The Forensic Examination and Interpretation of Tool Marks

The Forensic Examination and Interpretation of Tool Marks

by David Baldwin, John Birkett, Owen Facey, Gilleon Rabey
     
 

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The Forensic Examination and Interpretation of Tool Marks brings together key techniques and developments in the field of tool marks in forensic science and explains clearly how tool mark analysis can be used within forensic investigation.

The purpose of this book is to bring together as much of this information as possible in an accessible manner.

Overview

The Forensic Examination and Interpretation of Tool Marks brings together key techniques and developments in the field of tool marks in forensic science and explains clearly how tool mark analysis can be used within forensic investigation.

The purpose of this book is to bring together as much of this information as possible in an accessible manner. The book deals with all aspects of tool mark evidence from crime scene to courtroom. The examination of a wide variety of different tool marks are discussed, including those made by specific tools such as saws and in complex materials such as bone.

The general principles and techniques used in tool mark examinations can also be applied to some other closely related fields. Therefore, sections on the examination of manufacturing marks, including those on plastic film items, and physical fit comparisons are also included.

 The book will be of interest to a wide range of people and not just to tool mark examiners and people studying forensic science. It will be of use to crime scene examiners, officers investigating crimes where tool marks are found and members of the legal professions.

  • Brings together key techniques and developments within the field of tool mark investigation.
  • Includes material on examining tool marks at the crime scene and in the laboratory, interpretation and evaluation issues and how tool mark evidence should be presented in court.
  • Covers specialized tool mark examinations, manufacturing marks, including those on plastic film items, and physical fits.
  • Includes a large range of illustrations and photographs.
  • Invaluable reference for practicing forensic scientists, students of forensic sciences, members of the legal professions and crime scene investigators, enabling them to recognise the importance of tool marks within an investigation.
  • An extremely valuable resource in the on-going debate regarding the evidential value of tool marks in court.
  • Part of the ‘Essentials in Forensic Science’ book series.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“An excellent resource that would find a prominent place in an organisation’s library, a legal library and a forensic scientist’s personal library.” (The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences, 1 January 2015)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781119972457
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/16/2013
Series:
Essential Forensic Science Series
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
9.40(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

DAVID BALDWIN Baldwin Forensic Consultancy, Formerly of Forensic Science Service Ltd, London

JOHN BIRKETT Formerly of Forensic Science Service Ltd, London

OWEN FACEY Staffordshire University

GILLEON RABEY Formerly of Forensic Science Service Ltd, London

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