Forensics

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Published:
October 17, 2014
Author(s):
Mark Okuda, Frank H. Stephenson, PhD.
One failing of many forensic science textbooks is the isolation of chapters into compartmentalized units. This format prevents students from understanding the connection between material learned in previous chapters with that of the current chapter. Using a unique format, A Hands-On Introduction to 
Published:
October 14, 2014
Author(s):
Paola A. Prada, Allison M. Curran, Kenneth G. Furton
During the last decade, a significant number of scientific studies have supported the use of human scent as a biometric tool and indicator of the presence, or absence, of an individual at a crime scene. These findings even extend to conducting scent identification line-ups with suspects. Human 
Published:
September 26, 2014
Author(s):
Ted Vosk, Ashley F. Emery
Forensic metrology is the application of scientific measurement to the investigation and prosecution of crime. Forensic measurements are relied upon to determine breath and blood alcohol and drug concentrations, weigh seized drugs, perform accident reconstruction, and for many other applications. 
Published:
September 26, 2014
Author(s):
W. Mark Dale, Wendy S. Becker
New technologies, including DNA and digital databases that can compare known and questioned exemplars, have transformed forensic science and greatly impacted the investigative process. They have also made the work more complicated. Obtaining proper resources to provide quality and timely forensic 
Published:
August 07, 2014
Author(s):
Bradley Richard Graham
Child abuse cases are unique in that they involve seldomly witnessed acts. A nonverbal victim and a silent perpetrator will often lead to a stalling of the investigation and the judicial process. Effective Child Abuse Investigation for the Multi-Disciplinary Team is a practical guide for law 
Published:
July 14, 2014
Author(s):
Ioana Gloria Petrisor
A Practical Guide to Environmental Crime Scene Investigations Releasing contaminants into the environment—whether deliberate or unintentional—can be thought of as a crime against the environment. The role of environmental forensics is to identify and prevent environmental pollution, or crimes. 
Published:
June 23, 2014
Author(s):
Jan E. Leestma
The field of forensic neuropathology covers such controversial topics as the effects of repeated brain trauma in football players and how babies probably cannot die from being shaken. Jan Leestma is one of the most respected voices in this area. A timely update to his classic reference, Forensic 
Published:
May 14, 2014
Author(s):
Michael S. Maloney, Donald Housman, Ross M. Gardner
Those tasked with investigating crime scenes come from a variety of backgrounds and varying levels of experience. Crime Scene Investigation Procedural Guide gives the novice investigator the procedures for almost any crime scene imaginable while providing the seasoned pro a ready reference for 
Published:
April 28, 2014
Author(s):
R.T. Wyant, Thomas Burns
Force used to quell out-of-control demonstrations or detain unruly individuals can result in litigation and bad press for law enforcement agencies. Injury or loss of life can best be avoided if agencies have accurate knowledge and proper training in less lethal options. Risk Management of Less 
Published:
March 27, 2014
Author(s):
Rhonda Williams, PhD., F-ABC, Roger Kahn, PhD., F-ABC
DNA evidence collected from death scenes is an essential tool for law enforcement, death investigators, and forensic pathologists—providing insights into cause and manner of death as well as the identification of the responsible person or persons. Ineffective collection procedures raise the risk of 

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