Criminalistics An Introduction to Forensic Science

ISBN-10: 0131118528

ISBN-13: 9780131118522

Edition: 8th 2004 (Revised)

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Book details

List price: $115.80
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/18/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 608
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.992
Language: English

Preface
About the Author
Introduction
Definition and Scope of Forensic Science
History and Development of Forensic Science
The Organization of a Crime Laboratory
Services of the Crime Laboratory
The Functions of the Forensic Scientist
Other Forensic Science Services
Review Questions
Further References
Case Reading
The Crime Scene
Processing the Crime Scene
Legal Considerations at the Crime Scene
Review Questions
Further References
Case Reading
Physical Evidence
Common Types of Physical Evidence
The Significance of Physical Evidence
Review Questions
Further References
Case Reading
Physical Properties: Glass and Soil
The Metric System
Physical Properties
Comparing Glass Fragments
Glass Fractures
Collection and Preservation of Glass Evidence
Forensic Characteristics of Soil
Collection and Preservation of Soil Evidence
Review Questions
Further References
Organic Analysis
Elements and Compounds
Selecting an Analytical Technique
Chromatography
Spectrophotometry
Mass Spectrometry
Review Questions
Further References
Inorganic Analysis
Evidence in the Assassination of President Kennedy
The Emission Spectrum of Elements
Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
The Origin of Emission and Absorption Spectra
Neutron Activation Analysis
X-Ray Diffraction
Review Questions
Further References
The Microscope
The Compound Microscope
The Comparison Microscope
The Stereoscopic Microscope
The Polarizing Microscope
The Microspectrophotometer
The Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
Review Questions
Further References
Case Reading
Hairs, Fibers, and Paint
Morphology of Hair
Identification and Comparison of Hair
Collection and Preservation of Hair Evidence
Types of Fibers
Identification and Comparison of Man-Made Fibers
Collection and Preservation of Fiber Evidence
Forensic Examination of Paint
Collection and Preservation of Paint Evidence
Review Questions
Further References
Drugs
Drug Dependence
Narcotic Drugs
Hallucinogens
Depressants
Stimulants
Club Drugs
Anabolic Steroids
Drug-Control Laws
Drug Identification
Collection and Preservation of Drug Evidence
Review Questions
Further References
Forensic Toxicology
Toxicology of Alcohol
The Role of the Toxicologist
Techniques Used in Toxicology
The Significance of Toxicological Findings
The Drug Recognition Expert
Review Questions
Further References
Forensic Aspects of Arson and Explosion Investigations
The Chemistry of Fire
Searching the Fire Scene
Collection and Preservation of Arson Evidence
Analysis of Flammable Residues
Types of Explosives
Collection and Analysis of Explosives
Review Questions
Further References
Forensic Serology
The Nature of Blood
Immunoassay Techniques
Forensic Characterization of Bloodstains
Stain Patterns of Blood
Principles of Heredity
Forensic Characterization of Semen
Collection of Rape Evidence
Review Questions
Further References
DNA: The Indispensable Forensic Science Tool
What Is DNA?
DNA at Work
Replication of DNA
Recombinant DNA: Cutting and Splicing DNA
DNA Typing
Mitochondrial DNA
The Combined DNA Index System (CODIS)
The Collection and Preservation of Biological Evidence for DNA Analysis
Review Questions
Further References
Case Reading
Fingerprints
History of Fingerprinting
Fundamental Principles of Fingerprints
Classification of Fingerprints
Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems
Methods of Detecting Fingerprints
Preservation of Developed Prints
Digital Imaging for Fingerprint Enhancement
Review Questions
Further References
Firearms, Tool Marks, and Other Impressions
Bullet Comparisons
Cartridge Cases
Automated Firearm Search Systems
Gunpowder Residues
Primer Residues on the Hands
Serial Number Restoration
Collection and Preservation of Firearm Evidence
Tool Marks
Other Impressions
Review Questions
Further References
Document and Voice Examination
Handwriting Comparisons
Collection of Handwriting Exemplars
Typescript Comparisons
Photocopier, Printer, and Fax Examination
Alterations, Erasures, and Obliterations
Other Document Problems
Voice Examination
Review Questions
Further References
Forensic Science on the Internet
What Is the Internet?
Where to Go on the Internet
Exploring Forensic Science on the WWW
Web Sites You May Wish to Explore
Review Questions
Further References
The Future
Further References
Case Readings
Appendices
Guides to the Collection of Physical Evidence--FBI
Instructions for Collecting Gunshot Residue (GSR)
FBI Policy for Submitting DNA Evidence
Chromatographic and Spectrophotometric Parameters for Figures Contained within the Text
Chemical Formulas for Latent Fingerprint Development
Chemical Formulas for Development of Footwear Impressions in Blood
Answers
Index
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