Real CSI - A Forensic Handbook for Crime Writers
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Who is allowed access to a crime scene? What happens when a body is discovered? Will a blood transfusion alter DNA? How can the distribution of gunshot residue inform your plot? The Real CSI - A Forensic Handbook for Crime Writers answers these questions and more in a unique and exclusive insight into crime scene investigation. Using real-life examples and case studies, experienced CSI Kate Bendelow shines a light behind the yellow tape and debunks the myths popularized by the 'CSI Effect'.
Each chapter explores the latest procedures in contemporary practice including:
- Crime Scene access and preservation
- Fingerprints and DNA profiling
- Trace evidence
- Fire scenes
- Drugs and toxicology
'Every crime writer should have a copy of this book on their desk.' Lynda La Plante
" This monograph is essential reading for crime writers. I would recommend this publication for inclusion in any professional library as a reference for students and seasoned writers of crime and practitioners, who wish to have a comprehensive collection of books covering the subject of crime scene investigation and forensic science. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences