The Facts On File Dictionary of Forensic Science contains approximately 1,800 cross-referenced entries representing the basic concepts found in this evolving interdisciplinary science, which incorporates topics from other scientific disciplines, including biology, chemistry, Earth science, physics, and anthropology. The dictionary offers concise, informative definitions of the fundamental terms, concepts, practices, tools, applications, and cases in forensic science. In addition to 80 line drawings and photographs, the dictionary includes a bibliography of print and Web resources and five other helpful appendixes -- on common abbreviations and acronyms, the periodic table of elements, common units, conversion factors, and prefixes -- and diagrams of the human skeleton and skull. The Facts On File Dictionary of Forensic Science will benefit students, teachers, university and public libraries, as well as professionals in forensic science or related fields seeking comprehensive coverage of this widely publicized area of science.
Table of Contents
|Entries A to Z||1|
|I.||Bibliographies and Web Resources||264|
|II.||Common Abbreviations and Acronyms||269|
|III.||Periodic Table of the Elements||273|
|IV.||Common Units, Conversion Factors, and Prefixes||275|