Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science, 13th edition

  • Richard Saferstein, 
  • Tiffany Roy

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Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science presents a clear introduction to the technology of the modern crime laboratory for non-scientists. Authors Richard Saferstein and Tiffany Roy use clear writing, case studies and modern technology to reveal the essence of forensic science.

The authors make forensic science comprehensible to a wide variety of readers, from future forensic scientists to those curious about the subject. They define the nature of physical evidence and examine the limitations that technology and current knowledge impose upon its individualization and characterization.

The 13th Edition includes new information on interpreting blood stain patterns, genotyping and bite mark comparison.

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

ISBN-13: 9780137542512

Subject: Criminal Justice

Category: Victimology


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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