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NCJ Number: 153740 Find in a Library
Title: Forensic Science Handbook, Volume III
Editor(s): R Saferstein
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 480
Sponsoring Agency: Prentice Hall
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
Publication Number: ISBN 0-13-325390-2
Sale Source: Prentice Hall
Englewood Cliffs, NJ 07632
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This volume presents eight papers that aim to describe in detail the theory and practice of forensic science to both practitioners and students of the subject.
Abstract: Individual chapters explain the legal standards for the admissibility of novel scientific evidence and provide a guide to the analysis of forensic dust specimens and explanations of the forensic applications of infrared spectroscopy and infrared microscopy. Further chapters detail the principles and applications of forensic pharmacology, the structure and function of DNA, forensic DNA typing of highly polymorphic VNTR loci, and applications of the polymerase chain reaction in the DNA analysis of biological evidence. Figures, tables, photographs, chapter reference lists, and index
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): DNA fingerprinting; Forensic sciences; Science and Technology
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