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Criminalistics

Author : Richard Saferstein
ISBN : 0133458822
Genre : Law
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This best-selling text, written for the non-scientist, is appropriate for a wide variety of students, including criminal justice, law enforcement, law, and more! Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science, 11e, strives to make the technology of the modern crime laboratory clear and comprehensible to the non-scientist. The nature of physical evidence is defined, and the limitations that technology and current knowledge impose on its individualization and characterization are examined. By combining case stories with applicable technology, Criminalistics endeavors to capture the pulse and fervor of forensic science investigations. A major portion of the text centers on discussions of the common items of physical evidence encountered at crime scenes. These chapters include descriptions of forensic analysis, as well as updated techniques for the proper collection and preservation of evidence at crime scenes. Particular attention is paid to the meaning and role of probability in interpreting the evidential significance of scientifically evaluated evidence. Teaching and Learning Written by a well-known authority in forensic science, this text introduces the non-scientific student to the field of forensic science. It provides: Clear and comprehensible writing for the non-scientific student: Makes text appropriate for a wide variety of students, including criminal justice, law enforcement, and more Comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of forensics and its role in criminal investigation: Captures the pulse and intensity of forensic science investigations and the attention of the busiest student Outstanding pedagogical features: Supports both teaching and learning MyCJLab: This text is available to be packaged with MyCJLab Summer of 2014! MyCJLab--a valuable media teaching and learning tool that includes videos, simulations, activities, assessments, and course management solutions Introduces students to the scope and depth of the major fields in criminal justice and includes the latest research findings and current events shaping the field Encourages active participation through critical thinking features and learning tools Crimninalistics 11e + MyCJLab ISBN: 0133481999 - Available June 2014 Crimninalistics 11e + MyCJLab with eText: 0133458814 - Available June 2014

Criminalistics

Author : Richard Saferstein
ISBN : 0133858138
Genre : Law
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Criminalistics Nasta

Author : Saferstein
ISBN : 0131137069
Genre : Social Science
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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.

Advanced Crime Scene Photography Second Edition

Author : Christopher D Duncan
ISBN : 9781482211870
Genre : Law
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The ability to thoroughly and properly document a crime scene through photography is a must for crime scene investigators. Regardless of the time of day, weather conditions, or confines in which a piece of evidence is concealed, photographs must be true and accurate. Capturing all the pertinent information and evidence for use during an investigation and testimony is critically important. Evidence is commonly found in less-than-photographically-friendly environments. Possessing the knowledge and skills necessary to properly photograph those difficult-to-image subjects is vitally important. Advanced Crime Scene Photography explains how to identify crime scene challenges, design plans to capture images correctly, and execute those plans successfully. Seamlessly integrating photography principles with corresponding applications in crime scene photography—moving progressively from basic to more advanced concepts—this book demonstrates how to record photographs in low-light conditions, including the use of flash and painting with light techniques. The book also addresses a variety of topics including impression evidence, fire scenes, laser trajectories, macro-photography, and ultraviolet and infrared photography. Offering tips on everything from creating compelling photos on a limited budget to the photography of Luminol reactions, this Second Edition: Features a new chapter on photographing fire scenes, presenting solutions to problems commonly faced by fire investigators Includes the addition of review questions and photography assignments at the end of each chapter Contains more than 250 full-color images and photographs Anyone can take a photograph in perfect lighting, with the subject sitting out in the open and already positioned for the best composition. Advanced Crime Scene Photography, Second Edition provides crime scene investigators with a comprehensive, step-by-step resource on crime scene photography under the most difficult and adverse conditions.

Criminalistics Forensic Science Crime And Terrorism

Author : James E. Girard
ISBN : 9781449691806
Genre : Law
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Designed for students that are not biology, chemistry, or physics majors, this fully revised and updated Third Edition of the best-selling Criminalistics: Forensic Science, Crime, and Terrorism provides a comprehensive introduction to forensic science, the scientific principles that are the underpinnings of crime analysis, and the practical application of these principles. Essential topics such as fingerprint identification, DNA, ballistics, detection of forgeries, forensic toxicology, computer forensics, and the identification and analysis of illicit drugs are thoroughly explained in a reader-friendly manner. Unlike comparable texts, the Third Edition includes coverage of important terrorism and homeland security issues, including explosives, cybercrime, cyberterrorism, and weapons of mass destruction. The text is also the only book on the market with a detailed description of DNA and CODIS techniques used by professionals.

Criminalistics Laboratory Manual

Author : Elizabeth Erickson
ISBN : 9781455731695
Genre : Law
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Criminalistics Laboratory Manual provides students who have 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 17 forensic science lab activities, tying all forensic disciplines together to show the integrated workings of a real crime lab. The lab activities cover fingerprints, blood typing and spatter analysis, hair and fiber, digital forensics and more. After completing all of the exercises, the student will be able to solve the homicide based on forensic evidence. Each chapter also includes an introduction to the type of forensic evidence covered, and practice exercises and key definitions prepare students for the laboratory exercise. While fitting in with the larger crime scene narrative, the individual chapters are written so that they can be used separately, giving instructors flexibility. Original crime scene scenario engages students, drawing them into the forensic scientific process Practical, hands-on crime scene processing activities with clear, detailed instructions for how to perform each laboratory exercise Laboratory objectives, key terms, review questions, and glossary of terms keep the student focused on what’s important No forensic science lab required—alternative materials and equipment are suggested if a science lab is not available

An Introduction To Crime Scene Investigation

Author : Aric W. Dutelle
ISBN : 9781284108149
Genre : Law
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"An Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation" serves to eliminate warped impressions influenced by the media, and clearly identifies and explains the crime scene investigative process, components, methods, and procedures.

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