From the Publisher
DNA, drugs, firearms, O.J.--Take an illustrated tour through the inner workings of a crime lab following crucial evidence gathered at a brutal homicide. Each step of the forensic analysis is explained in easily understood terms by an experienced forensic scientist.
About the Author
John Houde, B.S., D.A.B.C., is a board certified, twenty-year veteran criminalist and the author of over twenty articles on the subject of forensic science. His articles have appeared in such publications as The California Narcotic Officer and the Journal of Forensic Sciences. He is in his seventh year as publisher of the CACNews, the official journal of the California Association of Criminalists, which represents over 500 criminalists worldwide. John has spent much of his career educating juries, investigators and attorneys in various topics of forensic science. His specialty areas include the analysis of narcotics, trace and fire debris evidence.