"Pepper strikes a number of goals in one text simultaneously. It is a fine tool to assist CSI practitioners with their day-to-day duties; it is also a guide for career development and, in the comprehensive table of relevant statutes, Pepper provides commonly used abbreviations and academic references, all of which establish the book as a solid launch pad for further reading."
Timothy G. ShilstonChief Superintendent, Northumbria Police, UKForensic evidence is dynamic in its context and continues to be highly significant in the detection and prosecution of crime. This means that the knowledge, skill and ability of the person who examines the scene of the crime - the Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) - must be thorough and up to date. The second edition of this book guides trainee and newly appointed CSIs through the methods and procedures for the accurate recording and recovery of evidence from the scene of a crime. This step-by-step handbook has been thoroughly updated and includes features such as:
Photographs of the recording, recovery and comparison of evidenceDetailed drawings of evidence, organizational structures and proceduresChecklists of roles, equipment and activities required at a crime sceneSelf-assessment questions
There is also information on best practice and professional development that is invaluable to any new or aspiring CSI.Crime Scene Investigation is essential reading for all students - undergraduate or FE - with an interest in forensic law enforcement, particularly those wishing to become Crime Scene Investigators. It is also a handy reference for trainee and professional forensic practitioners.