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Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. 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 emph 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 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 more 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 photos and illustrations - including 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. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages.
More Details Original Title. Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Practical Homicide Investigation , please sign up.
Be the first to ask a question about Practical Homicide Investigation. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Jun 13, Kelly rated it it was amazing Shelves: forensicscience. 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 when something is amiss. This brings to mind the horrible misunderstanding that lead to the one of Jeffrey Dahmer's victims. The officers who were called to the scene were unfamiliar and uncomfortable dealing with a gay "lover's spat," and therefore just let Dahmer take his "drunk" "lover" back to his apartment, where he was murdered minutes later.
You should read this book if you want to know how real detective work is done. The photos are quite disturbing. Apr 19, DeAnna Knippling rated it it was amazing.
This book contains hundreds of graphic images of actual deaths, and lots that I won't forget in a hurry. A thorough training manual for real-life homicide police detectives, from crime scene to management techniques, over a thousand pages in the latest edition of the crushing weight of investigating one homicide after another. I'm reading it for research as a writer; I have not found any other resource that goes into this much depth or provides such a roadmap for further research. Again, please be careful before picking this up.
I am carefully not describing how bad this gets. But I do recommend for wrters who feel safe doing the research. Mar 23, Ken Lang rated it it was amazing.
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. Apr 15, Kevin Hosford rated it liked it. Decent but outdated introduction to the understandings of a crime scene from a practical perspective.
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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. Feb 07, Royce Ratterman rated it it was amazing. 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.
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May 15, Marty rated it it was amazing. Everything you ever wanted to know and many things you would rather not see!! View all 4 comments. Jan 25, Ryan rated it really liked it Shelves: criminal-justice-forensics. 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. Jul 20, Zach Fortier rated it it was amazing Shelves: keeper.
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.
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Practical Homicide Investigation : Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques, Fifth Edition
Would you like to tell us about a lower price? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Renowned for being THE definitive resource for homicide investigators, Practical Homicide Investigation: Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques details the recognized protocols used by investigative divisions of major police departments throughout the world. Now in its fifth edition, the book begins with a comprehensive discussion of homicide crime scenes and moves 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 the more technical aspects of homicide investigation, augmented with numerous pictures and full-color illustrations that involve pertinent case histories. This latest edition includes three new chapters along with fully revised chapters with new case histories and techniques that reflect the latest forensic methods and modern investigative procedures. Highlights of the Fifth Edition Include: Newly revised "Homicide Investigator's Checklist" A new chapter on the latest DNA technology A rewritten chapter on equivocal death investigations that includes staged crime scenes Additional information on modes of death Fully updated chapters on death notifications, sex-related homicide, management for police administrators, suicide investigation, and narcotics-related and homosexually based homicides Over photos and illustrations, new photographs, and several new case histories Eminent author, lecturer, consultant, and expert witness Vernon J.