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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, Jon J. Nordby, Ph.D.
 

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:
    8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.90(d)

    Table of Contents

    Here We Stand: What a Forensic Scientist Does, Nordby
    Section I, Forensic Pathology and Related Specialties
    The Role of the Forensic Pathologist, Wright
    Forensic Nursing, Dougherty, Duval, Sullivan
    Investigation of Traumatic Death, Wright
    Forensic Toxicology, Fenton
    Forensic Odontology, Glass
    Forensic Anthropology, Sorg
    Forensic Taphonomy, Haglund
    Forensic Entomology, Anderson
    Section II, Evaluation of the Crime Scene
    Crime Scene Investigation, Miller
    Recognition of Bloodstain Patterns, James, Kish, and Sutton
    Section III, Forensic Science in the Laboratory
    The Forensic Laboratory, Netzel
    Identification and Characterization of Blood and Bloodstains, Spalding
    Identification of Biological Fluids and Strains, Greenfield and Sloan
    Techniques of DNA Analysis, Duncan, Tracey, and Stauffer
    Microanalysis and Examination of Trace Evidence, Kubic and Petraco
    Fingerprints, Gaensslen and Young
    Forensic Footwear Evidence, Bodziak
    Forensic Tire Impression and Tire Track Evidence, Bodziak
    Firearm and Tool Mark Examinations, Rowe
    Questioned Documents, Norwitch and Seiden
    Analysis of Controlled Substances, Christian
    Section IV, Forensic Engineering
    Structural Failures, Noon
    Basic Fire and Explosion Investigation, Redsicker
    Vehiclar Accident Reconstruction, Noon
    Section V, Cybertechnology and Forensic Science
    Use of Computers in Forensic Science, Geradts
    Investigation of Computer-Related Crime, Stephenson
    Section VI, Forensic Application of the Social Sciences
    Forensic Psychology, Schlesinger
    Forensic Psychiatry, Sadoff
    Serial Offenders:Linking Cases by Modus Operandi and Signature, Keppel
    Criminal Personality Profiling, Napier and Baker
    Section VII, Legal and Ethical Issues in Forensic Science
    Countering Chaos: Logic, Ethics and the Criminal Justice System, Nordby
    Forensic Evidence, Kiely
    Legal Issues in Forensic DNA Analysis, Herrero
    Appendices
    Glossary

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