Howard Harris, Henry Lee
July 1, 2018
by CRC Press
Textbook - 520 Pages - 300 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9781498757966 - CAT# K27610
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This Second Edition covers forensic practice from a broad viewpoint. The book continues the tradition of the First, originally developed as an introductory text, particularly for non-science practitioners to develop a working understanding of forensic science. This includes both what crime scene evidence can be unearthed as part of an investigation, as well as an adjudication of both criminal and civil cases once evidence has been scientifically analyzed using practiced and proven methods. All is fully updated in areas that have advanced since the last edition: DNA, evidence collection, chemical testing, and computer forensics, including cell phone and handheld device technology.
Introduction. Introduction to Forensic Science. Physical Evidence and the Legal System. Crime Scene Procedures, Techniques, and Analysis. Crime Scene Processing and Analysis. Role of Crime Scene Reconstruction in Investigation and Prosecution. Physical Pattern Evidence and Technological Examinations. Examination of Physical Pattern Evidence. Biometric Methods of Personal Identification. Questioned Document Examination. Toolmarks and Firearms. Digital Evidence and Computer Forensics. Biological Evidence. Blood and other Physiological Fluid Evidence. DNA Analysis and Typing. Chemical and Materials Evidence. Arson and Explosives. Drugs, Drug Analysis and Forensic Toxicology. Materials Evidence