Crime Scene Unit Management: A Path Forward is a must-have resource for anyone involved with forensic investigations and the search for evidence at the crime scene. The book provides standards for how to manage a crime scene so that evidence is collected and preserved without errors and includes guidelines for how to implement the standards and set up regional training programs for smaller jurisdictions with tighter budgets. Key features include examples, checklists, and flow charts for evidence handling and routing. CSIs, fire investigators, homicide investigators, accident investigators, police executives, and students of forensic science will benefit from this thorough approach to how the crime scene—and the personnel charged with tending to the evidence—should be managed.

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chapter 1|22 pages

The Need for a Path Forward

chapter 2|22 pages

Unit Organization and Personnel

chapter 3|32 pages

Investigator Safety

chapter 6|29 pages

Developing Procedures

chapter 7|41 pages

Investigative Equipment

chapter 8|38 pages

The Crime Scene

chapter 9|51 pages

Scene Documentation

chapter 10|26 pages

Ensuring Quality

chapter 12|28 pages

Reports and Records Management