Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science, Global Edition

Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science, Global Edition

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For introductory courses in Forensic Science and Crime Scene Investigation. This best-selling text, written for the non-scientist, is appropriate for a wide variety of students, including criminal justice, law enforcement, law, and more! Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science, 11e, strives to make the technology of the modern crime laboratory clear and comprehensible to the non-scientist. The nature of physical evidence is defined, and the limitations that technology and current knowledge impose on its individualization and characterization are examined. By combining case stories with applicable technology, Criminalistics endeavors to capture the pulse and fervor of forensic science investigations. A major portion of the text centers on discussions of the common items of physical evidence encountered at crime scenes. These chapters include descriptions of forensic analysis, as well as updated techniques for the proper collection and preservation of evidence at crime scenes. Particular attention is paid to the meaning and role of probability in interpreting the evidential significance of scientifically evaluated evidence. Teaching and Learning Written by a well-known authority in forensic science, this text introduces the non-scientific student to the field of forensic science. It provides: Clear and comprehensible writing for the non-scientific student: Makes text appropriate for a wide variety of students, including criminal justice, law enforcement, and more Comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of forensics and its role in criminal investigation: Captures the pulse and intensity of forensic science investigations and the attention of the busiest student Outstanding pedagogical features: Supports both teaching and learningshow more

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  • Paperback | 552 pages
  • 215 x 275 x 18mm | 1,039.98g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 11th edition
  • 1292062029
  • 9781292062020
  • 82,608

Table of contents

prefaceabout the author Science and Technology in Criminal Investigation Crime-Scene Investigation Assessing the Physical Evidence Crime-Scene Reconstruction: Bloodstain Evidence The Role of Forensic Experts in Death Investigation Detecting Crimes with Fingerprints The Microscope and Its Forensic Applications Firearms, Tool Marks, and Other Impressions Forensic Analysis of Matter, Light, and Glass Evidentiary Value of Hair and Fibers Drug Abuse and Drug Evidence Forensic Toxicology Examination of Metals, Paint, and Soil Forensic Serology DNA: The Indispensable Forensic Science Tool Investigation of Arson and Explosions Scientific Examination of Documents Computer Forensics Mobile Device Forensicsshow more

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