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Crime investigation / Paul L. Kirk.

; Thornton, John I., editor
2d ed. / edited by John I. Thornton.. New York : Wiley, [1974] .
ISBN 9780471482475, 0471482471

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Other Authors Thornton, John I.,
Subjects Criminal investigation.
Procédure pénale.
Description xv, 508 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1974]
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary A textbook designed for both the criminalist and the field investigator, this book presents what the author considers to be the minimum essentials that should be understood by all investigators. The subject matter includes police investigative equipment, the collection of physical evidence, casts and replicas, fingerprints, tracks and trails, and photography. Another group of topics includes the preliminary examination of microscopic evidence, clothing and cloth, fibers, ropes, cordage and packaging material and hair. Blood is discussed from the viewpoints of physical investigation, general testing and individual factors. The author goes on to examine other body fluids, cosmetics, crystalline evidence, special chemical evidence, paint, glass, soil, metals, plastics and vegetable materials. The text concludes with chapters on poisons, drugs, alcohol, tool marks, firearms, vehicular accidents, vehicular impact evidence, physical evidence from fires and explosions as well as questioned documents. The photographs that illustrate the text are noteworthy for their clarity and propriety.
Contents Preface -- Introduction -- The problem of identity -- Equipment for police investigation in the field -- The collection of physical evidence -- Casts and replicas -- Fingerprints -- Tracks and trails -- Photography -- Preliminary examination of microscopic evidence -- Clothing and cloth -- Fibers -- Ropes, cordage and packaging material -- Hair -- Blood : physical investigation -- Blood : general testing -- Blood : individual factors -- Physiological fluids other than blood -- Cosmetics -- Crystalline evidence -- Special chemical evidence -- Paint -- Glass -- Soil -- Metals -- Plastics and related materials -- Vegetable materials -- Poisons -- Drugs -- Alcohol -- Tool marks -- Firearms -- Vehicular accidents -- Vehicular impact evidence -- Physical evidence from fires -- Physical evidence from explosions -- Documents -- Index.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)749857
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WorldCat Identities Kirk, Paul Leland, 1902-1970.
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