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Product Details

  • Series: Essentials of Forensic Science
  • Hardcover: 126 pages
  • Publisher: Facts on File (J); 1 edition (March 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0816055114
  • ISBN-13: 978-0816055111
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 6.5 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,916,377 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Max M. Houck is the director of the Forensic Science Initiative (FSI) at West Virginia University. The FSI provides resources and training to the nation's forensic laboratories. He is also the Director of Forensic Business Research and Development in the College of Business and Economics at WVU. Houck is the author of several books and coedits the journal Forensic Science Policy and Management.

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Dr. Max M. Houck is an internationally-recognized forensic expert with research interests in forensic science, education, and the forensic enterprise and its industries. He has worked in the private sector, the public sector (at the regional and federal levels), and in academia. Dr. Houck has published in a wide variety of areas in the field, in books, book chapters, and peer-reviewed journals. His anthropology and trace evidence casework includes the Branch Davidian Investigation, the September 11 attacks on the Pentagon, the D.B. Cooper case, the US Embassy bombings in Africa, and the West Memphis Three case, among hundreds of others. He served for 6 years as the Chair of the Forensic Science Educational Program Accreditation Commission (FEPAC). Dr. Houck is a founding Co-Editor of the journalForensic Science Policy and Management, with Dr. Jay Siegel; he has also co-authored a major textbook with Dr. Siegel, Fundamentals of Forensic Science. Dr. Houck lives and works in the Washington, DC area. 

Houck is a graduate of Michigan State University and Curtin University in Perth, Australia, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, among other professional organizations.

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By Sherlock on January 15, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Not enough depth to be "essential". Houck has written or edited far better books on trace evidence. Buy one of them instead.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Birdie on August 4, 2011
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I cannot give this book a review because
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