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Criminalistics

An Introduction to Forensic Science
Author: Richard Saferstein
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134477596
Category: Law
Page: 576
View: 1089
For introductory courses in Forensic Science and Crime Scene Investigation A clear introduction to the technology of the modern crime laboratory for non-scientists Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science, Twelfth Edition, uses clear writing, case stories, and modern technology to capture the pulse and fervor of forensic science investigations. Written for readers with no scientific background, only the most relevant scientific and technological concepts are presented. The nature of physical evidence is defined, and the limitations that technology and current knowledge impose on its individualization and characterization are examined. A major portion of the text centers on discussions of the common items of physical evidence encountered at crime scenes. Particular attention is paid to the meaning and role of probability in interpreting the evidential significance of scientifically evaluated evidence. Updated throughout, the Twelfth Edition includes a new chapter on the exciting field of forensic biometrics. With its easy-to-understand writing and straightforward presentation, this best-selling text is clear and comprehensible to a wide variety of students.

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Criminalistics


Author: James E. Girard
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
ISBN: 1284150585
Category: Law
Page: 520
View: 4154
Criminalistics is designed for criminal justice students with little to no background in biology or chemistry. The essentials to forensic science are all there, including fingerprint identification, DNA, ballistics, detection of forgeries, forensic toxicology, computer forensics, and the identification and analysis of illicit drugs.

    • Social Science

Introduction to Criminalistics

The Foundation of Forensic Science
Author: Barry A.J. Fisher,William J. Tilstone,Catherine Woytowicz
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080916750
Category: Social Science
Page: 336
View: 7400
Criminalistics is that sub-field of Forensic Science dealing with the collection, preservation, examination, and interpretation of physical evidence. Introduction to Criminalistics: The Foundation of Forensic Science covers the basics of Criminalistics in a textbook for a one or two semester course with the intention of preparing the student for a future in forensic science. The role of the Criminalist is to analyze, compare, identify, and interpret physical evidence in the crime lab. These crime labs, or forensic labs, have two primary functions: identifying evidence, and linking suspect, victim, and crime scene through physical evidence. This new primer introduces the learner to the structure and organization of the crime lab and to the role of the Criminalist. Topics covered include how to process a crime scene and preserve evidence, the basic principles of firearm examination, latent fingerprints, and rudimentary toxicology, or how to determine the presence or absence of drugs and poisons. Well organized and methodical, this colorful textbook, written by an eminent professional, has the potential to become the standard text for applying techniques of the physical and natural sciences to examining physical evidence. * Uses real cases – recent and historic – to illustrate concepts * Colorful pedagogy clearly defines chapter elements and sets this text apart from next best * Presents the basics of forensic sciences in a one-semester or one-year course * Offers excellent preparation for professional examinations * Delivers the latest in laboratory technique while acknowledging the limits of technology

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Criminalistics Laboratory Manual

The Basics of Forensic Investigation
Author: Elizabeth Erickson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317523121
Category: Law
Page: 226
View: 4954
The Criminalistics Laboratory Manual: The Basics of Forensic Investigation provides students with little to no prior knowledge of forensic science with a practical crime scene processing experience. The manual starts with an original crime scene narrative setting up the crime students are to solve. This narrative is picked up in each of the forensic science lab activities, tying each forensic discipline together to show the integrated workings of a real crime lab. After the completion of all of the exercises, the student will be able to solve the homicide based on forensic evidence.

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Principles and Practice of Criminalistics

The Profession of Forensic Science
Author: Keith Inman,Norah Rudin
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420036939
Category: Law
Page: 392
View: 2172
Expanding on ideas proposed by leading thinkers throughout the history of forensic science, Principles and Practice of Criminalistics: The Profession of Forensic Science outlines a logical framework for the examination of physical evidence in a criminalistics laboratory. The book reexamines prevailing criminalistics concepts in light of both technical and intellectual advances and provides a way of conceptualizing physical evidence from its origin through its interpretation. Conceptually, the book explains what forensic scientists do and discusses the philosophical and practical considerations that affect the conduct of their work. To be sure, some of the ideas challenge conventional wisdom on the subject, and as such, are bound to provoke discussion among members of the forensic community. Against this background, Principles and Practice of Criminalistics: The Profession of Forensic Science is a tremendously valuable reference for professionals involved in forensic science and other related fields.

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Crime Scene Investigation, Criminalistics, and The Law


Author: Thomas Buckles
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1401859291
Category: Law
Page: 360
View: 6925
Crime Scene Investigation: Criminalistics, and the Law is a new title that is the first to include not only crime scene investigation and criminalistics, but also the laws that govern them. It focuses on how the crime scene should be investigated, searched, and processed for evidence, but also includes an emphasis on the legal admissibility of these procedures. This book discusses the forensic value of physical evidence and the role of forensic science and criminalistics in evaluating this evidence and presenting it in court. It’s heavy on informative content that is reinforced by the many valuable and illustrative photographs, exhibits, and actual cases. Timely and familiar cases are used to help students better understand the importance of proper crime scene investigation. Included are the United States Supreme Court cases that deal with fire scene and death scene investigations, and a wealth of other recent state and federal cases that deal with crime scene search and seizure, forensic experts and testing, whether there is implied consent to search a crime scene, what constitutes an exigency at a crime scene, chain of custody, scientific testing, admissibility of crime scene evidence, the admissibility of blood splatter analysis, fingerprints, and DNAWith learning tools such as key terms, definitions, relevant Internet references, and end of chapter summaries, this book will leave the reader with a complete education regarding crime scene investigation. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Criminalistics for Crime Scene Investigators


Author: Jon Lewis
Publisher: LawTech Publishing Group
ISBN: 1563252678
Category: Law
Page: 479
View: 8591
An introduction to the concepts involved in the field of Criminalistics from the professional and scientific disciplines dedicated to the recognition, collection, identification, and individualization of physical evidence and the application of the natural sciences to the matters of the law will be examined. This textbook is appropriate for criminal justice, criminal investigation, and homeland security programs. It is also suited for programs in emergency management, corporate security, psychology, emergency medical services and healthcare, police academy programs, and continuing professional development.

    • Social Science

Criminalistics Nasta


Author: Saferstein
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780131137066
Category: Social Science
Page: 587
View: 5471
In this new edition of Criminalistics, the noted forensic scientist Richard Saferstein brings the reader into the crime lab for a firsthand look at the role of science in the criminal justice system. Criminalistics focuses its attention on the up-to-date technologies police rely on to apprehend criminal perpetrators and to link them through trace evidence to crime scenes. This new edition emphasizes the latest DNA profiling technologies, which include STR and mitochondrial DNA. The book details how the creation of a new nationwide DNA data bank has been designed to apprehend the mobile criminal. Today, the ability to detect less than one-billionth of a gram of DNA means that forensic scientists can extract critical information at crime scenes from stamps and envelopes licked with saliva, a cup or can that has come in contact with a person's lips, chewing gum, the sweat band of a hat, or a bed sheet containing an individual's skin cells.

    • Education

Criminalistics, An Introduction to Forensic Science


Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1497079780
Category: Education
Page: 32
View: 1345
Facts101 is your complete guide to Criminalistics, An Introduction to Forensic Science. In this book, you will learn topics such as Physical Evidence, Crime-Scene Reconstruction: Bloodstain Pattern Analysis, Death Investigation, and Fingerprints plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

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Criminalistics for the Law Enforcement Officer


Author: Anthony L. Califana
Publisher: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill School Publishing Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 362
View: 7304
This introductory text is directed toward police officers or other students of criminalistics; it describes all essential phases of forensic science. Mainly from a practical point of view, the book focuses upon the major areas in which the techniques if criminalistics contribute to the identification and apprehension of criminals, such as document examination, fingerprints, hair, blood, drugs, photography, and firearms investigation. The preservation and care of evidence is the first major consideration in a criminal investigation. Students are taught how to secure and protect the crime scene; photograph or otherwise document the entire scene; locate, collect, and preserve pertinent evidence. The essentials of fingerprinting -- lifting the prints from different surfaces, taking a suspect's fingerprints, and identifying various fingerprint patterns -

Criminalistics

Forensic Science, Crime, and Terrorism
Author: James E. Girard
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 9781284092417
Category:
Page: N.A
View: 7493
Criminal Investigations & Forensic Science

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Chemical Criminalistics


Author: A. Maehly,L. Strömberg
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642680615
Category: Science
Page: 322
View: 8890
In recent years, a number of textbooks on forensic science have been published, most of them directed to two groups, viz. the students of forensic science, and the customers so to say, (prosecutors, police officers, judges, defense lawyers). In this book, while covering fundamental concepts, we try to go a little further and address also active workers in the field of forensic chemistry. This is mainly achieved by relatively nu merous literature references. We hope that they may assist the forensic chemist in penetrating further into the subjects covered in this volume. At the end of most chapters there are examples of actual cases handled at the Swedish National Laboratory of Forensic Science. Many of these cases could, no doubt, have been investigated in greater detail, but they reflect the compromises often necessary for achieving a reasonable turnover. Some parts of the book are quite strongly colored by the personal opinions of the authors. We felt that these passages will give a little more life to the text than in other treatises of a more objective, but possibly duller character. The authors welcome all constructive criticism which will help to improve the book, should there be a second edition.


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Pathology, Toxicogenetics, and Criminalistics of Drug Abuse


Author: Steven B. Karch, MD, FFFLM
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420054569
Category: Law
Page: 208
View: 5984
Extracted from the Drug Abuse Handbook, 2nd edition, to give you just the information you need at an affordable price. Pathology, Toxicogenetics, and Criminalistics of Drug Abuse presents a detailed introduction to the cutting-edge advances in this emerging field. Beginning with a definition and explanation of the scheduling of controlled substances, the book covers all illicit drugs, as well as several legitimate pharmaceutical preparations that are used illicitly, including steroids. It describes in detail the most common pathologic syndromes seen in the hearts, lungs, and central nervous systems of drug abusers and explains how inherited genetic defects and variations can alter drug effects. Written by leading investigators in the field, this useful volume describes the techniques most commonly used by forensic analysts including chemical confirmatory tests such as microcrystal identification and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. The book reviews the basics of toxicogenetics, including the molecular changes in cardiac structure ("channelopathies") that may cause sudden death.

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The utilization of criminalistics services by the police

an analysis of the physical evidence recovery process
Author: Joseph L. Peterson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Law
Page: 46
View: 3391
This report discusses the role of the criminalistics operation within the police and criminal investigation subsystems of the total criminal justice system. It details the investigative and evidence retrieval practices of police agencies that significantly restrict the flow of available physical material to the criminalistics laboratory for examination; and it analyzes aspects of the police investigative process dealing specifically with the search for, recognition, and collection of potential physical evidence at crime scenes.

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Henry Lee's Crime Scene Handbook


Author: Henry C. Lee,Timothy Palmbach,Marilyn T. Miller
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780124408302
Category: Law
Page: 416
View: 9221
Three forensic specialists outline a systematic approach to managing crime scenes, the starting point for every criminal investigation. This handbook outlines the latest chemical and instrumental techniques, covers new topics, and shows how to overcome the most commonly encountered problems.

    • Education

Outlines and Highlights for Criminalistics

Forensic Science and Crime by Jones and Bartlett Publishers, ISBN
Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
Publisher: Academic Internet Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9781428875616
Category: Education
Page: 146
View: 7138
Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all of the testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events from the textbook are included. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides give all of the outlines, highlights, notes, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanys: 9780763735296 .

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Criminalistics, Forensic Science and Crime


Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1490277072
Category: Education
Page: 47
View: 8283
Facts101 is your complete guide to Criminalistics, Forensic Science and Crime. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

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Introduction to Forensic Science and Criminalistics


Author: CTI Reviews
Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews
ISBN: 1467279625
Category: Education
Page: 55
View: 2228
Facts101 is your complete guide to Introduction to Forensic Science and Criminalistics. In this book, you will learn topics such as Crime Scene Processing and Analysis, Examination and Interpretation of Patterns for Reconstruction, Examination of Physical Pattern Evidence, and Fingerprints and Other Personal Identification Patterns plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.