Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques, 2nd edition (Volume 1)

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9780849327476: Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques, 2nd edition (Volume 1)

Written by highly respected forensic scientists and legal practitioners, Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques, Second Edition covers the latest theories and practices in areas such as DNA testing, toxicology, chemistry of explosives and arson, and vehicle accident reconstruction. This second edition offers a cutting-edge presentation of criminalistics and related laboratory subjects, including many exciting new features.

What's New in the Second Edition

  • New chapter on forensic entomology
  • New chapter on forensic nursing
  • Simplified DNA chapter
  • More coverage of the chemistry of explosives and ignitable liquids
  • Additional information on crime reconstruction
  • Revised to include more investigation in computer forensics
  • Complete revisions of engineering chapters
  • New appendices showing basic principles of physics, math, and chemistry in forensic science
  • More questions and answers in the Instructor's Guide
  • Updated references and cases throughout
  • An extensive glossary of terms
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    About the Author:

    Stuart H. James is a forensic consultant with James and Associates Forensic Consultants, Inc., in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He has been a consultant on cases in 47 states as well as in Australia, Canada, England, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and has given expert testimony in state, federal, and military courts. Mr. James is a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, a charter and distinguished member of the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts, and a member of the FBI’s Scientific Working Group on Bloodstain Pattern Analysis (SWGSTAIN).

    Jon J. Nordby works as a forensic science consultant for Final Analysis Forensics, an independent consulting practice in death investigation, forensic science, and forensic medicine. He specializes in scene reconstruction, evidence recognition, collection, and analysis, as well as bloodstain pattern analysis and the investigation of police shootings. His many publications include the book Dead Reckoning: The Art of Forensic Detection. Dr. Nordby is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and belongs to the Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction and the International Association of Bloodstain Pattern Analysts.

    Review:

    The first-hand experience of the authors and the use of real case studies, including photographs, captivate the reader. Even non-forensic science students and the general public would find this book interesting reading. ...The various chapters are easy to read, although the technical aspects do require at least matriculation-level or first-year-university knowledge of the science and technology for full appreciation of the subject matter.
    -Kieran F. Lim, Physical Sciences Educational Reviews, Vol. 7, No. 1, 2006

    ...this text is a well-organized and easy-to-read textbook which is highly recommended for use by students enrolled in Introductory Forensic Sciences courses.
    -Canadian Society of Forensic Science Journal, Vol. 38, No. 3, Sept. 2005

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