“…fascinating reading…a must-have book…a superb introduction to a fascinating subject…” (Ripperologist, July 2004)
From the Back Cover
"Dynamic, entertaining, and educational . . .blows the lid off the science of crime."
Kathleen Antrim, author of Capital Offense
Fascinated by forensics? This plain-English guide introduces you to all the key players behind the investigations, revealing how they work crime scenes to identify the victim, criminal, and the circumstances surrounding the crime. Youll follow the medical examiner and the forensic team in action, find out how they collect and evaluate evidence, and get a glimpse into the criminal mind.
Praise for Forensics For Dummies
"Dr. Doug Lyle has created the must-have guide to forensic science."
Simon Wood, author of Accidents Waiting to Happen
"An informative, fun, and accessible compendium of facts for laymen and professionals alike. Highly recommended."
Barbara Seranella, creator of the Munch Mancini crime novels
"This is the lay persons indispensable guide to the fine art of criminal investigation."
Taylor Smith, author of Liars Market and other novels of suspense
Discover how to:
- Assess the scene of a crime
- Analyze trace evidence
- Determine how and when a victim died
- Trace drugs and poisons in the body
- Evaluate firearms evidence
- Pursue a career in forensics