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Chemical Analysis of Firearms, Ammunition, and Gunshot Residue

James Smyth Wallace
June 05, 2018

Chemical Analysis of Firearms, Ammunition, and Gunshot Residue, Second Edition continues in the tradition of the popular first edition, filling the void in forensic texts on the subject. While most books on firearms focus solely on the physical aspects of firearms, this book addresses forensic...

Field Confirmation Testing for Suspicious Substances

Rick Houghton
April 18, 2018

Frequently a substance found at a port of entry, waste site, laboratory triage facility, or even in a hazardous materials emergency will be labeled and purportedly identified. But law enforcement and other first responders cannot take this claim at face value, as the accuracy is not confirmed and...

Forensic Examination of Fibres

James Robertson, Claude Roux, Kenneth G. Wiggins
December 20, 2017

In order for forensic fibre examiners to fully utilize fibre and textile evidence during their analysis, they require not only specialised forensic knowledge but also in-depth knowledge of fibres, yarns and fabrics themselves. Production, both the chemical and physical structure, and the properties...

Manual of Forensic Science: An International Survey

Anna Barbaro
December 19, 2017

A truly international and multi-disciplinary compendium of current best practices authored by top practitioners from around the world, the book covers current trends and technology advances in the following disciplines within forensic science: bloodstain pattern analysis, forensic photography,...

Chemical and Biological Weapons and Terrorism

Anthony Tu
October 18, 2017

Written by the world’s leading expert on the Tokyo sarin attacks, Chemical and Biological Weapons and Terrorism is a comprehensive examination of the use, detection, and prevention of chemical and biological attacks. Divided in two parts, one devoted to chemical and the other biological weapons,...

Identifying Microbes by Mass Spectrometry Proteomics

Charles H. Wick
November 16, 2016

All microbes, including bacteria, viruses, and fungi, can be classified and identified by matching a few peptides known to be unique to each organism. Identifying Microbes by Mass Spectrometry Proteomics describes ways to identify microorganisms using powerful new techniques combining hardware and...

The Basics of Investigating Forensic Science: A Laboratory Manual

Kathy Mirakovits, Gina Londino
September 23, 2015

Once confined to four-year colleges and graduate schools, forensic science classes can now be found in local high schools as well as in two-year community colleges. The Basics of Investigating Forensic Science: A Laboratory Manual is designed for the beginning forensic science student and for...

Forensic Analysis of Tattoos and Tattoo Inks

Michelle D. Miranda
September 10, 2015

Forensic Analysis of Tattoos and Tattoo Inks is the single most comprehensive resource on the analysis of tattoo inks and use of tattoos as a tool in forensic investigations and criminalistics. The book begins with a history of tattoos and tattoo inks, and covers the use of tattoos throughout time...

Nuclear Forensic Analysis

Kenton J. Moody, Patrick M. Grant, Ian D. Hutcheon
December 10, 2014

Now in its second edition, Nuclear Forensic Analysis provides a multidisciplinary reference for forensic scientists, analytical and nuclear chemists, and nuclear physicists in one convenient source. The authors focus particularly on the chemical, physical, and nuclear aspects associated with the...

Human Scent Evidence

Paola A. Prada, Allison M. Curran, Kenneth G. Furton
October 14, 2014

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...

Forensic Analysis of Biological Evidence: A Laboratory Guide for Serological and DNA Typing

J. Thomas McClintock
February 13, 2014

A powerful tool in the identification of individuals, DNA typing has revolutionized criminal and paternity investigations. Widespread analysis is now conducted by public and private laboratories in the United States and abroad. Focusing on the basic techniques used in forensic DNA laboratories,...

Introduction to Forensic DNA Evidence for Criminal Justice Professionals

Jane Moira Taupin
June 20, 2013

The use of DNA profiling in forensic cases has been considered the most innovative technique in forensic science since fingerprinting, yet for those with limited scientific knowledge, understanding DNA enough to utilize it properly can be a daunting task. Introduction to Forensic DNA Evidence for...

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