Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science, Global Edition, 11th Edition

Book Description

This best-selling text, written for the non-scientist, is appropriate for a wide variety of students, including criminal justice, enforcement, , and more!

Criminalistics: An Introduction to , 11e, strives to make the of the modern crime laboratory clear and comprehensible to the non-scientist. The nature of physical evidence is defined, and the limitations that and current knowledge impose on its individualization and characterization are examined. By combining case stories with applicable , Criminalistics endeavors to capture the pulse and fervor of forensic science investigations. A major portion of the text centers on discussions of the common items of physical evidence encountered at crime scenes. These chapters include descriptions of forensic , as well as updated techniques for the proper collection and preservation of evidence at crime scenes. Particular attention is paid to the meaning and role of probability in interpreting the evidential significance of scientifically evaluated evidence.

Teaching and Learning

Written by a well-known authority in forensic science, this text introduces the non- student to the field of forensic science. It provides:

  • Clear and comprehensible for the non-scientific student: Makes text appropriate for a wide variety of students, including criminal justice, law enforcement, and more
  • Comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of forensics and its role in criminal investigation: Captures the pulse and intensity of forensic science investigations and the attention of the busiest student
  • Outstanding pedagogical features: Supports both teaching and learning

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Science and Technology in Criminal Investigation
Chapter 2: Crime-Scene Investigation
Chapter 3: Assessing the Physical Evidence
Chapter 4: Crime-Scene Reconstruction: Bloodstain Evidence
Chapter 5: The Role of Forensic Experts in Death Investigation
Chapter 6: Detecting Crimes with Fingerprints
Chapter 7: The Microscope and Its Forensic Applications
Chapter 8: Firearms, Tool Marks, and Other Impressions
Chapter 9: Forensic Analysis of Matter, Light, and Glass
Chapter 10: Evidentiary Value of Hair and Fibers
Chapter 11: Drug Abuse and Drug Evidence
Chapter 12: Forensic Toxicology
Chapter 13: Examination of Metals, Paint, and Soil
Chapter 14: Forensic Serology
Chapter 15: DNA: The Indispensable Forensic Science Tool
Chapter 16: Investigation of Arson and Explosions
Chapter 17: Scientific Examination of Documents
Chapter 18: Computer Forensics
Chapter 19: Mobile Device Forensics

Book Details

  • Title: Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science, Global Edition, 11th Edition
  • Author:
  • Edition: 11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • ISBN-10: 1292062029
  • ISBN-13: 9781292062020
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