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Forensics for dummies

Author: D P Lyle
Publisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2019] ©2019
Series: --For dummies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd editionView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: D P Lyle
ISBN: 9781119608981 1119608988
OCLC Number: 1100588384
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Introduction; About This Book; Foolish Assumptions; Icons Used in This Book; Beyond the Book; Where to Go from Here; Part 1 Cracking Open the Case; Chapter 1 Understanding the World of Forensic Science; Defining Forensics: The Science of Catching Criminals; Integrating science into the practice of law; Drawing from other sciences; Getting the Big Picture: Forensic Science in Action; Starting out small: Basic forensic services; Looking at physical forensic science; Delving into biological forensic science; Investigating the Crime Lab Creating the first crime labIdentifying common procedures; Peeking Inside the Criminalist's Toolbox; The Cornerstone of Forensic Science: Locard's Exchange Principle; Looking at Locard's principle in action; Reading the trace evidence; Determining who did what where; Chapter 2 Getting to Know the Forensics Team; Gathering the Evidence: The Criminalist at Work; From Analyzing Blood to Identifying Bugs: Forensic Science Specialists; Forensic Investigation's Head Honcho: The Medical Examiner; Looking at two forensic systems; Checking out the duties of a coroner or medical examiner Following the medical examiner in actionDealing with the Dead: The Coroner's Technician; Testifying as an Expert; Understanding the court system; Getting to the heart of the "truth"; Understanding the role of expert testimony; Chapter 3 Collecting and Protecting the Evidence; Assessing the Scene of the Crime; Distinguishing between primary and secondary crime scenes; Arriving at a crime scene; Preserving and processing the scene; Documenting the procedure; Reconstructing the crime scene; Recognizing a staged crime scene; Classifying the Evidence Determining whether evidence is direct or circumstantialDiscerning physical from biological evidence; Understanding reconstructive evidence; Identifying associative evidence; Differentiating class and individual evidence; Analyzing the evidence; Locating the Evidence; Obtaining a search warrant; Searching without a warrant; Collecting and Preserving the Evidence; Searching the area; Gathering the evidence; Packaging the evidence; Collecting control samples; Protecting the chain of custody; Locating a Missing Corpse; Chapter 4 Delving into the Criminal Mind Defining the Role of the Forensic Psychiatric ProfessionalDifferentiating forensic from clinical psychiatry; How the mind matters in forensics; Assessing the Brain; Getting started with a medical history and physical exam; Digging into the psyche; Asking the right questions; Employing dubious techniques; Dealing with Deception; Recognizing lying perps; Debunking the eyewitness; Dealing with false confessions; Assessing Competence and Sanity; Determining a defendant's competence; Defining insanity, loosely; Tracking Serial Offenders; Classifying the multiple murderer; Making the monsters
Series Title: --For dummies.
Responsibility: by D.P. Lyle, MD.

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