5. Crime Scene Perspective: Collecting Evidence in the Context of the Criminal Incident

  1. Dennis C. Dirkmaat
  1. Michael J. Hochrein

Published Online: 22 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118255377.ch5

A Companion to Forensic Anthropology

A Companion to Forensic Anthropology

How to Cite

Hochrein, M. J. (2012) Crime Scene Perspective: Collecting Evidence in the Context of the Criminal Incident, in A Companion to Forensic Anthropology (ed D. C. Dirkmaat), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118255377.ch5

Editor Information

  1. University of Pittsburgh, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Pittsburgh, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405191234

Online ISBN: 9781118255377

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Keywords:

  • crime scene perspective, and evidence;
  • crime scene investigators, evidentiary tunnel vision;
  • information, explaining incident under investigation;
  • US GNSS, employed by law enforcement;
  • Cartesian coordinate mapping, in outdoor context;
  • polar coordinate mapping, in subterranean context;
  • typical outdoor human remains recovery;
  • defining crime scene;
  • photo-documentation, and mapping initiated;
  • crime scene, as not occurring in a vacuum

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Case History

  • Defining the Crime Scene

  • Documenting the Scene

  • Recovery

  • Conclusions

  • References