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Introduction to Forensic Sciences, Second Edition

NCJ Number
W G Eckert
Date Published
398 pages
Written for students at all levels of education who are interested in the field of forensic sciences, this book contains information to help individuals make a career choice or add to their present knowledge.
The first three chapters of the book include an introduction to forensic sciences, a historical review of the field, and information on forensic laboratories. Subsequent chapters deal with forensic psychiatry, scientific evidence in court, legal medicine and jurisprudence, forensic pathology, forensic toxicology, questioned documents, bloodstain pattern interpretation, serology and DNA typing, forensic odontology, and forensic anthropology. Forensic science applications in law enforcement are discussed, and resources in the field of forensic sciences are noted in an appendix. References, tables, and figures