Chapter 9. Site Visits, Fieldwork and Collection of Evidence

  1. John E. Cooper DTVM, FRCPath, FIBiol, FRCVS1 and
  2. Margaret E. Cooper LLB, FLS2

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470752944.ch9

Introduction to Veterinary and Comparative Forensic Medicine

Introduction to Veterinary and Comparative Forensic Medicine

How to Cite

Cooper, J. E. and Cooper, M. E. (eds) (2007) Site Visits, Fieldwork and Collection of Evidence, in Introduction to Veterinary and Comparative Forensic Medicine, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470752944.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Diplomate, European College of Veterinary Pathologists, Professor of Veterinary Pathology, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

  2. 2

    Solicitor of the Supreme Court, Guest Lecturer, The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 30 MAR 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405111010

Online ISBN: 9780470752944

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Keywords:

  • forensic medicine;
  • dead body;
  • wildlife;
  • captive animals;
  • sunlight

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • PREPARATION FOR A VISIT

  • PLANNING AHEAD

  • RECORD-KEEPING AT THE CRIME SCENE

  • RE-ENACTMENT OF EVENTS

  • EQUIPMENT FOR SITE VISITS

  • SPECIALISED EQUIPMENT

  • PRECAUTIONS AND PROBLEMS AT THE CRIME SCENE

  • SEARCH WARRANTS

  • SOME RULES WHEN ENTERING A CRIME SCENE

  • MANAGEMENT OF THE CRIME SCENE

  • RESPONSIBILITY FOR COLLECTION OF EVIDENCE

  • HEALTH AND SAFETY

  • CONTAINING THE CRIME SCENE

  • PHOTOGRAPHY

  • SPECIFIC INVESTIGATIONS AT THE CRIME SCENE

  • BLOOD PATTERN ANALYSIS (BPA)

  • ENTOMOLOGICAL INVESTIGATIONS

  • COLLECTION OF INVERTEBRATES

  • FIELDWORK — A SPECIALISED VERSION OF THE CRIME SCENE

  • SAMPLING

  • LABORATORY WORK IN THE FIELD

  • BATTERY-OPERATED COMPUTER EQUIPMENT

  • USE OF FIELD EQUIPMENT IN FORENSIC INVESTIGATIONS

  • PACKAGING AND TRANSPORTATION OF FIELD EQUIPMENT

  • CARE OF CAMERAS AND FILM

  • FIELDWORK AND SITE VISITS OVERSEAS

  • TEAMWORK, PLANNING AND TRAINING SESSIONS