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Best Books on Forensic Science

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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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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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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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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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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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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...