Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science, 13th edition

  • Richard Saferstein, 
  • Tiffany Roy

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Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science is your introduction to the technology of the modern crime laboratory. Aimed at non-scientists, the text will allow you to grasp the essence of forensic science, supported in your learning by clear writing and case studies. You'll come away with a clear definition of the nature of physical evidence, and an understanding of the limitations that technology and current knowledge impose on its individualization and characterization.

The 13th Edition has been updated throughout and includes new information on interpreting blood stain patterns, genotyping, and bite mark comparison. Numerous case files have also been added to select chapters to illustrate how forensic technology has been applied to solving crimes of notoriety.

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

ISBN-13: 9780137542512

Subject: Criminal Justice

Category: Criminalistics & Forensic Science

Table of contents

Brief Contents

  • Introduction
  • The Crime Scene
  • Physical Evidence
  • Crime-Scene Reconstruction: Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
  • Death Investigation
  • Fingerprints
  • Forensic Biometrics
  • The Microscope
  • Firearms, Tool Marks, and Other Impressions
  • Matter, Light, and Glass Examination
  • Hairs and Fibers
  • Drugs
  • Forensic Toxicology
  • Metals, Paint, and Soil
  • Forensic Serology
  • DNA: The Indispensable Forensic Science Tool
  • Forensic Aspects of Fire and Explosion Investigation
  • Document Examination
  • Computer Forensics
  • Mobile Device Forensics

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