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Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science, CourseSmart eTextbook, 10th Edition

By Richard Saferstein

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Feb 11, 2010

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For courses in Intro to Forensic Science in CJ, Forensic Science, and Chemistry programs.


Criminalistics is the definitive source for forensic science because it makes the technology of the modern crime laboratory clear to the non-scientist.  Written by a well-known authority, the text covers the comprehensive realm of forensics and its role in criminal investigations. Physical evidence collection and preservation techniques are examined in detail–including chapters on Computer Forensics and DNA. This edition features a new chapter on crime-scene reconstruction, two lab manuals and an interactive website. By referencing real cases throughout, Criminalistics, 10e captures the pulse and intensity of forensic science investigations and the attention of the busiest student.

Table of Contents

1.      Introduction

2.      The Crime Scene

3.      Physical Evidence

4.      Physical Properties: Glass and Soil

5.      Organic Analysis

6.      Inorganic Analysis

7.      The Microscope

8.      Drugs

9.      Forensic Toxicology

10.  Forensic Serology

11.  DNA: The Indispensable Forensic Science Tool

12.  Crime-Scene Reconstruction: Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

13.  Hairs, Fibers, and Paint

14.  Forensic Aspects of Fire Investigation

15.  Forensic Investigation of Explosions

16.  Fingerprints

17.  Firearms, Tool marks, and Other Impressions

18.  Document Examination

19.  Computer Forensics

20.  The Future

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$83.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-504983-9