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NCJ Number: 99772 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Evidence Laboratory Manual - An Introduction to the Crime Laboratory
Author(s): L S Miller; A M Brown; N J Carimi
Date Published: 1985
Page Count: 323
Sponsoring Agency: Anderson Publishing Co
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Sale Source: Anderson Publishing Co
Publicity Director
2035 Reading Road
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States of America
Type: Instructional Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual provides introductory instruction on the functions of a crime laboratory and the main tests performed in it; problems and worksheets to be completed by the student are included.
Abstract: The manual is intended to be supplemented with a textbook, lectures, or both. An introduction defines criminalistics and outlines the measurements and instruments used in crime laboratories and the basic tests performed. FBI guidelines for preserving and transmitting a variety of types of evidence to a crime laboratory are also given. Additional chapters explain the analysis of finger, palm, and sole prints; the study of blood and body fluids; the identification of human hair; and the analysis of toxic substances. Further chapters focus on firearms and explosives, toolmarks and metals, casts and molds, fiber identification, glass and soil identification, paint identification, and document examination. Photographs, drawings, charts, and suggested readings for each chapter are included. Appendixes present addresses of chemical suppliers, problems, and worksheets.
Index Term(s): Course materials; Crime laboratories; Criminalistics training; Forensic sciences; Reference materials
Note: Criminal Justice Studies
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