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Forensic Science, 4th edition

  • Andrew RW Jackson
  • Julie M Jackson
  • Harry Mountain
  • Daniel Brearley
Forensic Science

ISBN-13: 9781292088181

Includes: Paperback

4th edition

Published by Pearson Canada (August 30th 2016) - Copyright © 2017

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  • Paperback

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Overview

This book is the perfect starting point for any newcomer to the field of forensic science. It examines the entire process of conducting forensic science, from the collection of evidence at the crime scene, through the examination and evaluation of that evidence, to the presentation of scientific findings in court. The book is scientifically rigorous but written in a friendly and engaging style making it the ideal companion for undergraduate students beginning a forensic science course; as background for MSc students; as a reference for related professions such as lawyers or police officers; or simply for the casual reader who wants to learn more about this fascinating area.

Table of contents

  • Chapter 1: Introduction to forensic science
  • Chapter 2: The crime scene
  • Chapter 3: Trace and contact evidence
  • Chapter 4: Trace and contact evidence Part II: Fingerprints and other marks and impressions
  • Chapter 5: The examination of body fluids, including bloodstain pattern analysis
  • Chapter 6: The analysis of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA): DNA profiling
  • Chapter 7: Forensic toxicology and drugs of abuse
  • Chapter 8: Questioned documents
  • Chapter 9: Firearms
  • Chapter 10: Fires
  • Chapter 11: Explosions and explosives
  • Chapter 12: The recovery and forensic examination of human remains
  • Chapter 13: Statistics and the analysis, interpretation and evaluation of evidence
  • Chapter 14: Forensic science in court

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