More Chemistry and Crime: From Marsh Arsenic Test to DNA Profile / Edition 1

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Overview

This sequel to the best-selling ^IChemistry and Crime^R presents the development of major forensic methods and their basis in academic science. It covers forensic disciplines and techniques such as detection of arsenic, forensic toxicology, dust analysis, examination of arson evidence, and DNA typing. It also illustrates the use of forensic science testimony for courtroom cases and provides a history of DNA applications by one of the leading practitioners, David H.
Bing. A review of the field by the late Ralph Turner provides an historical perspective of forensic science. The book also includes an entertaining discussion of forensic science in detective fiction by
S.M. Gerber.
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"The recent publicity generated by trials such as those of O.J. Simpson and Louise Woodward has brought to the attention of the general public the use of forensic chemistry in both prosecution and defense. This very readable book presents the development of major forensics methods and their basis in academic science. It is easy to read and follow. One does not need to have a great knowledge of chemistry to follow this fascinating area." --Microchemical Journal

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For general readers who were not satiated by the 1983 "Chemistry and Crime: From Sherlock Holmes to Today's Courtroom" or would like an update on recent developments in forensic science. The ten contributions include historical reviews and discussions of forensic dust analysis, the comparison microscope, the expert witness, forensic science in detective fiction, and other topics. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780841234062
  • Publisher: American Chemical Society
  • Publication date: 5/28/1997
  • Series: American Chemical Society Publication Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Historical Perspectives in Forensic Science, R. Turner
2. A Historical Perspective on the Role of Forensic Biology Crime Investigation, R. Shaler
3. A Brief History of the Development and Use of Forensic DNA Typing System, D. Bing
4. Forensic Dust Analysis, N. Petraco
5. Pioneers of Forensic Science Laboratory Examination of Arson Evidence, C.R. Midkiff
6. The Microscope in Forensic Science, D. Stoney and P.M. Dougherty
7. Milestones of Forensic Toxicology, M. Stajic
8. The Search for Arsenic, R.H. Goldsmith
9. The History of the Forensic Expert Witness in the Courtroom, J. Siegel
10. Forensic Science in Detective Fiction, S. Gerber

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