Forensic Science Handbook

ISBN-10: 0130910589
ISBN-13: 9780130910585
Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)
List price: $271.20
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Description: For an advanced undergraduate or graduate level course in Forensic Science. Compiled by the former Chief Forensic Scientist of one of the largest crime laboratories in the U.S., this rigorous and timely handbook exposes students to a wide range of  More...

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Book details

List price: $271.20
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/5/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 767
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.574
Language: English

For an advanced undergraduate or graduate level course in Forensic Science. Compiled by the former Chief Forensic Scientist of one of the largest crime laboratories in the U.S., this rigorous and timely handbook exposes students to a wide range of subject areas in criminalistics in a real and practical manner. As part of a three-volume series, it comes packed with useful information and loaded with insight, as it presents 13 self-contained chapters each contributed by a renowned forensic professional well-versed in their chosen areas of expertise. Together they make forensic science understandable and meaningful to students and help them fully appreciate the scientific principles that underlie the subject.

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Introduction
Categories
The Academites
Careerists
Protocols, Palliatives, Prescriptions, Carminatives, and Nostrums
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Introduction
Toxicologist
Document Examiner
Anthropologist
Forensic Dentist
Laboratory Technician
Forensic Chemist
Fingerprint Examiner
Serologist
Reining in Outlaw Forensic Experts
Forensic Capillary Gas Chromatography
Introduction
Chromatography
Capillary Column Chromatography
Chromatographic Characterization
Large-Diameter Capillary Columns
Applications
Conclusions
Forensic Identification of Illicit Drugs
Introduction
The Scope of Illicit Drug Analysis
Classification of Illicit Drugs
Considerations in Developing a Scheme of Analysis
Analytical Methods
Selected Illicit Drugs
Clandestine Drug Laboratories
Microscopy and Microchemistry of Physical Evidence
Collection and Examination of Microtraces
A Catalog of Some Microtraces with Suggestion for Their Identification and Comparison
Conclusion
Acknowledgements
An Introduction to the Forensic Aspects of Textile Fiber Examination
Introduction
Fiber Classification
How Fibers Occur as Physical Evidence
Fiber Recovery
Fiber Identification
Fiber Comparison
The Significance of Fiber Evidence
The Future of Forensic Fiber Examination
Acknowledgements
Forensic Mitochondrial DNA Analysis
Comparison of Mitochondrial and Nuclear DNA
Organization of the Mitochondrial DNA Genome
Steps in a Mitochondrial DNA Analysis
Quality Assurance/Quality Control
Heteroplasmy
Interpretation Guidelines
Databases
Statistical Analysis
Conclusions
Acknowledgements
The Identification of Semen and Other Bodily Fluids
Identification of Semen
Identification of Vaginal Material
Identification of Saliva
Identification of Feces
Identification of Urine
Identification of Miscellaneous Body Fluids
Mup Mapping Protocol
The Lugol Technique
Amylase Mapping
Acknowledgements
Firearms Identification
Introduction
Types of Firearms
Manufacture of Firearms
Construction of Firearm Ammunition
Historical Background
Processing of Firearms Evidence at Scenes of Crimes
Preliminary Examination of Firearms
Preliminary Examination of Fired Bullets and Cartridges
Examination of Fired Cartridges
The Drugfire and IBIS Systems
Estimation of the Range of Fire
Sawed-Off Shotguns
Silenced Firearms
Elemental Analysis of Bullets and Shotgun Pellets
The Restoration of Stamped Serial Numbers
Description of Rifling Characteristics Data Base.&lt

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