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Forensic science has been variously described as fascinating, challenging and even frightening. If you have only a vague concept of what forensic science is, this book will provide the answer. Aimed at non-scientists, or those with limited scientific knowledge, Crime Scene to Court covers all three main areas of an investigation where forensic science is practised, namely the crime scene, the forensic laboratory and the court. This up-date of the popular second edition contains a revised first chapter on forensic science and a brand new chapter on accident reconstruction/major incidents. Coverage also includes details of how crime scene and forensic examinations are conducted in the UK, the principles of crime scene investigations, courtroom procedures, the role of the expert witness, professional requirements, DNA testing, computer based crimes, and bloodstain pattern analysis. The latest methods and techniques are reported and case studies illustrate why and how examinations are performed to generate forensic evidence. A bibliography for each chapter provides further material for those wishing to delve deeper into the subject. Ideal for those studying forensic science or law, the book is intended primarily for teaching and training purposes. However, anyone with a role in an investigation, for example police, crime scene investigators or those called for jury service, will find this text an excellent source of information.

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General Information  
Author(s)White
PublisherRoyal Society of Chemistry
Edition3
ISBN9781847558824
Pages600
BindingPaper Back
LanguageEnglish
Publish YearJanuary 2010