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Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation (Elsevier series in forensic and police science) Hardcover – October 1, 1986

ISBN-13: 978-0444010810 ISBN-10: 0444010815 Edition: 4th Revised edition

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Product Details

  • Series: Elsevier series in forensic and police science
  • Hardcover: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd; 4th Revised edition edition (October 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0444010815
  • ISBN-13: 978-0444010810
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,714,390 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It is well written and explained.
Joseph Pica
Techniques Of Crime Science Investigation is a highly recommended text for anyone studying or considering the study of this aspect of police science.
Midwest Book Review
It was in better quality than advertised which is important because I need to keep it for years to come for my career.
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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Charles Brogdon on January 17, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I teach crime scene techniques to police officers and this book is a mainstay for that instruction. This is the first text book a new CSI should read. If you are an old hand in crime scene you will still learn from Barry Fisher. This is not an old dry text book. Each chapter has real cases for reference. I found the book to be very interesting and it is required reading for all new CSIs in my agency (Tarrant Co. Sheriff's Office, Ft. Worth Texas). This is also one of the required reading texts for the level one crime scene certification examination of the International Association for Identification.
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 8, 1999
Format: Hardcover
I don't know why anyone would buy this book. Not that it's a bad book, it's pretty good, but there's a better book for the money. I had to read this book to take my department's detective exam. A few years later I had to read "Criminal Investigation" (Swanson) to take the Sergeant's exam. "Criminal Investigation" is far and away the better book. Three times bigger, more topics, more techniques, more illustrations, more up to date by two years, and eight dollars cheaper. Fisher better hope that police departments keep making his book required reading, or no one will have a reason to buy it. Sorry, Barry!
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on June 7, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Now in a newly updated and expanded sixth edition, Techniques Of Crime Scene Investigation by Barry A. J. Fisher, who draws upon his many years of experience and expertise as the Crime Laboratory Director for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and who is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, California State University, Los Angeles, California, is a comprehensive, detailed text on the applied science forensic medicine. Written at college level for serious students of this fundamental profession, the meticulous, thorough explanations of each chapter will prove fascinating for anyone with an interest in forensics, enhanced for the reader with graphic details highlighted with numerous black-and-white photographs to present a clear overall picture of what a career and practice in forensics entails. Techniques Of Crime Science Investigation is a highly recommended text for anyone studying or considering the study of this aspect of police science.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By T. DeWitt on June 19, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Fisher provides the absolute, hands-down best text out there for basic crime scene work. This is the one that is in everyone's bookshelf - we even keep all our old editions! When I began working in crime scene investigations, this was my 'go-to' reference, and several years later, I still read through it every once in a while to keep fresh. I teach part time, and this was the book my co-instructor and I suggested that we use for our basic and advanced crime scene classes - thank goodness it's our new text! I can't wait to share Fisher with our students. Invaluable book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By L. D. Osburn on November 9, 2006
Format: Hardcover
For all of those who are interested in either becoming Crime Scene Investigators, or increasing their knowledge THIS is the ULTIMATE book to get. It's the leading textbook, handbook, bible, guide, whatever word you wish to use and the author "Barry Fisher" has a way with words that leaves you with no doubt about his knowledge and experience. It's one of those books that I couldn't put down and can learn from and remember what I'm reading. An EXCELLENT study guide.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By "chcato" on May 20, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I was an officer in the field for 11 years, I could not velieve the things I missed over the years. I am starting a new career so I ordered the material and loved the book. I am currently working on my certification for CST and recommend this book even to the field officer.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 22, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This is THE authorotative text on crime scene investigation. A must have for crime scene investigators, forensic scientists, and even lawyers. The actual cases chosen as examples are fascinating. This book is also great for mystery writers who want to learn the technical jargon in the field of criminalistics.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By sonny on March 23, 2007
Format: Hardcover
It is a great book that is truly pertinent to the topic it relates to and doesn't go off on a tangent. If you are looking for a book that is related to crime scene techniques then this is a book for you.
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