Filled with intriguing true stories, and packed with black- and- white illustrations and photographs, THE FORENSIC CASEBOOK draws on interviews with police personnel and forensic scientists- including animal examiners, botanists, zoologists, firearms specialists, and autopsists- to uncover the vast and detailed under workings of criminal investigation. Encyclopaedic in scope, this riveting, authoritative book leaves no aspect of forensic science untouched, covering such fascinating topics as: - Securing a crime scene - Identifying blood splatter patterns - Collecting fingerprints- and feet, lip and ear prints - 'Lifting' DNA prints - Examining hair and fiber evidence - Interpreting the stages of a body's decay - Computer crime and forensic photography - Career paths in criminal science Lucidly written and spiked with real crime stories, THE FORENSIC CASEBOOK exposes the nitty- gritty that other books only touch upon.
"The Famous Five would have cracked their cases sooner if they had packed this in their haversacks. The budding crime writer will reach for it when writing a police procedural." * The Times *
"The ultimate guide to the art of detection" * Crime Time *