Forensic Science: From the Crime Scene to the Crime Lab, 4th edition

  • Richard Saferstein, 
  • Tiffany Roy

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Forensic Science: From the Crime Scene to the Crime Lab is a stimulating, accessible introduction to forensic science that is ideal for nonscientists. The authors focus on practical applications of forensic technologies, integrating scientific methods into discussions of forensic applications. A major focus is the role of the crime-scene investigator in preserving, recording and collecting physical evidence at the crime scene.

The 4th Edition includes new information on body worn cameras, the FBI Next Generation Identification system, and the Combined DNA Indexing System. It also has a new chapter on forensic biometrics and facial recognition. Numerous case files have been added to select chapters to illustrate how forensic technology is applied to solving crimes of notoriety.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2019

ISBN-13: 9780137495498

Subject: Criminal Justice

Category: Criminal Investigation


1. Introduction
2. Securing and Searching the Crime Scene
3. Recording the Crime Scene
4. Collection of Crime-Scene Evidence
5. Physical Evidence
6. Death Investigation
7. Crime-Scene Reconstruction
8. Forensic Biometrics: Fingerprints and Facial Recognition
9. Firearms, Tool Marks, and Other Impressions
10. Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
11. Drugs
12. Forensic Toxicology
13. Trace Evidence I: Hairs and Fibers
14. Trace Evidence II: Paint, Glass, and Soil
15. Biological Stain Analysis: DNA
16. Forensic Aspects of Fire and Explosion Investigation
17. Document Examination
18. Computer Forensics
19. Digital and Multimedia Forensics: Cell Phones, Video, and Audio

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