9780763777319

Criminalistics : Forensic Science, Crime and Terrorism

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  • ISBN13:

    9780763777319

  • ISBN10:

    0763777315

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 7/23/2010
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

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Criminalistics: Forensic Science, Crime and Terrorism, Second Edition introduces readers with no background in biology or chemistry, To the study of forensic science, crime analysis and application. Principle topics such as fingerprint identification, DNA, paint and glass analysis, drug toxicology, and forensic soil characterization are thoroughly explained in a reader-friendly manner. Unlike other texts available on this topic, this Second Edition is updated to include comprehensive coverage on important homeland security issues including explosives, weapons of mass destruction, and cybercrime. Key Features: New case studies and updated sections on analysis of fingerprints and questioned documents offer recent developments and findings in this critical field. Two new chapters on Chemistry and Biology equip readers with the foundation and tools necessary to understand more advanced topics. Extensive updating of Chapter 11 "Drug Use and Abuse," provides the latest methods of drug testing and analysis by federal and state law enforcement agencies.

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