Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Geberth, Vernon J. Practical homicide investigation: tactics, procedures, and forensic techniques / by. PHI Investigative Consultants, Inc. provides state-of-the-art instruction and consultation in homicide and forensic case investigations for law enforcement. Practical Homicide Investigation® Seminars are taught by Vernon Geberth, the author of the book that is internationally considered to be the “Bible of Homicide.

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It then delves into more technical aspects of homicide investigation, augmented with numerous pictures and full-color illustrations that involve pertinent case histories. Actual case histories with explicit photographs for real-life, practical, death scene investigation.

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It emphasizes essential procedures, combines detailed techniques with instructive case studies, and outlines the foundation on which to build a solid, prosecutable case. Lists with This Book. This book gebergh gruesome pictures in it. But it has a literary value to its technique and philosophy. Schnelwar, Attorney at Law, White Plains, New York “This book leaves no question that now more than ever, a homicide investigation must be based on a mix of the practical and the scientific.

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In fact, the new chapters and revised materials, along with the descriptive photos in this heberth … will place this edition in the category of a police text classic, an authoritative standard on the subject, and make this book the most complete homicide textbook available on the market today.


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Practical Homicide Investigation: Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques

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