Forensic Science Handbook, Volume I

Richard Saferstein, Adam B. Hall

August 27, 2018 Forthcoming by CRC Press
Reference - 692 Pages - 299 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9781498720199 - CAT# K25529

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  • Offers full revision of a classic reference in the field of forensic science
  • Includes top forensic science practitioners writing on their specific areas of expertise
  • Serves as a must-have desk reference for professionals including: laboratory personnel, forensic chemists, biologists, and analysts
  • Covers a vast array of scientific techniques performed on various forms of physical evidence in order to comprehend, evaluate and interpret the significance of scientific results
  • Addresses the essential topics of ethics and objectivity in the forensic sciences


Originally published in 1982 by Pearson/Prentice-Hall, the Forensic Science Handbooks, Third Edition has been fully updated and revised to include the latest developments in scientific testing, analysis, and interpretation of forensic evidence. World-renowned forensic scientist, author, and educator Dr. Richard Saferstein once again brings together a contributor list that is a veritable Who’s Who of the top practicing forensic scientists in the field. This Third Edition, he is joined by the Director of the Core Mass Spectrometry Facility at the Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis at Northeastern University, co-editor Dr. Adam Hall.  The two volumes focus on the analytical, biological, and chemical aspects of forensic science practice, and the topics covered in this new edition of Volume I include a broad range of subjects including:

  • Legal Aspects of Forensic Science
  • Analytical Instrumentation such as Microscopy, Microspectrophotometry, IR Spectroscopy, GC, LC, CE and MS
  • Trace Evidence Characterization of hairs, dust and inks
  • Biological Identification of body fluids and human DNA

This is an update of a classic reference and will serve as a must-have desk reference for forensic science practitioners. It will likewise be a welcome resource for professors teaching advanced forensic science techniques and methodologies at universities world-wide, particularly at the graduate level.


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