Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science

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Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science, 10/e

Richard Saferstein

ISBN-10: 0135045207

For courses in Intro to Forensic Science in CJ, Forensic Science, and Chemistry programs.

The # 1 selling Forensic Science title of ALL-TIME...Criminalistics is the definitive source for forensic science because it makes the technology of the modern crime laboratory clear to the non-scientist. Written by a well-known authority, the text covers the comprehensive realm of forensics and its role in criminal investigations. Physical evidence collection and preservation techniques are examined in detail–including chapters on Computer Forensics and DNA. This edition features a new chapter on crime-scene reconstruction, two lab manuals and an interactive website. By referencing real cases throughout,Criminalistics, 10e captures the pulse and intensity of forensic science investigations and the attention of the busiest student.

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Authoritative and up-to-date, this exploration of the applications of forensic science to criminal investigation explains the techniques, skills, and limitations of the modern crime laboratory -- for those new to the forensic sciences.

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This manual provides valid, approved methods of analysis for physical evidence encountered when processing crime scenes or in association with crime victims and suspects. All procedures are presented in a format which allow understanding by all readers. Technical language is also kept to a minimum to facilitate understanding by all readers.Containing a minimum of chemical terms, equations, and formulas, this manual presents a variety of valid crime lab analysis techniques, from historical to modern. The manual introduces each experiment with a simulated crime situation and the appropriate analysis technique for that scenario. It provides a brief summary of chemical principles related to each experiment. And, it also references historical and modern journal articles that give additional information related to each experiment. The sixth edition of Lab Manual for Criminalistics has been revised to include simulations of DNA profiling procedures and forensic applications for casting wax.An essential reference for anyone involved in criminal prosecutions, especially defense attorneys.

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