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The most important part of a CSI’s job is accurate documentation of properly
collected evidence. Documentation tells the story of the crime and can
ultimately prove a suspect guilty. Through an array of specific exercises and
actual document templates used in practice, Crime Scene Processing and
Laboratory Workbook teaches students the proper physical evidence collection
and processing techniques which will enable them to master the skills necessary
to become a proficient CSI.
Building on prior knowledge and facilitating hands-on experience, this
laboratory manual allows students to practice the methods, procedures, and
techniques associated with forensic science, crime scene investigation,
documentation, and evidence handling. What makes this lab manual unique is that
it follows a single hypothetical case to show each of the investigative
techniques in the context of a real crime. Highlighting the skills and
equipment needed for each assignment, the text presents over twenty separate
exercises that alternate between investigating physical evidence specific to
the crime scene and evidence specific to the laboratory. The book also provides
useful forms, including the laboratory submission request, that duplicate
real-world experience and demonstrate how to properly collect, record, and
This volume is a useful companion to Gardner’s Practical Crime Scene
Processing and Investigation and Fisher’s Techniques of Crime Scene
Investigation. The exercises are designed to be completed with or without the
help of a partner or as a member of a team. The appendices contain supplemental
forms and numbered tent cards that can be used during the exercises, and other
additional material such as a glossary and instructions on how to accurately
Watch Patrick Jones in his laboratory on the CRC Press YouTube channel.