Forensic Science

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Overview

From dandruff to DNA, from ammunition to infrared spectrophotometry, forensic scientists employ the commonplace and the esoteric to get their man or woman. Forensic Science is the only comprehensive reference work accessible to nonexperts on this fast-changing and ever-fascinating field of criminological study. Readers will learn how the latest scientific breakthroughs and the well-honed instincts of forensics experts come together to provide the clues and amass the evidence to bring America's most notorious criminals to justice.

From famous firsts in forensics to possible future developments in the science, the expert team of contributors put together by William Tilstone, executive director of the National Forensic Science Technology Center, examines techniques and technologies, key cases, critical controversies, and ethical and legal issues.

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Editorial Reviews

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"A superbly organized and presented textbook on the subject, Forensic Science is very strongly recommended for students of forensics, as well as the nonspecialist general reader with an interest in forensic science as practiced daily in virtually every community in the country."

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Wisconsin Bookwatch

"This volume provides an introduction to the history of forensic science and the techniques that investigators use to solve crimes. … The authors of this work have a scholarly approach, emphasizing history and defining techniques. Forensic Science is a useful resource for public and academic libraries."

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Booklist

"Ultimately, this new encyclopedia is not only a good research tool, but also a fascinating read. Highly recommended for high school, college, and public libraries."

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Reference & User Services Quarterly

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576071946
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/24/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 316
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

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