Criminalistics: Forensic Science, Crime and Terrorism

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Jan 28, 2011
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Criminalistics: Forensic Science, Crime and Terrorism, Second Edition introduces readers with no background in biology or chemistry, to the study of forensic science, crime analysis and application. Principle topics such as fingerprint identification, DNA, paint and glass analysis, drug toxicology, and forensic soil characterization are thoroughly explained in a reader-friendly manner. Unlike other texts available on this topic, this Second Edition is updated to include comprehensive coverage on important homeland security issues including explosives, weapons of mass destruction, and cybercrime. Key Features:* New case studies and updated sections on analysis of fingerprints and questioned documents offer recent developments and findings in this critical field.* Two new chapters on chemistry and biology equip readers with the foundation and tools necessary to understand more advanced topics.* Extensive updating of Chapter 11 "Drug Use and Abuse," provides the latest methods of drug testing and analysis by federal and state law enforcement agencies. Instructor Resources:* Answers to end of chapter questions* Lecture Outlines* Test Bank* PowerPoint Lecture OutlinesStudent Resources:* Companion Website (secure) featuring: - web links - interactive glossary - interactive flashcards - chapter spotlights - crossword puzzles*Access to the student companion website can be purchased here http://www.jblearning.com/catalog/9780763789947/.Bundles:* Criminalistics with Brown Lab Manual* Criminalistics with Companion Website* Criminalistsics with with Brown Lab Manual and Companion Website* Criminalistics with Current Topics in Ethics eChapters
 

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Contents

Section 1 Introduction to Criminalistics
2
Section 2 Trace Evidence
56
Section 3 Pattern Evidence
130
Section 4 Chemical Evidence
210
Section 5 Biological Evidence
302
Section 6 Terrorism
388
Forensic Science Resources
467
Measurement and the International System of Units SI
471
Glossary
477
Author Index
491
Subject Index
493
Photo Credits
513
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