Forensic Techniquesby Rebecca Stefoff
Since Ancient Times, people have harnessed the power of science to solve crimes. The use of science in criminal investigation, known as forensics, is now one of the fastest-growing fields in law enforcement. Forensic Techniques guides readers through this fascinating field, from early landmarks to ongoing cases. Along the way, Forensic Techniques walks through the stages of a crime scene investigation, highlights the importance of proper evidence handling, and goes inside the morgue where autopsies are performed. Key crime-solving tools such as fingerprinting and DNA testing are explained. Finally, a detailed case history shows how forensic science has brought a variety of tools to solving the mystery of an unknown murder victim found in the mountains of California.
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