Elmes, Gregory A., Roedl, George, Conley, Jamison (Eds.)
2014, X, 310 p. 91 illus., 67 illus. in color.
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Written for researchers, practitioners and students
Includes real case studies
First and only book discussing the use of geospatial technologies in crime investigation and litigation
Discusses a wide range of technologies and applications
Provides current information on legal considerations for geospatial technologies in investigation and litigation
A variety of disciplines and professions have embraced geospatial technologies for collecting, storing, manipulating, analyzing, and displaying spatial data to investigate crime, prosecute and convict offenders, exonerate suspects, and submit evidence in civil lawsuits. The applications, acceptability and relevance, and procedural legality of each geospatial technologies vary. The purpose of this book is to explain the nature of geospatial technologies, demonstrate a variety of geospatial applications used to investigate and litigate civil and criminal activities, and to provide a reference of current acceptability of geospatial technology in the production of evidence. This book is an introductory overview designed to appeal to researchers and practitioners across disciplinary boundaries. The authors of this book are researchers and practitioners across disciplines and professions, experts in the field.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Crime Scene Investigation - Digital Evidence - Forensic GIS - Geographic Analysis - Geographic Information Technology