was Bernard Spilsbury—and, through his use of cutting-edge science, he single-handedly brought criminal investigations into the modern age. Starting out as a young, charismatic physician in early twentieth-century Britain, Spilsbury hit the English justice system—and the front pages—like a cannonball, garnering a reputation as a real-life Sherlock Holmes. He uncovered evidence others missed, stood above his peers in the field of crime reconstruction, relentlessly exposed discrepancies between witness testimony and factual evidence, and most importantly, convicted dozens of murderers with hard-nosed, scientific proof. This is the fascinating story of the life and work of Bernard Spilsbury, history’s greatest medical detective, and of the cases that not only made him a celebrity, but also inspired the astonishing science of criminal investigation in our own time.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Written on the Skin

Written on the Skin

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, ...

Author: Liz Porter

Publisher: Pan Australia

ISBN: 0330423347

Category: Criminal justice, Administration of

Page: 405

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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.
Categories: Criminal justice, Administration of

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: 892

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

After Holmes

After Holmes

Author: Herbert Leon MacDonell

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:786027784

Category: Criminal investigation

Page: 303

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Categories: Criminal investigation

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

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Categories: Science

Forensic Mental Health Assessment

Forensic Mental Health Assessment

Including 43 cases in 23 chapters, the volume examines a broad range of civil, criminal, and family legal questions.

Author: Kirk Heilbrun

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195145687

Category: Medical

Page: 525

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Forensic mental health assessments are evaluations conducted by individuals from different disciplines on a variety of questions in civil, criminal, and family law. A growing number of mental health professionals, including psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers, are being called upon to assess everything from an individual's competence to stand trial to the risk or threat of future violence, and asked to weigh in on cases ranging from murder and assault to malpractice and child custody." General principles have emerged to guide professionals conducting forensic mental health assessment. Forensic Mental Health Assessment: A Casebook illustrates those principles using relevant, real-world case material. Built around actual case reports from expert forensic psychologists and psychiatrists, the volume probes a broad range of legal questions through the detailed examination of more than 40 cases. Topics include Miranda rights waiver, competence to act as one's own attorney, competence to stand trial, juvenile commitment, sanity at the time of the offense, child custody, termination of parental rights, guardianship, and malpractice. This is the first casebook focusing specifically on forensic assessment. It contains cases from a broad range of civil, criminal, and family legal questions, described in case reports contributed by expert forensic psychologists and psychiatrists. It will be useful for anyone involved in assessments for the courts and attorneys, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and attorneys.
Categories: Medical

Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice

Evans , C. The Casebook of Forensic Detection : How Science Solved One
Hundred of the World's Most Baffling Crimes . New York : John Wiley & Sons ,
1998 . Genge , N. The Forensic Casebook : The Science of Crime Scene
Investigation .

Author: Phyllis B. Gerstenfeld

Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 1587652196

Category: Law

Page: 1318

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Contains 625 alphabetically arranged entries that examine various aspects of criminal justice in the U.S., covering criminals, codes and categories of law, law enforcement agencies, courts, corrections, the U.S. Constitution, and Supreme Court rulings. Includes a time line, personages and subject indexes, and other reference materials.
Categories: Law

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

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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