Practical Homicide Investigation® 3 Day Seminar

Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques, 4th Edition

By Renowned Lt. Commander Vernon Geberth NYPD Ret.

"Remember:Do it right the first time. You only get one chance."
-- Vernon J. Geberth, 1980

Renowned for being the definitive source of homicide investigation, Practical Homicide Investigation: Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques is the recognized protocol used by investigative divisions of major police departments throughout the world. It is also the text used in most police academies, including the prestigious FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. It emphasizes essential procedures, combines detailed techniques with instructive case studies, and outlines the foundation on which to build a solid, prosecutable case.
The fundamental criminal investigative techniques stressed in the Fourth Edition are crucial for effective inquiry into sudden and violent death. Eminent author, lecturer, consultant, and expert witness Vernon J. Geberth begins the book with a comprehensive discussion of homicide crimes scenes. The book evolves chronologically from initial police notification, the correct police response that follows, and the subsequent steps necessary to conduct an intelligent investigation. It then delves into more technical aspects of homicide investigation, augmented with numerous pictures and full-color illustrations that involve pertinent case histories.
The book features two new chapters along with major revisions of those from the previous editions. In addition it contains 675 photos and illustrations - including 300 new entries that incorporate depictions of wound structures and procedures that portray exactly what to do and how to do it. All illustrations are presented in full color, including new medical-legal drawings for instruction and courtroom testimony.
All illustrations are presented in full color, including new medical-legal drawings for instruction and courtroom testimony.

What's New in the 4th Edition

  • Introduces a completely new chapter on the latest DNA technology.
  • Introduces a completely new chapter on Equivocal Death Investigations.
  • Includes new murder cases for reference and review.
  • Contains a revised Homicide Investigator's Checklist.
  • Provides a revised chapter on Profiling and Investigative Assessment.
  • Provides an updated bibliography and listing of additional reference sources.
  • An updated and expanded Glossary of Terms.

September 11-13, 2013

Holiday Inn

1000 International Drive North

Budd Lake, NJ

Cost: $495 per attendeemade payable to Mt. Olive FOP Lodge #122

Mail Registration Form/Checkto: Det. Groblewski, 204 Flanders Drakestown Road, Budd Lake, NJ 07828 by July 1, 2013

Includes the 4th edition Practical Homicide Textbook, PHI Checklist, and Field Guide, and continental breakfast each morning consisting of coffee, tea, juice, bagels, and muffins.

Sponsored by the Mt. Olive Township Police Department,Investigations Division

NJ FOP Lodge 122, Morris County, NJ

Contact: Det. Jessica Groblewski 973-691-0900 ext. 7583

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