eBook World of Forensic Science, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1410332853
  • ISBN-13: 9781410332851
  • DDC: 363.2503
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 833 Pages | eBook
  • Previous Editions: 2005
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released February 2016
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Overview

This new, full-color edition of World of Forensic Science is a comprehensive guide to the scientific processes and the legal, social, and ethical issues involved in the forensic sciences. With approximately 600 entries, enhanced with over 200 images and illustrations, World of Forensic Science covers the individuals, techniques and principles of biology, chemistry, law, medicine, physics, computer science, geology, and psychology involved in the multidisciplinary examination of crime scenes and evidence used in legal proceedings. Topics range from types of evidence (fingerprints, hair, weapons) to specific techniques and methods of analysis (ballistics, DNA ID), organizations (Federal Crime Lab), individuals (Alphonse Bertillon), and trials (O.J. Simpson). World of Forensic Science, 2nd ed. avoids jargon and uses language that laypersons can understand while still providing authoritative, balanced information that explains forensic science.

Features and Benefits

  • Thematic outline of the entries to give users access points to the content that go beyond the A-Z format of the volumes (new to this edition).
  • Over 200 full-color photos, illustrations, graphs, etc., to augment the text.
  • Heavily cross-referenced.
  • Glossary of difficult terms.
  • Chronology of important forensic and legal milestones and world events, placing the development of these fields--and individual scientists and their discoveries--in a timeline and allowing students to see historical events that influenced or were influenced by them.
  • For More Information section.
  • General Index to offer access to places, subjects, titles, and proper names mentioned within the text.

What's New

  • New cover design and four-color page layout.
  • Fully updated and revised entries, reviewed by a panel of subject-matter experts.
  • Dozens of brand-new entries, covering such topics as the Boston Marathon bombing, cognitive interview methods, the Daubert Standard, infrared spectroscopy, statistical methods in forensic science, and much more.
  • Thematic outline of entries to help users contextualize the information they are reviewing.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 1410332861 | ISBN-13: 9781410332868

Table of Contents

Accelerant.
Accident Investigations at Sea.
Accident Reconstruction.
Adipocere.
Aflatoxin.
African Lemba Tribe.
Air and Water Purity.
Air and Water Purity, Forensic Tests.
Air Force Criminal and Forensic Investigations.
Air Plume and Chemical Analysis.
Airbag Residues.
Aircraft Accident Investigations.
Alternate Light Source Analysis.
American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
Amphetamines.
Analytical Instrumentation.
Anatomical Nomenclature.
Ancient Cases and Mysteries.
Animal Evidence.
Animation.
Antemortem Injuries.
Anthrax.
Anthrax, Investigation of 2001 Murders.
Anthropology.
Anthropometry.
Antibiotics.
Antibody.
Antigen.
Archaeology.
Architecture and Structural Analysis.
Arson.
Art Forgery.
Art Identification.
Artificial Fibers.
Ashbaugh, David Robinson.
Aspermia.
Asphyxiation (Signs Of).
Assassination.
Assassination Weapons, Biochemical.
Assassination Weapons, Mechanical.
ATF (United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms).
Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS).
Automobile Accidents.
Autopsy.
Autorad.
Aviation Security Screeners, United States.
Bacteria, Classification.
Bacteria, Growth and Reproduction.
Bacterial Biology.
Bacterial Resistance and Response to Antibacterial Agents.
Baden, Michael.
Baillie, Matthew.
Ballistic Fingerprints.
Ballistics.
Balthazard, Victor.
Barbiturates.
Bartlett, John G.
Bass III, William.
Bathymetric Maps.
Bayard, Henri-Louis.
Bender, Frank.
Bertillon, Alphonse.
Bichat, Marie François Xavier.
Bindle Paper.
Biodetectors.
Biohazard Bag.
Biological Warfare, Advanced Diagnostics.
Biological Weapons, Genetic Identification.
Biometric Eye Scans.
Biometrics.
Biosensor Technologies.
Bioterrorism.
Bite Analysis.
Blake, Edward T.
Blood.
Blood, Presumptive Test.
Blood Spatter.
Blood Volume Test.
Bloodstain Evidence.
Bloody Sunday Inquiry in Northern Ireland.
Blunt Injuries, Signs Of.
Body Farm.
Body Marks.
Bomb Damage, Forensic Assessment.
Bomb Detection Devices.
Bomb (Explosion) Investigations.
Borkenstein, Robert.
Botany.
Botulinum Toxin.
Brain Wave Scanners.
Breathalyzer®.
Brown, Pat.
Brunelle, Richard L.
Bubonic Plague.
Bugs (Microphones) and Bug Detectors.
Building Materials.
Bullet Lead Analysis.
Bullet Track.
Bundy (Serial Murderer) Case.
Burgess, Ann Wolbert.
Buturla, John J.
Caliber.
Cameras.
Canine Substance Detection.
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.
Careers in Forensic Science.
Cashin, William E.
Casting.
Cast-off Blood.
Cast-off Trails.
Catalyst.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Chemical and Biological Detection Technologies.
Chemical Biological Incident Response Force, United States.
Chemical Equations.
Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (USCSB), United States.
Chemical Warfare.
Childers Hostel Blaze.
Choking, Signs Of.
Chromatography.
Chromosome.
Circumstantial Evidence.
Civil Court, Forensic Evidence.
Closed-circuit Television (CCTV).
Codes and Ciphers.
CODIS: Combined DNA Index System.
Coffin Birth.
Cold Case.
Cold Hit.
Commercial Kits.
Competency to Stand Trial.
Composite Drawing.
Computer Forensics.
Computer Fraud and Abuse Legislation.
Computer Hackers.
Computer Hardware Security.
Computer Keystroke Recorder.
Computer Modeling.
Computer Security and Computer Crime Investigation.
Computer Software Security.
Computer Virus.
Confocal Microscopy.
Contact Crimes.
Control Samples.
Cornwell, Patricia.
Coroner.
Counterfeit Currency, Technology and the Manufacture Of.
Crime Scene Cleaning.
Crime Scene Investigation.
Crime Scene Reconstruction.
Crime Scene Staging.
Criminal Profiling.
Criminal Responsibility, Historical Concepts.
Criminalistics.
Criminology.
Cross Contamination.
Cruveilhier, Jean.
Cryptology and Number Theory.
Culture.
Dalrymple, Brian E.
DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration).
Death, Cause Of.
Death, Mechanism Of.
Decomposition.
Decontamination Methods.
Decryption.
Defensive Wounds.
DeForrest, Henry P.
Dendrochronology.
Dial Tone Decoder.
Dietz, Park.
Digital Imaging.
Disappeared Children of Argentina.
Disturbed Evidence.
Dixon, Bruce W.
DNA.
DNA Banks for Endangered Animals.
DNA Databanks.
DNA Evidence, Cases of Exoneration.
DNA Evidence, Social Issues.
DNA Fingerprint.
DNA Isolation Methods.
DNA Mixtures, Forensic Interpretation of Mass Graves.
DNA Profiling.
DNA Recognition Instruments.
DNA Sequences, Unique.
DNA Typing Systems.
Document Destruction.
Document Forgery.
Dosimetry.
Douglas, John E.
Doyle, Arthur Conan.
Driving Injuries.
Drowning (Signs Of).
Drugfire.
Ear Print Analysis.
Ebola Virus.
Electrical Injury and Death.
Electromagnetic Spectrum.
Electromagnetic Weapons, Biochemical Effects.
Electrophoresis.
Endothermic Reaction.
Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy.
Entomology.
Environmental Measurements Laboratory.
Epidemiology.
Epilepsy.
Erlich, Henry.
Escherichia Coli.
Ethical Issues.
European Network of Forensic Science Institutes.
Evidence.
Evidence, Chain of Custody.
Exhumation.
Exothermic Reactions.
Expert Witnesses.
Explosives.
Explosives (Historical Cases).
Facial Recognition.
False Memories.
Faulds, Henry.
FBI Crime Laboratory.
FBI (United States Federal Bureau of Investigation).
FDA (United States Food and Drug Administration).
Federal Court (Forensic Evidence).
Federal Rules of Evidence.
Felony.
Fibers.
Filaments.
Film (Forensic Science in Cinema).
Fingerprint.
Fingerprint Analysis (Famous Cases).
Fire Debris.
Fire Investigation.
Firearms.
First, Michael.
First Responders.
Fish, Raymond M.
Flame Analysis.
Flight Data Recorders.
Fluids.
Fluorescence.
Food Poisoning.
Food Supply.
Forensic Accounting.
Forensic Nursing.
Forensic Science.
Forensic Science Service (U.K.).
Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrophotometer (FTIR).
Fracture Matching.
Frei-Sulzer, Max.
Friction Ridge Skin and Personal Identification: A History of Latent Fingerprint Analysis.
Frye Standard.
Galton, Francis.
Gang Violence, Forensic Evidence.
Gas Chromatograph-mass Spectrometer.
Gene.
Genetic Code.
Geographic Profiling.
Geology.
Geospatial Imagery.
Gestational Age, Forensic Determination.
GIS.
Glass.
Goddard, Calvin Hooker.
Gross, Hans.
Gunshot Residue.
Habeas Corpus.
Hair Analysis.
Handwriting Analysis.
Handwriting Forgery.
Hanging (Signs Of).
Hare, Robert D.
Hazelwood, Robert (Roy) R.
Hemoglobin.
Hemorrhagic Fevers and Diseases.
Henry, Edward Richard.
Herschel, William James.
Hesitation Wounds.
Hirszfeld, Ludwig.
Hitler Diaries.
Holocaust Investigation.
Holocaust, Property Identification.
Homogeneous Enzyme Immunoassay (EMIT).
Hoover, J. Edgar.
Howard Hughes' Will.
Human Migration Patterns.
Hypothermia.
Hypoxia.
Identification.
Identification of Beslan Victims in Russia.
Identification of Christopher Columbus' Remains.
Identification of the Son of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette.
Identification of Tsunami Victims, Southeast Asia.
Identification of War Victims in Croatia and Bosnia.
Identity Theft.
Illicit Drugs.
Imaging.
Immune System.
Impression Evidence.
Indicator, Acid-base.
Infrared Detection Devices.
Ink Analysis.
Inorganic Compounds.
Institutes.
Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System.
Integrated Ballistics Identification System (IBIS).
Integument.
International Association for Identification.
Internet Tracking and Tracing.
Interpol.
Interpol, United States National Central Bureau.
Interrogation.
Isoantibodies.
Isotopic Analysis.
Jefferson, Thomas, Paternity Issue.
Jeffreys, Alec John.
Kasai, Kentaro.
Kaye, Sidney.
Keeler, Leonard.
Kennedy Assassination.
Kennewick Man.
Kidd Blood Grouping System.
Kirk, Paul Leland.
Knife Wounds.
Knots and Ligatures.
Lacassagne, Alexandre.
Landsteiner, Karl.
Laser.
Laser Ablation-inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry.
Latent Fingerprint.
Latin Forensic Terms.
Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), United States Federal.
Laybourne, Roxie C.
Lee, Henry C.
Less-lethal Weapons Technology.
Levine, Philip.
L-Gel Decontamination Reagent.
Lincoln Exhumation.
Lindbergh Kidnapping and Murder.
Linguistics, Forensic Stylistics.
Literature, Forensic Science In.
Literature, Popular.
Lividity.
Living Forensics.
Locard, Edmond.
Locard's Exchange Principle.
Lock-picking.
Lucas, Douglas M.
Luminol.
MacDonell, Herbert Leon.
Mad Cow Disease Investigation.
Mail Sanitization.
Malicious Data.
Malpighi, Marcello.
Markov (Georgi) Murder Investigation.
Marsh, James.
Masters, Nancy E.
Matsumur, Fuseo.
May, Luke Sylvester.
McCrone, Walter C.
Medical Examiner.
Medicine.
Medicolegal Death.
Mens Rea.
Metal Detectors.
Meteorology.
Method of Operation (M.O.).
Micro-fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometry.
Microscope, Comparison.
Microscopes.
Micro-spectrophotometry.
Military Police, United States.
Minerals.
Misdemeanor.
Missing Children.
Mitochondrial DNA Analysis.
Mitochondrial DNA Typing.
Moenssens, Andre A. J.D., LL.M.
Monochromatic Light.
Mourant, Arthur Ernest.
Mueller III, Robert S.
Mullis, Kary Banks.
Multisystem Method.
Mummies.
Murder vs. Manslaughter.
Murray, Raymond C.
Mustard Gas.
Narcotic.
National Institute of Justice.
Navy Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS).
NCIC (National Crime Information Center).
NDIS, FBI Database.
Nerve Gas.
Nervous System Overview.
Neurotransmitters.
Nicol, William.
Night Vision Devices.
NIST Computer Security Division, United States.
NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board).
Nuclear Detection Devices.
Nuclear Spectroscopy.
Nucleic Acid Analyzer (HANAA).
Odontology.
Odontology, Historical Cases.
Oklahoma Bombing (1995 Bombing of Alfred P. Murrah Building).
Orfila, Mathieu Joseph Bonaventure.
Organic Compounds.
Organs and Organ Systems.
Orthotolidine Solution.
Osborn, Albert Sherman.
Osteology and Skeletal Radiology.
Ouchterlony Test.
Paint Analysis.
Palenik, Skip.
Palmbach, Timothy.
Palynology.
Parasitology.
Paternity Evidence.
Pathogen Genomic Sequencing.
Pathogen Transmission.
Pathogens.
Pathology.
Pathology Careers.
Pattern Evidence.
PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction).
Performance-enhancing Drugs.
PERK (Physical Evidence Recovery Kit).
Perspective Analysis.
Peruvian Ice Maiden.
Petechial Hemorrhage.
Photo Alteration.
Photogrammetry.
Photographic Resolution.
Photography.
Physical Evidence.
Physiology.
Point-by-point Analysis.
Poison and Antidote Actions.
Polarized Light Microscopy.
Pollen and Pollen Rain.
Polygraph, Case Histories.
Polygraphs.
Popp, Georg.
Prions.
Privacy, Legal and Ethical Issues.
Processing.
Product Tampering.
Professional Publications.
Profiling.
Profiling, Ethical Issues.
Profiling, Screening.
Pseudoscience and Forensics.
Psychiatry.
Psychological Profile.
Psychology.
Psychopathic Personality.
Psychotropic Drugs.
Puncture Wound.
Quality Control of Forensic Evidence.
Questioned Documents.
Radiation Damage to Tissues.
Radiation, Electromagnetic Radiation Injury.
Radiological Threat Analysis.
Rape Kit.
Reference Sample.
Reichs, Kathleen J.
Reiss, Rudolph Archibald.
Remote Sensing.
Ressler, Robert K.
RFLP (Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism).
Richter, Dieter Max.
Ricin.
Ridge Characteristics.
Rigor Mortis.
Ritual Killings.
Nicholas Romanov.
Rule of Sixes.
Sacco and Vanzetti Case.
Saliva.
Sampson, William C.
Sarin Gas.
Satellites, Non-Governmental High Resolution.
Scanning Electron Microscopy.
Scanning Technologies.
Sculpting.
Secret Writing.
Secretor.
Semen and Sperm.
September 11, 2001, Terrorist Attacks (Forensic Investigations Of).
Sequencing.
Serial Killers.
Serology.
Serum.
Sex Determination.
Sexual Dimorphism.
Sexual Predation Characteristics.
Shaken Baby Syndrome.
Shoeprints.
Silencers.
Simpson (O. J.) Murder Trial.
Sinus Print.
Siracusa, Vittorio.
Skeletal Analysis.
Skeletal System Overview (Morphology).
Skull.
Smallpox.
Smith, Ron.
Snowball the Cat.
Sobriety Testing.
Sociopathic Personality.
Harry, Söderman.
Soils.
Souvenirs from Athletic Events.
Specht, Walter.
Spectrograph.
Spectroscopy.
Spores.
Sports Testing.
Standardization of Regulations.
Starrs, James E.
Stas, Jean Servais.
State Courts (Rules of Evidence).
Statistical Interpretation of Evidence.
Steganography.
Stolorow, Mark.
STR (Short Tandem Repeat) Analysis.
Sublimation.
Suicide Investigation.
Superglue® Fuming.
Systematics.
Tabun.
Tape Analysis.
Taphonomy.
Taser.
Tattoo Identification.
Taylor, Karen T.
Technology and Forensic Science.
Teichmann, Ludwig Karl.
Telephone Caller Identification (Caller ID).
Telephone Recording System.
Telephone Tap Detector.
Television Shows.
Thanatology.
Thin Layer Chromatography.
Time of Death.
Tire Tracks.
Toolmarks.
Toxicological Analysis.
Toxicology.
Toxicology, Specialty Areas.
Toxins.
Trace Evidence.
Training.
Trajectory.
Transfer Evidence.
Trials, Civil (U.S. Law).
Trials, Criminal (U.S. Law).
Trials, International.
Tripoli, Louis C.
Truth Serum.
Tularemia.
Typewriter and Printer Analysis.
Ultraviolet Light Analysis.
Unabomber Case and Trial.
Uncertainty Analysis in Forensic Science.
United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID).
U.S. Supreme Court (Rulings on Forensic Evidence).
Vaccines.
Variola Virus.
Video Evidence.
Vidocq, Eugène-François.
Viral Biology.
Virchow, Rudolf Ludwig Carl.
Visible Microspectrophotometry.
Voice Alteration, Electronic.
Voice Analysis.
Vollmer, August.
Vucetich, Juan.
Waite, Charles E.
War Crimes Trials.
War Forensics.
Wassermann, August von.
Water Contamination.
Wecht, Dr. Cyril H.
Welner, Michael.
Wendy's Chili Finger.
Wick, Charles H.
Wiener, Alexander S.
Wildlife Forensics.
Wine Authenticity.
World Trade Center, 1993 Terrorist Attack.
Wormley, Theodore George.
Wound Assessment.
Wraxall, Brian.
Xylotomy.
Y Chromosome Analysis.
Zernike, Frits.
Zoonoses.