Forensics Demystified

Paperback | September 18, 2006

byDavid Fisher, Barry Fisher, Jason Kolowski

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There’s no easier, faster, or more practical way to learn the really tough subjects

Forensics Demystified explains forensic science in a logical progression from evidence collection through analysis and finally to the scientist actually testifying in court. This self-teaching guide comes complete with key points, background information, quizzes at the end of each chapter, and even a final exam. Simple enough for beginners but challenging enough for advanced students, this is a lively and entertaining brush-up, introductory text, or classroom supplement.

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There’s no easier, faster, or more practical way to learn the really tough subjectsForensics Demystified explains forensic science in a logical progression from evidence collection through analysis and finally to the scientist actually testifying in court. This self-teaching guide comes complete with key points, background information,...

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INVESTIGATE FORENSICS without the latex gloves and magnifying glassGet up to speed quickly on the fascinating field of forensics -- even if you don't have formal training, unlimited time, or a genius IQ. Forensics Demystified offers an effective, enlightening, and entertaining way to learn this intriguing science.First, you'll get an ...

Barry Fisher is Crime Laboratory Director for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and has worked in various sections within the lab since starting in 1969. He is a distinguished fellow and past president of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and served as president of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9.1 × 7.3 × 0.6 inPublished:September 18, 2006Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071454306

ISBN - 13:9780071454308

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Table of Contents

FOREWORD

PREFACE

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Chapter 1: Introduction to Forensic Science

Chapter 2: Legal

Chapter 3: Crime Scene Investigation

Chapter 4: Forensic Photography and Documentation

Chapter 5: Forensic Pathology

Chapter 6: Trace Evidence

Chapter 7: Forensic Biology/DNA

Chapter 8: Firearms and Toolmarks

Chapter 9: Drugs and Toxicology

Chapter 10: Arson and Explosives

Chapter 11: Questioned Documents

Chapter 12: Forensic Psychiatry

APPENDIX: FORENSIC SCIENCE EDUCATION, CAREERS, AND RESOURCES; FINAL EXAM; ANSWERS TO QUIZ AND EXAM QUESTIONS INDEX