Practical Shooting Scene Investigation

The Investigation & Reconstruction of Crime Scenes Involving Gunfire

by Dean H. Garrison


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Early in the investigation of a shooting incident, proper crime scene work is critical to the final outcome. Whether the shooting is ruled to be an accident, a homicide, or suicide often depends heavily on the initial on-scene work-up. What photographs and which measurements will one need to thoroughly reconstruct the event? What information, if any, can be learned from the physical evidence and surrounding objects in a shooting crime? Beginning with the basic tools and terminology, the book explains what a crime scene investigator needs to look for and document in the quest for the truth.

About The Author

Mr. Garrison's work has appeared in the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, the Journal of Forensic Identification, the Association of Firearm & Toolmark Examiners Journal, Law Enforcement Technology, and Law & Order magazine. He is a past-editor of The Scene, the Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction newsletter. He lives and works in West Michigan.