To Be a Crime Scene Investigator

To Be a Crime Scene Investigator

by Henry M. Holden

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Overview

If the devil’s in the details, then the crime scene investigator’s got him:conducting searches, collecting evidence, photographing, scrutinizing, analyzing—pursuing the culprit right down to the last scrap of proof. Whether you’d like to become a crime scene investigator or simply want to see what it takes, look no further than this book.Like a top-notch forensics expert, author Henry M. Holden traces the path that crime scene investigators follow as they learn and ply their trade. His behind-the-scenes look takes us from application to training, crime scene to lab, revealing the fine points of securing, examining, and processing evidence; identifying victims, and reenacting the crime; conducting police lineups and interviews, and administering polygraphs; and forensics and evidence analysis.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781610601290
Publisher: Zenith Press
Publication date: 09/15/2006
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,107,099
File size: 33 MB
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About the Author

Henry M. Holden is the author of fourteen adult books, including Zenith Press’ To Be A U.S. Secret Service Agent and To Be An FBI Special Agent, thirteen children’s books, and more than six hundred magazine articles on aviation history. In 1994, he received the New Jersey Institute of Technology Author’s Award, and that same year Holden was mentioned in the Congressional Record for his works on women in aviation. Holden has been an aviation commentator for the History Channel and lives in northwestern New Jersey.

Table of Contents


Preface     6
Acknowledgments     7
Police Officer-Application and Training     8
Becoming a Crime Scene Investigator     32
The Crime Scene     58
From Crime Lab to Closure     86
Serial Crimes     118
Glossary     142
Index     143

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NJ Cops, October 2006“Whether you’d like to become a crime scene investigator or simply want to see what it takes, look no further than this book.Like a top-notch forensics expert, author Henry M. Holden traces the path that crime scene investigators follow as they learn and ply their trade. To Be a Crime Scene Investigator provides a behind-the-scenes look that takes readers from application to training, crime scene to lab, revealing the fine points of securing, examining, and processing evidence; identifying victims, and reenacting the crime; conducting police lineups and interviews, and administering polygraphs; and forensics and evidence analysis.”

Midwest Book Review, November 2006

"The crime scene investigator collects evidence, photographs the scene, and uses every particle of evidence to reconstruct events—but few books reconstruct the progress of the career of a crime scene investigator. Here's a survey that covers both the process of the investigation and the progress of a career in the field, surveying training, applications of ideas, and methods of processing and locating evidence. Color photos throughout and sidebars of crime-specific detail make for an essential guide."

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To Be a Crime Scene Investigator 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Mtmiss More than 1 year ago
Excellent detailed instruction in an easy to read and follow format.