Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation


Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation

The Perfect Reference Guide for:

*   Murder Mystery Fans
*   CSI and Crime Drama Fans
*   Mystery Authors seeking Authenticity
*   Students of Criminal Investigation

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  • Uses an accessible style appealing to a wide audience of students, detectives, scientists, and attorneys
  • Presents a new chapter on digital evidence collection
  • Covers the latest on DNA, including touch DNA, partial matches, and familial searching
  • Includes new color photos and real case examples
  • Provides an overview of the crime scene investigation process, from the first officer on the scene through the legal system
  • Contains end-of-chapter questions to test readers’ assimilation of concepts

Instructor’s guide with PowerPoint® presentations, answers to end-of-chapter questions, and test bank available with qualifying course adoption


“If you are a Professional Crime Scene Investigator, then this book is a must have for both your personal forensic reference library, as well as your office reference library.”
—Edward W. Wallace Jr., Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst, Retired First Grade Detective, NYPD

“Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation is a well-written, comprehensive guide to the investigative and technical aspects of CSI. The textbook is an educational standard on the theory and practice of crime scene investigation and includes many informative casework examples and photographs. On reading this book, students, entry-level personnel, and experienced practitioners will have a better understanding of the strengths and limitations of forensic science in its application to crime scene investigations.”
—Professor Don Johnson, School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics, California State University, Los Angeles

The application of science and technology plays a critical role in the investigation and adjudication of crimes in our criminal justice system. But before science can be brought to bear on evidence, it must be recognized and collected in an appropriate manner at crime scenes. Written by authors with over 50 years of combined experience in forensic science, Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation examines the concepts, field-tested techniques, and procedures of crime scene investigation. Detectives, crime scene technicians, and forensic scientists can rely on this updated version of the “forensics bible” to effectively apply science and technology to the tasks of solving crimes.

What’s New in the Eighth Edition:

  • The latest in forensic DNA testing and collection, including low copy number DNA
  • A new chapter on digital evidence
  • New case studies with color photographs
  • End-of-chapter study questions
  • Practical tips and tricks of the trade in crime scene processing


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Barry Fisher & David Fisher

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Introducing BookCry for Authors and Publishers

BookCry is a new platform/website/tool to help authors and publishers to swap some of their time and talents. If you are familiar with the Fiverr® Website Format then bookcry will be very familiar in functionality. Even if you aren’t familiar, you’ll quickly see how easy it is to offer, access and exchange helpful services.


A Message from the Founder of BookCry, Michael Wills:

“I thought it would be great if authors and publishers could swap some of their time and talents. I need tags, I love reviews (good and bad), and I need covers and likes and lists and trailers. I can’t make a good cover to save my life and apparently reviewing my own books is considered bad form. (My mom is sick of it too, hates science fiction, and really only uses her computer for banking and keeping that small part of her desk dust free.) But other authors are great with Photoshop and some even like science fiction. If they show me theirs maybe I can show them mine?

Sure, there are forums where we can ask for reviews, and even tags or likes, but they’re hard to police and it always feels a little like asking for a handout to me. Plus there’s no way to ensure everyone is getting a fair trade, or a trade they value. Again, that’s where I think BookCry can help. I have created a system of credits I lovingly call Grunts. BookCry uses these Grunts to keep track of what authors have done for others and allows them to request trades. It also means I can review a science fiction novel I love with Grunts I got from  someone that’s into historical romance he accumulated making book covers for a series of running books – and then Swap a few of my review Grunts to get some new tags for one of my anthologies…….”


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Meet Bestselling Author: Lucinda Sue Crosby

Meet Bestselling Author:  Lucinda Sue Crosby

Lucinda Sue Crosby is a prize-winning author who was named by TheAuthorShow in 2011 as one of “50 Authors You Should be Reading.”

She is a former Hollywood actress of “Pretty Woman,” and “Beaches” fame and toured as a professional tennis player.
Crosby is a Nashville songwriter, commissioned poet and award-winning journalist.

She is the author of Francesca of Lost Nation – a four-literary prize winning novel and Kindle bestseller.

She also has two other Kindle bestselling books:
The Adventures of Baylard Bear – Children’s Fiction with Adoption Theme

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Alice In Writerland: A Writer’s Adventures
in the Ugly World of Publishing

Alice In Writerland:

A Writer’s Adventures in the Ugly World of Publishing
by Elisa Hategan

If you could have anything you wanted,
would you sell your soul for it?

ALICE IN WRITERLAND provides a shocking inside view of a world where pompous literary agents, sleazy managers and high-priced creative writing workshops have created an industry that is less interested in pursuing talent and more concerned with ripping off hopeful writers.

If following your dreams meant giving up everything you held dear, would you still do it?  Elisa Hategan started out as a debt-ridden poet who knew absolutely nothing about the publishing industry. On a whim, she applied for and won a scholarship to a prestigious creative writing program. Within a year she had transformed from complete newbie to professional writer, winning multiple art grants and being accepted to the most prestigious MFA program in the country. Better yet, she had the perfect agent and a manuscript that caught the attention of a Big Six publisher.

And then, somewhere along the way, it all went terribly wrong.

Written in the irreverent style of How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, Elisa Hategan’s Alice in Writerland: A Writer’s Adventures in the Ugly World of Publishing is the heartbreaking and ultimately triumphant story of one woman’s attempt to make it as an author, all the while trying to figure out what that really means in the 21st century.

ALICE IN WRITERLAND is available for purchase on Amazon, Kobo and various books retailers.

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Meet the Author: ELISA HATEGAN

ELISA HATEGAN is the author of the bestselling political thriller RACE TRAITOR. She is a writer, artist and editor whose poetry, fiction & critical writing have appeared in several publications throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
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ONE SHEET ART’s service is made up of screenwriters, authors and graphic artists who design artwork and text information for writers and filmmakers one sheets. Currently, more and more writers are having to pitch their screenplays and manuscripts at pitch meetings, pitchfests, and writers conferences.

When meeting with agents, editors, producers, and production companies, a creative and informative one sheet can be a great tool for the writer to provide a fast and effective presentation of their story concept, vision, background, and marketing possibilities. They are also great to include with a query letter and display on your Website and Facebook Page. They can also be used by writers planning to self publish. Being we are writers, producers, and graphic artists ourselves, we do our best to understand what authors want to project about their work and deliver an effective one sheet that can be used to promote and help sell their manuscript, screenplay, or film.

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Writer’s Retreat New York ~ Featuring over 100 Cafes…
for your back to school shopping list

Juliet C. Obodo

Juliet C. Obodo writes fantasy fiction and inspirational city guides.

She loves sci-fi and fantasy. The books in these genres are able to hold her attention for more than a chapter. She enjoys novels that introduce a sci-fi or fantasy element into the plot in a realistic or almost mundane way. Recently released favorites are The Magicians and The Discovery of Witches. They inspired her to finally put the stories in her mind on to paper.

She is based in New York City, but travels out-of-state once a month and internationally every two months in search of the perfect cup of coffee.

Writer’s Retreat New York is a must have for anyone attending school in New York City. A list of over 100 cafes in all 5 boroughs.  A definite must for your back to school shopping list.

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Have You Seen the Authors Showcase TV Show?

With all of the changes in publishing today it is increasingly more difficult for new authors to introduce themselves to potential readers. Amazon is a fine place to go and buy a book you know you want, but what replaces the experience of browsing a bookstore?

Authors Showcase is a TV show with the objective of introducing readers to 10 to 20 new books and authors in a 30 minute program. There is a new episode every month. Recently they have covered The Chicago Tribune Printers Row Litfest, the RT (Romantic Times) Book Lovers Convention, the AWP (Association of Writers Programs) Conference and a number of smaller events.

The format is fast paced with several short segments featuring authors discussing their books interspersed with 5 or 6 book trailers per episode. The show is viewable on Chicago cable channel 25 every Thursday at 8PM or can be watched online 24/7 at

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Author Spotlight: Tonya Kappes
Humorous Cozy Mysteries and Women’s Fiction


Tonya Kappes

Author: Tonya Kappes

“Full of wit, humor and colorful characters, Tonya Kappes delivers a fun, fast-paced story that will leave you hooked!” Bestselling Author, Jane Porter

“Fun, fresh, and flirty, Carpe Bead ’Em is the perfect read on a hot summer day. Tonya Kappes’ voice shines in her debut novel.” Author Heather Webber

“Tonya Kappes strings together the perfect blend of family, friends, and fun.” Author Misa Ramirez


Tonya is an Amazon Movers and Shakers, and self-published International bestselling author. She writes humorous cozy mystery and women’s fiction that involves quirky characters in quirky situations., the first novel in the Olivia Davis Mystery Series, is a double finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the Mystery and Humorous Categories. Carpe Bead ‘em is a finalist in Amazon’s eFestival of Words in the Women’s Fiction Category.

Tonya travels to various writer’s groups giving workshops on marketing and promoting no matter where you are in your career, and self publishing. Become a member of Tonya’s STREET TEAM! It’s a gathering place of readers who love Tonya Kappes novels and Tonya gives away monthly prizes! To sign up for Tonya’s STREET TEAM, newsletter, view book trailer, and upcoming news, check out: Tonya’s website,

Also by Tonya Kappes:

Carpe Bead ‘em
Something Spooky This Way Comes
Believe Christmas Anthology
An Olivia Davis Paranormal Mystery –

Grandberry Falls Series
The Ladybug Jinx
Happy New Life
A Superstitious Christmas
Never Tell Your Dreams

A Divorced Diva Beading Mystery Series
A Bead of Doubt

A Magical Cures Mystery
A Charming Crime

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You can purchase Tonya’s novels at:

Amazon  /   Barnes and Noble   /  Smashwords

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