Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques / Edition 3

Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques / Edition 3

by Stuart H. James
     
 

Now revised and updated, this comprehensive work, long considered the top textbook in the forensics field, reaches far beyond the scope of those introductory texts that concentrate primarily on criminalistics. Covering a range of fundamental topics, it introduces newcomers to the field while providing the technical detail necessary to understand the field as a

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Now revised and updated, this comprehensive work, long considered the top textbook in the forensics field, reaches far beyond the scope of those introductory texts that concentrate primarily on criminalistics. Covering a range of fundamental topics, it introduces newcomers to the field while providing the technical detail necessary to understand the field as a science. To this end the book is compatible with CRC lab manuals, including Forensic Science Laboratory Manual and Workbook, Third Edition (87193) and Crime Scene Processing and Laboratory Workbook (85425).

Praise for the Previous Edition:
"The first-hand experience of the authors and the use of real case studies, including photographs, captivate the reader. Even non-forensic science students and the general public would find this book interesting reading."
—Kieran F. Lim, Physical Sciences Educational Reviews, Vol. 7, No. 1

This updated third edition includes:

  • New material on forensic photography, crime scenes, and forensic pathology, including a chapter on Forensic Digital Photo Imaging
  • Simplified, easy-to-understand chapters on computer forensics and DNA analysis
  • Revised materials in each chapter to reflect advances in the field

New and More Extensive Teaching Materials:
An instructor’s guide with objectives, questions and answers, suggested activities, and material in electronic format is available upon qualifying course adoption.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781420064933
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/11/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
794
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

Forensic Pathology and Related Specialties

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

The Role of the Forensic Pathologist; Ronald K. Wright

Forensic Nursing; Janet S. Barber Duval, Catherine M. Dougherty, and Mary K.Sullivan

Investigation of Traumatic Deaths; Ronald K. Wright

Forensic Toxicology; John Joseph Fenton

Forensic Odontology; R. Tom Glass

Forensic Anthropology; Marcella H. Sorg and William D. Haglund

Forensic Taphonomy; William D. Haglund and Marcella H. Sorg

Forensic Entomology; Gail S. Anderson

Evaluation of the Crime Scene

Crime Scene Investigation; Marilyn T. Miller, Ed.D.

Forensic Digital Photo Imaging; Patrick Jones

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

The Identification and Characterization of Blood and Bloodstains; Robert P. Spalding

Identification of Biological Fluids and Stains; Andrew Greenfield and Monica M. Sloan

Forensic DNA: Technology, Applications, and the Law; Susan Herrero

Microanalysis and Examination of Trace Evidence; Thomas A. Kubic and Nicholas Petraco

Fingerprints; R. E. Gaensslen

Forensic Footwear Evidence; William J. Bodziak

Forensic Tire Tread and Tire Track Evidence; William J. Bodziak

Firearm and Tool Mark Examinations; Walter F. Rowe

Questioned Documents; Howard Seiden and Frank H. Norwitch

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

Informatics in Forensic Science; Zeno Geradts

Computer Crime and the Electronic Crime Scene; Thomas A. Johnson

Forensic Application of the Social Sciences

Forensic Psychology; Louis B. Schlesinger

Forensic Psychiatry; Robert L. Sadoff

Serial Offenders: Linking Cases by Modus Operandi and Signature; Robert D. Keppel

Criminal Personality Profiling; Michael R. Napier and Kenneth P. Baker

Legal and Ethical Issues in Forensic Science

Forensic Evidence; Terrence F. Kiely

Countering Chaos: Logic, Ethics, and the Criminal Justice System; Jon J. Nordby

Appendix A: Biohazard Safety Precautions

Appendix B: Forensic Web Sites

Appendix C: Trigonometric Tables: Sine and Tangent Functions

Appendix D: Metric Measurements and Equivalents

Glossary

Contributors

Index

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