Crime Scene Investigation: A Guide for Law Enforcement
Publication Date: January 2000
This 58-page PDF file from the U.S. Department of Justice in 2000 is intended for use by law enforcement and other responders who have responsibility for protecting crime scenes, preserving physical evidence, and collecting and submitting the evidence for scientific examination.
Death Investigation: A Guide for the Scene Investigator
Publication Date: November 1999
This 72-page PDF Research Report from 1999 describes the results of a National Institute of Justice study to identify, delineate, and assemble a set of investigative tasks that should and could be performed at every death scene
PDQ: Tracking Down a Vehicle
Publication Date: Spring 2000
Poking around an auto junkyard can now be considered a scientific expedition . . . when it involves a new database that treats automotive paint like a fingerprint. Called the Paint Data Query, or PDQ, this database uses records of automotive paint samples analyzed to pinpoint the manufacturer, make, model, and year of a suspect vehicle.