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Forensic Science: Fundamentals and Investigations 2nd Edition

Anthony J. Bertino | Patricia Bertino

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Guide today’s interest in criminal justice and crime scene investigation into a profitable learning experience with the best-selling FORENSIC SCIENCE: FUNDAMENTALS AND INVESTIGATIONS, 2ND EDITION. Solid scientific content and a truly experiential approach deliver what you need for your high school course. Students engage in active learning as discussions emphasize the application of integrated science. Coverage combines math, chemistry, biology, physics, and earth science with content aligned to the National Science Education Standards. Extensive scientific concepts join hands-on classroom and lab activities, readings, intriguing case studies, and chapter-opening scenarios. The Gale Forensic Science eCollection™ database is also available.

Anthony J. Bertino, University of Albany, Graduate School of Education

Mr. Anthony J. Bertino has taught biology for more than thirty-nine years, having a special interest in forensics. Since 1975, he has had a wide range of teaching and professional experiences related to science education. He taught at Canandaigua Academy (in New York) for thirty-four years before retiring in 2001. Currently a clinical supervisor responsible for supervising student teachers with the University of Albany Graduate School of Education in New York, Mr. Bertino also teaches AP Biology at College Board Summer Institutes. He has received many awards and honors. He has written articles for THE SCIENCE TEACHER and has created many activities related to crime scene investigation. Bertino teaches Forensic Science teacher preparation seminars, AP Summer Institutes, and is a frequent national and state workshop presenter. His professional affiliations have included NABT, NSTA, Director of the Outstanding Biology Teachers Award for New York State, STANYS, CTA, NYSUT, NEA, United University Professors, Rochester Alliance Promoting Science, and the New York State Regional Biology mentor network.

Patricia Bertino, Scotia-Glenville High School

Patricia Nolan Bertino received a BA in Biology Secondary Science from Oneonta State College in 1972 and a MS in Science Education from Union College in 1977. Patricia taught high school biology, health, biotechnology and forensic science and was the ski club coordinator/ advisor at Scotia-Glenville High School, Scotia, NY. After thirty four years in the classroom, Patricia and her husband Anthony (Bud) Bertino co-authored Forensic Science: Fundamentals and Investigations (2008) textbook for high school students. Patricia and her husband remain very active in teacher education through presentations at many national and state science teachers' conferences. For the past ten years, they have organized and taught the Bertino Summer Forensic Institute for Teachers. In addition to teaching high school, Patricia's experience includes: Editor AP Biology CDs ( NeoSci ) and Biology Review Book The Living Environment; Presenter for Howard Hughes Medical Institute from 1995-2013; Developer for curriculum on immunology and HIV for CIBT (Cornell Institute for Biology Teachers); Co-taught AP Biology summer institutes with Anthony Bertino; Subject area representative in biology for Science Teachers Association in New York State (STANYS) for the Eastern Division; Publications include articles in The Forensic Teacher and STANYS Bulletin; Professional affiliations with NABT, NSTA,STANYS, CIBT, NYSUT, NEA; Past honors and distinctions include recipient of NABT (National Association of Biology Teachers) Outstanding NABT Teacher Award for New York State and a Tandy Scholarship.

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  • Chapter-opening scenarios highlight some of the latest developments and intriguing news shaping popular forensic science today. These exciting stories, taken directly from gripping headlines, draw students into the chapter information that follows. Scenarios feature well-known cases, such as Jonbenet Ramsey, O.J. Simpson, Cory Monteith, the Washington D.C. sniper killings, and more.
  • National Science Education topics integrated throughout each chapter focus on biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, psychology, and mathematics. Icons clearly identify these cross-curricular strengths.
  • The Gale Forensic Science eCollection™ allows you and your students to investigate the mysteries of forensic science in-depth with online access to hundreds of articles--from highly specialized academic journals to general science-focused magazines. This one-of-a-kind resource will keep you and your student's current with the latest scientific developments in this growing field. No other publisher offers such a complete, exclusive resource.
  • Careers in Forensic Science focuses on the hottest careers related to forensic science today, detailing job requirements, necessary preparation, challenges, and compensation.
  • Case Studies bring closure to the principles discussed within the chapter using intriguing cases and challenges drawn from actual forensic investigations. Questions prompt discussion and further students' critical-thinking skills.
  • Clear Learning Objectives guide student study and help them focus on the key topics within each chapter. Chapter content and assessment materials are tagged to specific learning objectives to provide students with a strong framework for mastering key concepts.
  • Scientific Terms and Vocabulary, highlighted in each chapter, introduce key terms, ensuring students are able to understand their meaning.
  • End of Chapter Review Questions, including true-false, multiple choice, and short answer, highlight cross-curricular connections and ensure students thoroughly comprehend principles before moving ahead.
  • Historical Developments highlight how forensic science has impacted events throughout history. Students examine how today's investigative approaches have evolved as the nature of scientific methods and tools have dramatically advanced.
  • Did You Know? builds on chapter content by highlighting related current events, scientific tips, even little known facts students will remember.
  • The Forensic Science companion website offers a wealth of learning and teaching resources including Web links, glossary terms, flashcards, crossword puzzles, lab forms, lesson plans, PowerPoint® presentation slides, and much more.
  • A dynamic, engaging design and a clear presentation showcase the exciting world of forensic science with captivating images, glimpses into actual crime and lab scenes, intriguing facts, and actual case studies.
  • A variety of high-interest lab activities (three to five per chapter) save you time while giving students the hands-on experience needed to understand and integrate their knowledge of science and related subjects. Hands-on lab activities outline the objectives, time required, materials, safety precautions, scenarios, background information, detailed procedures and data tables, follow-up questions, and research opportunities. Affordable lab activity materials allow for labs to be completed with minimal investment.

Forensic Science: Fundamentals and Investigations


1. Observational Skills.
2. Crime Scene Investigation & Evidence Examination.
3. The Study of Hair.
4. A Study of Fibers and Fabrics.
5. Forensic Botany.
6. Fingerprinting.
7. DNA Profiling.
8. Blood & Blood Spatter.
9. Forensic Toxicology.
10. Handwriting Analysis, Forgery, and Counterfeiting.
11. Forensic Entomology
12. Death: Meaning, Manner, Mechanism, Cause and Time.
13. Soil Examination.
14. Forensic Anthropology.
15. Glass Evidence.
16. Casts and Impressions.
17. Tool Marks.
18. Ballistics.
Capstone Projects.
Project 1 Personal Evidence Portfolio.
Project 2 Mock Crime Scene Development and Processing.
Project 3 Analysis of a Forensic Science TV Show Diving.
Project 4 Forensic Dumpster Diving.
Project 5 Physical Evidence Case Studies.
Project 6 Forensic Science Career Exploration.
Project 7 Landmark Cases.
Project 8 How reliable is the Evidence.
Project 9 (new) Forensic Grave site Dig.
Sine Table,
Tangents Table.
Bone Measurements Table.
Celsius-Fahrenheit Conversion Table.

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