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Forensic Science: From the Crime Scene to the Crime Lab, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Richard Saferstein

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: May 12, 2008

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Intro to Forensic Science courses - in CJ, Forensic Science, Chemistry programs


A new first edition by the # 1 author in Forensic Science (Richard Saferstein) Forensic Science: From theCrime Scene to the Crime Lab is designed to present forensic science in a very straightforward & student-friendly format.  A textbook in forensic science can quickly overwhelm students who have little or no course work in basic science.  While a text in Forensic Science cannot avoid a discussion of some basic science principles, it can be done in a fashion that does not confuse the student.  This text does just that!  From one of the most well-known Forensic Science experts in this country...Richard Saferstein brings Forensic Science: From the Crime Scene to the Crime Lab.

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: Crime Scene Reconstruction


Chapter 7: Fingerprints


Chapter 8: Firearms, Toolmarks, and Other Impressions


Chapter 9: Bloodstain Pattern Analysis


Chapter 10: Drugs


Chapter 11: Forensic Toxicology


Chapter 12: Trace Evidence I: Hairs and Fibers


Chapter 13: Trace Evidence II: Paint, Glass, and Soil


Chapter 14: Biological Stain Analysis: DNA


Chapter 15: Forensic Aspects of Fire Investigation


Chapter 16: Forensic Investigation of Explosions


Chapter 17: Document Examination


Chapter 18: Computer Forensics


Chapter 19: Forensic Science and the Internet


Appendix I: Guides to the Collection of Physical Evidence


Appendix II: Instructions for Collecting Gunshot Residue


Appendix III: Chemical Formulas for Latent Fingerprint Development


Appendix IV: Chemical Formulas for Development of Footwear Imprints in Blood



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Forensic Science: From the Crime Scene to the Crime Lab, CourseSmart eTextbook
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$75.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-501848-4