Forensic Science Handbook, Volume 1 / Edition 2

Forensic Science Handbook, Volume 1 / Edition 2

by Richard Saferstein
     
 

The second in a three-volume series, this popular and widely circulated professional handbook describes the theories and practices of today's criminalistics, and covers a wide range of subject areas relevant to the services rendered by crime laboratories and related facilities. Presents authoritative reviews from recognized forensic

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The second in a three-volume series, this popular and widely circulated professional handbook describes the theories and practices of today's criminalistics, and covers a wide range of subject areas relevant to the services rendered by crime laboratories and related facilities. Presents authoritative reviews from recognized forensic criminologists and forensic scientists well-versed in their chosen areas of expertise. Considers a specific examination technique for a wide-range of evidence prevalent in the modern crime laboratory, e.g., DNA, hair, paint, soil, glass, petroleum products, explosives, alcohol in blood and breath, and questioned documents. Describes the theory, operation, and forensic utilization of such modern analytical instruments as mass spectrometry, capillary electrophoresis, high-performance liquid chromatography, and the visible microspectrophotometer. Emphasizes the symbiotic relationship between forensic science and criminal law as it examines the role and conduct of the expert witness, rules of evidence, and the legal requirements governing the admissibility of scientifically evaluated evidence. For professionals in forensic science and criminology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130910585
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
06/15/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
767
Sales rank:
863,989
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Legal Aspects of Forensic Science, Gil J. Sapir, JD, MSc, Forensic Science Consultant and Attorney.

2. Forensic Applications of High Performance Liquid Chromatography and Capillary Electrophoresis, David Northrop, MSFS, Ph.D., Washington State Police Crime Laboratory.

3. Forensic Applications of Mass Spectrometry, Richard Saferstein, Ph.D., Forensic Science Consultant, Lecturer, Widener University School of Law.

4. Forensic Glass Comparisons, Robert D. Koons, Ph.D.; JoAnn Buscaglia, Ph.D.; Maureen Bottrell, BS; and Elmer T. Miller, LLS, MS, Federal Bureau of Investigation Laboratory.

5. Foundations of Forensic Microscopy, Peter R. De Forest, D.Crim., John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York.

6. Visible Microscopical Spectrophotometry in the Forensic Sciences, Michael B. Eyring, BS, Microforensics Institute, Ltd., and Arizona Dept. of Public Safety, Arizona.

7. The Forensic Identification and Association of Human Hair, Richard E. Bisbing, BS, McCrone Associates, Inc.

8. Forensic Paint Examination, John I. Thornton, D.Crim., Forensic Analytical Specialties, Inc., Hayward, California.

9. Arson and Explosive Investigation, Charles R. Midkiff, MS, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, U.S. Treasury (Retired).

10. Modern Forensic Biology, Robert C. Shaler, Ph.D., Director of Forensic Biology, Office of Chief Medical Examiner City of New York.

11. Forensic Examination of Soil, Raymond C. Murray, Ph.D., Missoula, Montana; Louis Solebello, M.S., RJ Lee Group, Monroeville, Pennsylvania.

12. The Determination of Alcohol in Blood and Breath, Yale H. Caplan, Ph.D., DABFT; J. Robert Zettl, B.S., M.P.A., DABFE, Forensic Toxicology Consultants.

13. Questioned Document Examination, Richard L. Brunelle, MS, Forensic Chemist, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

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