Now revised and up to date, this comprehensive work, long thought to be the top textbook within the forensics field, reaches far beyond the scope of those introductory texts that concentrate primarily on criminalistics. Covering a range of fundamental topics, it introduces newcomers to the field at the same time as providing the technical detail important to be mindful the field as a science. To this end the book is compatible with CRC lab manuals, including Forensic Science Laboratory Manual and Workbook, Third Edition (87193) and Crime Scene Processing and Laboratory Workbook (85425).
Praise for the Previous Edition:
“The first-hand experience of the authors and using real case studies, including photographs, captivate the reader. Even non-forensic science students and most people would find this book interesting reading.”
―Kieran F. Lim, Physical Sciences Educational Reviews, Vol. 7, No. 1
This up to date third edition includes:
- New material on forensic photography, crime scenes, and forensic pathology, including a chapter on Forensic Digital Photo Imaging
- Simplified, easy-to-be mindful chapters on computer forensics and DNA analysis
- Revised materials in every chapter to reflect advances within the field
New and More Extensive Teaching Materials:
An instructor’s guide with objectives, questions and answers, suggested activities, and material in electronic format is to be had upon qualifying course adoption.