Eagle Crime Scenes, Inc., has taken an innovative approach to providing crime scene training. Too many crime scene processing manuals are full of theory with very little practical application. When you're in the field at an actual crime scene, you don't need a book that tells you about all the different things that can be done on television; you need a manual that will guide you through the steps of processing the scene you're at right now. You need a manual that will tell you how to photograph your crime scene, how to document the evidence, how to collect measurements, how to process floors for footwear impressions, how to photograph fingerprints on difficult surfaces, how to use chemicals to brings up important evidence, and, most of all, how to put everything together into the finished product: a case ready to be presented in court.
With the print version of Crime Scene Processing: Basic Principles and Practices for the Successful Identification, Documentation, Processing and Collection of Physical Evidence at Crime Scenes, president of Eagle Crime Scenes, Inc., Michael F. LaForte gave you just that: a step-by-step, how-to guide for processing all types of crime scenes.
Now, Eagle Crime Scenes, Inc., brings you a multimedia, software version of this highly-successful crime scene processing manual that combines text with full-color photographs and videos that will take you through the steps of processing crime scenes right in the field! Simply insert the data DVD in your laptop computer and select the lesson you need to review. Can't remember how to apply amido black to a tile floor? Just select the video and you'll be shown all the steps you need to know to properly get the job done.
A student photographs a hand impression in blood at a mock crime scene during an photography class in Valdosta, GA. (Photo by Michael A. Knox)
"Crime scene work requires us to learn from our past experiences and apply it to the present while anticipating the future."
- Michael F. LaForte, President
Eagle Crime Scenes, Inc.
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Crime Scene Processing v. 2.0 is endorsed by the International Crime Scene Investigators Association. Eagle Crime Scenes, Inc., also endorses this organization. Please visit their website.
Crime Scene Processing v. 2.0 uses years of practical experience to provide you with a hands-on approach to crime scene training. (Click on the image for a larger view).
A fresh crime scene, especially a death scene, can be a very fluid, ever-changing environment that requires those processing the scene to be very flexible in their approach. A crime scene investigator can never afford the luxury of fixating on only one possibility or cause.
The importance of crime scene processing cannot be understated in any criminal investigation. The patrol officer initiates an investigation by writing the offense report, whether a simple battery, burglary or a homicide. If an arrest is made, it is based on probable cause.
The case investigator has the responsibility of solving the case and making the arrest. If the case is solved, it is most likely due to the physical evidence recovered by the crime scene investigator. Even if the suspect confesses, physical evidence is often still required to secure a conviction.
In most cases, the crime scene investigator must respond to a scene and
enter an environment he/she has never been to before, and within a short
period of time he/she must understand what has occurred. The
investigator, based on human nature and individual experiences, must
recognize the movements a suspect might have taken.
Crime Scene Processing v. 2.0 uses an intuitive, user-friendly interface that is designed like a website so that it is simple to use. (Click on the image for a larger view).
a book written by someone with years of field experience who can
transfer that knowledge into a straightforward text. Your case studies
in the back of the book were very interesting and insightful."
CRIME SCENE PROCESSING, VERSION 2.0
PROGRAM LESSONS CONTAINED ON ONE DVD:
Lesson #1 The Constitution and You
Lesson #2 ....Responding To the Crime Scene
Lesson #3 ....Prepared To Process
Lesson #4 ....The Crime Scene
Lesson #5 ....Crime Scene Search
Lesson #6 ....Processing the Crime Scene
Lesson #7 ....Digital and Film SLR Cameras
Lesson #8 ....Photographing the Crime Scene
Lesson #9 ....Photographing Impression Evidence
Lesson #10 ..Specialty Photography
Lesson #11 ..Diagramming
Lesson #12 ..Evidence
Lesson #13 ..DNA Evidence
Lesson #14 ..Fingerprints
Lesson #15 ..Chemicals
Lesson #16 ..Firearms and Ballistics
Lesson #17 ..Surface Skeletons, Buried Bodies and Entomology
Lesson #18 ..Alternate Light Sources
Lesson #19 ..Narrative Construction
Lesson #20 ..Courtroom Testimony
Lesson #21 ..Case Histories
Lesson #22 ..Crime Scene Scenarios
Lesson #23 ..Crime Scene Reconstruction
- 700+ color photographs
- 70 page crime scene checklist
- Bloodstain pattern calculator
- Bullet trajectory calculator
- Bones of the skeleton (including high-quality photographs)
- Over 120 short video segments covering all aspects of crime scene processing
This program is intended to be taken into the field and used as an on-scene reference guide to walk you step-by-step through each and every crime scene you encounter.
Here's one of the videos on YouTube:
This fingerprint was developed on the sticky side of a piece of electrical tape using a chemical known as Wetwopฎ. Students at Eagle Crime Scenes, Inc. training courses developed this fingerprint and then photographed it. Our classes are developed with a hands-on training philosophy.
The videos play right inside your web browser so there's no switching between applications.
The program includes two special calculators, one for determining the location of a shooter from a bullet trajectory, and the other for calculating the origin of a bloodstain impact spatter pattern.
Don't leave evidence behind!
Guide to Examination Quality Photography is a comprehensive photographic procedure manual for use at any crime scene to recover latent, patent and plastic fingerprints, shoe and tire impressions, blood spatter, bite marks and tool marks. This book will walk the crime scene detective through the step-by-step procedures that are required to document this crucial impression evidence.
Table of Contents
Chapter One - What you need to know about forensic photography
Chapter Two - Photographing Fingerprint Impression Evidence
Chapter Three - Photographing Tire and Shoe impression Evidence
Chapter Four - Photographing Bite Marks and Tool Marks
Chapter Five - Photographing Blood Spatter Evidence
Chapter Six - Case Histories
For information contact:
Eagle Crime Scenes, Inc.