Current Perspectives from InfoTrac Forensics

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2012-07-26
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing

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This reader's timely articles-selected by an expert in the field from the extensive InfoTrac® database-allow for a broader, deeper exploration of criminal justice than is possible with standard textbooks. Along with the reader, you receive access to the InfoTrac® online library, which features articles from thousands of popular and scholarly publications. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Evidence and the Crime Scenep. 1
Forensic Scientist Describes Crime-Scene Processing at Waseca Murder Sitep. 3
UPDATE: SBI Agent Testifies About Processing Crime Scene at Flowers Homep. 6
Fibers and Dog Hair Evidence: Is It Real Evidence? An Update on the Atlanta Child Murdersp. 15
Luminous Lip-Prints as Criminal Evidencep. 20
Digging Up Clues: Research On Buried Blow Flies Will Help Crime Scene Investigatorsp. 25
An Unusual Appearance of a Common Pollen Type Indicates the Scene of the Crimep. 29
Plan Would Let Officers Create a Perimeter around Crime Scenesp. 39
Investigating the Future: Lessons from the "Scene of the Crime"p. 41
Blood Evidencep. 49
Forensic Scientist: DNA Ties Murder Suspect to Troy Killingsp. 51
Crime Scene DNA can Lead to Knock on Relative's Doorp. 52
Yissum Develops Novel Method for Forensic DNA Profilingp. 58
Families and Forensic DNA Profilesp. 60
Crime Scene, DNA Focus of Testimony in Murder Trialp. 66
When DNA Evidence Suggests 'InnocentĘ Some Prosecutors Cling to 'Maybe"p. 68
Excellence in Policing Award for Forensic DNA Convictionsp. 72
Forensic DNA Shown to Lower Crime Rates and Decrease Property Lossp. 76
Unmasking Scientific Controversies: Forensic DNA Analysis in Canadian Legal Cases of Sexual Assaultp. 79
Fingerprint and Trace Evidencep. 97
Defense Challenges Fingerprint Evidence in Murder Trialp. 99
Maryland Judge Rubs Out Fingerprint Evidencep. 101
Nature of Clothing Isn't Evidence in Rape Cases, Florida Law Saysp. 105
Suspects Checked for Links to Other Home Invasions: Clothing, Other Evidence May Be Clues, Police Sayp. 107
Detecting Liesp. 109
Tessling On My Brain: The Future of Lie Detection and Brain Privacy in the Criminal Justice Systemp. 111
Surfing Brain Waves: fMRI for Lie Detection: A Possible New Lie-Detector Technologyp. 128
Professor Dubious about New Lie Detectorsp. 131
True Lies: Cutting-Edge Technology Has Renewed the Search for a Better Lie Detectorp. 132
The Crime Lab and Ballisticsp. 147
Inside the DoD's Crime Lab: Digging for Digital Dirtp. 149
The Current Status of GSR Examinations: Gunshot Residue Examinationsp. 155
New Orleans Cops Challenge Ballisticsp. 164
Teen Faces Murder Charges in Chester after Ballistics Testsp. 166
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