Because I’m a fanatic CSI fan, I just had to highlight:
Government Documents in Forensic Science (Bert Chapman, Purdue University, 2002) Last updated 3/10/2008
for this week’s Guide of the Week from the ALA GODORT Handout Exchange. This guide brings us back to the hardworking and prolific Bert Chapman. Like most of his document guides, he opens his guide with an introductory paragraph.
Forensic science is used by government agencies for a variety of legal, investigative, and public policy purposes. These agencies are as diverse as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), other U.S. Dept. of Justice agencies, the Defense Department, and the U.S. Congress. Purdue Libraries serve as a depository of U.S. Government documents and Purdue’s government documents collections are kept in many Purdue Libraries. Most government documents dealing with criminal justice are in the Humanities, Social Science, and Education (HSSE) Library.
Then he moves on to providing tangible and internet resources on this subject from the state, federal and international levels. A tiny selection of what he highlights includes:
- Handbook of Forensic Services
- Managing Death Investigation
HSSE DOC J 1.14/2:D 39/2
- A Guide for Explosion and Bombing Scene Investigation
HSSE DOC J 28.24/3:EX 7
- Indiana State Police Laboratory
- Israel Police-Investigations & Crime Fighting Division
The above resources are just a highlight of what’s available in the guide. See it for yourself, then check out what else is available. And if you’re a docs librarian with a handout of your own, link it to the wiki!.
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