Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science, 1st Edition

  • Allan Jamieson
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  • ISBN-10: 1444350129
  • ISBN-13: 9781444350128
  • DDC: 363.2503
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 2806 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released June 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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This A to Z encyclopedia provides a definitive and comprehensive reference on the main areas of specialist and expert knowledge and skills used by those involved in all aspects of the forensic process. It covers all topics which, either as part of an established forensic discipline or as a potentially useful emerging discipline, are of interest to those involved in the forensic process. This work represents the interdisciplinary nature of forensic sciences. This includes both the scientific methodology and the admissibility of evidence. The encyclopedia also provides case studies of landmark cases in the definition and practice of forensic science including Frye v. United States and Kumho Tire v. Carmichael. Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science presents all material on a level and in a style that makes it accessible to a wide range of readers.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Board.
Abbreviations and Acronyms.
The International System of Units (SI).
Guide to Legal Citations.
1: Accreditation: Laboratory.
2: Accreditation: Organizational.
3: Acid Phosphatase.
4: Addictions.
5: Adversary Systems of Justice.
6: Aggression.
7: Aggression: Gender Differences in.
8: Airbags.
9: Alcohol.
10: Alcohol: Analysis.
11: Alcohol: Behavioral and Medical Effects.
12: Alcohol: Interaction with Other Drugs.
13: Alcohol: Use, Abuse, Tolerance, and Dependency.
14: Allelic Designation.
15: Alterations: Erasures and Obliterations of Documents.
16: Amphetamine.
17: Amplified Fragment Length Polymorphism.
18: Analysis: Computer Network.
19: Analysis: Neutron Activation.
20: Anthropology.
21: Anthropology: Age Determination of Remains.
22: Anthropology: Aging the Living.
23: Anthropology: Ancestry and Stature Determination.
24: Archaeology.
25: Arson Investigation: Misconceptions and Mythology.
26: Asphyxia.
27: Assault: Sexually Motivated.
28: Autoerotic Deaths.
29: Automated Fingerprint Identification System.
30: Automatism as a Defense to Crime.
31: Autopsy.
32: Autoradiograph.
33: Battered Child Syndrome.
34: Battered Spouse Syndrome.
35: Battered Woman’s Reality.
36: Bayesian Networks.
37: Behavioral Science Evidence.
38: Behavioral Toxicology.
39: Benzodiazepines.
40: Best Evidence Rule.
41: Biological Agents.
42: Biological Stains.
43: Biological Swabs.
44: Biometric Devices.
45: Blood Grouping.
46: Bloodstain Pattern Interpretation.
47: Blunt Force Trauma.
48: Bomb Scene Management.
49: Bomb-Pulse Dating.
50: Botany.