Forensic Science: From the Crime Scene to the Crime Lab, 2/e / Edition 2

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In Forensic Science: From the Crime Scene to the Crime Lab, renowned forensic science expert and best-selling author Richard Saferstein presents readers with a comprehensive introduction to crime scene procedures and crime lab techniques. Ideal for courses in crime scene investigation, forensic science or criminalistics that emphasize crime scene and crime lab procedures, the book presents a vividly illustrated, highly applied, and accessible examination of forensic science in action.

Features of the text include:

  • A full-color design featuring hundreds of photos and illustrations
  • Complete coverage of crime scene procedures and processes and the fundamentals of forensic science techniques in the crime lab
  • Coverage of specific forensic science applications including document examination and computer forensics
  • Chapter opening cases that highlight famous crimes and the role forensic science played in solving them
  • End of chapter Case Readings that apply the material to real cases
  • Chapter learning objectives, key terms lists, review questions, application and critical thinking questions, and Web resources
  • Dozens of Web Extras throughout tied to multimedia resources at the book’s Companion Website (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780133073140
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 3/28/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eTextbook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 576
  • File size: 52 MB
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Securing and Searching the Crime Scene

Chapter 3: Recording the Crime Scene

Chapter 4: Collection of Crime Scene Evidence

Chapter 5: Physical Evidence

Chapter 6: Crime Scene Reconstruction

Chapter 7: Fingerprints

Chapter 8: Firearms, Toolmarks, and Other Impressions

Chapter 9: Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

Chapter 10: Drugs

Chapter 11: Forensic Toxicology

Chapter 12: Trace Evidence I: Hairs and Fibers

Chapter 13: Trace Evidence II: Paint, Glass, and Soil

Chapter 14: Biological Stain Analysis: DNA

Chapter 15: Forensic Aspects of Fire Investigation

Chapter 16: Forensic Investigation of Explosions

Chapter 17: Document Examination

Chapter 18: Computer Forensics

Chapter 19: Forensic Science and the Internet

Appendix I: Guides to the Collection of Physical Evidence

Appendix II: Instructions for Collecting Gunshot Residue

Appendix III: Chemical Formulas for Latent Fingerprint Development

Appendix IV: Chemical Formulas for Development of Footwear Imprints in Blood

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