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*Please note all sections will include Key Terms, Review Questions, Discussion Questions, and Additional Reading sections.
Section 1 Introduction
Basic Principles of Forensic Sciences
Forensic Classification of Evidence
Interpretation/The Comparative Method
Forensic Psychology and Psychiatry
Section 2: Investigations
Behavioral Forensic Science: An Overview
Detection of Deception
Section 3: Deaths and Violence
Asphyctic deaths - Overview and Pathophysiology
Traumatic and Postural Asphyxia, Physical Restrains
Section 4: Abuse
Section 5: Professional Issues
From Crime Scene to Court
Expert Witness Qualifications and Testimony
Forensic Laboratory Reports
Health and Safety
Behavioral Analysis, the latest release in the Advanced Forensic Science series, an ongoing reference that grew out of recommendations from the 2009 NAS Report: Strengthening Forensic Science: A Path Forward serves as a graduate level text for those studying and teaching forensic psychology, and is also an excellent reference for forensic psychologists. Coverage includes investigations, death and violence, abuse, other methods and professional issues. Edited by a world-renowned, leading forensic expert, the Advanced Forensic Science series is a long overdue solution for those in the forensic science community.
- Provides basic principles of forensic science and an overview of forensic behavioral analysis
- Contains sections on investigations, abuse, death and violence
- Includes coverage of other methods, such as phonetics and forensic linguistics
- Includes a section on professional issues, such as crime scene to court, expert witness testimony, health and safety
- Incorporates effective pedagogy, key terms, review questions, discussion questions and additional reading suggestions
Graduate students and educators, as well as entry level professionals
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- © Academic Press 2018
- 4th January 2018
- Academic Press
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Dr. Max M. Houck is an internationally-recognized forensic expert with research interests in forensic science, education, and the forensic enterprise and its industries. He has worked in all aspects of forensic science, including at the FBI Laboratory. Dr. Houck has published widely in books and peer-reviewed journals. His anthropology and trace evidence casework includes the Branch Davidian Investigation, the September 11 attacks on the Pentagon, the D.B. Cooper case, the US Embassy bombings in Africa, and the West Memphis Three case, among hundreds of others. He served for six years as the Chair of the Forensic Science Educational Program Accreditation Commission (FEPAC). Dr. Houck is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a founding Co-Editor of the journal Forensic Science Policy and Management.
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