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Forensics, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Ayn Embar-Seddon, Allan Pass

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Sep 16, 2008

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For courses in Introduction to Forensics.

 

This easy to read, comprehensive primer is written by criminal justice professionals specifically for criminal justice students. It reviews 89 specific and timely forensic areas of academic investigation and its discussions are tempered with significant day-to-day field application experience. Its chapter-opening outlines and end-of-chapter learning features strive to make the material relevant for readers and its goal is to encourage students to understand how they will use forensic science in the criminal justice field.

Table of Contents

SECTION ONE: BACKGROUND MATERIAL

1.      Introduction to Forensics

2.      The History of Forensics

 

SECTION TWO: PROCESSING THE EVIDENCE

3.      The Importance of the Crime Scene

4.      The Crime Laboratory

 

SECTION THREE: DRUGS, DOCUMENTS, AND DOORJAMBS

5.      Toxicology, Drugs, and Chemical Analysis

6.      Document Analysis, Computer Forensics, and Fraud Investigation

7.      Burglary, Theft, and Accident Investigation

 

SECTION FOUR: VIOLENT FELONIES

8.      The Process of Dying and Death Investigation

9.      DNA

10.  Assault, Abuse, and Sexual Crimes

 

SECTION FIVE: LARGE CRIME SCENES; FORENSIC MENTAL HEALTH

11.  Arson, Explosives and Mass Casualties

12.  Forensic Mental Health

 

SECTION SIX: IN THE COURTROOM AND THE FUTURE OF FORENSICS

13.  In the Courtroom

14.  An International Perspective and a Look Toward the Future

 

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$40.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-504391-2