Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science, 13th edition

  • Richard Saferstein
  • Tiffany Roy

Overview

For introductory courses in Forensic Science and Crime Scene Investigation


A clear introduction to the technology of the modern crime laboratory for non-scientists

RevelTM Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science uses clear writing, case studies, and modern technology to reveal the essence of forensic science. The text aims to make the subject of forensic science clear and comprehensible to a wide variety of readers, from future forensic scientists to those curious about the subject. The nature of physical evidence is defined, and the limitations that technology and current knowledge impose on its individualization and characterization are examined. Updated throughout, the 13th Edition includes new information on interpreting blood stain patterns, genotyping, and bite mark comparison.


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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

Published by Pearson (November 24th 2020) - Copyright © 2021