The Handy Forensic Science Answer Book

Editor/Author Barnes-Svarney, Patricia and Svarney, Thomas E.
Publication Year: 2018
Publisher: Visible Ink Press

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-1-57859-621-8
Category: Social Sciences - Criminology & Law
Image Count: 147
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

The Handy Forensic Science Answer Book provides a fascinating look at the science of law enforcement and how even the smallest clues can yield useful information.

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Table of Contents

  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • PHOTO SOURCES
  • INTRODUCTION
  • INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE
  • Defining Forensic Science
  • Terms in Forensic Science and Law
  • Disciplines within Forensic Studies
  • THE HISTORY OF FORENSIC SCIENCE
  • The Early Years in Forensic Science (Before 1800 B.C.E.)
  • The 1800s to Early 1900s in Forensic Science
  • The Late 1900s to Present in Forensic Science
  • AT THE CRIME SCENE: THE CRIME SITE AND INVESTIGATION TEAMS
  • The Crime Scene
  • Seeking Crime Scene Evidence
  • Official People at a Crime Scene
  • Others at a Crime Scene
  • AT THE CRIME SCENE: LOOKING FOR BIOLOGICAL EVIDENCE
  • What Is Evidence?
  • Time of Death Evidence at the Crime Scene
  • Hairs, Bloodstains, and Other Body Fluids as Evidence
  • DNA as Evidence
  • Nature as Biological Evidence
  • AT THE CRIME SCENE: LOOKING FOR PHYSICAL EVIDENCE
  • Prints from Fingers, Palms, and Bare Feet
  • Tire Tracks and Shoe Prints
  • Firearms Identification, Ballistics, and Toolmark Evidence
  • Powder Stippling, Powder Tattooing, and Gunshot Residue (GSR)
  • Glass Evidence
  • Dealing with Explosives and Hazards
  • Securing the Evidence
  • IN THE CRIME LAB: ANALYZING A BODY
  • The Crime Lab
  • The Autopsy in General
  • Details of an Autopsy—Body Fluids
  • Details of an Autopsy—Gastric Juices and Body Organs
  • Details of an Autopsy—Toxicology
  • Details of an Autopsy—Contusions, Bruises, and Gunshot Wounds
  • Details of an Autopsy—Bones
  • Details of an Autopsy—Teeth and Dental Records
  • Details of an Autopsy—Bite Marks
  • Details of an Autopsy—Nails and Hair
  • After the Autopsy
  • IN THE CRIME LAB: ANALYZING OLDER REMAINS
  • Forensic Anthropology and Archeology
  • Ancient Bones
  • Examining Human Remains
  • Examining Older Human Skeletal Remains
  • Interpreting More Remains
  • Facial Recognition and Reconstruction
  • IN THE CRIME LAB: TRACE EVIDENCE
  • Defining Trace Evidence
  • Hairs as Trace Evidence from a Crime Scene
  • Fibers and Clothes
  • Soils and Geology
  • Plastic Bags
  • Glass
  • Paint and Building Materials
  • Gunshot Residue on Objects
  • Shoes and Tire Prints
  • Other Physical Trace Evidence
  • IN THE CRIME LAB: PATENT, LATENT, AND PLASTIC PRINTS
  • Defining Prints
  • Defining Patent, Latent, and Plastic Prints
  • The Details of Fingerprints
  • Details of Shoe and Tire Prints
  • IN THE CRIME LAB: DNA ANALYSIS
  • Defining DNA
  • Obtaining DNS
  • DNA Testing
  • DNA Profiling and Phenotyping
  • DNA Databases
  • Some Cases in DNA Analysis
  • IN THE CRIME LAB: TOOLMARKS, FIREARMS, AND BALLISTICS
  • Defining Toolmarks
  • Defining Firearms
  • Examining Ammunition in the Crime Lab
  • Ballistics and the Crime Scene
  • Firearms and the Crime Lab
  • Keeping Track of Firearms and Ammunition
  • IN THE CRIME LAB: EXAMINING EXPLOSIVES
  • Bombs and Explosives Defined
  • Examining Explosives in the Lab
  • More about Bombs and Explosives
  • IN THE CRIME LAB: QUESTIONED DOCUMENTS AND CRYPTANALYSIS
  • Defining Questioned Documents
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Analyzing Paper and Ink
  • Examining Handwritten Documents
  • Cryptography and Cryptanalysis
  • OTHER FORENSIC INVESTIGATIONS
  • Digital/Computer Forensic Investigations
  • Biometrics and Forensic Investigations
  • Accident Scene Investigations
  • Government Investigations of Transportation and Safety Issues
  • Forensics and Personal Injury Investigations
  • Forensics and Arson Investigations
  • Food Forensic Investigations
  • Forensics and Athletic Investigations
  • Bioforensics and Bioterrorism
  • LesserKnown Forensic Investigations
  • THE CRIMINAL MIND
  • Forensic Psychology and Psychiatry
  • Definitions in Forensic Psychology and Psychiatry
  • Interpreting the Criminal Mind
  • PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
  • Terms from the Court System
  • Admissible Evidence
  • Forensics and the Expert Witness
  • CONTROVERSIES IN FORENSIC SCIENCE
  • Fingerprint and “Lie Detector” Problems
  • Controversies and Hair Analysis
  • Bite Mark Controversies
  • Controversies and DNA Analysis
  • Criminal Behavioral Issues
  • Other Controversies
  • FAMOUS (AND NOT-SO-FAMOUS) CRIMES AND FORENSIC SCIENCE
  • Looking Back: Historic Occurrences Interpreted with Modern Forensics
  • Details and More Famous Crimes
  • Famous Serial Killers
  • Famous Bombings
  • THE MEDIA AND FORENSIC SCIENCE
  • Forensic Science in the Movies and on Television
  • Forensic Science in Nonfiction Magazines and Journals
  • Nonfiction Forensic Science Books
  • Forensic Science in Fiction Books
  • RESOURCES IN FORENSIC SCIENCE
  • Forensic Science Websites: Information for Students
  • General Interest Forensic Science Websites
  • Forensic Science Websites: U.S. and International Professional Organizations
  • Forensic Science Websites: U.S. Government
  • Forensic Science Websites: International
  • Other Forensic Websites
  • Careers and Education in Forensic Science
  • FURTHER READING
  • GLOSSARY