Criminalistics : forensic science, crime, and terrorism (Book, 2018) [Alabama State University Library]
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Criminalistics : forensic science, crime, and terrorism

Author: James Girard
Publisher: Burlington, MA : Jones & Bartlett Learning, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fourth editionView all editions and formats
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"Criminalistics continues to set the standard for modern forensic methods and investigative techniques in a new, updated fourth edition. Beginning at the crime scene and proceeding to the forensic laboratory, the text walks the reader through the entire forensic investigation. Students learn how to accurately identify, gather, and analyze multiple types of evidence by examining actual crimes that were solved using  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Girard
ISBN: 9781284142617 1284142612
OCLC Number: 993601643
Description: xix, 497 pages ; 29 cm
Contents: Section 1. Introduction to Criminalistics. Investigating The Crime Scene ; Investigating and Processing Physical Evidence --
Section 2. Trace Evidence. Physical Properties: Forensic Characterization of Soil ; The Microscope and Forensic Identification of Hair, Fibers and Paint ; Forensic Analysis of Glass ; Section 3. Pattern Evidence. Fingerprints and Shoeprints ; Questioned Documents ; Firearms --
Section 4. Chemical Evidence. Inorganic Analysis: Forensic Investigation of Bullets and Gunshot Residue ; Arson ; Drugs of Abuse --
Section 5. Biological Evidence. Forensic Toxicology ; Biological Fluids: Blood, Semen, Saliva and an Introduction to DNA ; Forensic DNA Typing --
Section 6. Terrorism. Computer Forensics, Cybercrime and Cyberterrorism ; Explosives ; Detecting Weapons of Mass Destruction --
Appendix A. Measurement and the International Systems of Units ; Appendix B. Carbon Compounds : an Introduction to Organic Chemistry ; Appendix C. Synthetic Polymers ; Apendix D. Forensic Science Resources.
Responsibility: James E. Girard.

Abstract:

"Criminalistics continues to set the standard for modern forensic methods and investigative techniques in a new, updated fourth edition. Beginning at the crime scene and proceeding to the forensic laboratory, the text walks the reader through the entire forensic investigation. Students learn how to accurately identify, gather, and analyze multiple types of evidence by examining actual crimes that were solved using the techniques presented. The Fourth Edition features new contemporary case studies, updated statistics, and extended coverage of footwear impressions. Updated discussions on cell phone breathalyzer technology and familial DNA keep students on the cutting-edge of investigative techniques and forensic science developments. The most comprehensive and accessible text of its kind, Criminalistics: Forensic Science, Crime, and Terrorism, Fourth Edition is a practical, student-friendly introduction to this exciting science."--Publisher's description.
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