"However, stopping all inmate movement is essential because in this group of inmates who assume the prone position can be found the witnesses, additional victims, and suspects who are trying to avoid detection."

Processing a crime scene in the real world is tough enough, but consider the formidable obstacles one will come up against trying to do the work in a prison or jail setting. Just a few of those impediments are witnesses who refuse to cooperate, keeping unruly gawkers from contaminating the scene, and often trying to restore order at the same time one is trying to protect potential evidence. Things get harder, not easier, when the population is basically made up of rule-breakers of one kind or another.

In this extensive and finely detailed book, the author breaks down the many processes and procedures involved when investigating crimes in correctional facilities. In addition to simply listing what should be done, Doglietto provides extensive recommendations on the best ways to accomplish the necessary tasks. He also fills his instructive manual with photographs, illustrations, and computer-generated images that enable readers to understand better what is being covered in the text.

Writing in a conversational tone, Doglietto is able to make potentially complicated scenarios and how to handle them imminently understandable. He fills his book with knowledge gained from classroom instruction, on the job training, and personal anecdotes. Readers become the beneficiaries of an immense amount of expertise, experience, and education. One cannot go through this book without coming away with a better understanding and an increased appreciation for what CSI practitioners have to contend with when doing their jobs among the incarcerated. Doglietto’s work is an informative and insightful instruction manual for sure, but it’s also a riveting wakeup call for those of us who forget just what we owe to the men and women who go into this detailed and often dangerous field.

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