Guidance and procedures for safe and efficient methods from the FBI’s Laboratory Division and Operational Technology Division.
The FBI Handbook of Crime Scene Forensics is the official procedural guide for law enforcement agencies, attorneys, and tribunals who wish to submit evidence to the FBI’s Laboratory and Investigative Technology Divisions.
This book outlines the proper methods for investigating crime scenes, examining evidence, packing and shipping evidence to the FBI, and observing safety protocol at crime scenes. Types of evidence discussed include:
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Particular attention is paid to recording the appearance of crime scenes through narratives, photographs, videos, audiotapes, or sketches.
A guide for professional forensics experts and an introduction for laymen, the FBI Handbook of Crime Scene Forensics makes fascinating reading for anyone with an interest in investigative police work and the criminal justice system.