Criminalistics: Forensic Science and Crime

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2006 - 482 páginas
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
3
Systematic Search for Evidence
13
Criminal Evidence and the Fourth Amendment
20
Wrap
26
3
27
Introduction
32
Why Examine Physical Evidence?
38
Introduction to Criminalistics 2
44
Introduction
244
Firearms
245
Hydrocarbon Accelerants
250
Collection and Preservation of Arson Evidence
259
Chapter
267
Introduction
270
Drugs of Abuse
321
Blood Semen Saliva and an Introduction to DNA
328

Physical Evidence in Court
49
CHAPTER 3
59
Conversion from the SI to the English System and
65
Wrap
76
The Microscope and Forensic Identification of Hair and Fibers
80
Forensic Analysis of Glass
108
Pattern Evidence
128
Wrap
131
Questioned Documents
157
Erasures Obliterations and Alterations
164
Photocopied Documents
170
Testimony of Document Examiners
177
Firearms
184
Chapter 9
193
Depressants
230
Identifying Compounds in Evidence Samples
238
Arson
242
Introduction
329
SECTION 6
331
Forensic Characterization of Saliva
337
Firearm Accuracy
339
Nuclear DNA and the
350
CHAPTER 15
393
Field Tests for Explosive Residue
404
Wrap
418
Introduction
424
Chapter 16
430
Detection of Radiation
436
Wrap
442
History of Drug Regulation
466
Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphisms 361
468
Handguns
469
Rifles
477
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