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Forensics : a guide for writers

Author: D P Lyle
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, ©2008.
Series: Howdunit series.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st ed
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This definitive reference on forensics for writers in all genres uncovers each area of the science, including fingerprint analysis, crime scene reconstruction, and the history of forensics. This helpful guide reveals how the science works (in simple to understand terms), how long it takes for the coroner or crime lab to perform various tests, how it helps in crime solving, where common errors occur and how a writer  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: D P Lyle
ISBN: 9781582974743 1582974748
OCLC Number: 156785033
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 438 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Forensic science : the history and organization --
Evidence : the heart and soul of forensics --
The autopsy : a look inside the body --
Identifying the body : who is the victim? --
Time of death : a critical part of the timeline --
Cause, mechanism, and manner of death : how did the victim die? --
Bodily harm : identifying wounds --
Asphyxia : deriving the body of oxygen --
Serology : blood and other body fluids --
DNA : your personal code --
Toxicology : drugs, poisons, and toxins --
Fingerprints : a handy identification tool --
Bloodstains : patterns tell the story --
Impressions : shoes, tires, tools, and fabrics --
Trace evidence : sweating the small stuff --
Firearm examination : more than guns and ammunition --
Arson investigation : fires and explosions --
Questioned documents : handwriting and forgery examination --
Criminal psychology : assessing the mind --
Afterword --
Appendix: Forensic science tools.
Series Title: Howdunit series.
Responsibility: D.P. Lyle.
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Covers the various fields of forensic science. This title explains how things work, how long it takes for the coroner or crime lab to perform various tests, when these testing procedures came about,  Read more...

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