Don’t just take our word for it.Since the third edition of An Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation published we've received outstanding feedback on the text and accompanying resources. Here's what customers had to say:
"Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation, Third Edition is very well constructed for an introductory class and covers practical forensic topics not seen in other publications."
—Wayne Wallace, PhD, University of Cincinnati
"An Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation, by Aric W. Dutelle is a rare gem in today's crowded textbook market. While other texts focus on the tools available to crime scene investigators, Dutelle goes a step beyond – by explaining the overall investigative process. Along with careful instructions on how to conduct a successful investigation, he warns of the pitfalls that can interfere with an accurate reconstruction of the criminal event.
Well written, and with a clear presentation of contemporary material, An Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation offers a practical, field-based approach to modern investigative principles and practices. It's unique focus includes both an important discussion of ethical issues, and a description of the often unrealistic public expectations for forensic analysis (referred to in the text as "The CSI Effect").
The liberal use of informative photographs drawn from actual cases, combined with carefully crafted illustrations vital to understanding crime scenes, make this a text that you'll want to adopt.
An Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation is priced right for today's market, and the instructional package is rich in resources.
If you're teaching a class on crime scene investigation, criminalistics, criminal investigation, or a related topic, then this is the book for you!"
—Frank Schmalleger, PhD, Distinguished Professor Emeritus,
The University of North Carolina