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For introductory courses in criminalistics and forensic science, and courses in crime scene investigation.
A straightforward, student-friendly primer on forensics
Ideal for nonscientists, Forensic Science: From the Crime Scene to the Crime Lab provides a stimulating, accessible introduction to forensic science. The authors focus on the practical applications of forensic technologies, integrating scientific methodology 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 significant new information, including content on body worn cameras, the FBI Next Generation Identification system, and the Combined DNA Indexing System, plus a new chapter on forensic biometrics and facial recognition.
Forensic Science: From the Crime Scene to the Crime Lab, 4th Edition, is also available via Revel™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.
Table of contents
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
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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