Practical Homicide Investigation: Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques

Vernon J. Geberth


Practical Homicide Investigation: Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques

Practical Homicide Investigation: Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques

  • Title: Practical Homicide Investigation: Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques
  • Author: Vernon J. Geberth
  • ISBN: 9780849333033
  • Page: 119
  • Format: Hardcover

Practical Homicide Investigation INTRODUCTION If you want to avoid the inevitable missteps that can and will occur, from the initial transmittal of the homicide, to the actions of the first responders, to the arrival and preliminary investigation of the detectives, through the crime scene process and subsequent criminal investigation follow the Geberth principle, Do it Right the First Time, You only Get One Chance. Criminal Investigation Bruce Berg Criminal Investigation is intended as a practical, down to earth examination of various contemporary aspects of criminal investigation, with special attention placed on helping students better understand the legal aspects of collecting and processing evidence to ensure that their work will stand up in court This new edition includes problems associated with the investigation of child



Renowned for being THE definitive source of homicide investigation, Practical Homicide Investigation Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques is the recognized protocol used by investigative divisions of major police departments throughout the world It is also the text used in most police academies, including the prestigious FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia It emphRenowned for being THE definitive source of homicide investigation, Practical Homicide Investigation Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques is the recognized protocol used by investigative divisions of major police departments throughout the world It is also the text used in most police academies, including the prestigious FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia It emphasizes essential procedures, combines detailed techniques with instructive case studies, and outlines the foundation on which to build a solid, prosecutable case The fundamental criminal investigative techniques stressed in the Fourth Edition are crucial for effective inquiry into sudden and violent death Eminent author, lecturer, consultant, and expert witness Vernon J Geberth begins the book with a comprehensive discussion of homicide crime scenes The book evolves chronologically from initial police notification, the correct police response that follows, and the subsequent steps necessary to conduct an intelligent investigation It then delves into technical aspects of homicide investigation, augmented with numerous pictures and full color illustrations that involve pertinent case histories The book features two new chapters along with major revisions of those from the previous edition In addition it contains 675 photos and illustrations including 300 new entries that incorporate depictions of wound structures and procedures that portray exactly what to do and how to do it All illustrations are presented in full color, including new medical legal drawings for instruction and courtroom testimony Vernon Geberth was featured in an interview on News 14 Carolina in Fayetteville discussing his 3 day seminar on Practical Homicide Investigation.He also discusses the book in a video on the CRC Press YouTube channel.Vernon Geberth was recently interviewed for an article entitled, The Hunt for a Serial Killer Revisting the Gilgo Beach Murders.


Recent Comments "Practical Homicide Investigation: Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques"

I read the the third edition of this book for fun before I even decided to go back for my Criminal Justice/Biology degree. I kept it so long that I thought the EMU Library was going to send someone to break my legs.The fourth edition is much improved, with mostly color photos,and updated science and psychology.Especially interesting is the chapter on homosexual homicide. The purpose of the chapter is to educate the straight, uninformed police officer about gay culture, so that he or she can tell [...]

Every detective should read this book, regardless if you are investigating homicides or thefts. This book causes investigators to think through the logical steps of an investigation so much that the practical principles become routine in the investigator's life.

Not for the faint of heart. If you're wondering what happens to a fella's head after shooting himself through the mouth with a rifle, here's the book for you. The wealth of descriptions of procedures and techniques are great for crime/mystery/thriller writers, and the multitude of full-color photos will help with descriptions of victims.

Most books are rated related to their usefulness and contributions to my research.Overall, a good book for the researcher and enthusiast.Read for personal research- found this book's contents helpful and inspiring - number rating relates to the book's contribution to my needs.

THE hands down best practical, brass tacks guide to investigating a homicide. Well written, and updated for more recent technology.

This book has gruesome pictures in it. Ugh. What was I thinking

Excellent procedural guide for any mystery/suspense writer. This book is never more than an arm's length from my computer.

Everything you ever wanted to know (and many things you would rather not see!!) concerning death investigation.

The only book I wish I could ' unread ' somehow ~

Great resource for Criminal Justice/Forensic Science students. Very thorough. Actual case histories (with explicit photographs) for real-life, practical, death scene investigation.

The "bible" of homicide investigations. Very good reference; a "must read."

This is the BIBLE of homicide investiagations. This manual is a must for any cop, patrol traffic or detective it doesn't matter. Nothing compares with this manual for clear cut no nonsense cop speak.

An incredible collection of knowledge, and a meditation on order combating chaos. Not for the faint of heart. But it has a literary value to its technique and philosophy.

extremely informative and well written with many checklists and bulleted sections. Very good crime scene photos.


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