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Forensic Science : The Basics (Revised) (Hardcover) (Jay A. Seigel & Kathy Mirakovits)

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This forensic science text builds on students' knowledge of the natural and physical sciences to explain applications to the justice system. It leads them through the basic concepts and tools of forensic science and the applications to concepts and methods in analyzing evidence. After introducing the field, crime scene investigation, and the nature of evidence, chapters cover tools like separation sciences, spectroscopy, and microscopy; fingerprints and other impressions, questioned documents, and firearms and toolmarks; forensic pathology, anthropology and odontology, forensic entomology, serology, DNA typing, and hair; forensic chemistry for various substances; and presenting evidence in court. This edition has updated chapters and three new chapters on the use of detector dogs in forensic science, forensic engineering, and digital evidence and computer forensics. It includes information on the 2009 Academy of Sciences report, “Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward,” as well as its implications; expands the section on education to include accreditation of programs; and adds a section on the role of human factors. It moves laboratory exercises to a new manual. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Edition: Revised
Number of Pages: 590
Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement
Sub-Genre: Forensic Science, Criminal Law / General
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Jay A. Seigel & Kathy Mirakovits
Language: English
Street Date: December 1, 2015
TCIN: 50374209
UPC: 9781482223330
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-2449
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