Forensic Procedures for
Boundary and Title Investigation
of Forensic Investigative Techniques in the Field of Land Boundary
By Donald A. Wilson
Essentials of Boundary Retracement and Title Investigation
to be a good investigator and a successful retracement surveyor
In the era of CSI, forensic science has taken on
an unaccustomed glamour. The fact is, forensic science plays as
crucial a role in the field of land surveying and title
investigation as it does in flesh-and-blood criminology. Land
location, the stability of property lines, and the sanctity of title
documents are of utmost interest to the legal system in general, and
the court system in particular.
Forensic Procedures for Boundary and Title
Investigation is the first book to present the application of
investigative forensic techniques to the field of land boundary
retracement. Covering basic logic, document research, and the
interpretation of physical evidence on site, Forensic Procedures for
Boundary and Title Investigation is an indispensable guide for
surveyors faced with a difficult retracement having little or faulty
Demonstrating the techniques that can be
applied to boundary location, this fascinating and useful
introduction to forensic science:
- Covers basic logic with tips for avoiding
assumptions during the investigation that might result in error
and bad conclusions
- Explains the standard operating
procedures, common to all forensics fields, for the protection
of scenes, evidence collection, and photography
- Provides detailed information on records
research, reconstructing historical documentation, dealing with
damaged documentation, and interpreting historic records
containing antiquated measurements and wording
- Includes a unique presentation of
physical evidence investigation techniques including
interpreting stone, wood, and metal evidence found on site
- Takes an international approach,
presenting universal investigative techniques and methods beyond
the specifics of any single country
- Includes advice on using the Internet for
research and how to draw upon surprising sources of historic
information such as postcards, advertisements, and family
This extensive treatment is sure to become a
standard reference work for professionals in many fields related to
land investigation as well as a practical text for the training of
investigators in the evidence recovery and interpretative processes
leading to successful property location and ownership
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About The Author:
Donald A. Wilson is President of Land &
Boundary Consultants, Inc., of New Fields, New Hampshire.
Table of Contents:
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of Contents (PDF)
1. Forensic Science.
2. The Nature of Evidence.
3. The Scene.
4. Investigation - The Search of Evidence.
5. The Thought Process.
6. Studying a Land Parcel.
7. Interpreting the Evidence.
8. Land Records.
9. Dealing with Words.
10. Following Footsteps.
12. Directions and Distances.
13. Dealing with Directions.
14. Dealing with Distances.
15. Dealing with Mathematics.
17. Interviewing (Interrogation).
18. Wood Evidence.
20. Other Types of Monuments and Markers.
21. Highways, Roads and Streets.
22. Water-related Problems.
Hard-Cover, 464 Pages