Criminalistics: Forensic Science and Crime

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2006 - 482 sider
Criminalistics: Forensic Science and Crime gives readers an in-depth overview of this hot-button topic and explores the various tasks and actions that take place in crime scenes and laboratories all across the world today. It places criminalistics within the framework of basic chemistry and biology and clearly explains processes to readers with little or no scientific background. Using a unified approach that blends science with criminal justice, this text helps readers understand the necessities and processes of forensic science in the ever-advancing world of crime investigation.

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Investigating the Crime Scene
5
Chapter
11
Systematic Search for Evidence
13
Criminal Evidence and the Fourth Amendment
20
Wrap
26
Introduction
32
Why Examine Physical Evidence?
38
Introduction to Criminalistics 2
44
Firearms
184
Arson
243
Firearms
245
The Sequence of Events During a Fire
249
Collection and Preservation of Arson Evidence
259
SECTION 5
266
Introduction
270
Drug Dependence
274

Wrap
54
CHAPTER 3
59
Soil
69
Wrap
76
The Microscope and Forensic Identification of Hair and Fibers
81
CHAPTER 5
103
Forensic Analysis of Glass
109
4
125
Pattern Evidence
128
Wrap
131
Questioned Documents
157
Erasures Obliterations and Alterations
164
Photocopied Documents
170
Testimony of Document Examiners
177
Forensic Toxicology
305
Breath Tests for Alcohol
317
Wrap
324
Blood Semen Saliva
331
Forensic Characterization of Saliva
337
Firearm Accuracy
339
Nuclear DNA and the
350
CHAPTER 15
395
Introduction
424
Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphisms 361
468
Handguns
469
Rifles
477
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