CURRENT PERSPECTIVES FROM INFOTRAC®: FORENSICS includes timely articles evidence and the crime scene, blood evidence, fingerprint and trace evidence, detecting lies, the crime lab and ballistics. These articles are an ideal supplement to our forensics texts providing current examples and offering more detail about current issues. Along with the reader, students are given access to an entire library's worth of reliable sources with INFOTRAC® College Edition, an online university library of more than 5,000 academic and popular magazines, newspapers, and journals.
Part 1: EVIDENCE AND THE CRIME SCENE.
1. Forensic Scientist Describes Crime-Scene Processing at Waseca Murder Site.
2. UPDATE: SBI Agent Testifies About Processing Crime Scene at Flowers Home.
3. Fibers and Dog Hair Evidence: Is It Real Evidence? An Update on the Atlanta Child Murders.
4. Luminous Lip-Prints as Criminal Evidence.
5. Digging Up Clues: Research On Buried Blow Flies Will Help Crime Scene Investigators.
6. An Unusual Appearance of a Common Pollen Type Indicates the Scene of the Crime.
7. Plan Would Let Officers Create a Perimeter around Crime Scenes.
8. Investigating the Future: Lessons from the "Scene of the Crime".
Part 2: BLOOD EVIDENCE.
9. Forensic Scientist: DNA Ties Murder Suspect to Troy Killings.
10. Crime Scene DNA can Lead to Knock on Relative's Door.
11. Yissum Develops Novel Method for Forensic DNA Profiling.
12. Families and Forensic DNA Profiles.
13. Crime Scene, DNA Focus of Testimony in Murder Trial.
14. When DNA Evidence Suggests 'Innocent,' Some Prosecutors Cling to 'Maybe".
15. Excellence in Policing Award for Forensic DNA Convictions.
16. Forensic DNA Shown to Lower Crime Rates and Decrease Property Loss.
17. Unmasking Scientific Controversies: Forensic DNA Analysis in Canadian Legal Cases of Sexual Assault.
Part 3: FINGERPRINT AND TRACE EVIDENCE.
18. Defense Challenges Fingerprint Evidence in Murder Trial.
19. Maryland Judge Rubs Out Fingerprint Evidence.
20. Nature of Clothing Isn't Evidence in Rape Cases, Florida Law Says.
21. Suspects Checked for Links to Other Home Invasions: Clothing, Other Evidence May Be Clues, Police Say.
Part 4: DETECTING LIES.
22. Tessling On My Brain: The Future of Lie Detection and Brain Privacy in the Criminal Justice System.
23. Surfing Brain Waves: fMRI for Lie Detection: A Possible New Lie-Detector Technology.
24. Professor Dubious about New Lie Detectors.
25. True Lies: Cutting-Edge Technology Has Renewed the Search for a Better Lie Detector.
Part 5: THE CRIME LAB AND BALLISTICS.
26. Inside the DoD's Crime Lab: Digging for Digital Dirt.
27. The Current Status of GSR Examinations: Gunshot Residue Examinations.
28. New Orleans Cops Challenge Ballistics.