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Color atlas of forensic toolmark identification

Author: Nicholas Petraco
Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the wake of the Daubert ruling, the use of forensic toolmark evidence in court has been problematic, in that the conclusions of forensic scientists as to toolmark origin often lack scientifically sound statistical proof. In the Color Atlas of Forensic Toolmark Identification, noted forensic expert Nicholas Petraco helps move toolmark examination from an art to a science. The first part of the book contains an
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Genre/Form: Atlases
Handbooks and manuals
Scientific atlases
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Petraco
ISBN: 9781420043921 1420043927
OCLC Number: 150372545
Description: xviii, 159 pages : color illustrations
Contents: Basic geometric optics for tool mark examiners --
Basic microscopy for tool mark examiners --
Precision measurement for tool mark examination --
Measurement with the microscope for tool mark examination --
Collection and documentation of tool marks --
Preparation of tool mark standards --
Doing tool mark cases --
How statistical pattern comparison methods can be applied to tool marks --
Common hand tools seen in casework.
Responsibility: Nicholas Petraco.

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Impression evidence can be broadly defined as the transfer of an object's physical morphology in the form of an imprint onto the surface of softer substance. Forensic scientists encounter various  Read more...

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