Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science: International Edition (10e) : 9780132545792

Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science: International Edition (10e)

 
Edition
 
10th
ISBN
 
9780132545792
ISBN 10
 
0132545799
Published
 
03/01/2010
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
576
Format
 
In stock
 
Title type
Book
$197.95
 
 
 
Description

For courses in Intro to Forensic Science in CJ, Forensic Science, and Chemistry programs.

 

The # 1 selling Forensic Science title of ALL-TIME...Criminalistics is the definitive source for forensic science because it makes the technology of the modern crime laboratory clear to the non-scientist.  Written by a well-known authority, the text covers the comprehensive realm of forensics and its role in criminal investigations. Physical evidence collection and preservation techniques are examined in detail–including chapters on Computer Forensics and DNA. This edition features a new chapter on crime-scene reconstruction, two lab manuals and an interactive website. By referencing real cases throughout, Criminalistics, 10e captures the pulse and intensity of forensic science investigations and the attention of the busiest student.

Table of contents

1.      Introduction

2.      The Crime Scene

3.      Physical Evidence

4.      Physical Properties: Glass and Soil

5.      Organic Analysis

6.      Inorganic Analysis

7.      The Microscope

8.      Drugs

9.      Forensic Toxicology

10.  Forensic Serology

11.  DNA: The Indispensable Forensic Science Tool

12.  Crime-Scene Reconstruction: Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

13.  Hairs, Fibers, and Paint

14.  Forensic Aspects of Fire Investigation

15.  Forensic Investigation of Explosions

16.  Fingerprints

17.  Firearms, Tool marks, and Other Impressions

18.  Document Examination

19.  Computer Forensics

20.  The Future

New to this edition

New! Crime-Scene Reconstruction chapter–see Chapter 12.

  • Emphasizes the science of blood spatter investigation at crime scenes. 

New! Coverage of the latest DNA forensic technology–including mini-STR and familial DNA databasing.

  • Introduces students to the latest DNA technologies and their capabilities and limitations. 

New! Two lab manuals with experiments–support this edition.

  • Helps students with immediate application of techniques and gives instructors flexibility in selecting assignments based on available equipment and supplies. 

New! MyCrimeKit–is an online supplement that offers book-specific content such as:

  • Learning Objectives
  • Chapter Summaries
  • Flashcards
  • Practice Tests
  • Video Clips
  • Web Extras and Animations
  • Activities
Features & benefits

For courses in Intro to Forensic Science in CJ, Forensic Science, and Chemistry programs.

 

Criminalistics is the definitive source for forensic science because it makes the technology of the modern crime laboratory clear to the non-scientist.  Written by a well-known authority, the text covers the comprehensive realm of forensics and its role in criminal investigations. Physical evidence collection and preservation techniques are examined in detail—including chapters on Computer Forensics and DNA. This edition features a new chapter on crime-scene reconstruction, two lab manuals and an interactive website. By referencing real cases throughout, Criminalistics, 10e captures the pulse and intensity of forensic science investigations and the attention of the busiest student.

 

HALLMARK FEATURES: 

 

Respected author—has vast experience as both an active forensic scientist and a college-level instructor of forensic science.

  • Served as the Chief Forensic Scientist of the New Jersey State Police Laboratory, taught introductory forensic science courses at the College of New Jersey and Ocean County College, and authored or co-authored more than 45 technical papers on forensics. 

Written for the non-scientist— makes text appropriate for a wide variety of students including criminal justice, law enforcement, law and more!

  • Strives to make the technology of the modern crime laboratory clear and understandable to all students.
  • Assumes no prior knowledge of scientific principles or techniques when discussing criminalistics. 

Four-color design—with wide margins and captivating photos.

  • Creates an eye-catching presentation that reinforces visual learning.

Strong coverage of physical evidence—see Chapters 11-19.     

  • Includes descriptions of forensic analysis as well as techniques for the proper identification, collection and preservation of evidence at crime scenes.
  • Tackles the meaning and role of probability in interpreting the evidential significance of scientifically evaluated evidence. 

Discussion of the relationship between forensics and the criminal investigation.

  • Illustrates the role of forensic science in criminal investigation.
  • Examines the role of the forensic scientist in the criminal justice system. 

Computer Forensics chapter—see Chapter 19.

  • Discusses the hottest and most current trends in forensics.
  • Covers the retrieval of computerized information and the investigation of hacking incidents.  

Actual case studies—begin of each chapter.

  • Moves forensic science from the domain of the abstract into the real world of criminal investigation. 

Forensics Briefs—add tidbits of forensics information in each chapter.

  • Updates the reader on the latest technologies available to crime laboratory personnel.
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