9780131391871

Forensic Science : From the Crime Scene to the Crime Lab

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  • ISBN13:

    9780131391871

  • ISBN10:

    0131391879

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/27/2011
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Summary

Forensic Science: From the Crime Scene to the Crime Lab, Second Edition, is designed to present forensic science in a straightforward and student-friendly format. Ideal for students with limited background in the sciences, topics are arranged to integrate scientific methodology with actual forensic applications. Discussions are focused on explaining state-of-the-art technology without delving into extraneous theories that may bore or overwhelm non-science students. Only the most relevant scientific and technological concepts are presented, keeping students focused on the practical knowledge they'll need in the field.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1        Introduction

Chapter 2        Securing and Searching the Crime Scene

Chapter 3        Recording the Crime Scene

Chapter 4        Collection of Crime-Scene Evidence

Chapter 5        Physical Evidence

Chapter 6        Death Investigation

Chapter 7        Crime-Scene Reconstruction

Chapter 8        Fingerprints

Chapter 9        Firearms, Toolmarks, and Other Impressions

Chapter 10      Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

Chapter 11      Drugs

Chapter 12      Forensic Toxicology

Chapter 13      Trace Evidence I: Hairs and Fibers

Chapter 14      Trace Evidence II: Paint, Glass, and Soil

Chapter 15      Biological Stain Analysis: DNA

Chapter 16      Forensic Aspects of Fire and Explosion Investigation

Chapter 17      Document Examination

Chapter 18      Computer Forensics

 

Appendix I      Guides to the Collection of Physical Evidence—FBI

Appendix II    Instructions for Collecting Gunshot Residue

Appendix III   Chemical Formulas for Latent Fingerprint Development

Appendix IV   Chemical Formulas for Development of Footwear Impressions in Blood

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