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

Stuart H. James, Jon J. Nordby, Suzanne Bell

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February 20, 2009 by CRC Press
Textbook - 800 Pages - 381 Color
ISBN 9781420064933 - CAT# 64932

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Features

  • Features contributions from top experts in the field discussing their own cases
  • Contains 400 photographs, most in color
  • Appropriate for high school and university students
  • Includes the technical detail necessary to understand the breadth of the science
  • Highlights words in the text that are defined in the glossary

An instructor’s guide with objectives, questions and answers, suggested activities, and material in electronic format is available to qualifying instructors. Accompanying lab manuals are also available.

Summary

Now revised and updated, this comprehensive work, long considered the top textbook in the forensics field, reaches far beyond the scope of those introductory texts that concentrate primarily on criminalistics. Covering a range of fundamental topics, it introduces newcomers to the field while providing the technical detail necessary to understand the field as a science. To this end the book is compatible with CRC lab manuals, including Forensic Science Laboratory Manual and Workbook, Third Edition (87193) and Crime Scene Processing and Laboratory Workbook (85425).

Praise for the Previous Edition:
"The first-hand experience of the authors and the use of real case studies, including photographs, captivate the reader. Even non-forensic science students and the general public would find this book interesting reading."
   —Kieran F. Lim, Physical Sciences Educational Reviews, Vol. 7, No. 1

This updated third edition includes:

  • New material on forensic photography, crime scenes, and forensic pathology, including a chapter on Forensic Digital Photo Imaging
  • Simplified, easy-to-understand chapters on computer forensics and DNA analysis
  • Revised materials in each chapter to reflect advances in the field

New and More Extensive Teaching Materials:
An instructor’s guide with objectives, questions and answers, suggested activities, and material in electronic format is available upon qualifying course adoption.