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Forensics Demystified

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ISBN-10: 0071454306

ISBN-13: 9780071454308

Edition: 2007

Authors: David Fisher, Barry Fisher, Jason Kolowski

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Explaining forensic science in a logical progression from evidence collection through analysis and finally to the scientist actually testifying in court, this self-teaching guide comes complete with key points, background information, quizzes at the end of each chapter, and even a final exam.
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 9/18/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

David Fisher is the author or coauthor of more than seventy books, including eighteen New York Times bestsellers.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction to Forensic Science
The Forensic Science Laboratory
Modern Forensic Science
Identification vs. Individualization
Evidence and Exemplars
Inclusions and Exclusions
The History of Forensic Science
Quiz
Legal
The Expert Witness
Voir Dire
Legal History of Expert Testimony and Forensic Evidence
Types of Evidence
Statute of Limitations
Direct Examination
Cross-Examination
Discovery
Limitations of Forensic Science
Quiz
Crime Scene Investigation
General Crime Scene Procedure Guidelines
Crime Scene Reconstruction
Collection of Physical Evidence
Quiz
Forensic Photography and Documentation
Documentation of Physical Injuries
The American Board of Forensic Odontology Bitemark Scale
Documentation of Forensic Evidence
Forensic Photography at the Crime Scene
Forensic Photographic Equipment
Digital Photography and Forensics
Other Types of Forensic Documentation
Forensic Image Analysis
Quiz
Forensic Pathology
Who, What, When, Where, and Why?
Who Is Involved in a Death Investigation?
The Autopsy
Wound Patterns
Anthropology
Mass Disasters and Forensic Pathology
Quiz
Trace Evidence
Collection Methods of the Trace Evidence Analyst
The Microscope
Instrumental Techniques
Types of Trace Evidence
Fingerprints
Quiz
Forensic Biology/DNA
Serology
DNA Typing
Specialized DNA Testing
Statistics
Codis
Mass Fatality Identifications/Missing Persons
Forensic DNA Testing and Beyond
Quiz
Firearms and Toolmarks
Firearms
The Components of a Firearm
Forensic Examination of Bullets
Forensic Examination of Cartridge Casings
Forensic Firearm Databases
Other Specialties of Forensic Firearms Investigation
Toolmarks
Quiz
Drugs and Toxicology
Drugs
Forensic Drug Testing
Chemical Structure of Drugs
Poisons
Quiz
Arson and Explosives
Arson Investigation
Arson Investigation and Reconstruction
Explosives
The Reconstruction of the 1993 World Trade Center Bombing
Quiz
Questioned Documents
Certification
Tools of the Forensic Document Examiner
Types of Evidence in Questioned Document Analysis
Methods of Questioned Document Investigation
Adulteration, Erasures, and Additions
Counterfeiting and Countermeasures
Quiz
Forensic Psychiatry
A Brief History of Psychiatry
Mental Illness Today
Some Common Mental Disorders
How Do I Become a Forensic Psychiatrist? Where Does a Forensic Psychiatrist Work?
A Brief History of Forensic Psychiatry
An Introduction to the Law
Sex Offenders
Workers' Compensation
Termination of Parental Rights
Hostage Negotiations
Resources for Additional Information
Quiz
Forensic Science Education, Careers, and Resources
Final Exam
Answers to Quiz and Exam Questions
Index