About the Book
This edition presents a basic guideline of crime scene investigation which is based on real life experience, training and observations. Criminal profiling is an application of psychological theory to the analysis and reconstruction of the forensic evidence that relates to an offender’s crime scenes, and victim’s behaviour. While both activities may appear to be similar and in fact related, it is important to note that they are not the same. The difference between the two is most easily understood by looking at which questions about the crime they attempt to answer. Over view of this edition is redesigned into seven chapters that deal with the duty description of crime scene investigator, evidence identification, impression evidence, evidence photography, evidence collection and packaging, and crime scene response and guidelines. We are sure that everyone who needs to understand the complex nature of crime and its investigation will find this book to be an invaluable source of information.
About the Author
Robert Allison is a forensic psychologist who received her training and experience in Forensics working as a Certified Forensic Examiner with the State of Missouri’s Department of Mental Health. Forensic work is 8 years extensive experience as a clinical psychologist at Mid Missouri Mental Health Center where she worked on a wide variety of challenging psychiatric disorders. In addition, to her private practice, she is now works as a forensic and clinical psychologist for Fulton State Hospital. She also continues to perform Forensic Examinations for Mid Missouri Mental Health Center.