Forensic Science, 4th Edition
©2017 |Pearson | Available
Dr Andrew R.W. Jackson, Staffordshire University
Dr Julie M. Jackson
Dr Harry Mountain, Staffordshire University
Mr Daniel Brearley, Staffordshire University
©2017 |Pearson | Available
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.
· Minimising cognitive bias (Chapter 1)
· The application of the ACE-V method in the examination of fingermark evidence (Chapter 4)
· The use of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) agents in criminal acts (Chapter 11)
· Contemporaneous note taking (Chapter 14)
· Recording the crime scene using three-dimensional imaging systems (Chapter 2)
· Evidential versus intelligence use of forensic science (Chapter 13)
· Streamlined Forensic Reporting (Chapter 14)
New worked examples.
· The application of the Bayesian approach to evidence evaluation (Chapter 3)
· The Case Assessment and Interpretation Model (Chapter 13)
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
Professor Andrew Jackson is the Academic Group Leader of Forensic and Crime Science at Staffordshire University, UK.
Dr Julie Jackson is a freelance science writer, with a background in biology.
Dr Harry Mountain (guest author of Chapter 6) is a Senior Lecturer in molecular biology at Staffordshire University, UK, with a special interest in forensic genetics.
Mr Dan Brearley (guest author of Section 2.5, Chapter 2) has acted as a digital forensics expert witness in many cases heard in the Criminal and Civil Courts over the last eight years.
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