Opportunities in Forensic Science / Edition 2

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Get started in a position that has a future and is financially rewarding. Opportunities in Forensic Science Careers provides you with a complete overview of the job possibilities, salary figures, and experience required to enter the field of forensics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071545334
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 9/19/2008
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 680,163
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword ix Acknowledgments xv
1 Forensic Science Fields 1 Role of forensic sciences Forensic science fields Other forensic disciplines Forensic science and the law Sample job titles Training Sample programs Job settings Working conditions Salaries for forensic scientists
2 Forensic Evidence 19 Crime scene reconstruction Specializations Credentials for criminalists Sample jobs Firsthand accounts A final thought
3 Accident and Fire Investigation 43 Role of investigators Training for investigators Salaries Sample jobs Firsthand accounts A final thought
4 Forensic Medicine 61 Forensic pathology Forensic dentistry and odontology Forensic nursing Sample jobs Firsthand account A final thought
5 Forensic Anthropology 87 Branches of anthropology Training Job settings Finding a job Salaries Sample job Firsthand account A final thought
6 Forensic Psychology and Psychiatry 103 Legal issues Work settings Training for forensic psychologists and psychiatrists Forensic social work and mental health counseling Training for forensic social workers and counselors Psychiatric technicians Salaries Sample jobs Firsthand accounts A final thought
7 Emerging Forensic Science Fields 131 Forensic computer and cyber investigations Forensic accounting Forensic economics Forensic engineering Forensic architecture Wildlife forensics Sample jobs A final thought Appendix Professional Associations 153 Further Reading 167
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