Fourth Edition
Jones & Bartlett Learning

The Standard in Forensic Science Fundamentals

Criminalistics continues to set the standard for modern forensic methods and investigative techniques in a new, updated fourth edition. Beginning at the crime scene and proceeding to the forensic laboratory, the text walks the reader through the entire forensic investigation. Students learn how to accurately identify, gather, and analyze multiple types of evidence by examining actual crimes that were solved using the techniques presented. The Fourth Edition features new contemporary case studies, updated statistics, and extended coverage of footwear impressions. Updated discussions on cell phone breathalyzer technology and familial DNA keep students on the cutting-edge of investigative techniques and forensic science developments. The most comprehensive and accessible text of its kind, Criminalistics: Forensic Science, Crime, and Terrorism, Fourth Edition is a practical, student-friendly introduction to this exciting science.

Features & Benefits
ACCESSIBLE - Makes forensic science techniques and concepts easy-to-understand by discussing only the core science principles behind the forensic method
APPLIED - Contemporary case studies connect the material to actual crimes that were solved using the techniques presented
COMPREHENSIVE – All types of evidence are covered, including trace, pattern, chemical, and biological
ENGAGING - Visually stunning interior design with new photos, figures, and illustrations engage students and unlock complex topics
CURRENT - Contains updated and expanded discussions throughout, including new information on cell phone breathalyzer technology, familial DNA, and footwear impressions
RELEVANT – Features an entire section on terrorism, including WMDs, explosives, and cybercrime
NEW topics and crime lab techniques added to this edition include the use of 3D scanners to document the crime scene, how to visualize and match shoeprints, synthetic opioids, new CODIS DNA typing loci, forensic analysis of cell phones and GPS devices, and more.
PRACTICAL - The popular You are the Forensic Scientist feature offers students a realistic sense of working in this dynamic field
SUPPORTIVE - Instructor resources include a complete Test Bank, lecture slides in PowerPoint format, an Answer Key for end-of-chapter questions, and a comprehensive Instructor's Manual
previous edition 9781284037036,
Section 1 Introduction to Criminalistics
Chapter 1 The Crime Scene
Chapter 2 Physical Evidence
Section 2 Trace Evidence
Chapter 3 Physical Properties: Forensic Characterization of Soil
Chapter 4 The Microscope and Forensic Identification of Hair, Fibers and Paint
Chapter 5 Forensic Analysis of Glass
Section 3 Pattern Evidence
Chapter 6 Fingerprints
Chapter 7 Questioned Documents
Chapter 8 Firearms
Section Chemical Evidence
Chapter 9 Inorganic Analysis: Forensic Investigation of Bullets and Gunshot Residue
Chapter 10 Arson Investigation and Organic Analysis
Chapter 11 Drugs of Abuse
Section 5 Biological Evidence
Chapter 12 Forensic Toxicology
Chapter 13 Biological Fluids: Blood, Semen, Saliva and an Introduction to DNA
Chapter 14 Forensic DNA Typing
Section 6 Terrorism
Chapter 15 Computer Forensics, Cyber crime and Cyberterrorism
Chapter 16 Explosives
Chapter 17 Detecting Weapons of Mass Destruction
Appendix A Forensic Organizations, Testing Laboratories, Equipment and Supply
Appendix B Metric Measurements and Equivalents

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