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Crime Reconstruction. Edition No. 2

  • ID: 1759175
  • Book
  • 704 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Crime Reconstruction, Second Edition is an updated guide to the interpretation of physical evidence, written for the advanced student of forensic science, the practicing forensic generalist and those with multiple forensic specialists. It is designed to assist reconstructionists with understanding their role in the justice system; the development and refinement of case theory' and the limits of physical evidence interpretation. Chisum and Turvey begin with chapters on the history and ethics of crime reconstruction and then shift to the more applied subjects of reconstruction methodology and practice standards. The volume concludes with chapters on courtroom conduct and evidence admissibility to prepare forensic reconstructionists for what awaits them when they take the witness stand. Crime Reconstruction, Second Edition, remains an unparalleled watershed collaborative effort by internationally known, qualified, and respected forensic science practitioner holding generations of case experience among them. Forensic pioneer such as W. Jerry Chisum, John D. DeHaan, John I. Thorton, and Brent E. Turvey contribute chapters on crime scene investigation, arson reconstruction, trace evidence interpretation, advanced bloodstain interpretation, and ethics. Other chapters cover the subjects of shooting incident reconstruction, interpreting digital evidence, staged crime scenes, and examiner bias. Rarely have so many forensic giants collaborated, and never before have the natural limits of physical evidence been made so clear.

  • Updates to the majority of chapters, to comply with the NAS Report.
  • New chapters on forensic science, crime scene investigation, wound pattern analysis, sexual assault reconstruction, and report writing.
  • Updated with key terms, chapter summaries, discussion questions, and a comprehensive glossary; ideal for those teaching forensic science and crime reconstruction subjects at the college level.
  • Provides clear practice standards and ethical guidelines for the practicing forensic scientist.
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SECTION 1: THE FORENSIC EXAMINER Chapter 1 Forensic Science W. Jerry Chisum and Brent E. Turvey

Chapter 2 A History of Crime Reconstruction W. Jerry Chisum and Brent E. Turvey

Chapter 3 Crime Reconstruction: Ethos and Ethics John I. Thornton

Chapter 4 Observer Effects and Examiner Bias: Psychological Influences on the Forensic Examiner Craig Cooley and Brent E. Turvey

Chapter 5 Practice Standards for the Reconstruction of Crime W. Jerry Chisum and Brent E. Turvey

SECTION 2: THE CRIME SCENE Chapter 6 Evidence Dynamics W. Jerry Chisum and Brent E. Turvey

Chapter 7 Crime Scene Investigation W. Jerry Chisum, Brent E. Turvey, and Jodi Freeman

Chapter 8 Methods of Crime Reconstruction W. Jerry Chisum and Brent E. Turvey

Chapter 9 Staged Crime Scenes Brent E. Turvey and W. Jerry Chisum

SECTION 3: THE PHYSICAL EVIDENCE Chapter 10 Trace Evidence in Crime Reconstruction Meagan B. Gallagher and John I. Thornton

Chapter 11 Wound Pattern Analysis Brent E. Turvey

Chapter 12 Reconstruction Using Bloodstain Evidence W. Jerry Chisum

Chapter 13 Shooting Incident Reconstruction, Part I Bruce R. Moran

Chapter 14 Shooting Incident Reconstruction, Part II Bruce R. Moran

Chapter 15 Fire Scene Reconstruction John D. DeHaan

Chapter 16 Sexual Assault: Issues in Evidence Examination and Interpretation Brent E. Turvey and Charla Jamerson

Chapter 17 Reconstructing Digital Evidence Eoghan Casey

SECTION 4: THE COURTROOM Chapter 18 Crime Reconstruction: Expert Testimony and the Law Craig M. Cooley

Chapter 19 Forensic Examination Reports W. Jerry Chisum, Brent E. Turvey and Jodi Freeman

Chapter 20 Reconstruction Court Presentation and Testimony W. Jerry Chisum and Brent E. Turvey, and Jodi Freeman

Appendix I: Crime Reconstruction Report
Sharp Force Homicide
Brent E. Turvey Appendix II: Bloodstain Pattern Case Study
W. Jerry Chisum Appendix III: Staged Crime Scene Analysis
Brent E. Turvey

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Chisum, W. Jerry
William Jerry Chisum has been a criminalist since 1960. He studied under Dr. Paul L. Kirk at U.C. Berkeley, worked in San Bernardino, and set up the Kern County Laboratory in Bakersfield. After joining the California Dept. of Justice, he took a leave of absence (1971-73) to work at Stanford Research Institute. He has been President of the California Association of Criminalists three times, and has also served as President of the American Society of Crime Lab Directors. In October of 1998, he retired from 37 years of public service but continues working as a private consultant. An accomplished teacher and lecturer, he has also been published in many forensic science journals and books.
Turvey, Brent E.

Brent E. Turvey spent his first years in college on a pre-med track only to change his course of study once his true interests took hold. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Portland State University in Psychology, with an emphasis on Forensic Psychology, and an additional Bachelor of Science degree in History. He went on to receive his Masters of Science in Forensic Science after studying at the University of New Haven, in West Haven, Connecticut.

Since graduating in 1996, Brent has consulted with many agencies, attorneys, and police departments in the United States, Australia, China, Canada, Barbados and Korea on a range of rapes, homicides, and serial/ multiple rape/ death cases, as a forensic scientist and criminal profiler. He has also been court qualified as an expert in the areas of criminal profiling, forensic science, victimology, and crime reconstruction. In August of 2002, he was invited by the Chinese People's Police Security University (CPPSU) in Beijing to lecture before groups of detectives at the Beijing, Wuhan, Hanzou, and Shanghai police bureaus. In 2005, he was invited back to China again, to lecture at the CPPSU, and to the police in Beijing and Xian - after the translation of the 2nd edition of his text into Chinese for the University. In 2007, he was invited to lecture at the 1st Behavioral Sciences Conference at the Home Team (Police) Academy in Singapore, where he also provided training to their Behavioral Science Unit. In 2012 Brent completed his PhD in Criminology from Bond University in Gold Coast, Australia.

He is the author of Criminal Profiling: An Introduction to Behavioral Evidence Analysis, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Editions (1999, 2002, 2008, 2011); co- author of the Rape Investigation Handbook, 1st and 2nd Editions (2004, 2011), Crime Reconstruction 1st and 2nd Editions (2006, 2011), Forensic Victimology (2008) and Forensic Fraud (2013) - all with Elsevier Science. He is currently a full partner, Forensic Scientist, Criminal Profiler, and Instructor with Forensic Solutions, LLC, and an Adjunct Professor of Justice Studies at Oklahoma City University. He can be contacted via email at:

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