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Jon Lewis received his Master of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from Chapman University in Orange California. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Speech Communication from Long Beach State University in California. He is a veteran officer with the Newport Beach Police Department, currently serving as a Sergeant and a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team. Sergeant Jon Lewis is the author of Criminalistics for Crime Scene Investigators.  He is also the co-author of Biological Evidence.

According to the book description of Biological Evidence, “An introduction to the types of biological evidence commonly found at crime scenes and how to collect it. This text is written in an easy to read and understand style for non-science majors and for professionals working in the criminal justice system. Specific biological evidence discussed includes blood, semen, saliva, urine, feces, hair, and fingernails. Additional topics include autopsy, the basic departments of the crime laboratory, toxicology, forensic entomology, and uncollectible biological evidence. Packaging, preservation, and care of biological evidence is discussed and chain of custody is explained. Additional topics include DNA, case studies, courtroom testimony, and exhibits for the courtroom.”

According to the book description of Criminalistics for Crime Scene Investigators, “An introduction to the concepts involved in the field of Criminalistics from the professional and scientific disciplines dedicated to the recognition, collection, identification, and individualization of physical evidence and the application of the natural sciences to the matters of the law will be examined. This textbook is appropriate for criminal justice, criminal investigation, and homeland security programs. It is also suited for programs in emergency management, corporate security, psychology, emergency medical services and healthcare, police academy programs, and continuing professional development.”

Criminalistics for Crime Scene Investigators (Criminal Investigations Series, Volume 1)
MA Jon Lewis  More Info
Biological Evidence: Criminal Investigations Series (Edition custom published for Corinthian Colleges)
Ann Bucholtz  More Info

About the Newport Beach Police Department
The Newport Beach Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency that is organized into: Chief of Police Division; Patrol and Traffic Division; Support Services Division; and, Detective Division.

According to the Newport Beach Police Department, “On September 3, 1906, the City of Newport Beach was officially incorporated. The first City Hall was located East of the Newport Pier on the Oceanfront. The Police Department used several offices in the City Hall building until they moved to their own building on Court Avenue. During these early years, various Marshals headed the Police Department.”

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