Fundamentals of Forensic Science / Edition 2
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Fundamentals of Forensic Science / Edition 2

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by Max M. Houck, Jay A. Siegel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0123749891

ISBN-13: 9780123749895

Pub. Date: 02/03/2010

Publisher: Elsevier Science

The second edition of Fundamentals of Forensic Science is thoroughly updated and revised to include the lates information and advances in the field. It presents a complete look at the core disiplines, emphasizing biology, chemistry, and physical sciences that underpin forensic science. Using real-life cases, Fundamentals of Forensic Science reflects

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The second edition of Fundamentals of Forensic Science is thoroughly updated and revised to include the lates information and advances in the field. It presents a complete look at the core disiplines, emphasizing biology, chemistry, and physical sciences that underpin forensic science. Using real-life cases, Fundamentals of Forensic Science reflects how professional forensic scientists work, not how forensic science academicians teach. The binding principles of forensic science are demonstrated: the transferred evidence; the context of those people, places, and things; and the meaningfulness of the physical evidence discovered along with its value in the justice system. A crime scene is a piece of recent history—with the evidence telling the story. Written by two of the leading experts in forensic science today, Fundamentals of Forensic Science approaches the field from a truly unique and exciting perspective.

Key Features
• Over 250 vivid, color illustrations that diagram key concepts and depict evidence encountered in the field
• Straightforward unit organization that includes key terms, numerous feature boxes emphasizing online resources, historical events and figures in forensic science, practical issues in laboratory analysis, and topics for further reading
• Effective pedagogy—including end-of-chapter questions—paired with a clear writing style makes this an invaluable resource for professors and students of forensic science

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780123749895
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
02/03/2010
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
661
Sales rank:
231,880
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Section I. Criminal Justice and Forensic Science CH1 Introduction CH2 Crime Scene Investigation CH3 The Nature of Evidence

Section II. Analytical Tools CH4 Microscopy CH5 Light and Matter CH6 Separation Methods

Section III. Biological Sciences CH7 Pathology CH8 Anthropology and Odontology CH9 Entomology CH10 Serology and Bloodstain Pattern Analysis CH11 DNA Analysis CH12 Forensic Hair Examinations

Section IV. Chemical Sciences CH13 Illicit Drugs CH14 Forensic Toxicology CH15 Textile Fibers CH16 Paint Analysis CH17 Soil and Glass CH18 Fires and Explosions

Section V. Physical Sciences CH19 Friction Ridge Examination CH20 Questioned Documents CH21 Firearms and Toolmarks CH22 Impression Evidence CH23 Forensic Engineering

Section VI. Legal and Forensic Science CH24 Digital Evidence and Computer Forensics CH25 Legal Aspects of Forensic Science

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