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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Sex-Related Homicide and Death Investigation: To ask other readers questions about Practical Homicide Investigationplease sign up. The investjgation edition is much improved, with mostly color photos,and updated science and psychology.

Geberth incorporates his more than four and a half decades of real-world law enforcement experience in this quintessential reference. No trivia or quizzes yet. Everything you ever wanted to know and many things you would rather not see!! The amount of information packed into pages is astonishing …truly a wonderful resource for all persons investigating and seeking to gain an understanding of every aspect of homicide. This comprehensive opus is nothing less than a masterpiece.

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If you do not keep up to date with the latest techniques and investigative practices as Vernon explains them, you will wish you had when you are confronted with them on the witness stand at trial. Revisting the Gilgo Beach Murders.

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Practical Homicide Investigation: Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques

Be the first to ask a question about Practical Homicide Investigation. Very good reference; a “must read. The book features two new chapters along with major revisions of those from the previous edition. This brings to mind the horrible misunderstanding that lead to practicxl one of Jeffrey Dahmer’s victims.

All illustrations are presented in full color, including new medical-legal drawings for instruction and courtroom testimony. Vernon Geberth continues to update and review critical matters…relating to the ever-changing world of homicide investigation. Practical and Gebertb Perspectives, Second Edition. The 1 st edition investibation become a veritable bible for investigators, so I could just imagine what a 5 th edition offered. Jul 20, Zach Fortier rated it it was amazing Shelves: His chapter on DNA is one of the most readable and comprehensive treatments on the subject.

In fact, the new chapters and revised materials, along with the descriptive photos in this text … 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.


I have prosecuted murder cases for over thirty hojicide in New Mexico, Texas, and Colorado. Well written, and updated for more recent technology.

Want to Read saving…. Jan 25, Ryan rated it really liked it Shelves: Geberth begins the book with a comprehensive discussion of homicide crime scenes. Open Preview See a Problem? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations.

Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques is the recognized protocol used by investigative divisions of major police departments throughout the world. The text is invesfigation with photographs, drawings and illustrations Reviews “Geberth has succeeded in the impossible. The “bible” of homicide investigations. Lisa rated it it was amazing Jul 23, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Highlights of the Fifth Edition Include: