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By James W. Osterburg, Richard H. Ward

This textual content offers the basics of legal research and gives a valid strategy for reconstructing a earlier occasion (i.e., against the law) in keeping with 3 significant assets of data - humans, actual proof and documents. greater than a simplistic introductory textual content, but written in an easy-to-read, simple structure, it bargains a vast method of felony investigation.
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At least two major branches of forensic science are recognized, the most obvious being criminalistics and forensic medicine. Each has several subdivisions. The less obvious branches of forensic medicine will be discussed later in this chapter. #RIMINALISTICS &ORENSIC -EDICINE Drug Analysis/Toxicology Anthropology Instrumental Chemistry Serology Firearms and Toolmarks Toxicology Questioned Documents Odontology Fingerprints/Footprints/Lip Prints Psychiatry Photography Forensic Biology/DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) Trace Evidence Imprint Evidence Digital Evidence Crime Scene Reconstruction The purpose of this chapter is to further the reader’s understanding of the principles involved in converting physical clues into evidence that has investigative or probative value—or both.

Know how to serve subpoenas, when necessary. Know how to have witnesses available or willing to appear on notice. Appear as a witness in court. Testify effectively in court. Know how to serve subpoenas, when necessary. Know how to have witnesses available or willing to appear on notice. Qualifications of Mind, Personality, Attitude, and Knowledge The following list of traits, which are desirable and help to qualify an individual for investigative work, was developed through classroom discussions (including many detectives who were students) and by conferring with police administrators interested in the topic of qualifications.

These scientific developments, when applied to the examination of physical evidence, pointed to the need for properly equipped crime laboratories. In 1910 the first police laboratory was established by Edmond Locard in Lyon, France. In the United States it ultimately led, in the mid-1920s to early 1930s, to the installation of crime laboratories in a few of the larger cities. In Washington, DC, one was established in the Bureau of Investigation 1 • THE INVESTIGATOR: RESPONSIBILITIES AND ATTRIBUTES; ORIGINS AND TRENDS (renamed the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1935).

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