The Ultimate Evidence Book and Forms
The Property and Evidence By The Book 2nd Edition The latest version of the popular “Property and Evidence By The Book” - the most comprehensive book ever written about the management of the Property and Evidence function - is now available. Co-authored by Joseph Latta, Executive Director of the IAPE and Gordon Bowers, IAPE Board Member, the revised volume contains over 350 pages of definitions, explanations, concepts, case studies, elements and more! A "must read" for managers, supervisors and all property room personnel.
The book was authored by Joseph Latta, the Executive Director of IAPE and President of Evidence Control Systems and Chief Gordon Bowers (ret). With over 75 years of total law enforcement experience, the authors have addressed questions about every critical component of the property and evidence function related to law enforcement. Special attention has been directed to the importance of the handling and storage of critical DNA evidence and its relationship to wrongful convictions. “The Book” has been written for the newest property officer as well as supervisors, managers, police administrators, court exhibits clerks and prosecutors.
There is no other publication on the market like this that addresses:
• DNA Storage Issues • Liabilities /Case Studies • Organizational Placement • Management and Staffing • Policies and Procedures • Temporary Storage Methods • Long Term Storage Methods • Layout and Design Scenarios • Construction Considerations • Security Considerations • Documentation • Packaging Standards • Currency Handling • Firearms Handling • Audio Video Tapes • Disposition & Purging • Disposal Procedures • Found Property • Property for Safekeeping • Auction Procedures • Diversion of Evidence • Audits • Inventories • Automation / Bar Coding • Safety Procedures • DNA Storage Issues • Accreditation Standards • Bio-Hazards / Disposals Processes