The Forensic laboratory handbook

The Forensic laboratory handbook : Procedures and practice

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This is a comprehensive and easy-to-read introduction to the work of the modern forensic laboratory. The authors explain in simple language the capabilities and limitations of modern forensic laboratory procedures, techniques, analyses, and interpretations. Here, the interested reader will find an understandable and fascinating introduction to the complex worlds of forensic serology DNA, chemistry, crime reconstruction, digital evidence, explosives, arson, fingerprints, firearms, tool marks, odontology, and pathology. Additional chapters address the problems of assuring quality and seeking trace evidence in the forensic laboratory.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 312 pages
  • 154.9 x 236.2 x 20.3mm | 589.68g
  • Humana Press Inc.
  • Totowa, NJ, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 123 black & white illustrations, 4 colour illustrations
  • 1588294641
  • 9781588294647

Review quote

From the reviews: "In this book, prominent forensic experts explain the capabilities and limitations of modern forensic laboratory procedures, techniques, analyses, and interpretations. a ] The book is mainly aimed at a lay audience, which believes to know about the work of forensic scientists from television programs such as a ~CSIa (TM) and a ~Forensic Files.a (TM) a ] the book is also interesting and entertaining for forensic specialists who want to get a general idea of related disciplines." (A. Schmeling, International Journal of Legal Medicine, Vol. 121, 2007)show more

Table of contents

Serology and DNA. Forensic Chemistry. Crime Reconstruction. Digital Evidence. Explosives and Arson: Boom and Flame. Fingerprints. Firearms and Tool Marks. Forensic Odontology: Teeth and Their Secrets. Forensic Pathology. Assuring Quality in the Crime Laboratory. Introduction to Forensic Document Examination. Toxicology in the Crime Laboratory. Trace Evidence in the Real Crime Laboratory. Index.show more