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In a world profoundly influenced by popular media programs, the real-life duties and complexities involved in crime scene investigation are often misrepresented and misunderstood. The revised and updated second edition of An Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation serves to eliminate warped impressions and to clearly identify and accurately explain the crime scene investigative process, components, methods, and procedures. This comprehensive introductory text exposes readers to the day-to-day aspects of crime scene processing, and describes in detail the crime scene investigator responsibilities. The history related to crime scene investigation, theory, ethics, social impact, training, and educational issues are thoroughly explored as well.New and Key Features of the Second Edition:- New full-color design enhances the photos and illustrations, creating a more visually engaging experience for students!- Provides increased coverage of ethics to offer students a well-rounded introduction to the subject.- Presents straightforward and scientifically supported procedures that explain how to accurately and efficiently document what has been left behind at the scene of a crime.- Provides an in-depth look at the CSI world through over 100 photographs, illustrations, and short narrative segments that will guide the reader through investigations.- Effectively covers a variety of investigations such as burglary, homicide, sex crimes, drug cases, hazardous materials situations, arson, and more.