Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques, Second Edition

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Stuart H. James, Jon J. Nordby, Suzanne Bell, Jon J. Nordby, Ph.D.
CRC Press, Feb 10, 2005 - Law - 778 pages
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Written by highly respected forensic scientists and legal practitioners, Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques, Second Edition covers the latest theories and practices in areas such as DNA testing, toxicology, chemistry of explosives and arson, and vehicle accident reconstruction. This second edition offers a cutting-edge presentation of criminalistics and related laboratory subjects, including many exciting new features.

What's New in the Second Edition

  • New chapter on forensic entomology
  • New chapter on forensic nursing
  • Simplified DNA chapter
  • More coverage of the chemistry of explosives and ignitable liquids
  • Additional information on crime reconstruction
  • Revised to include more investigation in computer forensics
  • Complete revisions of engineering chapters
  • New appendices showing basic principles of physics, math, and chemistry in forensic science
  • More questions and answers in the Instructor's Guide
  • Updated references and cases throughout
  • An extensive glossary of terms
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    Contents

    Here We Stand What a Forensic Scientist Does
    1
    Forensic Pathology and Related Specialties
    13
    The Role of the Forensic Pathologist
    15
    Forensic Nursing
    27
    Investigation of Traumatic Deaths
    43
    Forensic Toxicology
    61
    Forensic Odontology
    79
    Forensic Anthropology
    99
    Forensic Engineering
    469
    Structural Failures
    471
    Basic Fire and Explosion Investigation
    489
    Vehicular Accident Reconstruction
    511
    Cybertechnology and Forensic Science
    533
    Use of Computers in Forensic Science
    535
    Investigation of ComputerRelated Crime
    553
    Forensic Application of the Social Sciences
    571

    Forensic Taphonomy
    119
    Forensic Entomology
    135
    Evaluation of the Crime Scene
    165
    Crime Scene Investigation
    167
    Recognition of Bloodstain Patterns
    189
    Forensic Science in the Laboratory
    217
    The Forensic Laboratory
    219
    Identification and Characterization of Blood and Bloodstains
    237
    Identification of Biological Fluids and Stains
    261
    Techniques of DNA Analysis
    279
    Microanalysis and Examination of Trace Evidence
    315
    Fingerprints
    341
    Forensic Footwear Evidence
    361
    Forensic Tire Impression and Tire Track Evidence
    377
    Firearm and Tool Mark Examinations
    391
    Questioned Documents
    423
    Analysis of Controlled Substances
    441
    Forensic Psychology
    573
    Forensic Psychiatry
    593
    Serial Offenders Linking Cases by Modus Operandi and Signature
    605
    Criminal Personality Profiling
    615
    Legal and Ethical Issues in Forensic Science
    635
    Countering Chaos Logic Ethics and the Criminal Justice System
    637
    Forensic Evidence
    649
    Legal Issues in Forensic DNA
    667
    DNA Advisory Board DAB Guidelines
    683
    Biohazard Safety Precautions
    695
    Forensic Websites
    701
    Trigonometric Tables Sine and Tangent Functions
    707
    Metric Measurements and Equivalents
    709
    Glossary
    713
    Contributor Biographies
    737
    Index
    753
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    James-James & Asso. Forensic Consultants, Inc., Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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