Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science

Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science, 13th edition

  • Richard Saferstein, 
  • Tiffany Roy

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Overview

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

Table of contents

  1. Introduction
  2. The Crime Scene
  3. Physical Evidence
  4. Crime-Scene Reconstruction: Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
  5. Death Investigation
  6. Fingerprints
  7. Forensic Biometrics
  8. The Microscope
  9. Firearms, Tool Marks, and Other Impressions 
  10. Matter, Light, and Glass Examination
  11. Hairs and Fibers
  12. Drugs
  13. Forensic Toxicology
  14. Metals, Paint, and Soil
  15. Forensic Serology
  16. DNA: The Indispensable Forensic Science Tool
  17. Forensic Aspects of Fire and Explosion Investigation
  18. Document Examination
  19. Computer Forensics
  20. Mobile Device Forensics

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