Forensic Science: From the Crime Scene to the Crime Lab / Edition 1

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Forensic Science: From the Crime Scene to the Crime Lab, Second Edition, is designed to present forensic science in a straightforward and student-friendly format. Ideal for students with limited background in the sciences, topics are arranged to integrate scientific methodology with actual forensic applications. Discussions are focused on explaining state-of-the-art technology without delving into extraneous theories that may bore or overwhelm non-science students. Only the most relevant scientific and technological concepts are presented, keeping students focused on the practical knowledge they’ll need in the field.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780135158494
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 5/5/2008
  • Series: Alternative eText Formats Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 704
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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 Death Investigation

Chapter 7 Crime-Scene Reconstruction

Chapter 8 Fingerprints

Chapter 9 Firearms, Toolmarks, and Other Impressions

Chapter 10 Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

Chapter 11 Drugs

Chapter 12 Forensic Toxicology

Chapter 13 Trace Evidence I: Hairs and Fibers

Chapter 14 Trace Evidence II: Paint, Glass, and Soil

Chapter 15 Biological Stain Analysis: DNA

Chapter 16 Forensic Aspects of Fire and Explosion Investigation

Chapter 17 Document Examination

Chapter 18 Computer Forensics

Appendix I Guides to the Collection of Physical Evidence—FBI

Appendix II Instructions for Collecting Gunshot Residue

Appendix III Chemical Formulas for Latent Fingerprint Development

Appendix IV Chemical Formulas for Development of Footwear Impressions in Blood

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