Description

Trace Evidence Analysis continues and builds upon the tradition of its successful companion title Mute Witnesses (2000). Written by some of the top practicing forensic scientists, each chapter explains in detail the detective and analytic work that goes into solving complex cases. The book contains nine entirely new cases, each self-contained in its own chapter, covering everything from homicides to accident reconstruction. Leading experts from around the world provide detailed accounts of the process of collection, classification, and analysis of microscopic evidence to draw definitive conclusions that solved actual cases. The cases not only fascinate but provide students and expert forensic scientists alike with an invaluable tool to examine the roles of trace evidence and microscopy in forensic investigation.

Key Features

· Contains contributions from some of the premier forensic scientists in the field · Discusses the role of evidence in solving cases and explores the legal and ethical responsibility of the forensic scientist · Explores real-world application of scientific methods and analytic principles including evidence gathering, instrumentation, sampling methods, analysis, and interpretation · Includes over 160 full-color figures that illustrate the relevant case evidence

Readership

Forensic microscopists and trace evidence analysts, crime laboratories, crime scene technicians, criminal investigators, forensic science professionals and students, and the legal community.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1: The Specificity of Animal Hairs 2: Fiber-Plastic Fusions in Car Accident Reconstructions 3: Inclusions and Exclusions Using Trace Evidence 4: Soil as Trace Evidence 5: The Importance of Trace Evidence 6: Cereal Murder in Spokane 7: Using 1:1 Taping to Reconstruct a Source 8: Who Do You Believe? 9: My Roommate is Using the Refrigerator

Details

No. of pages:
300
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2004
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Print ISBN:
9780123567611
Electronic ISBN:
9780080474625