Forensic Science / Edition 3

Forensic Science / Edition 3

by Andrew R. W. Jackson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0273738402

ISBN-13: 9780273738404

Pub. Date: 05/28/2011

Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall

This book provides a clear and authoritative introduction to forensic science. It is comprehensive in that it covers the core topics throughout the process of doing forensic science: from collecting evidence at the crime scene; through the analysis of that evidence; through to the presentation of the scientific findings in court.

Scientifically rigorous, the

Overview

This book provides a clear and authoritative introduction to forensic science. It is comprehensive in that it covers the core topics throughout the process of doing forensic science: from collecting evidence at the crime scene; through the analysis of that evidence; through to the presentation of the scientific findings in court.

Scientifically rigorous, the book is primarily aimed at undergraduates starting out on forensic science degree programmes or those taking a forensic science elective module. Due to the book’s accessible and engaging tone related professions such as lawyers or police officers may also find this of interest as may the general reader who simply wishes to learn more about the subject.

Case studies, chapter objectives and summaries and exercises feature throughout to enhance the reader’s learning experience.

"A useful and relevant text which serves as a primer for students to
understand current processes and structures. Well laid out and
illustrated; a very readable text which is objective and factual in its
presentation."

Rob Bird, Coventry University (formerly SIO/Police Superintendent)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780273738404
Publisher:
Pearson Prentice Hall
Publication date:
05/28/2011

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

  1. Introduction to forensic science
  2. The crime scene
  3. Trace and contact evidence, part 1: recoverable materials
  4. Trace and contact evidence, part 2: fingerprints and other marks and impressions
  5. The examination of body fluids
  6. The analysis of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA): DNA profiling
  7. Forensic toxicology and drugs of abuse
  8. Questioned documents
  9. Firearms
  10. Fires
  11. Explosions and explosives
  12. The forensic examination of human remains
  13. Statistics and the analysis, interpretation and evaluation of evidence
  14. Forensic science in court

Appendix 1 Sign of elongation and typical birefringence values for man-made fibres

Appendix 2 Values of t

Glossary

Index

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