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The Forensic Casebook

The Forensic Casebook

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Written by Ngaire E. GengeAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Ngaire E. Genge

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • On Sale: August 27, 2002
  • Price: $20.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-345-45203-0 (0-345-45203-8)
Also available as an eBook.
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The Forensic Casebook draws on interviews with police personnel and forensic scientists—including animal examiners, botanists, zoologists, firearms specialists, and autoposists—to uncover the vast and detailed underworkings of criminal investigation. Encyclopedic in scope, this authoritative book leaves no aspect of forensic science untouched, covering such fascinating topics as:

• Securing a crime scene
• Identifying blood splatter patterns
• Collecting fingerprints—and feet, lip, and ear prints
• Interpreting the stages of a body’s decay
• Examining hair and fiber evidence
• Trace evidence from firearms and explosives
• “Lifting” DNA prints
• Computer crime and forensic photography
• Career paths in criminal science

Lucidly written and complete with real crime stories, The Forensic Casebook is a reference book for students of forensics.