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Forensic Science: From the Crime Scene to the Crime Lab [Hardcover]

Richard Saferstein
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May 1, 2008 0135158494 978-0135158494 1
A new first edition by the # 1 author in Forensic Science (Richard Saferstein) Forensic Science: From theCrime Scene to the Crime Lab is designed to present forensic science in a very straightforward and easy to understand format. A book in forensic science can quickly overwhelm readers who have little or no course work in basic science.  While a book in Forensic Science cannot avoid a discussion of some basic science principles, it can be done in a fashion that does not confuse the student.  This book does just that! 

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In Forensic Science: From the Crime Scene to the Crime Lab, renowned forensic science expert and best-selling author Richard Saferstein presents readers with a comprehensive introduction to crime scene procedures and crime lab techniques. Ideal for courses in crime scene investigation, forensic science or criminalistics that emphasize crime scene and crime lab procedures, the book presents a vividly illustrated, highly applied, and accessible examination of forensic science in action.


Features of the text include:

  • A full-color design featuring hundreds of photos and illustrations
  • Complete coverage of crime scene procedures and processes and the fundamentals of forensic science techniques in the crime lab
  • Coverage of specific forensic science applications including document examination and computer forensics
  • Chapter opening cases that highlight famous crimes and the role forensic science played in solving them
  • End of chapter Case Readings that apply the material to real cases
  • Chapter learning objectives, key terms lists, review questions, application and critical thinking questions, and Web resources
  • Dozens of Web Extras throughout tied to multimedia resources at the book’s Companion Website (

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 704 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1 edition (May 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0135158494
  • ISBN-13: 978-0135158494
  • Product Dimensions: 1.1 x 8.4 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #528,820 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Purely scientific and informative... December 26, 2010
By kg1
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I loved this textbook. I purchased this textbook for an "Intro to Forensic Science" class and learned so much useful things. True, not being a medical sciences major has a disadvantage, as some of the more technical (medical or chemistry) information went a bit over my head, but I largely was able to digest and acquire a great deals of learning through it.

It's definitely worth the price and I can recommend it based on the large amount of scientific and medical information it contains. Enjoy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice March 8, 2013
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This book was for a class I'm taking. The book is well written and has good details. It is NOT for young people. There are some disturbing pictures in it but they relate to the text. It is forensic's and it's not always pretty to look at.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great book. October 2, 2013
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This book is very informative and an easy read. The topics are divided well and covers the different functions of crime scene investigations well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Got an A May 19, 2013
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I used this book for a college class. I had an A in the class. This book has great information
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2.0 out of 5 stars OMG no January 12, 2013
By foggy
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required for Crim I and II class, indepth yes, maybe to much so, hard to understand unless you were in forensics
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