Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques / Edition 1

Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques / Edition 1

by Stuart H. James
     
 

Criminal profiling, cyberforensics, accident reconstruction. Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques is the first introductory text to present forensic science in its broadest sense, encompassing classic criminalistics and beyond.

Packed with over 350 full-color illustrations, the book offers a cutting-edge presentation of

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Criminal profiling, cyberforensics, accident reconstruction. Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques is the first introductory text to present forensic science in its broadest sense, encompassing classic criminalistics and beyond.

Packed with over 350 full-color illustrations, the book offers a cutting-edge presentation of criminalistics and related laboratory subjects, covering:

Trace Evidence
Forensic Toxicology
DNA Analysis and its Legal Aspects
Questioned Documents
Drug Analysis
Crime Scene Investigation
Firearms and Tool marks
Biological Fluids
Fingerprints

In addition, you get full-chapter, state-of-the-art accounts of topics such as:

Forensic Pathology and Traumatic Death
Forensic Odontology
Forensic Anthropology
Forensic Taphonomy
Recognition of Bloodstain Patterns
Footwear Evidence
Tire Imprint Evidence
Forensic Engineering
Vehicular Accident Reconstruction
Computer Crime
Forensic Psychology, Psychiatry, and Profiling

Highly respected experts active in each discipline share their expertise, their cases, and up-to-date techniques, while careful editing has made that information accessible to non-scientists. Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques offers a clear, comprehensive overview that reveals the breadth and richness of the forensic sciences to students entering the field and practitioners who need to collaborate outside their disciplines.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780849312465
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
720
Product dimensions:
8.46(w) x 11.28(h) x 1.35(d)

Meet the Author

Table of Contents

Foreword, James Starrs

Here We Stand: What a Forensic Scientist Does, Jon J. Nordby

FORENSIC PATHOLOGY AND RELATED SPECIALTIES
The Role of the Forensic Pathologist, Ronald K. Wright
Investigation of Traumatic Deaths, Ronald K. Wright
Forensic Toxicology, John Joseph Fenton
Forensic Odontology, R. Tom Glass
Forensic Anthropology, Marcella H. Sorg
Forensic Taphonomy, William D. Haglund

EVALUATION OF THE CRIME SCENE
Crime Scene Investigation, Marilyn T. Miller
Recognition of Bloodstain Patterns, Stuart H. James, Paul E. Kish, and T. Paulette Sutton

FORENSIC SCIENCE IN THE LABORATORY
The Forensic Laboratory, Linda R. Netzel
Identification and Characterization of Blood and Bloodstains, Robert P. Spalding
Identification of Biological Fluids and Stains, Andrew Greenfield and Monica M. Sloan
Techniques of DNA Analysis, George T. Duncan, Martin L. Tracey, and Eric Stauffer
Microanalysis and Examination of Trace Evidence, Thomas A. Kubic and Nicholas Petraco
Fingerprints, Robert E. Gaensslen and Kimberly R. Young
Forensic Footwear Evidence, William J. Bodziak
Forensic Tire Impression and Tire Track Evidence, William J. Bodziak
Firearm and Tool Mark Examinations, Walter F. Rowe
Questioned Documents, Frank H. Norwitch and Howard Seiden
Analysis of Controlled Substances, Donnell R. Christian, Jr.

FORENSIC ENGINEERING
Structural Failures, Randall K. Noon
Basic Fire and Explosion Investigation, David R. Redsicker
Vehicular Accident Reconstruction, Randall K. Noon

CYBERTECHNOLOGY AND FORENSIC SCIENCE
Use of Computers in Forensic Science, Zeno Geradts
Investigation of Computer-Related Crime, Peter Stephenson

FORENSIC APPLICATION OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
Forensic Psychology, Louis B. Schlesinger
Forensic Psychiatry, Robert L. Sadoff
Serial Offenders: Linking Cases through Modus Operandi and Signature, Robert D. Keppel
Criminal Personality Profiling, Michael R. Napier and Kenneth P. Baker

LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN FORENSIC SCIENCE
Countering Chaos: Logic, Ethics, and the Criminal Justice System, Jon J. Nordby
Forensic Science and the Law, Terrence F. Kiely
Legal Issues in Forensic DNA, Susan Herrero

Appendices
Glossary
Index

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