Introduction to Forensic Sciences, Second Edition is the current edition of this bestselling introductory textbook. Dr. William Eckert, one of the world's foremost authorities in the area of forensic medicine, presents each of the distinct fields that collectively comprise the forensic sciences in a logical, relatively non-technical fashion.
Each chapter is written by a well-known expert in his/her respective field, and each specialty area is thoroughly treated. When appropriate, the various methods of applying these sciences in different countries are covered. Heavily illustrated, the Second Edition has been updated to include current procedures and techniques that were not available or usefully developed when the first edition was published.
Table of Contents
Introduction to the Forensic Sciences, W.G. Eckert
Historical Development of Forensic Sciences, W.G. Eckert
Criminalistics, W.G. Eckert
Forensic Psychiatry, W.G. Eckert
Coordination of Forensic Activities and Use in Court, W.G. Eckert
Legal Medicine and Jurisprudence, C. Wecht
Forensic Pathology, B. Knight and G. Eckert
Forensic Toxicology, A. Polkis
Questioned Documents, W.H. Storer
Bloodstain Pattern Interpretation, S.H. James and C.F. Edel
Serology and DNA Typing, G.T. Duncan and M.L. Tracey
Forensic Odontology, M. Bernstein
Forensic Anthropology, M.Y. Iscan and S.R. Loth
Appendix A: Resources in Forensic Sciences, W.G. Eckert
Appendix B: Glossary of Terms, W.G. Eckert
Appendix C: Historical Chronology of American Crime and Forensic Problems, W.G. Eckert
"…covers important aspects of forensic science…fulfils main objectives to give the student or lay person an introduction to various aspects of forensic science."
International Journal Legal Medicine, 1999, J12:350