Science Of Crime Scenes
The National Research Council's report on forensic science calls for more fundamental education and training in the science behind the discipline. Nowhere is this need greater than in crime scene investigations. Long seen as merely "bagging and tagging," crime scene investigation and processing is now a complex process, involving numerous sciences and methods.
The Science of Crime Scenes addresses the science behind the scenes and demonstrates the latest methods and technologies in depth. The Science of Crime Scenes covers the philosophy of crime scenes as historical events, the personnel involved at a scene (including the media), the detection of criminal traces and their reconstruction, and special crime scenes, such as mass disasters and terroristic events. Written by an international trio of authors with decades of crime scene experience, The Science of Crime Scenes is the next generation of crime scene textbooks.
- Includes in-depth coverage of disasters and mass murder, terror crime scenes, and CBRN (chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear) not covered in any other text
- This volume will serve both as a textbook for forensic programs and an excellent reference for forensic practitioners and crime scene technicians with science backgrounds
- Includes an instructor website with lecture slides, test bank and case reports, and a student companion site with study questions and image collecti
|Titel:||Science Of Crime Scenes|
|auteur:||Mcadam, Terry (laboratory Manager, Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory, Seattle, Washington, Usa); Crispino, Frank (chemistry-biology Department, University Of Quebec In Trois-rivieres, Trois-rivieres, Quebec, Canada); Houck, Max M. (vice President, Forensic And Intelligence Services, Llc, Virginia, Usa)|
|Uitgever:||Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc|
|Plaats van publicatie:||03|
|Afmetingen:||198 x 241 x 32|
Mr. McAdam has 26 years of experience in the field of forensic investigations. He is currently employed as the Supervisory Agent In Charge of the Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory in Tacoma, Washington. He is also a proud graduate of the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry in 1979. He also earned a National Certificate in Chemistry from the University of Ulster in 1977. Terry McAdam has been continuously employed as a criminal forensic scientist since 1977. He has served both the Washington State Patrol (16 years) and The Northern Ireland Forensic Science Service (10 years) with distinction for more than a quarter century. He has developed subject matter expertise and decades of total experience in the following areas of trace evidence:
- Glass analysis (17 years)
- Paint analysis (17 years)
- Small particle identification (17 years)
- Fibers (11 years)
- Explosives (3 years)
- Hair (14 years)
- Clothing damage interpretation (17 years)
- Scanning Electron Microanalysis (17 years)
- Shoe impressions (11 years)
- Tire impressions (10 years)
Furthermore, during the course of his career, Terry McAdam has personally processed over 330 violent felony crime scenes, to include homicides and rapes (175), arsons and bombings (60), hit and run accidents (45), and firearms assaults (50). Terry McAdam has also played an integral role in the investigations of both the Robert Lee Yates (Spokane and Tacoma serial murder) and the Gary Leon Ridgeway (Green River serial murder) cases. He has testified in various felony cases in superior and federal courts throughout the State of Washington on 163 occasions involving trace evidence and crime scene processing. In addition to his academic credentials and work experience, Terry McAdam has successfully completed nearly 800 hours of additional education and training in forensic science and crime scene technology during his tenure with the Washington State Patrol.
A textbook addressing the science behind the scenes and demonstrates the latest methods and technologies in depth