Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques / Edition 2 by Stuart H. James | 9780849327476 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
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

Overview

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
  • 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

    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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