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Practical Homicide Investigation: Checklist and Field Guide

Vernon Geberth
Category: Book Reviews
Subcategory: Investigations
Price: $24.95
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This practical "how-to" guide contains many of the checklists fromPractical Homicide Investigation, Third Edition that lead you step-by-step through procedures, tactics, and forensic techniques used in sudden death and violent death investigations. Using these checklists will ensure that a proper and complete investigation is undertaken at the death scene. Many times, officers in the field come across evidence that they don't know how to collect properly. This versatile field guide contains an important appendix that provides collection of evidence procedures for field personnel, indicating specific types of evidence and how to collect it. With the help of this book, no matter when you come into an investigation you are on-line and ready to go. Indexed by type of crime for quick and easy reference, this guide is a must-have for anyone responding to a death investigation.

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  • Death_max30
    Dayngerus, Thu, 06 Mar 2008 22:48:16 UTC.
    1st review

    Excellent resource for investigations involving death. The checklists are extremely valuable, not that they apply to ALL situations ALL the time, but to help an investigator from overlooking some valuable information. It's coherent and cohesive format make note taking and (inevitably) report writing.

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    Retleo, Sat, 08 Mar 2008 05:45:56 UTC.

    Once again Geberth has produced a masterpiece for the working Homicide Detective of Death Investigator. His checklists help you to keep focused on what must be done at death scenes and what to look for, in detail. If you are a Homicide Detective, or are involved in death investigations at any level, this book belongs in your library.

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    LPD347, Mon, 24 Mar 2008 22:11:34 UTC.

    How can you go wrong with a checklist? As long as you use them, you can't! You typically only get one shot at a scene, and with these checklists that's all you need...

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    gb2950, Tue, 25 Mar 2008 01:29:16 UTC.

    Great guide....Dont leave home without it..Vernon is a great guy and knows what he's talking about....Good Evening Commander Gerberth...

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    oldsple, Mon, 19 May 2008 16:40:10 UTC.

    Excellent book for both the new and seasoned investigator. The author (Ret) Lt. Commander NYPD Vernon J. Geberth is also a dynamic speaker with an excellent presentation on serial killers.

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    swatman141, Mon, 19 May 2008 20:09:07 UTC.

    Great book to use during an investigation. Good tool for any department

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    wothsuyip, Mon, 30 Jun 2008 01:46:12 UTC.

    This is more of a tool than a read book..... Buy this book, read it, let everyone in the unit read it, and throw a copy or 2 in the office so everyone can use.... helpful for new and old....

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    lburris, Tue, 14 Oct 2008 20:17:52 UTC.

    A must for every investigator and for those aspiring to be........The author "Works for God"

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    rednecksxwife, Fri, 19 Jun 2009 02:07:26 UTC.

    I would love to add this book to my collection of forensic books. You can never have too many references when it comes to crime scene investigations.

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    rmstone, Fri, 19 Jun 2009 02:15:29 UTC.

    I actually took a Homicide Investigation Seminar taught by Vernon J. Geberth. It was an outstanding class, Mr. Geberth mixes his vast knowledge of the subject matter with real life experiences that he shared about some of the investigations that he conducted. Although I have not scene this product, knowing the individual as the professional he is, I am sure it would be a beneficial tool in the tool bag of a homicide investigator.

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    gaffrc, Sun, 09 Aug 2009 21:32:38 UTC.

    This is the best buy you can make if you want to investigate crime scenes.

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