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Best Books on Forensic Science

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Criminalistics
An Introduction to Forensic Science
Richard Saferstein - 2017-01-03
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For introductory courses in Forensic Science and Crime Scene Investigation A clear introduction to the technology of the modern crime laboratory for non-scientists Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science, Twelfth Edition, uses clear writing, case stories, and modern technology to capture the pulse and fervor of forensic science investig...
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Forensics
What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA, and More Tell Us About Crime
Val McDermid - 2016-04-05 (first published in 2014)
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In the course of researching her best-selling books, McDermid has become familiar with many branches of forensics, and now she uncovers the history of this science and the people who make sure that for murderers, there is no hiding place. Forensic scientists can unlock the mysteries of the past and help serve justice using the messages left by a co...
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Practical Homicide Investigation
Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques, Fifth Edition (Practical Aspects of Criminal and Forensic Investigations)
Vernon J. Geberth - 2015-05-12 (first published in 1982)
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Renowned for being "THE "definitive resource for homicide investigators, Practical Homicide Investigation: Tactics, Procedures, and Forensic Techniques" "details the recognized protocols used by investigative divisions of major police departments throughout the world. The text is used in most police academies, including the FBI Academy in Quantico,...
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Death's Acre
Inside the Legendary Forensic Lab the Body Farm Where the Dead Do Tell Tales
William Bass - 2004-10-05 (first published in 2003)
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Dr. Bill Bass, one of the world's leading forensic anthropologists, gained international attention when he built a forensic lab like no other: The Body Farm. Now, this master scientist unlocks the gates of his lab to reveal his most intriguing cases-and to revisit the Lindbergh kidnapping and murder, fifty years after the fact. Dr. Bill Bass, one o...
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Postmortem
Patricia Cornwell - 2009-12-29 (first published in 1990)
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Four women with nothing in common, united only in death. Four brutalized victims of a brilliant monster - a "Mr. Nobody", moving undetected through a paralyzed city, leaving behind a gruesome trail of carnage . . . but few clues. With skilled hands, an unerring eye, and the latest advances in forensic research, an unrelenting female medical examine...
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Forensic Pathology
Dominick Dimaio - 2001-06-28 (first published in 1989)
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Medicolegal investigation of death is the most crucial and significant function of the medical examiner within the criminal justice system. The medical examiner is primarily concerned with violent, sudden, unex pected, and suspicious deaths and is responsible for determining the c ause and manner of death, identifying the deceased, determining the ...
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Forensic Science
An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques, Fourth Edition
2014-01-13 (first published in 2005)
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Practical Crime Scene Processing and Investigation
Ross M. Gardner, Donna Krouskup - 2016-04-19 (first published in 2004)
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All too often, the weakest link in the chain of criminal justice is the crime scene investigation. Improper collection of evidence blocks the finding of truth. Now in its second edition, Practical Crime Scene Processing and Investigation presents practical, proven methods to be used at any crime scene to ensure that evidence is admissible and persu...
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Spitz and Fisher's Medicolegal Investigation of Death
Werner U. Spitz, Francisco J. Diaz - 2020-07-23
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"This is not just a new edition but a different book, emphasizing trauma and wound analysis. The addition of a new co-editor, Dr. Francisco J. Diaz, has brought new ideas to this fifth edition. A chapter by Doctor Jan Leetsma, world-renowned neuropathologist, has also been included. Doctor Leetsma's vast experience in forensic neuropathology will c...
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Gunshot Wounds
Practical Aspects of Firearms, Ballistics, and Forensic Techniques, Third Edition
Dimaio - 2021-03-31
Written by the nation's foremost authority on gunshot wounds and forensic techniques as they relate to firearm injuries, this third edition of a bestseller provides critical updates to information on gunshot wounds and the weapons and ammunition used to inflict them. The book describes practical aspects of ballistics, wound ballistics, and the clas...
Simpson's Forensic Medicine, 14th Edition by Jason Payne-James