A Forensic Guide for Crime Investigators : Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) attempts to serve the need of the Investigating Officers (I.Os.) to look into the vast range of physical evidences as well as newer types of evidences recovered from a scene of crime, that needs forensic examination.
Keeping in mind the development of technology at a rapid pace, the suggestions in this SOP are examined in the context of current technology and practices prevalent in the country. Each chapter has not only been reviewed by the internal faculty but also vetted by external experts on the relevant subject. Besides, each case is a unique one; thus, it may require action other than those described in the related chapter. Users may have to refer to the other chapters also for the appropriate forensic tool that suits them.
Apart from covering a wide range of issues that need to be addressed during a crime investigation, this handbook also provides model queries that the I.O. needs to ask the forensic experts and medico legal experts. This voluminous work will be useful not only for the I.Os. but also judicial officers and prosecutors as efforts have been made to make this book user friendly. However, this book is for ready reference only and does not claim the absolute necessity or correctness of the prescribed procedure.
General Principles of Crime Scene Investigation
General Principles of Packaging of Exhibits
Narcotics Drugs and Psychotrophic Substances
Fire and Arson
Petroleum and Adulteration
Acid Attack Cases
Theft and Burglary
Portrait Building System
Digital Signature of Wildlife Products in International Trade