Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques / Edition 2

Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques / Edition 2

by Stuart H. James
     
 

ISBN-10: 0849327474

ISBN-13: 9780849327476

Pub. Date: 02/28/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Written by highly respected forensic scientists and legal practitioners, Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques, Second Edition covers the latest theories and practices in areas such as DNA testing, toxicology, chemistry of explosives and arson, and vehicle accident reconstruction. This second edition offers a cutting-edge…  See more details below

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Written by highly respected forensic scientists and legal practitioners, Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques, Second Edition covers the latest theories and practices in areas such as DNA testing, toxicology, chemistry of explosives and arson, and vehicle accident reconstruction. This second edition offers a cutting-edge presentation of criminalistics and related laboratory subjects, including many exciting new features.

What's New in the Second Edition

  • New chapter on forensic entomology
  • New chapter on forensic nursing
  • Simplified DNA chapter
  • More coverage of the chemistry of explosives and ignitable liquids
  • Additional information on crime reconstruction
  • Revised to include more investigation in computer forensics
  • Complete revisions of engineering chapters
  • New appendices showing basic principles of physics, math, and chemistry in forensic science
  • More questions and answers in the Instructor's Guide
  • Updated references and cases throughout
  • An extensive glossary of terms
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    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780849327476
    Publisher:
    Taylor & Francis
    Publication date:
    02/28/2005
    Edition description:
    REV
    Pages:
    778
    Product dimensions:
    8.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.90(d)

    Table of Contents

    Ch. 1Here we stand : what a forensic scientist does1
    Ch. 2The role of the forensic pathologist15
    Ch. 3Forensic nursing27
    Ch. 4Investigation of traumatic deaths43
    Ch. 5Forensic toxicology61
    Ch. 6Forensic odontology79
    Ch. 7Forensic anthropology99
    Ch. 8Forensic taphonomy119
    Ch. 9Forensic entomology135
    Ch. 10Crime scene investigation167
    Ch. 11Recognition of bloodstain patterns189
    Ch. 12The forensic laboratory219
    Ch. 13Identification and characterization of blood and bloodstains237
    Ch. 14Identification of biological fluids and stains261
    Ch. 15Techniques of DNA analysis279
    Ch. 16Microanalysis and examination of trace evidence315
    Ch. 17Fingerprints341
    Ch. 18Forensic footwear evidence361
    Ch. 19Forensic tire impression and tire track evidence377
    Ch. 20Firearm and tool mark examinations391
    Ch. 21Questioned documents423
    Ch. 22Analysis of controlled substances441
    Ch. 23Structural failures471
    Ch. 24Basic fire and explosion investigation489
    Ch. 25Vehicular accident reconstruction511
    Ch. 26Use of computers in forensic science535
    Ch. 27Investigation of computer-related crime553
    Ch. 28Forensic psychology573
    Ch. 29Forensic psychiatry593
    Ch. 30Serial offenders : linking cases by modus operandi and signature605
    Ch. 31Criminal personality profiling615
    Ch. 32Countering chaos : logic, ethics, and the criminal justice system637
    Ch. 33Forensic evidence649
    Ch. 34Legal issues in forensic DNA667
    App. ADNA Advisory Board (DAB) guidelines683
    App. BBiohazard safety precautions695
    App. CForensic Websites701
    App. DTrigonometric tables : sine and tangent functions707

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