Forensic Chemistry

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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, Second Edition

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...

Forensic Applications of Gas Chromatography

Michelle Groves Carlin, John Richard Dean
June 04, 2013

Several areas of forensic science use the technique of gas chromatography, ranging from fire analysis to the investigation of fraudulent food and perfumes. Covering the essentials of this powerful analytical technique, Forensic Applications of Gas Chromatography explains the theory and shows...

Lee and Gaensslen's Advances in Fingerprint Technology, Third Edition

Robert Ramotowski
October 18, 2012

Reflecting new discoveries in fingerprint science, Lee and Gaensslen’s Advances in Fingerprint Technology, Third Edition has been completely updated with new material and nearly double the references contained in the previous edition. The book begins with a detailed review of current, widely used...

Forensic Investigation of Explosions, Second Edition

Alexander Beveridge
November 02, 2011

Now in its second edition, Forensic Investigation of Explosions draws on the editor’s 30 years of explosives casework experience, including his work on task forces set up to investigate major explosives incidents. Dr. Alexander Beveridge provides a broad, multidisciplinary approach, assembling the...

Forensic Science Advances and Their Application in the Judiciary System

Danielle Sapse, Lawrence Kobilinsky
August 01, 2011

This volume examines how new cutting edge forensic techniques are currently being applied or have the potential to be applied in judicial proceedings. Examples include new applications of Raman spectroscopy, quantum chemistry, lithium in DNA analysis, and the burgeoning area of toxicogenetics. In...

Mechanics of Impression Evidence

David S. Pierce
February 23, 2011

As forensic technology becomes more sophisticated, courts are demanding more scientific content and juries are expecting meticulous confirmation of facts alleged. Greater attention is now paid to increasingly finer details and improved methods of describing every form of evidence. Applying physics,...