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First Unit Responder

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ISBN13: 9780849300233
ISBN: 0849300231
Published: December 1998
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Format: Hardback
Price: £43.99

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Physical evidence cannot be wrong; it cannot perjure itself; it cannot be wholly absent. Only its interpretation can err. Only human failure to find it, study and understand it, can diminish its value.""-Presiding Judge, Harris v U.S., 331 U.S. 145 (1947) HOW TO MAINTAIN THE INTEGRITY OF THE CRIME SCENE WHILE CONDUCTING AN INVESTIGATION First Unit Responder: A Guide to Physical Evidence Collection for Patrol Officers is a training guide and reference for patrol officers and criminal investigators, who conduct preliminary investigations of crime scenes, to aid in identification, collection, and booking of physical evidence. Written by a veteran of 24 years of law enforcement, the book stresses the importance of understanding the critical nature of physical evidence and preservation of the crime scene as part of the case against a criminal defendant. This book is an important tool for police academies that train recruits and veteran patrol officers, as well as for students of criminal justice who seek guidelines for proper collection and handling of physical evidence.

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Role of the First Unit ResponderDefining Physical EvidenceImportance of Physical EvidenceCharacteristics of EvidenceReviewTest Questions and AnswersThe First Unit Responder and the Crime Scene""The Process"" of Acronym ""ARISN"" When Handling a Crime SceneMaintaining the Integrity of the SceneMajor/Non-Major Scenes DefinedIndoor/Outdoor ScenesDeath Case ObservationsReviewTest Questions and AnswersIdentifying and Documenting the EvidenceCategories and Types of EvidenceUses of Physical EvidenceChain of CustodyDocumenting the EvidencePhotographsSketchesCollecting the EvidenceMost Commonly Encountered Evidence and PackagingClothing, Hair, FibersFirearmsBullets and Cartridge CasingsGunshot ResidueOther WeaponsQuestioned DocumentsMoneyJewelryChemical EvidenceSuspected Drugs/NarcoticsMiscellaneous ItemsLatent Fingerprints - A.F.I.S.BloodVehiclesReviewTest Questions and AnswersFingerprints and the CrimeVictim InteractionCategories of FingerprintsLatentKnownPlasticPatentIdentifiable vs. Usable LatentsA.F.I.S. Quality LatentsDetermining Likelihood of the Presence of LatentsHand Covering during the CrimePoint of Entry (POE)Latent Fingerprint CollectionLatent Fingerprint Development TechniquesReviewTest Questions and AnswersCase Preparation/Courtroom TestimonyCase Review by OfficerDirect ExaminationA.D.A. ConferenceRules of DiscoveryCourt AttireStages of Court AppearanceIntroductionBody/Introduction of Evidence DIrect/Cross ExaminationClosing/RebuttalFollow-Up by Officer