By Katherine Ramsland
This day, the fundamental precepts of felony investigation—fingerprints, DNA, blood evidence—are identified between execs and lay humans alike. yet in the back of every one of those everyday thoughts is an interesting tale of the evolution of technological know-how and legislation, spearheaded through cutting edge thinkers, a lot of whom risked their careers for extra ideal justice.
Dr. Katherine Ramsland, well known professional in criminology, strains that improvement from thirteenth-century chinese language reports of decomposition during the Renaissance and the period of Newtonian physics to the marvels of the current day and past. alongside the way in which, she introduces us to forensic pioneers and visionaries who galvanized the sphere, raised investigative criteria, and whose efforts have saved us simply steps prior to more and more refined criminals.
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6. Fingerprint files: These files should contain physical descriptions and the criminal histories of previously arrested suspects. 0920Ch01Frame Page 7 Thursday, August 16, 2001 11:23 AM Technical Procedures for Drug Investigations 7 7. Arrest records: These records will contain valuable personal information on previously arrested suspects. Specifically, the information will include name, address, associates, employers, relatives, and former addresses. 8. Warrant file: This file will help investigators locate specific identifiers of a suspected offender.
Departments of Highways or Roads Maps of cities showing correct street numbers, alleys, rights of way, locations of drains, sewers, or utility conduits. 0920Ch01Frame Page 10 Thursday, August 16, 2001 11:23 AM 10 Practical Drug Enforcement, Second Edition Health Departments Local health departments will have birth certificates, records of communicable diseases, and immunization records. Sanitation Departments The sanitation department should have landlords’ names or subscribers to service. Boards of Education Board of education records will contain teachers’ biographies, personal background information, education (location), and students’ records.
9. Third-party situations may arise unpredictably: (a) The dealer’s connection or supply runs out. (b) Someone fouls up on the proposed meeting time. (c) An unexpected police action by other police officers unaware of the “buy” operation can occur against the suspect, the undercover officer, or both. 0920Ch02Frame Page 33 Thursday, August 16, 2001 11:23 AM Undercover Operations 33 10. The dealer or his people may rob the undercover officer (the “ripoff ”). This is the most dangerous situation that can occur during a drug-buy operation, and only the undercover officer can decide how to handle it.
Beating the Devil's Game: A History of Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation by Katherine Ramsland