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Crime scene to court : the essentials of forensic science

Author: Peter White; Royal Society of Chemistry (Great Britain)
Publisher: Cambridge : RSC Publishing, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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These contributions address all aspects of forensic science in a non-technical manner. The aim of the work is to help to prevent some of the injustices which can occur when lawyers, and jurors lack knowledge of the concepts of forensic science.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter White; Royal Society of Chemistry (Great Britain)
ISBN: 9781847558824 1847558828
OCLC Number: 665138567
Notes: Previous edition: 2004.
Description: xxvi, 569 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Forensic practice / Brian Rankin --
The crime scene / Orlando Elmhirst --
Forensic ecology / Patricia Wiltshire --
Forensic entomology / Dorothy Gennard --
Trace and contact evidence / Tiernan Coyle --
Marks and impressions / Keith Barnett --
Forensic examination of documents / Audrey Giles --
Computer-based media / Jonathan Henry --
Fire investigation / David Halliday --
Explosions / Cliff Todd, Linda and Maurice Marshall --
Firearms / Mark Mastaglio and Angela Shaw --
Drugs of abuse / Michael Cole --
Forensic toxicology / Robert Anderson and Hazel Torrance --
Analysis of body fluids / Nigel Watson --
Forensic archaeology and anthropology / Tal Simmons and John Hunter --
Presentation of expert forensic evidence / Trevor Rothwell.
Responsibility: edited by P.C. White.

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