A Review of Investigative Methods

    Volume 24, Issue 1 (January 1979)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 January 1979

    Page Count: 2


    Osterburg, JW
    Professor and department head, University of Illinois at Chicago Circle, Chicago, Ill.

    Abstract

    The title of this work is somewhat misleading since it is intended to provide “a general introduction and basic guidance” for those “processing crime scenes without the assistance of highly skilled laboratory or other technical personnel” (p. ix). It is refreshing to read on the same page that “the purpose of evidence is not necessarily to convict the most likely suspect, but to determine the truth so that the innocent may go free and the guilty be as quickly and positively identified.” The content of the book is indicated by the titles of the chapters and appendixes: Chapter 1 Notes and Reports Chapter 2 Crime Scene Searches and Sketches Chapter 3 Collection of Evidence Chapter 4 Photography Chapter 5 Fingerprints Chapter 6 Firearms Evidence Chapter 7 Toolmark Evidence Chapter 8 Injuries and Death Chapter 9 Arsons and Bombings Chapter 10 Questioned Documents Appendix 1 Vocabulary Appendix 2 Course Outline—Practical Photography Training Appendix 3 Developing and Lifting Latent Fingerprints Appendix 4 Glossary of Sex Crimes


    Paper ID: JFS10818J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10818J

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