Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science / Edition 10

Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science / Edition 10

by Richard Saferstein
     
 

Criminalistics is the definitive source for forensic science because it makes the technology of the modern crime laboratory clear to the non-scientist. Written by a well-known authority, the text covers the comprehensive realm of forensics and its role in criminal investigations. Physical evidence collection and preservation techniques are examined in

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Criminalistics is the definitive source for forensic science because it makes the technology of the modern crime laboratory clear to the non-scientist. Written by a well-known authority, the text covers the comprehensive realm of forensics and its role in criminal investigations. Physical evidence collection and preservation techniques are examined in detail–including chapters on Computer Forensics and DNA. By referencing real cases throughout, Criminalistics, 10e captures the pulse and intensity of forensic science investigations and the attention of the busiest student. Some new, excited features for this edition include:

  • New! Crime-Scene Reconstruction chapter

  • New! Coverage of the latest DNA forensic technology

  • New! MyCrimeKit–is an online supplement that offers book-specific content such as Learning Objectives; Chapter Summaries Flashcards Practice Tests,Video Clips, Web Extras, and Animations Activities!

This book aims at making the subject of forensic science comprehensible to a wide variety of readers who are planning on being aligned with the forensic science profession.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780135045206
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
01/18/2010
Series:
Pearson Criminal Justice Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. The Crime Scene

3. Physical Evidence

4. Physical Properties: Glass and Soil

5. Organic Analysis

6. Inorganic Analysis

7. The Microscope

8. Drugs

9. Forensic Toxicology

10. Forensic Serology

11. DNA: The Indispensable Forensic Science Tool

12. Crime-Scene Reconstruction: Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

13. Hairs, Fibers, and Paint

14. Forensic Aspects of Fire Investigation

15. Forensic Investigation of Explosions

16. Fingerprints

17. Firearms, Tool marks, and Other Impressions

18. Document Examination

19. Computer Forensics

20. The Future

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