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Crime Scene Investigation
by Cyril Wecht
Ever wondered what it was like to be a detective? Step into the shoes of the homicide team as they take you through each stage of the investigation process, from the scene of the crime to the verdict in the courtroom. Filled with case studies of actual crimes, features on world-renowned experts in the field of forensic science and full-colour photographs, this authoritativ ...more
Published November 1st 2004 by Reader's Digest Association
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This book is a very good source if you are interested in True Crime and how the law investigates criminals. The authors were very knowledgable, but it was sometimes difficult to understand the exact role of a member of law. For example: I was not sure exactly what the difference between a forensic pathologist and a medical examiner/coroner was. As I am interested in being one or the other of these as my profession, it was a necessary point that I was concerned about. It is a very good source, ho ...more
May 05, 2016 Jenn C rated it really liked it · review of another edition
A solid introduction to the stages of criminal investigations, with plenty of examples and case studies. Avid watches of the plethora of crime shows (both dramas and documentaries) will know some of the information presented, but some will be new. It's a little dated though (published in 2004), so the scientific techniques/advanced are probably different, but I'm sure the theory remains the same.