Forensic Science: From the Crime Scene to the Crime Lab, Second Edition, is designed to present forensic science in a straightforward and student-friendly format. Ideal for students with limited background in the sciences, topics are arranged to integrate scientific methodology with actual forensic applications. Discussions are focused on explaining state-of-the-art technology without delving into extraneous theories that may bore or overwhelm non-science students. Only the most relevant scientific and technological concepts are presented, keeping students focused on the practical knowledge they’ll need in the field.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Securing and Searching the Crime Scene
Chapter 3 Recording the Crime Scene
Chapter 4 Collection of Crime-Scene Evidence
Chapter 5 Physical Evidence
Chapter 6 Death Investigation
Chapter 7 Crime-Scene Reconstruction
Chapter 8 Fingerprints
Chapter 9 Firearms, Toolmarks, and Other Impressions
Chapter 10 Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
Chapter 11 Drugs
Chapter 12 Forensic Toxicology
Chapter 13 Trace Evidence I: Hairs and Fibers
Chapter 14 Trace Evidence II: Paint, Glass, and Soil
Chapter 15 Biological Stain Analysis: DNA
Chapter 16 Forensic Aspects of Fire and Explosion Investigation
Chapter 17 Document Examination
Chapter 18 Computer Forensics
Appendix I Guides to the Collection of Physical Evidence—FBI
Appendix II Instructions for Collecting Gunshot Residue
Appendix III Chemical Formulas for Latent Fingerprint Development
Appendix IV Chemical Formulas for Development of Footwear Impressions in Blood
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