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Forensic GIS: The Role of Geospatial Technologies for Investigating Crime and Providing Evidence
By Gregory A. Elmes, George Roedl and Jamison Conley
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.
The Tortoise Shell Game
By V. Frank Asaro
Off the coast of Central America the Sea Diva tuna boat sinks and crew are missing. At trial, a missing crew member is said to be at fault but new evidence points the finger of guilt in a completely unanticipated direction.
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