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NCJ Number: 90011 Find in a Library
Title: Forensic Science - An Introduction to Criminalistics
Author(s): P R DeForest; R E Gaensslen; H C Lee
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 377
Sponsoring Agency: McGraw-Hill Publishing Co
New York, NY 10020
Sale Source: McGraw-Hill Publishing Co
1221 Ave. of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This forensic science textbook introduces college students to basic scientific concepts; methods used in examining various types of physical evidence; and the fundamental concepts of identification, individualization, and reconstruction.
Abstract: Chapters focus on classification of physical evidence and stages in physical evidence analysis; methods used in forensic science (chemical, biological, and microscopical); and specific types of physical evidence. Separate chapters describe arson accelerants and explosives, drug analysis and forensic toxicology, transfer and trace evidence, and glass and soil. Other sections discuss fibers and hairs, blood, body fluids, physical patterns, fingerprints and other patterns for personal identification, document examination, and toolmarks and firearms. Chapter study questions, references, tables, photographs, figures, and an index are included. Appendixes discuss scientific measurement and the metric system, general crime scene procedures, and fundamentals of photography.
Index Term(s): Course materials; Document analysis; Drug analysis; Evidence collection; Evidence preservation; Fingerprints; Firearms identification; Forensic sciences; Hair and fiber analysis; Reference materials; Toolmark identification; Trace evidence
Note: McGraw-Hill Series in Criminology and Criminal Justice.
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