Fundamentals of Forensic Science / Edition 2

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Overview

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

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"[A] complete look at the core disciplines, emphasizing biology, chemistry, and physical sciences that underpin forensic science. For example, a chapter on "Forensic Hair Examinations" begins by explaining how hair grows and its microanatomy, before moving on to discuss how to differentiate between human and non-human hair, how to estimate the ethnicity or ancestry of an individual from hair, and the process of comparing a known hair sample to a questioned hair. It is written and organized in a logical and practical manner that engages the reader to learn more."—Evidence Technology Magazine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123749895
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 2/3/2010
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 661
  • Sales rank: 330,076
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Max M. Houck is an internationally-recognized forensic expert who has worked federal and local laboratories, the private sector, and academia. His casework includes the Branch Davidian Investigation, the September 11 attacks on the Pentagon, the D.B. Cooper case, and the West Memphis Three case, among hundreds of others. He serves on a variety of committees, including for Interpol. Dr. Houck has published widely and is a founding Editor of the journal Forensic Science Policy and Management and has also co-authored numerous books. Dr. Houck is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Dr. Houck lives and works in Washington, DC.

Jay Siegel, PhD is retired Director of the Forensic and Investigative Sciences Program and Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. He was Director of the Forensic Science Program at Michigan State University for 25 years from 1980-2004 until his retirement as Professor Emeritus. Dr. Siegel is a Distinguished Member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and was named as Distinguished Alumni Scholar by his alma mater, George Washington University in 2011. He is co-editor of Forensic Science Policy and Management: An International Journal. He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences Forensic Science Committee from 2006-09.

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Table of Contents

Section I. Criminal Justice and Forensic Science
CH1 The Practice of Forensic Science
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
CH24 Digital Evidence and Computer Forensics
Section VI. Legal and Forensic Science
CH25 Legal Aspects of Forensic Science

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