- Hardcover: 638 pages
- Publisher: Prentice Hall; 6 edition (July 14, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0135929407
- ISBN-13: 978-0135929407
- Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 7.5 x 9.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 172 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #424,342 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science 6th Edition
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“Dr. Richard Saferstein's Criminalistics continues to be the gold standard of forensic science textbooks. He is simply unrivaled in his skill at making the crime lab exciting and accessible to all readers, ranging from forensic scientists and pathologists, to attorneys and judges, to law enforcement, to students and enthusiasts of all ages. I have, since the beginning of my career, relied upon various editions of Criminalistics, its accuracy, integrity and detail never failing me.
This compelling, latest updated edition of Criminalistics should be in every library and classroom, especially now in this era of proliferating forensic scientific advancements that make the impossible possible and mistakes unpardonable.” – Patricia Cornwell
Patricia Cornwell's recent bestsellers include Predator, Trace and Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper - Case Closed. Her brand-new thriller At Risk will be published by Putnam in May 2006. Patricia Cornwell is Director of Applied Forensic Science at the National Forensic Academy.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Key Benefit: Authoritative and up-to-date, this book introduces forensic science to the non-scientist through its application to criminal investigations. Key Topics: Written with a minimum of scientific terminology, the book uses actual cases to illustrate the role of forensic science in criminal investigations. It emphasizes the nature of physical evidence, the items of physical evidence commonly encountered at crime scenes, and the proper collection and preservation of evidence. Also introduces technology used by forensic scientists, including DNA typing, automated firearms search systems, and digital imaging techniques for fingerprint analysis. The sixth edition of Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science has been revised to include a new chapter on the Internet; a discussion on reconstructing crime scene events; updated of DNA typing technology; and the latest cases, including the O.J Simpson murder investigation and the investigation into the crash of TWA Flight 800. Market: An essential reference book for non- scientists involved in criminal investigations, including lawyers and police officers.