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Crime Reconstructionby W. Jerry Chisum
Synopses & Reviews
Crime Reconstruction, Second Edition is a working guide to the interpretation of physical evidence, designed for forensic generalists and those with multiple forensic specialties. It was developed to aid these forensic reconstructionists with the formulation of hypotheses and conclusions that stay within the known limits of forensic evidence. Crime Reconstruction begins with chapters on the history and ethics of crime reconstruction and then shifts to the more applied subjects of general reconstruction methods and practice standards. It concludes with chapters on courtroom conduct and evidence admissibility to prepare forensic reconstructionists for what awaits them when they take the witness stand. This new edition expands on the collaboration of forensic expertise brought together in the first edition with six all-new chapters and three new appendices. In addition, an Instructor’s Manual and other teaching materials are also available when adopted as a course text.
Crime Reconstruction is a watershed collaborative effort by internationally known, qualified and respected forensic science practitioners with generations of case experience. Forensic pioneers such as John D. DeHaan, John I. Thornton, and W. Jerry Chisum contribute chapters on arson reconstruction, trace evidence interpretation, advanced bloodstain interpretation, and reconstructionist ethics. Other chapters cover the subjects of shooting incident reconstruction, interpreting digital evidence, staged crime scenes, and examiner bias. Rarely have so many forensic giants collaborated, and never before have the natural limits of physical evidence been made so clear. This volume will once again serve as a valuable resource for forensic science practitioners, instructors and students alike.
* Updates to the majority of chapters, to comply with the NAS Report.
* Six new chapters on Forensic Science, Crime Scene Investigation, Wound Pattern Analysis, Forensic Report Writing, Sexual Assault Reconstruction, and Reconstruction Court Presentation and Testimony.
* Updated with key terms, chapter summaries, discussion questions, and a comprehensive glossary; ideal for those teaching forensic science and crime reconstruction subjects at the college level.
* Provides clear practice standards and ethical guidelines for the practicing forensic scientist.
Book News Annotation:
In this update of the 2006 edition, forensic scientists/consultants discuss reconstructionist approaches to crimes and courtroom presentation of, and testimony on, the physical evidence. This text for advanced students includes case examples with photographs, guidelines for evidence identification and wound analysis, experiments (e.g., to assess bloodstain patterns), an evidence dynamics protocol, review questions, a glossary, companion website, and web references to a report on sharp force homicide, a bloodstain pattern case study, and staged crime scene analysis. The authors also consider the impact of future technologies on interpreting forensic evidence, and educational reforms in the field. Academic Press is an imprint of Elsevier. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Crime Reconstruction, Second Edition By W. Jerry Chisum and Brent E. Turvey Crime Reconstruction, Second Edition, is an updated guide to the interpretation of physical evidence, written for the advanced student of forensic science, the practicing forensic generalist, and those with multiple forensic specialties. It is designed to assist reconstructionists with understanding their role in the justice system; the development and refinement of case theory; and the limits of physical evidence interpretation. Chisum and Turvey begin with chapters on the history and ethics of crime reconstruction, and then shift to the more applied subjects of reconstruction methodology and practice standards. The volume concludes with chapters on courtroom conduct and evidence admissibility, to prepare the forensic reconstructionist for what awaits them when they take the witness stand.
Crime Reconstruction, Second Edition, remains an unparalleled watershed collaborative effort by internationally known, qualified and respected forensic science practitioners holding generations of case experience amongst them. Forensic pioneers such as W. Jerry Chisum, John D. DeHaan, John I. Thornton, and Brent E. Turvey contribute chapters on crime scene investigation, arson reconstruction, trace evidence interpretation, advanced bloodstain interpretation, and ethics. Other chapters cover the subjects of shooting incident reconstruction, interpreting digital evidence, staged crime scenes, and examiner bias. Rarely have so many forensic giants collaborated, and never before have the natural limits of physical evidence been made so clear. Key Features: • Updates to the majority of chapters, to comply with the NAS Report. • New chapters on Forensic Science, Crime Scene Investigation, Wound Pattern Analysis, Sexual Assault Reconstruction, and Report Writing. • Updated with key terms, chapter summaries, discussion questions, and comprehensive glossary; ideal for those teaching forensic science and crime reconstruction subjects at the college level. • Provides clear practice standards and ethical guidelines for the practicing forensic scientist.
About the Author
William Jerry Chisum has been a criminalist since 1960. He studied under Dr. Paul L. Kirk at U.C. Berkeley, worked in San Bernardino, and set up the Kern County Laboratory in Bakersfield. After joining the California Dept. of Justice, he took a leave of absence (1971-73) to work at Stanford Research Institute. He has been President of the California Association of Criminalists three times, and has also served as President of the American Society of Crime Lab Directors. In October of 1998, he retired from 37 years of public service but continues working as a private consultant. An accomplished teacher and lecturer, he has also been published in many forensic science journals and books.Brent E. Turvey spent his first years in college on a pre-med track only to change his course of study once his true interests took hold. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University in Psychology, with an emphasis on Forensic Psychology, and an additional Bachelor of Science degree in History. He went on to receive his Masters of Science in Forensic Science after studying at the University of New Haven, in West Haven, Connecticut. Since graduating in 1996, Brent has consulted with many agencies, attorneys, and police departments in the United States, Australia, China, Canada, Barbados and Korea on a range of rapes, homicides, and serial/ multiple rape/ death cases, as a forensic scientist and criminal profiler. He has also been court qualified as an expert in the areas of criminal profiling, forensic science, victimology, and crime reconstruction. In August of 2002, he was invited by the Chinese People's Police Security University (CPPSU) in Beijing to lecture before groups of detectives at the Beijing, Wuhan, Hanzou, and Shanghai police bureaus. In 2005, he was invited back to China again, to lecture at the CPPSU, and to the police in Beijing and Xian - after the translation of the 2nd edition of his text into Chinese for the University. In 2007, he was invited to lecture at the 1st Behavioral Sciences Conference at the Home Team (Police) Academy in Singapore, where he also provided training to their Behavioral Science Unit. He is the author of Criminal Profiling: An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Editions (1999, 2002, 2008); co- author of the Rape Investigation Handbook (2004), Crime Reconstruction (2006), and Forensic Victimology (2008) - all with Elsevier Science. He is currently a full partner, Forensic Scientist, Criminal Profiler, and Instructor with Forensic Solutions, LLC, and an Adjunct Professor of Justice Studies at Oklahoma City University. He can be contacted via email at: email@example.com.
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Table of Contents
SECTION 1: THE FORENSIC EXAMINER Chapter 1 Forensic Science W. Jerry Chisum and Brent E. Turvey
Chapter 2 A History of Crime Reconstruction W. Jerry Chisum and Brent E. Turvey
Chapter 3 Crime Reconstruction: Ethos and Ethics John I. Thornton
Chapter 4 Observer Effects and Examiner Bias: Psychological Influences on the Forensic Examiner Craig Cooley and Brent E. Turvey
Chapter 5 Practice Standards for the Reconstruction of Crime W. Jerry Chisum and Brent E. Turvey
SECTION 2: THE CRIME SCENE Chapter 6 Evidence Dynamics W. Jerry Chisum and Brent E. Turvey
Chapter 7 Crime Scene Investigation W. Jerry Chisum, Brent E. Turvey, and Jodi Freeman
Chapter 8 Methods of Crime Reconstruction W. Jerry Chisum and Brent E. Turvey
Chapter 9 Staged Crime Scenes Brent E. Turvey and W. Jerry Chisum
SECTION 3: THE PHYSICAL EVIDENCE Chapter 10 Trace Evidence in Crime Reconstruction Meagan B. Gallagher and John I. Thornton
Chapter 11 Wound Pattern Analysis Brent E. Turvey
Chapter 12 Reconstruction Using Bloodstain Evidence W. Jerry Chisum
Chapter 13 Shooting Incident Reconstruction, Part I Bruce R. Moran
Chapter 14 Shooting Incident Reconstruction, Part II Bruce R. Moran
Chapter 15 Fire Scene Reconstruction John D. DeHaan
Chapter 16 Sexual Assault: Issues in Evidence Examination and Interpretation Brent E. Turvey and Charla Jamerson
Chapter 17 Reconstructing Digital Evidence Eoghan Casey
SECTION 4: THE COURTROOM Chapter 18 Crime Reconstruction: Expert Testimony and the Law Craig M. Cooley
Chapter 19 Forensic Examination Reports W. Jerry Chisum, Brent E. Turvey and Jodi Freeman
Chapter 20 Reconstruction Court Presentation and Testimony W. Jerry Chisum and Brent E. Turvey, and Jodi Freeman
Appendix I: Crime Reconstruction Report - Sharp Force Homicide - Brent E. Turvey Appendix II: Bloodstain Pattern Case Study - W. Jerry Chisum Appendix III: Staged Crime Scene Analysis - Brent E. Turvey
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