Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences

Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences

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Elsevier Science and Technology
The Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences is the first resource to provide comprehensive coverage of the core theories, methods, techniques, and applications employed by forensic scientists. One of the more pressing concerns in forensic science is the collection of evidence from the crime scene and its relevance to the forensic analysis carried out in the laboratory. The Encyclopedia will serve to inform both the crime scene worker and the laboratory worker of their protocols, procedures, and limitations. The more than 200 articles contained in the Encyclopedia form a repository of core information that will be of use to instructors, students, and professionals in the criminology, legal, and law enforcement communities.
  • Contains more than 200 articles written by international experts in the field
  • Outlines the most effective methods and techniques used in evidence collection, analysis, and investigation
  • Includes Further Reading lists in each article to allow easy access to the primary literature
  • Makes information easy to find with extensive cross-referencing (hyper-links in the electronic version), a complete index, and other aids to the reader
  • Includes a comprehensive glossary that defines nearly 900 forensic science terms
  • Provides many detailed photographs, figures, and tables to illustrate the text, plus color plate sections in each volume
  • Electronic version also available via ScienceDirect


Book News
This three-volume set reflects the rapid changes that have evolved in the last few decades as a result of both the developments in the field of forensic science and the changing face of society and of crime. It covers a broad range of topics including medicolegal causes of death, crime scene investigation, DNA databanks and analysis, alcohol and drug analysis, fire investigation, psychological autopsies and ethics. Editor-in-chief Siegal (criminal justice, Michigan State U.) and editors Pekka J. Saukko (forensic medicine, U. of Turku) and Geoffrey C. Knupfer (The National Training Center for Scientific Support to Crime Investigation) present approximately 200 contributions covering the whole panoply of activities that make up forensic science. Although they focus upon the analysis of chemical, physical and biological materials, considerable space is devoted to the interpretation of findings from analysis and presentation of expert, scientific testimony in criminal and civil courts. Entries are arranged alphabetically. Generously illustrated with b&w photos and color plates. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Elsevier
The Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences is the first resource to provide comprehensive coverage of the core theories, methods, techniques, and applications employed by forensic scientists. One of the more pressing concerns in forensic science is the collection of evidence from the crime scene and its relevance to the forensic analysis carried out in the laboratory. The Encyclopedia will serve to inform both the crime scene worker and the laboratory worker of their protocols, procedures, and limitations. The more than 200 articles contained in the Encyclopedia form a repository of core information that will be of use to instructors, students, and professionals in the criminology, legal, and law enforcement communities.

Key Features
* Contains more than 200 articles written by international experts in the field
* Outlines the most effective methods and techniques used in evidence collection, analysis, and investigation
* Includes Further Reading lists in each article to allow easy access to the primary literature
* Makes information easy to find with extensive cross-referencing (hyper-links in the electronic version), a complete index, and other aids to the reader
* Includes a comprehensive glossary that defines nearly 900 forensic science terms
* Provides many detailed photographs, figures, and tables to illustrate the text, plus color plate sections in each volume
* Electronic version also available via ScienceDirect

Publisher: San Diego : Academic Press, c2000
ISBN: 9780122272158
0122272153
9780122272165
0122272161
9780122272172
012227217X
Characteristics: 3 v. (xxxviii, 1440, A[i]-lxv, I[i]-lviii p.) : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm

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