In this new edition of Criminalistics, the noted forensic scientist Richard Saferstein brings the reader into the crime lab for a first hand look at the role of science in the criminal justice system. The application of science to criminal investigation is described in a style that is easily comprehensible to a reader who has no background skills in science. Through actual case histories and with the aid of over 200 illustrations, the reader will explore the impact forensic science has had on the "crimes of the century" - The Lindbergh kidnapping and O.J. Simpson criminal investigation - as well as other noted criminal cases. Criminalistics focuses its attention on the up-to-date technologies police rely on to apprehend criminal perpetrators and to link them through trace evidence to crime scenes. This new edition emphasizes the latest DNA typing procedures, new advances in crime scene investigation, the digital imaging enhancement of fingerprints, computerized ballistic examination, drug and alcohol analyses, as well as arson and explosion detection technologies. A major portion of the text is devoted to how common items of physical evidence are located at crime scenes and how they are processed in the crime lab.
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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.From the Back Cover:
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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Book Description Pearson College Div, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110137272235