- Learn crime scene investigation through original case studies that show you how to process and document a criminal investigation from first response to sending a report to the prosecutor's office.
- Get up to speed on the state-of-the-art investigative techniques employed in the cases.
- Practice your investigative and report writing skills in the "Your Turn" chapter.
- Develop your critical thinking skills with questions that explore the nature of the case, the conclusions drawn, and alternative outcomes.
- Access video, photos, and forms on the website.
Introduction: From the Scene to the Crime to the Desk of the Prosecutor
Burglary and Kidnapping
Criminal Sexual Misconduct and Kidnapping
A Serial Arsonist?
Homicide or Suicide?
Appendix: Blank Forms
Jacqueline T. Fish is the Vice President for Academic Affairs at Charleston Southern University. A former crime scene investigator and Lieutenant in the Knox County, Tennessee, Sherriff's Department, Dr. Fish was also project manager of the National Forensic Academy and worked with the Louisiana State University's National Center for Biomedical Research and Training to develop Advanced Forensics Investigations for Hazardous Environments.
Jonathon Fish teaches in the Department of Criminal Justice at The Citadel: The Military University of South Carolina.